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John Ford's New and Finest Picture of the Fighting Cavalry!

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it.

Credits

Tom Tyler
Tom Tyler

Cpl. Mike Quayne

John Wayne
John Wayne

Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles

Francis Ford
Francis Ford

Connelly - Fort Stark Suttlers Barman (uncredited)

John Agar
John Agar

Lt. Flint Cohill

Paul Fix
Paul Fix

Gunrunner (uncredited)

Harry Carey, Jr.
Harry Carey, Jr.

2nd Lt. Ross Pennell

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Cast

Name Character
Noble Johnson He was 68, 96 years old when he died as Chief Red Shirt
John Wayne He was 42, 72 years old when he died as Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
Harry Carey, Jr. He was 28, 91 years old when he died as 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell
Ben Johnson He was 31, 77 years old when he died as Sgt. Tyree
Paul Fix He was 48, 82 years old when he died as Gunrunner (uncredited)
George O’Brien He was 50, 86 years old when he died as Maj. Mac Allshard
Mildred Natwick She was 44, 89 years old when she died as Abby Allshard ("Old Iron Pants")
Tom Tyler He was 46, 50 years old when he died as Cpl. Mike Quayne
Irving Pichel He was 58, 63 years old when he died as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Shields He was 53, 74 years old when he died as Dr. O'Laughlin
Joanne Dru She was 27, 74 years old when she died as Olivia Dandridge
Victor McLaglen He was 62, 72 years old when he died as First Sergeant Quincannon
Francis Ford He was 68, 72 years old when he died as Connelly - Fort Stark Suttlers Barman (uncredited)
Frank McGrath (actor) He was 46, 64 years old when he died as Bugler / Indian (uncredited)
Michael Dugan He was 37, 90 years old when he died as Sgt. Hochbauer
John Agar He was 28, 81 years old when he died as Lt. Flint Cohill
Fred Graham He was 40, 70 years old when he died as Sgt. Hench
Dan White He was 3, 39 years old when he died as Trooper (uncredited)
Harry Woods He was 60, 79 years old when he died as Karl Rynders (uncredited)
Chief John Big Tree He was 72, 90 years old when he died as Chief Pony That Walks
Cliff Lyons He was 48, 72 years old when he died as Trooper Cliff (uncredited)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Crew

Name Department
James Basevi as Art Direction. He was 59 (71) years old when He died Art
Jack Cosgrove as Visual Effects. He was 47 (62) years old when He died Visual Effects
Clem Portman as Sound. He was 44 (87) years old when He died Sound
Lowell J. Farrell as Associate Producer. Production
Winton C. Hoch as Cinematography. He was 44 (73) years old when He died Crew
Joseph Kish as Set Decoration. He was 50 (69) years old when He died Art
Laurence Stallings as Screenplay. He was 54 (73) years old when He died Writing
Frank S. Nugent as Screenplay. He was 41 (57) years old when He died Writing
Jack Murray as Editor. He was 49 (60) years old when He died Editing
James Warner Bellah as Story. He was 50 (77) years old when He died Writing
Frank Webster as Sound. He was 0 (32) years old when He died Sound
Richard Hageman as Music. He was 68 (84) years old when He died Sound
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (72 years)

John Ford's New and Finest Picture of the Fighting Cavalry!

  • Release day: Saturday, October 22, 1949
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Budget: 1600000.00
  • Revenue: 5400000.00