The first pairing of legendary Western director John Ford with star Jimmy Stewart, Two Rode Together is a taut, suspenseful story of two lawmen who invade Comanche Indian territory to rescue the white captives of the tribe.
Stewart stars as a U.S. Marshal assigned to trade guns for hostages with the fearsome Comanche. Cynical and corrupt, the character was a striking departure from Stewart\'s usual roles as a stalwart do-gooder. Paired with Richard Widmark, Stewart locates the hostages but argues against bringing them home, knowing they will be unable to re-adapt to settler life. But Widmark prevails, and the party\'s triumphant return results in tragedy.