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Red River
Red River (1948) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Howard Hawks
Produced by Howard Hawks
Screenplay by
  • Borden Chase
  • Charles Schnee
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Russell Harlan
Editing by Christian Nyby
Studio Monterey Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) August 26, 1948
Running time 133 minutes (Pre-release) 127 minutes (Theatrical)
Country United States
  • English
Budget $2.7 million
Money made $4,506,825 (US rentals)

Red River is a 1948 western movie. Howard Hawks directed and produced the movie. It stars actors John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. It is about the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. Red River was added to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1990 for being important.


  • John Wayne as Thomas Dunson
  • Montgomery Clift as Matthew "Matt" Garth
  • Walter Brennan as Nadine Groot
  • Joanne Dru as Tess Millay
  • Coleen Gray as Fen
  • Harry Carey as Mr. Melville, representative of the Greenwood Trading Company
  • John Ireland as Cherry Valance
  • Noah Beery Jr. as Buster McGee (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Harry Carey Jr. as Dan Latimer (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Chief Yowlachie as Two Jaw Quo (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Paul Fix as Teeler Yacey (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Hank Worden as Sims Reeves (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Ray Hyke as Walt Jergens (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Wally Wales as Old Leather (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Mickey Kuhn as Young Matt
  • Robert M. Lopez as an Indian
  • Shelley Winters as Dance Hall Girl in Wagon Train
  • Dan White as Laredo
  • Tom Tyler as Quitter (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Ray Spiker as Wagon Train Member
  • Glenn Strange as Naylor (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Chief Sky Eagle as Indian Chief
  • Ivan Parry as Bunk Kenneally (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Lee Phelps as Gambler
  • William Self as Sutter (Wounded Wrangler)
  • Carl Sepulveda as Cowhand (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Pierce Lyden as Colonel's Trail Boss
  • Harry Cording as Gambler
  • George Lloyd as Rider with Melville
  • Frank Meredith as Train Engineer
  • John Merton as Settler
  • Jack Montgomery as Drover at Meeting
  • Paul Fierro as Fernandez (Dunson Wrangler)
  • Richard Farnsworth as Dunston Rider
  • Lane Chandler as Colonel
  • Davison Clark as Mr. Meeker
  • Guy Wilkerson as Pete (Dunson Wrangler)

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