RIO LOBO (Theatrical Release USA 1970)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Rio Lobo
—more solid than other John Wayne films—has a good story supported with Jack Elam and Christopher Mitchum. John Wayne’s acting seems weak; but, overall, the John Wayne charisma that everyone looks for in his films is not lost.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Lieutenant Colonel Cord McNally (John Wayne) transports a chest of gold with Lieutenant Ned Forsythe in charge. The operation is hijacked by confederate soldiers who take the gold for themselves. McNally tries to capture the confederates involved, but is captured by the confederates. McNally realizes the operation succeeded because there had to be a traitor in the Union ranks.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Howard Hawks for his directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Howard Hawks for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Colonel Cord McNally (John Wayne), Captain Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero), Shasta Delaney (Jennifer O’Neill), Phillips (Jack Elam), Sergeant Tuscarora Phillips (Christopher Mitchum), Ketcham (Victor French), María Carmen (Susana Dosamantes), Amelita (Sherry Lansing), and Dr. Jones (David Huddleston).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It sits among the better John Wayne movies.

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