Rio Grande is a 1950 Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The picture is the third installment of Ford's "cavalry trilogy," following two RKO Pictures releases: Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949).
Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) is posted on the Texas frontier with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment to defend settlers against attacks by marauding Apaches. Colonel Yorke is under considerable pressure due to the Apaches using Mexico as a sanctuary from pursuit, and by a serious shortage of troops in his command. The action of the movie is set in the summer of 1879 ("fifteen years after the Shenandoah").
|author||James Kevin McGuinness|
|keywords||2nd cavalry regiment 2nd u.s. cavalry regiment american civil war apache buy capture civil war claude jarman jr. commanding officer confine estranged wife force kill maureen o\'hara meet mexico on the run one night philip sheridan rio grande shenandoah shenandoah valley steal suspense tension travois trooper u.s. marshal u.s. marshals united states military academy valley campaigns of 1864 west point william wallace smith bliss wound|
|producer||Merian C. Cooper|