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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – 1949 – John Wayne

The last job of Calvary Captain Nathan Brittles (John Wayne) before retirement is to soothe relations with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians after Custer's last stand.

The Story …

On the verge of his retirement in 1876 at Fort Starke, a small Frontier Army post, ageing cavalry veteran Nathan Cutting Brittles is given one last mission: to deal with a breakout by the Cheyenne and Arapaho from their reservation following the defeat of George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn and prevent a new frontier war.

Brittles’ task is complicated by a second order: to deliver his commanding officer’s wife and niece, Abby Allshard and Olivia Dandridge, to an eastbound stage. His troop officers, 1st Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell, vie for the affections of Olivia while uneasily anticipating the retirement of their captain and mentor.

Assisting Capt. Brittles with his mission is his chief scout, Sgt. Tyree, a one-time Confederate captain of cavalry; his first sergeant, Quincannon; and Maj. Allshard, Brittles’s long-time friend and commanding officer.

After apparently failing in both missions, Brittles returns with the troop to Fort Starke to retire. His lieutenants continue the mission in the field, joined by Brittles after “quitting the post and the Army”.

Unwilling to see more lives needlessly taken, Brittles takes it upon himself to try to make peace with his old friend Chief Pony That Walks. When that too fails, he devises a risky stratagem to avoid a bloody war by stampeding the renegades’ horses out of their camp, forcing them to return to their reservation on foot, trailed at a discreet distance by Lt. Cohill’s troop of cavalry.

Brittles is recalled to duty as Chief of Scouts with the rank of Lt. Colonel – a U.S. War Department order endorsed, he is pleased to see, by Gens.

Phil Sheridan and William Tecumseh Sherman, and by President Ulysses S. Grant. Olivia and Lt. Cohill become engaged. The film ends with the troop of cavalry trotting down the road on patrol.

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Credits :

Directed by : John Ford

Screenplay by : Frank Nugent and Laurence Stallings

Based on : The Big Hunt 1947 by James Warner Bellah

Produced by : Argosy Pictures

Narrated by : Irving Pichel

Cinematography : Winton C. Hoch

Edited by : Jack Murray

Music by : Richard Hageman

Colour Process : Technicolor

Production Company : Argosy Pictures

Distributed by : RKO Radio Pictures

Release Dates : July 26, 1949

Genre : #westerns – #johnwayne – #actionmovies

Cast :

John Wayne as Captain Nathan Brittles

Joanne Dru as Olivia Dandridge

John Agar as Lieutenant Flint Cohill

Ben Johnson as Sergeant Tyree

Harry Carey Jr. as Lieutenant Ross Pennell

Victor McLaglen as Sergeant Quincannon

Mildred Natwick as Mrs. Abby Allshard

George O’Brien as Major Mack Allshard

Arthur Shields as Dr. O’Laughlin

Michael Dugan as Sergeant Hochbauer

Chief John Big Tree as Pony-That-Walks

Fred Graham as Sergeant Hench

George Sky Eagle as Chief Sky Eagle

Tom Tyler as Corporal Quayne

Noble Johnson as Red Shirt

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