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Sorry don’t get The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day done, dude.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Rio Bravo has been featured before, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run this really nice pic of director Howard Hawks holding court with his three leading men: John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson.

I dig everything about this picture; John Wayne’s intense respect, Dean Martin playing with his gun and Ricky Nelson… well, looking like he knows he doesn’t really belong among such company.

Enjoy the picture and click on Ricky Nelson’s awkward stance to make it bigger!



Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic hates this chickenshit detail!

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  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Alriight! Some Nicholson antics?...

    by eustisclay

    ...I'm the motherfucking shore patrol!! As for Rio Bravo, just watched the bluray. It still holds up. Hopefully no one remakes it unless they do it like Carpenter.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    WTF? Wayne, Martin and Nelson?!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Never seen Rio Bravo before and had no idea this trio was in it! That's fucking awesome!! Great shot, and thanks for the education!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Re: tomorrow's pic - for a second, I was like, "Aliens!!!! Yeah!"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Then I realized, nope, "The Last Detail." Which will also be cool. Still... "You can secure that shit, Hudson!"

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    The star of the film was Stumpy.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Is this the one...

    by SpazMatic1074

    That was filmed in Old Tucson? If so I probably stood on that porch like 3 times. My family lives in Tucson about 30 mins from the studio lol!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Johns pissed because...

    by Mr Soze

    Martin is banging all the broads on the set

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    He had talent.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    From the knees up, Nelson looks pantsless.

    by sweeneydave

    Like he's wearing some sort of Mila Jovovich, Resident Evil short-shorts with gun garters.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Keep up the good work, Quint...

    by Lucky13

    You're the only reason to come to this shit-hole site.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    How About A Martin/Lewis Or Just A Lewis BTS Pic?

    by Drunken Busboy

    Need to show Jerry some love. The man did invent the Dailies after all.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I got a good Martin and Lewis pic. Will run with it in a couple of weeks, probably. Already have this week picked out and written so I don't miss an entry due to my Sundancing (the festival, not the Pagan ritual).

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    drunken busboy I agree...

    by eustisclay

    ...and it just pissed me off again cuz I read where they are remaking some more Lewis Films. Though The Nutty Professor wasn't bad, and Lewis is supposed to be involved, still, more fuckin remakes!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Nelson almost looks Photoshopped into that picture

    by Smartacus

    Something to do with the lighting around his head I think.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    They ALL look Photoshopped in.

    by ROBRAM89

    It's like a photo of Stalin in reverse.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    "Whatcha got against Dude?"

    by Dollar Bird

    Stumpy 4eva!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    My 2nd Fave Wayne Western

    by macheesmo3

    after The Searchers. Isn't it weird how many westerns back then would have these strange Music numbers (as in this film) or out of the blue comedy bits (liek in The Searchers) ? It always struck me as weird and interesting.... Added an entirely new layer to those films.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Last issue of Empire had some sweet BTS's of Taxi Driver

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Need some BTS Scorcese Quint!

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I think its fake

    by unrulyappendage

    The light source creating the shadow against the wall is picture right, but the light source on Nelsons face is camera left.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    unruly... spot on.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Yup, there is definitely something hinky with this shot....

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by pushmonk

    The shadows on the faces are all wrong. Right? Am I just crazy? It just looks really weird to me.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by dukeroberts

    Great cast. Great picture. Love it. It is right up there with The Searchers.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I don't think it's fake

    by BadMrWonka

    remember, this is on set back in the day. they had to light things like CRAZY to get everything to show up properly. I think the double shadow effect is just due to the fact they probably had a big "sun" light up, and maybe the camera that took this had a flash that gave the left to right shadows on the faces. the shadows on the back wall are super defined, very focused light, maybe a spot, and the face shadows could be mostly ambient light plus a little. but more importantly, who the hell would fake this? it's an awful lot of trouble for, well....getting on BTTS on AICN? no offense to Quint or this column (which I love), but I think if people have talent for this type of stuff, they'll be spending their time making, like, fake X-Men posters to dupe...oh wait. ;o)

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by BatMatt21

    fuck all these old pictures. lets try to at least get some color or maybe actors that are still living onto this thing.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Why NO "Yo!" in this artical?

    by helowsyos

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 3:05 a.m. CST

    "John Wayne was a fag"

    by AsimovLives

    Quote from REPO MAN.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Fucking hate John Wayne

    by disfigurehead

    Macho chain smoking dress wearing shithead!

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Geez Louise...for the Duke haters...

    by Damned if I can login

    I'll paraphrase: "John Wayne crapped bigger'n you." Flame me all ya want, but it doesn't make that fact any less true.

  • Jan. 21, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    When cigarettes and guns were good for you!

    by IMC1965

    Love Hawks big trousers too. Oh, and of course it goes without saying that the film is A FUCKING CLASSIC. Thanks Quint, kids today need to be reminded that some of this old stuff is gold stuff.