Red river 1948 is a classic and complex western and considered by many critics to be one of the ten best westerns ever made. No matter what genre he worked in, howard hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whipsmart red river. Wayne wore the red river d belt buckle with the initials hwh in nine other movies including north to alaska, circus world, hatari. John ford made wayne famous as the ringo kid in stagecoach 1939. The name john wayne immediately evokes images of a tough, american western hero. He continued in films with dramas and westerns such as behind green lights 1946, my darling clementine 1946, railroaded 1947, joan of arc 1948 with ingrid bergman, and of course the john wayne anger fest red river 1948. Red river 1948 john wayne shoots quitters duration.
Passed 2h min action, adventure, drama, romance 17 september 1948 usa dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14. Red river 1948 action, adventure, drama, romance john. It is a sweeping, epic story about a cattle drive historically based on the opening of the chisholm trail in 1867 and a film of rivalry. Red river is a 1948 american western film directed and produced by howard hawks and starring john wayne and montgomery clift, giving a fictional account of the first cattle drive from texas to kansas along the chisholm trail. In 1948, united artists released red river, the story of visionary rancher tom dunson wayne and his creation of a cattle empire from the early days of the settling of the west to later years when his ruthless individualistic values clash with those of his adopted son, played by montgomery clift. A 1948 movie starring john wayne, the first western directed by howard hawks. Red river deconstructs the social and psychological understandings of manhood. Red river 1111 movie clip showdown 1948 hd duration. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Red river 1948 howard hawks synopsis, characteristics. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing red river 1948 near you. Spread out over a period of 14 years, red river is a. The movie was shot in blackandwhite because hawks thought.
Red river a movie wayne made 8 years earlier, and with howard hawks, the storyteller, not john ford, the mythmaker is the clearer of the two films. He selected the scene where john wayne tells montgomery clift, take em to missouri, matt. Apr 21, 2015 the movieclips channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. The lyrics were sung by a russian mens chorus, singing the words phonetically. He ominously tells the men of how he rode as point man for two thousand head of cattle owned by old man carver. These two westerns are the treasure of the sierra madre and red river together, they represent a bridge into a new era of this signature american genre. His first movie was the stellar world war ii drama a walk in the sun 1945. Brought to the silver screen in 1948 under the name red river, the movie starred john wayne, montgomery clift, joanne dru, and harry carey.
Get 50% off hundreds of family movies when you preorder on fandangonow today. His characters ooze testosterone and are considered by some the epitome of manhood. Officially based on borden chases novel the chisholm trail, the film also owes a great deal to mutiny on. Together they begin a massive cattle drive north from texas to the missouri railhead. The classic epic has been described as a western version of the film mutiny on the bounty. Red river was selected by the american film institute as the. This movie is considered one of the classic westerns but has a strange ending. See what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Red river 411 movie clip comparing guns 1948 hd youtube. In it, john wayne found one of his greatest roles, as an embittered, tyrannical texas rancher whose tensions with his independentminded adopted sonplayed by montgomery clift, in a breakout performancereach epic. A lone, wounded rider william self, a wrangler halfdead from starvation and a throat wound from an attempted hanging, appears on horseback. Financial analysis of red river 1948 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability.
Red river 111 movie clip dont ever trust anybody 1948 hd. This movie was the last movie shown in the 1971 motion picture the last picture show. This isnt only because a lot of westerns came out that year. Directed by howard hawks, red river recounts the conflict between thomas dunson john wayne, a. Red river 1948 john wayne color version dvd elvis dvd. Red river is a 1948 american western film directed and produced by howard hawks and. But when plummeting livestock values endanger his belo. Many of the phrases are rather muddy sounding, making it nearly impossible to understand the words. Ringo was one of waynes many tough guy gets the girl roles. What are the lyrics to settle down from the movie red river. Spread out over a period of 14 years, red river is a favorite among many western connoisseurs. Howard hawks directed the film which starred john wayne, montgomery clift, and joanne dru.
But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. Red river 1948 cast and crew cast photos and info fandango. Sep 07, 2016 the 1948 western red river is a tale of masculinity that attempts to critique certain tropes of the western genre. As i watched it i noticed a few things that represented this idea and thought i would share a few of them. Perhaps the ultimate cattle drive movie, it is based on the novel the blazing guns of the chisholm trail by borden chase, which was originally serialized in the saturday evening post remarkable as the first movie in which john wayne played a character with greater depth, an aging man, and a largerthanlife. However, red river 1948 and a handful of others including the body snatcher 1945 and flying down to rio 1933 were broadcast only in europe, never to be exhibited in the u. Red river is a 1948 western film about the historic first cattle drive from texas to kansas.
Director howard hawks second western was also his first collaboration with john wayne. A computercolorized version of the film was struck in the mid1980s, along with many other titles in the turner library. The movie also features a large supporting cast that includes walter brennen, joanne dru and many others. John wayne, montgomery clift, walter brennan in red river. It is a sweeping, epic story about a cattle drive historically based on the opening of the chisholm trail in 1867 and a film of rivalry and rebellion, spanning a time period of fifteen years. It is an examination of gender identity within the. When peter bogdanovich needed a movie to play as the final feature in the. The biggest mistakes you never noticed in red river 1948. The dramatic tension stems from a growing feud over the management of the drive, between the texas rancher who initiated. The 1948 western red river is a tale of masculinity that attempts to critique certain tropes of the western genre.
Mar, 2017 red river 111 movie clip dont ever trust anybody 1948 hd. Red river is an absolutely perfect film and i cherish it dearly. Grand scale movie stunningly directed by howard hawks at his pinnacule, being supported by arthur rosson in 2. Aug 02, 20 the song in the opening sequence of the movie was, i believe, written by dmitri tiomkin, as was the score to the movie as well. Starring john wayne, montgomery clift, joanne dru, walter brennan, john ireland. Released september 30th, 1948, red river stars john wayne, montgomery clift, walter brennan, joanne dru the movie has a runtime of about 2 hr min, and received a score of out of 100 on. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a. Red river 1948 tt0040724 dunson is driving his cattle to red river when his adopted son, matthew, turns against him.
But after this role in 1948, wayne would go onto play a more versatile, characterdriven cowboy. I remember my dad being real excited one evening because a movie called red river was about to come on tv. Red river 1948 action, adventure, drama, romance john wayne, montgomery clift siege at red river 1954 van johnson, joanne dru, richard boone. Red river is the first movie where john wayne plays a character whos not very likable. John wayne, montgomery clift, joanne dru, walter brennan, coleen gray, harry carey, john ireland, noah beery jr. Monterey productions released red river to theaters on september 17, 1948.
Truly, his greatest performances all were filmed after the filming of red river, with red river itself being one of his finest. This howard hawks directed film was nominated for two oscars but didnt win in either category. The song in the opening sequence of the movie was, i believe, written by dmitri tiomkin, as was the score to the movie as well. Dunson john wayne with his famous pep talk before the chisolm trail cattle drive, matt montgomery clift supporting and a special checkin with dan latimer harry carey jr. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Once you select rent youll have 14 days to start watching the movie and 48 hours to finish it.
Like ive already said, 1948 was an important year for the western. When peter bogdanovich needed a movie to play as the final feature in the doomed smalltown theater in the last picture show, he chose howard hawks red river 1948. Director howard hawks had initially offered the role of thomas dunson to gary cooper, who turned it down for fear that the characters ruthless nature would damage his screen image. Red river 1948 movie clip no quitting along the way. Red river contains everything a western should have and throws in a few things more. Red river, american western film, released in 1948, that is widely considered director howard hawkss mostenduring movie. In red river 1948, hawks casts wayne as ruthless cattle rancher thomas dunson. Red river 1948 film wikimili, the best wikipedia reader.
Its because, primarily, two westerns came out that year. Film critics consider red river one of the best movies of the western genre. Watch red river 1948 movie trailer instantly, no need to login. Headstrong thomas dunson john wayne starts a thriving texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, groot walter brennan, and his protege, matt garth montgomery clift, an. The ambitious dreams of a cattle baron are threatened by his rebellious foster son.
The dramatic tension stems from a growing feud over the management of the drive, between the texas rancher who initiated it wayne and his adopted adult son clift. I have searched the internet, to no avail, trying to find the lyrics, and i am beginning. A loose variation on mutiny on the bounty, it has a more tangible goal in mind. Aug, 2017 monterey productions released red river to theaters on september 17, 1948. And then there is hawks famous montage of weathered cowboy faces in. Dec 07, 2014 red river 1948 action, adventure, drama, romance john wayne, montgomery clift siege at red river 1954 van johnson, joanne dru, richard boone. Red river contains everything a western should have and throws in a. Red river is a film directed by howard hawks, arthur rosson with john wayne, montgomery clift, walter brennan, joanne dru, year. And then there is hawks famous montage of weathered cowboy faces in closeup and exaltation, as they cry heeyaw. Red river 1948 color version completely colorized remastered john wayne gives one of the best performances of his career as tom dunson, a cattle baron who built his ranch with hard work and a determination to kill any man who would dare try to take his land. With john wayne, montgomery clift, joanne dru, walter brennan. Its a sign of the movies complexity that john wayne, often typecast.996 546 865 1102 219 441 221 781 510 524 700 393 1372 1265 431 1281 988 1424 755 33 1468 806 108 907 1059 1124 1400 1355 948 877 59 950 1471 736 74 1439 1023 916 878 271 408 19 1059 283 799 1405 595 290 1119