Sunday Seconds with the Duke

Red River (1948)

Episode #23

Monterey Productions released Red River on September 17, 1948. Howard Hawks directed the film starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, and Joanne Dru.

‘Red River’ Movie Summary

Tom Dunston has run a cattle ranch in Texas for the last fourteen years. When he started, he, his old pal named Nadine Groot, and a teen-aged boy named Matt Garth had only two head of cattle to their name. Now, he’s got 10,000 ready for a drive to market. Unfortunately, the nearest market is 1000 miles away in Missouri. While Dunston is an authoritarian who demands a great deal from the men who sign up for the drive, his young boy, Matt, is now a grown man. Matt took care of himself when he fought in the recent Civil War, and he has ideas of his own too. The two men butt heads as the hired hands for the drive take sides. After Matt winds up in charge, Dunston vows to kill him.

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Monterey Productions released Red River on September 17, 1948. Howard Hawks directed the film starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, and Joanne Dru.

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  1. You should check out Bend of the River, an Anthony Mann western with Jimmy Stewart. It’s pretty much a remake of Red River, and arguably better. It’s a lot shorter at only 90 mins. Both have the same screenwriter. Might be a good choice for golden age of the silver screen(I hope A Place in the Sun makes it in there, it’s one of my favorites).

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