Synopsis: This is typical Wayne, but that's what makes Hondo a movie well worth watching. Good writing and fine acting, again proving how so under rated Wayne was his entire career. Take the time and watch Hondo, it most definitely will be time we'll spent. As for prejudicial moments, remember, this was 1953 and that's just as it was. Wayne is Wayne, and the Apaches were the white man's idea of Apaches. God bless good ole Sam!
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): John Farrow
Production: Batjac Productions Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

But you do what you wanna do.

Really, Mr. Lane, if you knew

the dog would bite, l should think...

Mrs. Lowe, people learn by getting bit.

Youngster just learned.


Don't you ever touch that dog again!

Now go in and take your nap.

While Im at it,

Ill shoe those plow horses.

Thank you very much.

They do need a shoeing, l guess.

They do.

l guess my husband's having a hard

time finding those strayed calves.

l guess he is.

Perhaps he won't be home

until late tonight,

or he may even camp in the hills and

come in tomorrow after you're gone.

He'll be so sorry to have missed

one of our very few occasional visitors.

l guess Ill go and look after Johnny.

Mrs. Lowe, you're a liar.

- And an almighty poor liar.

- l don't understand you.

These horses haven't been shod

in a couple of months.

Its a cinch that ax hasn't had

an edge on it in two months.

And your tea can, a five-pound tea can

in your house is empty.

Your husband's been gone a long time.

Now, look here, Mr. Lane,

l don't think you have any right to...

Im not talking about rights.

Im talking about lies.

Why did you lie to me, Mrs. Lowe?

Were you afraid that maybe

you wouldn't be safe here with me

with your husband away?

- That it?

- That's partly it.

Women always figure every man

comes along wants them.

- Mr. Lane.

- Yes, ma'am?

You're right. L was lying.

My husband is overdue.

He should have been home long ago.

Figure Apaches killed him?

Of course not. There are a hundred

possible explanations.

Indians are one of them.

But we're at peace with the Apache,

except for a few...

Mrs. Lowe, if you've got good sense,

you'll pack up you and that boy of yours

and come out with me.

There's trouble brewing

in the Apache lodges.

Vittorio, their main chief,

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James Edward Grant

James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 – February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death. more…

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