Classic John Wayne movie with some more intense parts
Good movie, although the plot is a little complicated and may be hard for younger kids to follow. The violence is a little heftier than the average old Western, but then, it's John Wayne, so that's to be expected. There is really no sexual content aside from oblique references to one of the main character's past life as a prostitute, but they're so subtle that younger kids won't understand. A married woman delivers a baby, but nothing at all is shown. There are plenty of intense, edge-of-your-seat gunfights and high-speed horse chases, but very little blood is shown. One of the main characters is a major alcoholic, and this is at times portrayed as being funny, at other times as being disgraceful. The movie has an overall positive message, although it does portray the Native American Indians in a negative light, showing them as "bad guys" who are always out to get the white settlers. ***Possible Spoiler Alert*** A main character contemplates killing another character so that she won't be captured by Indians, but is shot himself before he can do it.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking