History Film / RioBravo

31st May '17 12:43:21 AM JackG
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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Chance informs Nathan that if there's any attempt to break out Joe, Stumpy will empty his shotgun into Joe's cell. Nathan points out that would be murder. Chance agrees, but says it doesn't matter as "we'll all be dead by then anyway."
31st May '17 12:29:24 AM JackG
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* AffablyEvil: Nathan Burdette. For his [[SmallRoleBigImpact one extended scene in the movie]], he's polite and courteous the entire time. He even compliments Dude on his newfound sobriety and confidence ("Every man should have a taste of power before he's through."). Doesn't stop him from trying to bust his brother out of jail and plotting to kill Sherrif Chance and anyone who so much as offers to help Chance.

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* AffablyEvil: Nathan Burdette. For his [[SmallRoleBigImpact one extended scene in the movie]], he's polite and courteous the entire time. He even compliments Dude on his newfound sobriety and confidence ("Every man should have a taste of power [[ImpliedDeathThreat before he's through.through]]."). Doesn't stop him from trying to bust his brother out of jail and plotting to kill Sherrif Chance and anyone who so much as offers to help Chance.
25th May '17 10:30:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''

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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', ''Film/HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''



* BigBad: Nathan Burdette:

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* BigBad: Nathan Burdette:Burdette.



* CharacterDevelopment: Dude goes from a pathetic drunk to a competant deputy, nearly backslides a few times, before having his dignity restored.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Dude goes from a pathetic drunk to a competant competent deputy, nearly backslides a few times, before having his dignity restored.


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* DisproportionateRetribution: Joe Burdette shoots a man dead for trying intervene when he beats up Dude.
6th Apr '17 1:09:38 AM DamagedHorse
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** Even so, there's still one Quiet Drama Scene that stands out from all the others in most viewwers' memories: the moment in the jailhouse where Dude, Colorado, and Stumpy are relaxing, singing songs to pass the time, illustrating [[TrueCompanions the camaraderie that's grown up between them.]]

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** Even so, there's still one Quiet Drama Scene that stands out from all the others in most viewwers' viewers' memories: the moment in the jailhouse where Dude, Colorado, and Stumpy are relaxing, singing songs to pass the time, illustrating [[TrueCompanions the camaraderie that's grown up between them.]]
24th Jan '17 4:21:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCastShowOff: Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson singing the memorable song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ssbgThljU My rifle, my pony and me]]", a rearrangement of Dimitri Tiomkin's own theme from ''Film/RedRiver''
24th Jan '17 4:20:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArchEnemy: Nathan Burdette and Joe Burdette to Chance and co.



* BigBad: Nathan Burdette:



* GiveMeASword: The bad guys have Chance where they want him in front of a saloon, but then suddenly Feathers throws a plant pot through the window and simultaneously Colorado throws a rifle to him.



* PrisonerExchange: Dude gets captured and the villains will release him in exchange for Joe Burdette. Unusually for this trope, we never get any indication of whether or not the villains intend to play fair, as it's the heroes that play dirty and go in with every intention of leaving with both prisoners.



* QuickDraw: Subverted. When asked why he carries a rifle, Sheriff Chance replies that he found there were lots of men faster with a pistol.



* TheSiege

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* TheSiegeTheSiege: The plot involves the villains laying siege to the jail where Joe is held and Sheriff Chance holding them off until the Marshall arrives.



* YoungGun: Colorado Ryan

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* TrojanPrisoner: Played with. The bad guys capture Chance and threaten to kill a hostage if he doesn't cooperate, then walk into the jail with him posing as federal marshalls. Stumpy isn't fooled however.
* YoungGun: Colorado RyanRyan. A slight subversion in that Chance says about him: "It's nice to see a smart kid for a change." and Stumpy agrees. "Yeah, he's not like the usual kid with a gun."
12th Nov '16 5:10:44 PM nombretomado
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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.



** TestosteronePoisoning: '''Explicitly averted.''' Chance notes that he admires Colorado (and by implication the rest of his crew) precisely ''because'' he acts as if he's got nothing to "prove". (Chance himself averts it too, of course--with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.)

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** TestosteronePoisoning: '''Explicitly averted.''' Chance notes that he admires Colorado (and by implication the rest of his crew) precisely ''because'' he acts as if he's got nothing to "prove". (Chance himself averts it too, of course--with JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.)
11th Oct '16 6:51:24 PM jamespolk
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John T. Chance works as the sheriff of a small Texas town, but he's not as fast as he used to be with a six shooter (he prefers the trademark John Wayne Winchester '92 instead) -- and to add to his problems, the brother of the local rancher who pretty much runs the town sits in his jail. The rancher sends plenty of hired guns to get his brother out of jail, and the only people Chance can count on for help include his old, crippled deputy, Stumpy and a washed-up drunk called [[DeanMartin Dude]] (or Borrachón, Spanish for ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin drunkard]]", by the Mexicans). Along the way, Chance also receives help from a youngster named Colorado Ryan -- but will his help be enough to help the other three men deal with the hired guns until the Marshal arrives to handle the rancher's brother?

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John T. Chance works as the sheriff of a small Texas town, but he's not as fast as he used to be with a six shooter (he prefers the trademark John Wayne Winchester '92 instead) -- and to add to his problems, the brother of the local rancher who pretty much runs the town sits in his jail. The rancher sends plenty of hired guns to get his brother out of jail, and the only people Chance can count on for help include his old, crippled deputy, Stumpy and a washed-up drunk called [[DeanMartin [[Creator/DeanMartin Dude]] (or Borrachón, Spanish for ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin drunkard]]", by the Mexicans). Along the way, Chance also receives help from a youngster named Colorado Ryan -- but will his help be enough to help the other three men deal with the hired guns until the Marshal arrives to handle the rancher's brother?


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* HitlerCam: How John Wayne is introduced, as he kicks over a spitoon from which Dude is about to pluck a coin.
5th Oct '16 2:34:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Ward Bond's death scene was filmed from a distance because it was actually a double. Bond had already left the set to be back on location for ''Series/WagonTrain''.
17th May '16 6:06:13 PM RushLimborg
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Feathers, being a quintessential "Hawksian Woman", is a master of dominating the scene--and is fiery enough to be willing to join in the fight.
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