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9 Notable Westerns with a Texas Twist

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Rio Bravo
Year Released: 1959
Director: Howard Hawks

Dean Martin, Rick Nelson and you guessed it John Wayne star in Rio Bravo, which is about the sheriff of Rio Bravo, Texas. Along with the help of a cripple and young gunfighter, the sheriff is able to hold off a powerful local rancher’s gang in order to help out his drunken deputy.

Although there are mixed reviews on the film, the film currently holds a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.  



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