Rio Bravo

John Wayne and Angie Dickinson behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson, Arizona.

Rio Bravo

Dean Martin as Deputy Sheriff Dude in Rio Bravo (1959).  His given name is never mentioned.

Rio Bravo

Angie Dickinson and Dean Martin behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson, Arizona.

Rio Bravo


Ricky Nelson as Colorado in Rio Bravo (1959).  Howard Hawks said casting the teen idol added millions to the box office.

Rio Bravo

 Rio Bravo is Howard Hawks’ 41 st film.

Rio Bravo premiered Mar 18, 1959

Rio Bravo

Walter Brennan as Stumpy and John Wayne as John T Chance in Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo

original publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo

Angie Dickinson as Feathers in Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo


Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson were primarily known for their singing and light comedy acting before Rio Bravo (1959):  Dean for his low brow comedies with Jerry Lewis, and Ricky for playing himself on TV’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.  Both had number one pop hits:  Dean had Memories Are Made of This (1954) and Ricky had Poor Little Fool (1958).

 

Rio Bravo

John Wayne’s son Patrick visits Walter Brennan and his father while they are filming Rio Bravo (1959)