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    Rio Bravo (Warner Brothers, 1959). Insert (14" X 36"). Holding a murderer (Claude Akins) in jail proves to be more than Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) bargained for when the outlaw's brother (John Russell) attempts to break him out. Until the U.S. Marshall comes to town, Chance, along with his unlikely posse - including an alcoholic former deputy (Dean Martin), a young would-be gunfighter (Ricky Nelson), and a lame old jail guard (Walter Brennan) - must keep the town, and the prisoner, safe. Infuriated by the liberal subtext of High Noon (1952) - seen as an indictment of those who failed to stand up to the bullying tactics and blacklisting of the House Un-American Activities Committee - Wayne, a strong supporter of blacklisting, and director Howard Hawks made this film as a response. It is seen today as one of Wayne's best. The insert offered here has pinholes in the corners, a bottom right corner bend, light smudging, and a small amount of staining in the bottom right corner, but is otherwise in superb condition. Very Fine-.

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