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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

PG-13 103 min - Western - 22 October 1949
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After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it.

Director:  John Ford
Stars:  John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, Arthur Shields, Michael Dugan, Chief John Big Tree, Fred Graham, George Sky Eagle, Tom Tyler, Noble Johnson, Paul Fix, Francis Ford, Cliff Lyons, Frank McGrath, Irving Pichel, William Steele, Jack Tornek, Dan White, Harry Woods

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After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it.



Tagline: John Ford's New and Finest Picture of the Fighting Cavalry!

Genres: Western

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Language:  English
Release Date:  22 October 1949

Box Office

Budget:  $1,600,000
Revenue:  $5,400,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  RKO Radio Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 43 min

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