G | | Adventure, Romance, War
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Leigh Brackett was brought onto this project after Howard Hawks fired Writer Burton Wohl. She followed Hawks' instructions, against her better instincts, to push the story back toward the two earlier Westerns. "Most of what I did on 'Rio Lobo' was to try and patch over the holes", she later said. "I was unhappy that (Hawks) went back to the same old ending of the trade."
What am I doing here?
Cord McNally: Well, you fainted after you shot Whitey, so we put you to bed.
Shasta: Wait a minute! Where are my clothes? Which one of you took my clothes?
Cordona: I did.
Cordona: Well, we flipped a coin and I won!
Shasta: Where are your pants.
Cordona: You're sleeping on them.
When Ketcham gets shot by the Sheriff, you can see the blood packet as it falls from his shirt.