Classic western with John Wayne as a sheriff standing guard over a killer (Claude Akin) whose gang aims to spring him from jail. Will the Duke prevail, with the help of his deputies (Dean Martin and Walter Brennan) and a young gunslinger named Colorado (50’s heartthrob Ricky Nelson)? Did we mention this is a John Wayne movie? (“If any trouble starts around this jail, before anybody can get to you you're gonna get accidentally shot.”) Rated PG
2 hr. 21 min.
Opened April, 4th 1959
CastJohn Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson
DirectorHoward HawksWriterJules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell