Red River

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This saga of saddle-sore cowboys driving cattle over the chisholm trail stars john wayne as a cattle king whose single mindedness turns him into a cold-blooded executioner.

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40022199
UPC 027616604224
UPC 14 00027616604224
Format DVD
Rating NR
Sales Rank 704
Keywords
Betrayal
Classic
Classic Fight Scenes
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note RED RIVER, Howard Hawks's masterpiece, is one of the greatest Westerns ever filmed, a saga of obsession and rivalry between a man and his adoptive son amid an epic struggle for survival in the Old West. Tom Dunson (John Wayne) journeys west to Texas to build a cattle empire and adopts Matthew Garth, a young boy orphaned by an Indian raid. Years later, Matthew (Montgomery Clift) returns from the Civil War and joins Dunson on a massive cattle drive north undertaken to avoid financial ruin. Stampedes and Indian attacks build tension, but it is Dunson's ironfisted leadership that causes the most problems, finally bringing the action to a boiling point that pits father against son. This bold canvas of the American frontier features stirring performances, including Clift in his first film and Wayne in one of his finest and most complex roles, stunning photography shot on location in Arizona, and a perfect balance of action, drama, romance, and comedy from one of Hollywood's greatest directors.
Plot Summary
Summary The ambitious dreams of a self-made but cruel cattle baron are threatened when his rebellious adopted son returns home from the Civil War and proves himself a more natural leader.
Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times "...Russell Harlan's cinematography finds classical compositions in the drive, arrangements of men, sky and trees....Hawks is wonderful at setting moods..." 03/01/1998 p.5
Directors
Howard Hawks
Actors
John Wayne
Montgomery Clift
Cast & Crew
Walter Brennan - Star
Joanne Dru - Star
John Wayne - Star
Coleen Gray - Star
John Ireland - Star
Montgomery Clift - Star
Noah Beery Jr. - Star
Harry Carey Sr. - Star
Howard Hawks - Producer
Russell Harlan - Director of Photography
John Datu Arensman - Art Director
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Christian Nyby - Editor
Charles K. Feldman - Executive Producer
Borden Chase - Screenwriter
Charles Schnee - Screenwriter
Howard Hawks - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1948
Catalog ID 906042
UPC 00027616604224
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 133 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Wayne,John
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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