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With: John Wayne, Chris Mitchum, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, David Huddleston, George Plimpton, Victor French, Susana Dosamantes, Sherry Lansing
Written by: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett
Directed by: Howard Hawks
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 114
Date: 12/17/1970

Rio Lobo (1970)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Horsing Around

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Rio Lobo was Hawks' last film and is universally considered his weakest. Still, John Wayne is great to watch, and the train holdup sequence that leads the film is genuinely exciting. Wayne plays a soldier at the end of the Civil War who teams up with his former Southern enemies to find the informer who caused the death of his partner. Future producer Sherry Lansing appears in a small role with a scar on her face. Paramount's 2003 DVD release is letterboxed with no extras. In 2011, a Blu-Ray release followed.

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