The film revolves around the mayor of Rio Bravo, Texas, who is acting strangely. This man is trying to experience the arrest of a brother of a strong pastoral farm with the help of a paralytic. It seems that this paralyzed man will be drunk in the city, as well as a young fighter.
To watch Rio Bravo is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water.
The movie is simultaneously an apogee of the classic Western style, with its principled violence in defense of just law, and an eccentrically hyperbolic work of modernism, which yokes both bumptious erotic comedy and soul-searing rawness to the mission.