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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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Quotes from

Nadine Groot: Never liked seeing strangers. Maybe it's because no stranger ever good newsed me.


Thomas Dunson: Cherry was right. You're soft, you should have let 'em kill me, 'cause I'm gonna kill you. I'll catch up with ya. I don't know when, but I'll catch up. Every time you turn around, expect to see me, 'cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there. I'm gonna kill ya, Matt.


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


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Filmed in 1946 but held for release for two years, in part due to legal problems with Howard Hughes who claimed it was similar to his The Outlaw.
Texas Longhorn cattle had been nearly extinct as a breed for about 50 years when this film was made. Only a few dozen animals were available. In the herd scenes most of the cattle are Hereford crosses with the precious Longhorns prominently placed in crucial scenes.
Five dams were built to bring the San Pedro River in Arizona, where the crossings were shot, to flood stage.
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