I have to say that John Wayne's character, Hondo Lane, was really great. He exuded the usual John Wayne arrogance and had a way of making the audience, me, like him even if he is a little rough around the edges. "A man ought to do what he thinks is best."
Of course I enjoyed the little romance that blossomed between Hondo Lane and the recently widowed Angie Lowe. I thought that it was sweet. Especially because Angie's husband was a total dirtbag who abandon his wife and son and tried to kill Hondo. My all time favorite line from this movie: "I don't guess that people's hearts got anything to do with a calendar." How cute! And then he kisses the crap outta her! OH YEAH!!!
Anyway, I found this movie to be exceptionally well done and I enjoyed it immensely. It did end a little fast though. There was the intense Apache chasing them scene and then suddenly it just ended and they kept on going. It could've possibly ended a little better but all in all it wasn't too bad of an ending.
Next on my list: "Red River".