Series: John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy

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Fort Apache [1948 film] by John Ford1
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [1949 film] by John Ford2
Rio Grande [1950 film] by John Ford3

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Three films produced in successive years (1948, 1949 & 1950) dealing with the work of the US Cavalry in the 1870s, fighting the Native Americans and aiding the opening up of the West to the waves of European-American settlers. Directed by John Ford, all three starred John Wayne, who played different characters in each film (despite the similarity of names - Captain York in #1, Colonel Yorke in #3). Victor Mclaglen played a cheerful loyal, brave and boozy Irish sergeant in the three movies and several Ford regulars were in more than one film.

The films hang together with their subject matter, landscape and attitudes. Ford demonstrates his sympathy for the Native Americans and his understanding of the tensions of command and of male military relationships.

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