I've watched this film loads of times and i've never heard the scream JohnChisum but i'll watch it again and pay closer attention to see if i can hear anything
According to IMDB the scream can be heard.
[imdb] When John Wayne is dragged into the river, you can hear a child calling out, "Dad!". This was his three-year-old son Ethan Wayne, who was watching off camera and knew how ill his father was.
Cannot remember If I ever heard a scream. Maybe they really cut it out of the DVD releases.
Oh yes the music score is great. There is a great theme when John Wayne is walking to get the villain before the last shootout.