Rio Grande: Another really enjoyable John Ford & John Wayne classic!

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Rio GrandeRio Grande by John Ford on Cine+ Classic (CanalSat)
My rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke commands a U.S. cavalry troop north of the Rio Grande. Indians have been raiding and then fleeing south of the river into Mexico. Yorke is surprised when he learns that the son he has not seen for 15 years, Jeff, has flunked out of West Point. He’s barely digested the information when his son shows up at the camp as a new cavalry recruit. His personal life gets even more complicated when his wife, Jeff’s mother, Kathleen also shows up at the fort intent on taking her son home. As the situation increasingly deteriorates, the women and children are sent to safety but the wagon train is attacked and all the children take forcing Yorke and his men to cross into Mexico to get them back.

In this old classic…

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