Overview

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.

  1. John Ford

    Director

  2. Frank S. Nugent

    Screenplay

  3. Laurence Stallings

    Screenplay

  4. James Warner Bellah

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles

  2. Joanne Dru

    Joanne Dru

    Olivia Dandridge

  3. John Agar

    John Agar

    Lt. Flint Cohill

  4. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson

    Sgt. Tyree

  5. Harry Carey, Jr.

    Harry Carey, Jr.

    2nd Lt. Ross Pennell

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 22, 1949
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $1,600,000.00

Revenue $5,400,000.00

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