She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

John Ford

Tit. It.:“I cavalieri del Nord Ovest”; Scen.:Frank Nugent, Laurence Stallings; F.: Winton Hoch, Charles Boyle; Op.: Harvey Gould;M.: Jack Murray;Scgf.:James Basevi; Cost.:Michael Meyers, Ann Peck; Trucco: Don Cash; Mu.: Richard Hageman, Lucien Cailliet, C. Bakaleinikoff; Su.: Frank Webster, Clem Portman; Effetti Speciali: Jack Caffee, Patrick Kelley; Ass.R.: Wingate Smith, Edward O’fearna; Int.: John Wayne (Capitano Nathan Brittles), Joanne Dru (Olivia Dandridge), John Agar (Tenente Clint Cohill), Ben Johnson (Sergente Tyree), Harry Carey Jr. (Tenente Ross Pennell), Victor Mclaglen (Sergente Quincannon), Mildred Natwick (Abby Allshard), George O’brien (Maggiore “Mac” Allshard), Arthur Shields (Dottor O’laughlin), Michael Dugan (Hochbauer), Chief John Big Tree (Pony-That-Walks), Fred Graham (Hench), Chief Sky Eagle, Tom Tyler (Caporalmaggiore Mike Quayne), Noble Johnson (Red Shirt), Harry Woods (Karl Rynders), Cliff Lyons (Trooper Cliff), Mickey Simpson (Wagner), Frank Mcgrath (Trombettiere), Don Summers (Jenkin), Fred Libby (Colonnello Krumrein), Jack Pennick (Sergente Maggiore), Billy Jones (Corriere), Bill Goettinger (Ufficiale), Post Park (Ufficiale); Prod.: John Ford, Merian C. Cooper Per Argosy Pictures Corp.; 35mm. D.: 103’. Col

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

After World War II several successful stars and directors attempted to become independent of the studios by forming their own production companies. Among them was John Ford, who together with Merian C. Cooper reorganised a company they had formed earlier, named Argosy Pictures. Argosy then made a four picture deal, later extended, with RKO, in which Argosy would retain artistic control while splitting the costs and profits. Ford’s first picture under this deal was The Fugitive, based on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon was only Ford’s third feature film in colour, after Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and 3 Godfathers (1948), but Cooper had a long-standing interest in Technicolor, being an enthusiast from the early 1930s when Disney began using Technicolor’s new three-strip process for his cartoons. Cooper invested in Technicolor and together with wealthy manufacturer Jock Whitney and his cousin C.V. Whitney formed a company, Pioneer, to make films in the new process. This company was merged with Selznick-International, and David O. Selznick proposed to Ford to make Stagecoach as a colour spectacular starring Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich. But Ford was unshakeably committed to John Wayne.

Ed Buscombe

Copy From

Preserved from the original Technicolor three-strip negatives. With the cooperation of RKO Radio Pictures and Turner Entertainment Company