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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
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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


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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.


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After seeing John Wayne's performance in Red River, directed by rival director Howard Hawks, John Ford is quoted as saying, "I never knew the big son of a bitch could act."
The famous scene where Montgomery Clift and John Ireland compare their revolvers was allegedly a reference to Clift's homosexuality and the affair they were reportedly having in real life.
Writer Borden Chase readily admitted that the storyline was Mutiny on the Bounty with saddles and stirrups.
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