You're missing the third film of the Hawks "High Noon" response trilogy, "Rio Lobo".Charles L. Cotton wrote:I haven't thought of this song in years! Rio Bravo and El Dorado had the same themes and they are two of my top ten favorite movies.WildBill wrote:Rio Bravo is one of my favorite westerns. This song and video is from the movie.
Though it diverges slightly more from the "Bravo" storyline than "El Dorado", no Martin/Mitchum drunken sheriff character, the other components are there. The Duke as always, Jack Elam in the Walter Brennan/Arthur Hunnicutt crusty role, Jennifer O'Neill as the pretty gal(just before rocketing to stardom in "The Summer of '42) as a tip o' the hat to "El Dorado", Mitchum's son, Christopher, is cast member.
Scenes from the films are part of the opening/backstory/montage of Wayne's last film "The Shootist".
"Rio Lobo" was the last film directed by Howard Hawks and like it's predecessors, was filmed at "Old Tucson" (studio set built for the 1939 film "Arizona") a working studio with 70 or so buildings meant to represent Tucson of 1860.
Although damaged in a fire in 1995, "Old Tucson" is still there. Tours, gunfights, saloon shows, restaurants, and shops make for a great way to spend a day if you are ever in the Tucson area.