Red River (1948 film)
Red River is an American Western film shot in 1946 but released in 1948. It was directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. The film is a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail.
About Red River (1948 film) in brief
Red River is an American Western film shot in 1946 but released in 1948. It was directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. The film is a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. The dramatic tension stems from a growing feud over the management of the drive, between the Texas rancher who initiated it and his adopted adult son. Upon its release, Red River was both a commercial and a critical success and was nominated for two Academy Awards. In 1990, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” It was selected by the American Film Institute as the 5th greatest Western of all time in the AFI’s 10 Top 10 list in 2008. It is considered one of the best Westerns of the 20th century, along with The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, and The Lord Of The Rings: Return of the Planet of the Apes. It has been released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-Ray in the U.S.
and Canada. It will be released on DVD in the UK on November 14, 2015. It also will be available in Australia on November 15, 2015, and in Europe on November 16, 2016, on DVD andBlu-ray in Australia and Canada on November 17, 2015 and in the US on November 18, 2016. The UK release date will be November 19, 2017, and the US release date on November 20, 2017. The U.K. release date is November 21, 2017; the UK release time is November 22, 17, 17 and 18, 17. The US release dates are November 23, 2017 and November 24, 2017 (both days of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) and November 25, 2017 (the date of the opening of the Calgary International Film festival) The film was released in 1946 and was produced by Hawks, Hawks, and Charles Schnee; the screenplay was written by Borden Chase, based on Chase’s original story. The cast includes Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Hank Worden, Noah Beery Jr., Harry Carey Jr. and Paul Fix.