Saturday, October 10, 2015

Day 10: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

John Wayne and John Ford made many a western together and this is my favorite.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) has us for the third time spending time with Captain Nathan Brittle, this time at the end of his career. This movie is funnier than previous Wayne/Ford westerns but still with plenty of action and danger; and that deep undercurrent of honoring the day to day work of a calvary soldier. One of my favorite scenes is when quiet but profound respect is paid to a former Brigadier General of the Confederacy who chose to continue serving his country even though it meant being demoted and known as Trooper John Smith.

What are some of your favorite westerns?

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