Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

A FILM BY: Howard Hawks
WRITTEN BY: Jules Furthman (screenplay), Leigh Brackett (screenplay)
STARRING: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson

Presented by The Chicago Film Society | CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

A Western about relationships, honor, purple light in the canyon, and the inexhaustibly fine line between “good” and “good enough,” RIO BRAVO is just about perfect. John Wayne stars as John T. Chance, a small town sheriff who must keep the peace with a task force that embarrasses his conservative sense of professionalism: drunken deputy Dean Martin, guitar-slinging kid Ricky Nelson, game-legged oldster Walter Brennan, fiercely independent Angie Dickinson, and loquacious Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez. An ambling, seemingly shapeless movie that thinks nothing of stopping the action for a song or two, RIO BRAVO boasts a screenplay that is a genuine model of economy and an endless fount of arid wisdom.

Screening in an original IB Technicolor print!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1959
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 141 mins
Format: 35mm