A former Irish boxer who has spent years in America returns to Ireland to escape a dark secret. But love and tradition challenge his wish to renounce violence as he is pressured to fight for the woman he loves.
Douglas Sirks 1959 version was the second adaptation of Fannie Hursts popular novel of the same name about two women -- one white the other black -- struggling with career and raising their daughters.
This comic book camp is far above the similar genre films that followed proving Superman is still the leader of all superheroes. But this DVD treatment deserves more than the poor outing it gets.
This is a film that never has a sense of itself and as a result flounders for 87 seemingly endless and laugh-free minutes. Consider this a warning -- avoid this movie at all costs.
While the film appears simplistic and at times even cornball She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is grandiose in the way it handles the themes of the individual versus community.