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Yellow Ribbon and Monument Valley
- John Mather
A year ago it was my joy to finally visit the sight on John Ford's "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon." I have been a fan of early John Wayne movies, this one in particular. BUT staying at the film site, walking where the two Johns trod, and seeing seeing what greeted them every day made me weep unassamedly. Monument Valley and Gouldings are a must see pilgrimage for any fans of this movie or anyother Ford filming here. This movie and that place are a spiritual part of me.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Dominating song, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," enhanced the movie's appeal, even with the dog barking in the background. Pony-that-Walks was cool too, along with Wayne.
"Don't apologize - it's a sign of weakness"
- Jeff Boston
Future Oscar winners John Wayne and Ben Johnson, along with past Oscar winner Victor McLaglen (the bar scene is a funny tribute to his boxing days) are directed by past and future Oscar winner John Ford in one of his many movies set in Monument Valley. More boring than most films with Wayne, who does a wonderful job playing a character 20 years his senior. The Duke never disappoints. The gun dealing scene remains raw.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
- Dashiell Barnes
Ford's second film in the "Calvary Trilogy" and the only one in color. Wayne himself had stated that he wish was received an Oscar nomination for this film, anybody who say this film would tend to agree. Winton C. Hoch did win an Academy Award for photography Monument Valley in all it's gorgeous hues. The story is weak, but the overall film is magnificent. I give it a 4/5.
I Love John Wayne in this movie
John Wayne's performance of Nathan Brittle was one of his best. I read that he wished he would of won his Oscar for Yellow Ribbon instead of True Grit, I felt that this performance was more deserving of the award. Beautiful scenery, humor, and you can't stop singing the title song once the movie is over. I'm not much into westerns but recently I watched this movie, Red River, and True Grit, and I am learning to appreciate the genre.
A Woman Not Usualy a Fan of Westerns
Ford's use of the scenery as in a Remington painting is an integral part of my enjoyment of the film. This movie made me a fan of John Wayne and westerns.
ONE OF THE GREATIST
THIS IS A FANTASTIC FILM. IT IS THE BEST OF JOHN WAYNE.JOHN FORD GIVES EXCELLENT DIRECTION.I THINK IT GOES DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE BEST WESTERNS EVER MADE.GREAT SCREENPLAY AND BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS MAKES IT A GEM.VICTOR MCLAGLEN AS THE OLD FIESTY SGT. QUINCANNON ADDS SO MUCH TO THE FILM.LOOKOUT FOR THAT GREAT BOXING SCENE.