She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The film John Wayne claimed was his favorite ever made, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, is a towering John Ford adventure, a vivid postcard to the United States Calvary of the Old West. Wayne plays retiring Captain Nathan Cutting Brittles, who has been given a last assignment to subdue a pack of rebellious Cheyenne and to deliver the wife and niece of his commanding officer to a nearby stage coach depot before a full-scale Indian war breaks out. As the commander's beautiful niece is courted by fellow officers, Brittles attempts a peaceful solution with Cheyenne leader Chief Pony That Walks. When negotiations fail, Brittles comes up with a daring plan to save lives on both sides of the conflict.
Starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar
Director John Ford