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Rio Lobo [VHS] [VHS Tape] [1970] | New

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John Wayne, in the last of his Civil War characterizations, portrays Cord McNally, a Union Army colonel who loses a gold shipment in a Confederate raid, during which a devoted young officer is also killed. After the end of the war, McNally bears no ill-will toward the leaders of the raid, Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero) and Tuscarora Phillips (Christopher Mitchum), who were acting as soldiers, but he still wants the two unknown men on the Union side who they say sold them the information about the gold shipments. A year later, McNally crosses paths with one of the men, now a deputy from Rio Lobo, who is about to take Shasta Delaney (Jennifer O’Neill), a seemingly innocent young woman, out of a neighboring town at gunpoint. A shootout ensues, in which McNally’s man and three other Rio Lobo deputies are killed, with help from Cordona — this makes McNally very interested in what’s going on in Rio Lobo, and he decides to go there with Cordona and Shasta. They find a whole community under siege from their own sheriff, a sadistic ex-outlaw named Hendricks (Mike Henry). What follows is a series of confrontations and revelations that are alternately suspenseful, sadistic — with maimings worthy of a spaghetti western and characters even getting blown to bits — and even occasionally comical. But the pieces all tie together very neatly, despite a convoluted plot that’s sort of Rio Bravo (made 11 years earlier, also starring Wayne and directed by Hawks, and scripted by Leigh Brackett) turned sideways and readjusted to a more cynical era.
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Features

  • Rating: G
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Western
  • Directors: Howard Hawks
  • Writters: Leigh Brackett, Burton Wohl
  • Actors: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O’Neill, Jack Elam, Christopher Mitchum
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 1971
  • Release Year: 1971
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • VHS Release Date: August 26, 1997
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC

Overview

John Wayne, in the last of his Civil War characterizations, portrays Cord McNally, a Union Army colonel who loses a gold shipment in a Confederate raid, during which a devoted young officer is also killed. After the end of the war, McNally bears no ill-will toward the leaders of the raid, Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero) and Tuscarora Phillips (Christopher Mitchum), who were acting as soldiers, but he still wants the two unknown men on the Union side who they say sold them the information about the gold shipments. A year later, McNally crosses paths with one of the men, now a deputy from Rio Lobo, who is about to take Shasta Delaney (Jennifer O’Neill), a seemingly innocent young woman, out of a neighboring town at gunpoint. A shootout ensues, in which McNally’s man and three other Rio Lobo deputies are killed, with help from Cordona — this makes McNally very interested in what’s going on in Rio Lobo, and he decides to go there with Cordona and Shasta. They find a whole community under siege from their own sheriff, a sadistic ex-outlaw named Hendricks (Mike Henry). What follows is a series of confrontations and revelations that are alternately suspenseful, sadistic — with maimings worthy of a spaghetti western and characters even getting blown to bits — and even occasionally comical. But the pieces all tie together very neatly, despite a convoluted plot that’s sort of Rio Bravo (made 11 years earlier, also starring Wayne and directed by Hawks, and scripted by Leigh Brackett) turned sideways and readjusted to a more cynical era.

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Weight 6.08 oz
Dimensions 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 in
Condition

New

Brand

Rating

G

Genre

Action & Adventure, Classics, Western

Directors

Howard Hawks

Writters

Leigh Brackett, Burton Wohl

Actors

John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, Christopher Mitchum

Release Date

Jun 1, 1971

Release Year

1971

Runtime

114 minutes

Studio

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

VHS Release Date

August 26, 1997

Format

Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC