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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.14 /10
John Wayne , Joanne Dru, John Agar
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Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings from James Warner Bellah's stories

Released: 1949
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 103


A cavalry officer (John Wayne) on the verge of retirement has to cope with Indians on the warpath.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Wayne gives a splendidly battered, world-weary performance in this, the second of Ford's cavalry westerns - it comes between Fort Apache (1948) and Rio Grande (1950). The scenery of Monument Valley is among the most magnificent ever on film, and Winston C. Hoch's cinematography won an Oscar. Unfortunately, the story rambles, and there's much too much maudlin sentiment and wearisome low-comedy (mainly from Victor McLaglen).

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