Two Rode Together

Two Rode Together
by John Ford1h491961United States

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Colombia Pictures
    • Distributor : Sony Pictures
    • Original Music : George Duning
    • Photo Director : Charles Lawton Jr.
    • Director : John Ford
    • Scenario : Frank S. Nugent
    • Editing : Jack Murray
    • Original Work Author : Will Cook
    • Producer : Stanley Shpetner
    • Set Decoration : James Crowe
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1961
    • French release date : 6 octobre 1961
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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