Love the film, like all John Wayne movies, but Ricky Nelson is annoying as all get out through most of it.
Nelson doesn’t bother me too much in it. They threw in there to appeal to the teenage crowd to identify with while Walter Brennan was there for the senior citizen crowd to identify with. Truly a film for all age groups.
James Caan did do a better job as Missippi(similar to Nelson’s Colorado) in Howard Hawks’ semi-remake El Dorado.