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Dean Martin, Walter Brennan and John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959).  This was Walter’s sixth of six films with Howard Hawks,

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Dean Martin lands a punch on John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959)

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John Wayne as John T Chance in Rio Bravo (1959), the second of five films he made with Howard Hawks.

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Dude and Stumpy in a publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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Ricky Nelson and John Wayne in a scene from Rio Bravo (1959)

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John Wayne and Dean Martin in an original publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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production still of the hotel in Rio Bravo (1959)

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original publicity still (1959)

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production still of the jail for Rio Bravo (1959)

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production still for the set designer of Rio Bravo (1959)

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production still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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production still for the jail in Rio Bravo (1959)

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John Wayne in a scene from Rio Bravo (1959)

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John Wayne as John T Chance in a publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo (1959).  Howard Hawks said casting the teenage idol from tv added millions to the film’s box office, helping to make it one of the top 10 blockbusters of the year.