She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

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    • Re: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

      My favorite of the 4 cavalry pictures he did for Ford. The character I feel is one his warmest and very likable, in fact this is my favorite character he played. Anyway one thing I noticed was that he looks like J.B Books 27 years before hand.
    • Re: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

      gt12pak wrote:

      I just LOVE the theme song to this movie. Does anybody know what the lyrics are? This is just one of those songs that you just enjoy singing along with.

      The song "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is still to this day the official anthem of the United States Cavalry/Armor. I will put the lyrics up shortly, sung by the US Army Infantry.

      Now don't make fun of this... they are actual cadence marching lyrics and are the lyrics for the song. Enjoy!

      Around Her Head She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

      The song can be found on several albums. This cadence is on an album called "Marching Cadences Of The U.S. Army Infantry"

      It's also on...

      Sousa: Marches (The Band Of The Grenadier Guards)
      True Grit - Music From The Classic Films Of John Wayne
    • Re: John Wayne She Wore a Yellow Ribbon from

      If anyone wants to buy me one of these, I will gladly send you M.I.B. General Eisenhauer, The Mercury Astronaut and the other Astronaut G.I. Joes for pay for this figure. :wink_smile: The Gen Ike is worth about $90.00 bucks, the Mercury Astronaut will sky-rocket in value since the death of Wally Shirra, and the other Astronaut is worht about $70.00 bucks.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

      Arthur, thanks for posting those neat posters. Do you own all of them? I know what you mean about having some of them hanging on the wall. Many of the old posters really are works of art in their own right.

      DS, thanks for posting about the music.

      This thread is a great example of Jay's remark that this message board is like the graduate school of John Wayne, with all the different details and information about different movies.

      And to add a little more, here are some reissue posters of She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, from 1954 and 1957 respectively. Certainly not ones I would feel compelled to hang on my wall.

      She Wore a Yellow Ribbon-1954 reissue poster.jpg

      She Wore a Yellow Ribbon-1957 reissue poster.jpg
    • FILM FACTS: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

      A few months ago, I was trying to drum up some support for the Pop List poll, and joined a number of John Wayne related groups on Yahoo so I could post the request for help. One of the groups that has a decent sized membership, and is fairly active, is johnwaynefans. The admin/moderator of that group is Clive Woollands of the UK, and he is a registered member here (but hasn't posted yet) by the user name of chisum2. While researching his Yahoo site, I noticed one of the features, Film Facts, in which he chooses a different film each week or so and shares some trivia about the film. It's about a paragraph long, and offers some interesting information which nicely complements information in each of our movie threads (of course, some information is duplicated).

      I asked Clive's permission to re-post his Film Facts here in our forum, and he graciously consented. He also indicated that in the future, he will share here each week as he posts in his own forum.

      So now I will share with you Clive's Film Facts for this film -

      I would like to post every week film facts about Some John Wayne films and I would like to start with She Wore A Yellow Ribbon.

      Production: Argosy Pictures Corporation.
      Screenplay by Frank Nugent and Laurence Stalling.
      Cinematographer was Winton C. Hoch.
      Artistic director was James Basevi.
      Composer was Richard Hageman.
      Editor was Jack Murray.
      Distribution by RKO Pictures.
      Locations were Monument Valley, Utah; Kanab and Moab, Utah; Pathe Studioss, Los Angeles.
      Cost of production was $1.6 million. Box office taking were $2.7 million.
      Date of production was Summer 1949.
      The film received only one oscar nomination for Winton C. Hoch's
      cinematography. He won.
      Co-writer Laurence Stallings was an ex-marine who lost his leg fighting in World War 1. He wrote the anti-war play What Price Glory, filmed in 1952 by John Ford.
      The Scene where Sergeant Quincannon (Victor McLaglen) asks his troops who owns a dog and says "Nice dog! Irish setter!" was re-shot several times because McLaglen kept calling the dog a "cocker spaniel".
      Ribbon's" $2.7 million box office showing, with figures adjusted for inflation, makes it the 33rd most successful western of all time, ahead of both The Wild Bunch and The Outlaw Josey Wales.

      Hope you liked this film Fact.
    • The dog in yellow ribbon

      Did someone bring that dog in or was it a local dog that just followed everyone around on the set? I enjoy the dog in the film he's a fast running rascal. It seemed there were 2 dogs.
      Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!
    • Re: The dog in yellow ribbon

      What a great story Bill, One of my favorite parts is Victor saying nice dog Irish setter and of course swimming the English Channel with an anvil on me chest. I've often wondered where you were in the movie. Now when I watch it I'll pause it and tell the wife thats Chili Bill 5th from the left. What a cool job you had and to be with Ford and Wayne man it don't get any better than that. After I get over these treatments in a year. The mrs. & I plan to visit the 26 bar if not sooner. Thanks for the info.
      Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!