The Detail and Elegance of Hawks’ Rio Bravo

4 pages | 900 words

Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. The film was Hawks' response to High Moon (1957) by Fred Zinnemann. He created his own version of the story, presenting the most detailed and elegant expression of his typical concerns.