Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

By Howard Hawks

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1959-03-17
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 2h 21min
  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99
From 759 Ratings


There's a showdown at Rio Bravo when courageous Sheriff John T. Chance throws the brother of evil cattle baron Nathan Burdette in jail for murder. When Burdette's men lay siege to his jailhouse, Chance holds on until the arrival of a U.S. Marshal with the help of his drunken deputy, Dude, cranky old man Stumpy, and the beautiful long-legged Feathers.




  • Classic duke western!

    By Comedian138
    Rio Bravo is one of the greats in the western movie genre, a classic John Wayne western. Any fan of the duke will love this, as I do, but I must say as great as Rio Bravo is, El Dorado is even better!
  • My absolute favorite

    By hannah81979
    This is the best western there is
  • Awesome movie no matter what people say

    By Canihaveabetterproductplease?
    All of the actors in Rio Bravo are good John Wayne dean Martin Ricky Nelson they're all good and this is still one of my most favorite movies of all time. For dean martin's first western he is good! Good no matter what people say about it.
  • Much better than the iTunes description of the film

    By 747whaledriver
    Get the line right, you guys. The line is “THAT’s all you’ve got?” Funny, sad, and very well-acted.
  • The classics never go out of style

    By Docmann
    An excellent movie involving several great personalities. If you're seeking the meaning of life while attempting to connect with your inner self, pick up a book by one of the Bronte sisters or read poetry. Moreover, if you're not a fan of the Duke, move on. However, if you want the type of western we've come to know and love from this consummate American icon, put down your satchel and draw up. Somehow we've bought into the idea that unless a particular work causes deep soul-searching or leaves our psyche conflicted, it's of limited value. Not true. I consider myself something of a thinking man, and I think you'll enjoy this picture for any number of reasons. If you liked El Dorado, Liberty Valence, or The Undefeated, you'll like Rio Bravo.
  • Rio Bravo

    By Head Maroon
    A great film directed by the master Howard Hawks. Not only was Dean Martin a terrific singer, but a good actor. He shows his acting skills in this one. John Wayne is excellent as always; Walter Brennan is a gem. Might be wrong, but feel Ricky Nelson was cast in this film to attract the younger audience, however, does a decent job. Angie Dickinson is beautiful as a brunette. Lots of action in this shoot'em'up western. Enjoy it! 💥🔫
  • One the Dukes Best and Possibly One of the Greatest Westerns of All

    By bnorris80
    This film is a true classic. John Wayne always played John Wayne but he always had the best roles under director John Ford and Howard Hawks. Rio Bravo deals with the classics of the western bravery, guts, as well as character drama. Not a simple film by any means this film has a Sheriff (Wayne) trying to hold things together against vicious criminals while he has a drunkard deputy (Martin) whom Wayne has to help come to his senses and get his respect back, a peg legged jailer, and a cocky but confident youngester named Colorado. This mixed in with a femme-fatale (Dickinson) who plays a stellar role as the not-so-innocent flare for John Wayne sheriff. Rio Bravo is a triumph and if you enjoy good Westerns you should defiently watch this film. Its one of the best of all times.
  • PCing Older Movies/Actors

    By Thirdeyenine
    In ancient times if you were really disliked after you were dead they would erase (Chop off, chip off, burn) any references, pertaining to Kings, and some others in very high places. I can't stand it when people have to play politics or the current PC Of The Times Game. Watch the movie and rate the movie on it's own right, or don't rate it all, but dump the politics.
  • rio bravo

    By 123mema
    this is one of our family all time favorites...i even had a crush on rick nelson at 11years old still love to listen to his and dean martins songs. but my most favorite song was the" cut throat song" I love the way john wayne always had a young star in his movies...from his sons to young and coming stars.............
  • If you are a Dean Martin fan, watch is movie. Otherwise don't waste your money.

    By the social pet
    As a disclaimer, I am a huge, massive Dean Martin fan. In my mind, Dean Martin was The Entertainer of the 20th Century, even beyond Frank Sinatra. Also, as a disclaimer, I have never been a John Wayne fan. His stuff was too "cookie-cutter," stereotypical and male dominated. So, I like this movie because Dean Martin was incredible. He plays a louse of an alcoholic who redeems himself only at the last threads of the movie. How many people as big as Dean Martin would take such a role? That is why I think Dean Martin was the greatest. According to Wiki-pedia, John Wayne made "Rio Bravo" in response to the movie "High Noon." "Actor John Wayne disliked the film because he felt it was an allegory for blacklisting, which he actively supported. In his Playboy interview from May 1971, Wayne stated he considered High Noon "the most un-American thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life"[7] and went on to say he would never regret having helped blacklist liberal screenwriter Carl Foreman from Hollywood." This movie is very cookie-cutter, typical of John Wayne movies. It is titled "Rio Bravo," which is the Mexican name of the Rio Grande. Believe me, there was not a single scene that included the Rio Grande or any river or dash of water. If it were not for Dean Martin and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, the movie would be a total dud not worthy of a single star. Even Angie Dickinson's character was so stereotypical, I found myself almost laughing at her scenes. I barely recognized her because she is a brunette, and I only know her as a blond. Her character was so rambling and pathetic and whining, I was almost embarrassed to watch. Of course, she throws herself to John Wayne. Ricky Nelson had a role here, but I didn't feel that he was much of an actor. His role was stereotypical as a gunslinger, and he barely had more than two moods in the whole movie. He looked barely more than 18 years old, but was supposedly so type of experienced cowboy and gunslinger. I did not buy it. If you like Dean Martin, and want to see everything he did, watch this movie. Otherwise, do not waste your money.