Red River is a 1948 American Western film, directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. It gives 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 (Wayne) and his adopted adult son (Clift).
Thomas Dunson wants to start a cattle ranch in Texas. Shortly after he begins his journey to Texas with his trail hand Nadine Groot, Dunson learns that his love interest Fen was killed in an Indian attack. He had told Fen to stay behind with the California-bound wagon train, with the understanding that he would send for her later.
|author||Borden Chase Charles Schnee|
|director||Arthur Rosson Howard Hawks|
|keywords||abilene kansas american civil war capture cattle ranch chisholm trail civil war dance hall girl follow indian indian attack kill love interest making peace morning native americans in the united states orphan railhead red river of the south rio grande shoot sole survivor stampede understand wagon train|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Story|
|recordedAt||Arizona California Mexico|