Red River

Red River

By Howard Hawks

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1996-07-24
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 110 Ratings


In this epic tale, a ruthless Texas rancher is determined to get his huge herd of cattle to the market…and to have his revenge on his liberal minded son who, rebelling against his father's growing authoritarianism, takes the cattle to Abeline just over the newly opened Chishom Trail. From a magazine story "The Chisholm Trail" by Borden Chase.




  • Top Ten Western

    By Xtothezee99
    Wow. This is a classic of the genre and deserves to be ranked among the best. It's like "Mutiny on the Bounty" during a cattle drive, or "Heart of Darkness" on the prairie. John Wayne gives a great dramatic performance (no, really), and Montgomery Clift is fantastic. And, for god's sake, triple-Oscar winner Walter Brennan! (not a typo) The only flaw in this film is the ending, which is surprisingly weak, but otherwise a stellar adventure.
  • Red River

    By WilcoTheDog45
    I love John Wayne. I thought I probably wouldn't of cared about Montgomery Clift. But this is like the greatest movie ever in the whole world I have seen. I mean like John Wayne is my favorite actor. Howard Hawks is one of my favorite directors. This is my best picture for 1948. And my best actors for this movie are John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan and Joanne Dru.
  • Red river

    By Sjejjshejshs
    This is a great movie
  • Red River

    By dafii
    I paid that much money and only got 24 out of 32 chapters of the movie!
  • Red River

    By bob the builder 2
    No way Red River is by far one of the best moives ever made. This moive is awesome but way over priced.
  • must see

    By maestrocosmo
    You should view this even if you don't think it's your cup of tea. It's a wonderfully made and acted film. It's also interesting to think that just a few years after the end of World War II, after the parade of war flicks that came out of Hollywood, audiences we ready for cattle drives. Did this film enable people better to understand the modern world through a story about a vanished past, or were audiences hungry for escape from their present?
  • boo

    By TishTosh
  • Red River One Great Movie with Clift and Wayne at their Best

    By jsandresen1
    There is no better John Wayne movie than the Searcher's. In fact the Searchers is one of the best movies ever made. However Red River is a great story and while not quite at as good as the Searchers is still a great movie. Even if you don't like Westerns there is a great story here and enough suspense to keep you glued to your seat. The Thomas Dunson character played by John Wayne is a tough rancher whose got to drive his herd of cattle 1,000 miles from Texas to Missouri or the face the loss of his ranch that he’s owned for more than twenty years. Along the way an argument ensues over which trail is best to get to their and John Wayne kills the men who go against him. Matthew “Matt” Garth played by Montgomery Clift who is fantastic in this movie, is like a son to Dunson and he steps in to calm everyone down. However Dunson assumes Garth, out of devotion and loyalty will settle on his side but Garth agrees that the trail the ranch hands want to take is the better trail and is angry with Dunson for killing the men. Garth tries to convince Dunson that this is best for all but Dunson is filled with rage over what he feels is betrayal at the hand of “son” and refuses to go along with the plan. But before riding back home Dunson promises to kill them all including Garth. This sets the stage an impending show down and a cattle drive that is full of fear, tension and suspense as the team led by Garth is certain that Dunson is on their heels. At night no one can sleep as the sound of a Coyote howling or the wind blowing spreads to confusion and fear as they are certain that Dunson and death at his hands awaits them all.