#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Col. Cord McNally an ex union officer teams up with a couple of ex Johnny Rebs to search for the traitor who sold information to the South during the Civil War. Their quest brings them to the town of Rio Lobo where they help recover this little Texas town from ruthless outlaws who are led by the traitor they were looking for.
Plot: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally’s unit and the loss of a close friend.
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Wayne carries this movie single-handedly
As you might have noticed in some of my other reviews of John Wayne films, I am not exactly a huge fan of his later films (during the last 10 years of his life)–though there are exceptions, such as THE SHOOTIST. It’s because the films look like they were just churned out–with occasionally silly scripts and Wayne playing more a caricature of himself than acting like he did in earlier films. Plus, in many of these films the supporting cast just seemed second-rate. This movie is a prime example of a second-rate cast. While Wayne is fine, there just isn’t a lot of real support from anyone–no ensemble cast of Harry Carey (Junior OR Senior), Ward Bond, James Arness or even John Agar! Now considering some of these people were dead when the film was made, I could certainly understand the decision NOT to put them in the film. But, couldn’t they have gotten some better actors instead? The only one worth watching was Jack Elam (who was GREAT) but he was only in the last half of the film and could have used a lot more screen time as the crazy old man. Although I’ve seen this movie 3 or 4 times, I can’t even remember WHO the two supporting Confederate soldiers were or even what they looked like–and that’s very unusual for me. The three ladies, though pretty, were also equally bland.
So, overall this is a decent time passer for the average viewer (you can take it or leave it) and important for fans of John Wayne.
Loads Of Action, A Lot Of Fun
When Confederate raiders rob a shipment of gold and kill his friend, Union Colonel John Wayne vows to bring the traitors who sold the rebels the information to justice, leading to a post-war showdown with vicious carpetbagger Victor French. Helping Wayne is Jorge Rivero, the leader of the raiders!
Although Rio Lobo is not quite as legendary as other John Wayne/Howard Hawks collaborations and things aren’t always up to snuff in the acting department, this is still a lot of rip-roaring fun.
This has a very amusing script co-written by Leigh Brackett and some incredible action sequences supervised by Wayne’s old pal, the legendary Yakima Cannut.
There’s great comedic guest roles for shotgun-toting, scene-stealing Jack Elam and David Huddleston as Rio Lobo’s resident tooth-puller. Jennifer O’Neill looks great too!
Enjoy it for what it is. Some of you guys take your John Wayne movies WAY too seriously!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Director Howard Hawks
Writer Burton Wohl (screenplay), Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Burton Wohl (story)
Actors John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O’Neill, Jack Elam
Production Company Batjac Productions, Malabar, Cinema Center Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm