By John Farrow

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1953-11-25
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Director: John Farrow
  • Production Company: Batjac Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 10.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 51 Ratings


Based on the Louis L'Amour story "The Gift of Cochise," this sparkling western has Wayne as a half-Indian Cavalry scout who, with his feral dog companion, finds a young woman and her son living on a isolated ranch in unfriendly Apache country. A poetic and exciting script, outstanding performances, and breathtaking scenery make this an indisputable classic. Page's debut.




  • A fine John Wayne Western

    By Flyer Tuck
    Produced by Wayne's BATJAC production company. Definitely one of the Duke's best lesser known movies and only $9.99 on iTunes. Now, when can I get Rio Lobo??
  • Hondo is one the Dukes BEST!!!!!!!

    By Balloon Mom
    This is one of my favorite John Wayne movies. You can't go wrong with this film. Adventure, romance, action, & John Wayne. What more do you need??????!!!!!! Highly recommended!
  • Great Movie

    By HeroJoe
    I am a huge fan of John Wayne, and believe this movie to be one of his best.
  • Great Movie!!

    By irishbison78
    This is one of the Duke's best films. Interestingly enough the film is actually based on L'Amour's short story "The Gift of Cochise" and was later expanded into the Novel "Hondo" after the success of the film. As one reviewer states it does have a John Ford feel, perhaps because the Duke was a stalwart in Ford's company of players. This movie was produced by the Duke's own production company and directed by John Farrow. I highly recommend it as well as the novel if you can find it. The novel has some interesting notes from Louis L'Amour about writing the full novel after the movie.
  • Good

    By SHAWX09
    THis is a great movie. never seen the color version though.
  • Great Scenes

    By John62
    This movie was good, Just like the book which is rare for hollywood.