Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Charlie Chaplin book Smile by Gary Golio

Red River Overview:

Red River (1948) was a Western - Action Film directed by Howard Hawks and Arthur Rosson and produced by Howard Hawks and Charles K. Feldman.

The film was based on the serial novel The Chisholm Trail written by Borden Chase published in The Saturday Evening Post from Dec 7, 1946 - Jan 11, 1947.

Red River was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingChristian NybyNominated
Best WritingBorden ChaseNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Review: Red River (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 4, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Any conversation on quintessential American Westerns certainly has to at least consider Red River. It has genre mainstay John Wayne in one of his most stirring performances, a moody precursor to The Searchers. It boasts the debut of the often criminally under-appreciated method actor Monty Clift. Mo... Read full article


Review: Red River (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 4, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Any conversation on quintessential American Westerns certainly has to at least consider Red River. It has genre mainstay John Wayne in one of his most stirring performances, a moody precursor to The Searchers. It boasts the debut of the often criminally under-appreciated method actor Monty Clift. Mo... Read full article


Red River

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 17, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm looking at director Howard Hawks' classic Western Red River (1948) starring John Wayne (left) and Montgomery Clift. This article is part of the Criterion Blogathon hosted by Criterion Blues, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings. Here's a gentle reminder that this review contains spoile... Read full article


Red River (1948)

By Beatrice on Mar 28, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Red River Directed by Howard Hawks and Arthur Rossen Written by Borden Chase and Charles Schnee from a story by Chase 1948/USA Charles K. Feldman Group/Monterey Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #217 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I find this to be two-thirds iconic cattle dri... Read full article


RED RIVER From Criterion

By Dan Day Jr. on Jun 10, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One of the greatest Westerns of all time--some would even say the greatest--has just been released on Blu-ray/DVD by Criterion. It is Howard Hawks' majestic RED RIVER (1948). Those who have seen RED RIVER for the first time might wonder what all the fuss is about. They might consider the movie a s... Read full article


See all Red River articles

Quotes from

Thomas Dunson: We brought nothing into this world and it's certain we can carry nothing out.


Mr. Melville: I'll buy the drinks when it's over.


Teeler Yancy: I shouldn't have run away. I should have stayed and put a bullet in you. I signed a pledge, sure, but you ain't the man I signed it with.
Thomas Dunson: You finished?
Teeler Yancy: Yeah, now you can get your Bible and read over us after you shoot us.


read more quotes from Red River...

Facts about

Cary Grant (who had worked with Howard Hawks on Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings) turned down the role of gunslinger Cherry Valance, a part that was subsequently minimized in the final film.
Five dams were built to bring the San Pedro River in Arizona, where the crossings were shot, to flood stage.
In a 1974 interview, Howard Hawks said that he originally offered the role of Thomas Dunson to Gary Cooper but he had declined it because he didn't believe the ruthless nature of Dunson's character would have suited his screen image.
read more facts about Red River...
Share this page:
Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Writing Oscar 1948











See more Academy Awards>>
National Film Registry

Red River

Released 1948
Inducted 1990
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Howard Hawks




More about Howard Hawks >>
Also produced by Howard Hawks




More about Howard Hawks >>
Related Lists
Create a list




See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1948




See All 1948 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Ranchers" films



See All "Ranchers" films >>
More "LBGT" films



See All "LBGT" films >>
error