Red River Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for Red River the Movie

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The classic Hawks epic about a gruelling cattle drive and the battle of wills between father and son. Tom Dunston (Wayne), who owns a sprawling cattle empire, decide to make a difficult trek north, refusing to listen to any advice from his adopted son, Matthew Garth (Clift, in his first film). Matt is eventually forced to take over the drive from the obsessed Dunston, who swears revenge. Generally regarded as one of the best westerns ever made, with a great supporting cast headed by Brennan and Ireland, although Dru is a very nominal love interest. Restored version has eight minutes of previously edited material. Remade for TV in 1988 with James Arness and Bruce Boxleitner.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, Parenthood, Bad Dads, Restored Footage, Top Grossing Films of 1948, Director/Star Teams: Hawks & Wayne, 4 Bones
Borden Chase, Charles Schnee
John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Paul Fix, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, Harry Carey, Chief Yowlachie, Hank Worden
Russell Harlan
Howard Hawks
Dimitri Tiomkin
United Artists


Natl. Film Reg. 1990.

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