Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo

Howard Hawks (1970)

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Our Score
This may be a mite saddle-weary (considering it's yet another variation on Rio Bravo), but as John Wayne's last film with director Howard Hawks it has a wonderful sense of western occasion, together with a sardonic humour that lights up a listless story. Jorge Rivero and Bob's son, Chris Mitchum, play the Confederate looters snatching Union gold, and Wayne is the colonel trying to find the traitor who's feeding information to the robbers. Meanwhile, wild-eyed Jack Elam looks askance at the whole business. It's leisurely, but the characters and circumstance make a real impression.


A former Union Army colonel heads for Texas to recover a shipment of gold bullion stolen from a payroll train during the American Civil War and settle a few old scores along the way. Howard Hawks' Western, starring John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Christopher Mitchum, Jack Elam, Jennifer O'Neill and Mike Henry.

Cast & Crew

Col Cord McNally John Wayne
Captain Cordona Jorge Rivero
Sgt Tuscarora Christopher Mitchum
Shasta Delaney Jennifer O'Neill
Sheriff Tom Hendricks Mike Henry
Phillips Jack Elam
Ketcham Victor French
Deputy Riley Jim Davis
Maria Carmen Susana Dosamantes
Director Howard Hawks
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray