Red River

Red RiverBBBB.5

(out of 5)


Up there with The Searchers and Rio Bravo as the best westerns that  ever made. He gives a great performance as a hard-bitten cattle rancher who, against his better judgement, makes a near-impossible cattle drive from Texas to Missouri.   is fantastic as his adopted son, who gets tired of his father’s near-insane methods and decides to splinter off from the main group and start his own cattle drive. Power play between these two, once Wayne decides to get revenge, is fantastic. There’s a hilarious double entendre scene where Clift and  compare guns.


Monterey Productions

USA, 1948

Directed by ,

Story by , Screenplay by Borden Chase, 

Cinematography by

Produced by Howard Hawks

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1948

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