Sunday Seconds with the Duke

Red River (1948)

Episode #23

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

Red River Movie Summary

Spread out over a period of 14 years, Red River is a favorite among many Western connoisseurs. Director Howard Hawks, one of the greats from the Golden Age of Hollywood, helmed this revered western classic which has overtones of Mutiny on the Bounty.

John Wayne is the tyrannical Thomas Dunson, whom we meet while deciding to breakaway from a wagon train. Resisting the advances of a beautiful woman to stay, Dunson still bails. Later, we see the ominous smoke on the horizon from an Indian attack on the group he left behind.

Later, out on the trail, there is a fierce knife fight with an Indian. Once victorious, Dunson discovers the dead man wearing the bracelet his late female suitor once owned. A young boy, Matt Garth, strays onto the scene, and joins Dunson who raises him as a son. Dunson has big dreams of settling in Texas, and spreading his brand from a cow and a bull to an entire farming property dynasty.

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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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