Two Rode Together

by John Ford 1h49min United States 1961
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Two Rode Together
by John Ford

The first pairing of legendary Western director John Ford (six-time Oscar -winner whose credits include Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Quiet Man) with star Jimmy Stewart, TWO RODE TOGETHER is a taut, suspenseful story of two lawmen who invade Comanche Indian territory to rescue the white captives of the tribe. As in all of his seven previous Westerns, Jimmy Stewart rode his lucky horse and wore his lucky, sweat-stained Stetson (against the wishes of Ford, who complained, "Now I've got starswith hat approval!"). But unlike earlier Westerns where the outcome was sure to be happy one (for the settlers, at lest), TWO RODE TOGETHER is a dramatic and unsentimental depiction of hostages confronted by the savagery of "civilized" society. Stewart stars as a U.S. Marshal assigned to trade gunsfor hostages with the fearsome Comanche. Cynical and corrupt, the character was a striking departure from Stewart's usual roles as a stalwart do-gooder. Paired with Richard Widmark, Stewart locates the hostages but argues against bringing them home, knowing they will be unable to readapt to settlerlife. But Widmark prevails, and the party's triumphant return results in tragedy. One of the first popular Westerns to recognize the dignity and value of Indian life, TWO RODE TOGETHER is a stirring action-drama from the undisputed master of the genre.

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  • James Stewart : Guthrie McCabe
  • Richard Widmark : Jim Gary
  • Shirley Jones : Marty Purcell
  • And with: Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, John McIntire, Paul Birch, Willis Bouchey


  • Director John Ford
  • Scenario Frank S. Nugent
  • Original work author Will Cook
  • Photo director Charles Lawton Jr.
  • Set Design James Crowe
  • Editing Jack Murray
  • Original music George Duning
  • Producer Stanley Shpetner
  • Production Compagny Colombia Pictures
  • Distributor Sony Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1961
  • Release date for France10/06/1961
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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