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The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complic...

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Directed by

Howard Hawks

Written by

Jules Furthman (Screenplay)
Leigh Brackett (Screenplay)
B.H. McCampbell (Author)

Runtime

141 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They fought back to back... No quarter given... No quarter asked... No way in... No way out... of Rio Bravo!

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Keywords

murder small town alcoholic sheriff gun texas jail gambler based on short story gunfighter stagecoach cripple deputy marshal two guns belt

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