Red River (1948)

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Directed By Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson Starring John Wayne John Wayne  •  Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift  •  Joanne Dru Joanne Dru  •  Walter Brennan Walter Brennan  •  John Ireland John Ireland Genres Adventure  •  Epic  •  Western Studios &
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Release Info 1948-08-26T00:00:00Z August 26, 1948
B&W  •  133 minutes NR Rated NR
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Red River vs. Stagecoach

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Comments (6)


eaglesflyhigh on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

Despite amazing and epic scenes and great character development early on, I still can't call Red River a good western because of its terribly foolish upsetting ending.

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gatesrw on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

I know there are those out there that will find this blasphemy to say, but I have never liked John Wayne and have always thought that even for his time he is a terrible actor. I usually try to avoid his movies, and would have also avoided Red River but I saw it got a criterion release and could not stop myself.

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lukiushaufoy on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Beginning: 10/10
Middle: 10/10
End: 2/10

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JC13 on 1/17/2016 Reply  · 

There's a lot of good stuff in this one including the cast, but it's too long and drags in places. And like others have said, the ending isn't very good.

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Caesar on 9/8/2016 Reply  · 

"You earned it."

Come on, that ending was great. I could've done without the woman jabbering about this and that, but everything else about it was excellent.

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Ufhamlet on 2/6/2020 Reply  · 

The acting is atrocious, and that's even by John Wayne standards, which are already terrible. I rather like the pacing and cinematography but wish there was a different cast. Feels like a remake could do it a lot of good, but what 2020 audience wants to watch a 2:15 cattle drive epic?

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