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  Red River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Red River of the North, flows through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, in the Red River Valley
Red River, New Zealand, a minor river on the North Island
Red River Campaign, a series of battles fought in the American Civil War in 1864
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 Activity Connection.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Red told the audience giving him a standing ovation, “I want to thank you for sitting down, I thought you were pulling a CBS and walking out on me.” He returned to NBC in 1970 but was unable to achieve his previous success.
Red Skelton’s career spanned from the heyday of vaudeville to the golden age of television.
Although not a movie star, there are several documentaries and movies about her life that you might show.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Red River at Epinions.com
The line on Red River is that it is an outstanding film that is reduced in force by the commercial necessity of a happy ending.
Red River is still a masterpiece, even if you stop the DVD player at the appropriate moment and instead imagine the dead protagonist of your choice.
Red River was the first of five films that director Howard Hawks would make with John Wayne.
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 Medialunchbox - DVD : Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Red River has everything a great Western ought to have: a sweeping sense of history, spectacular landscapes, stampedes, gunfights, Indian attacks, and, of course, Walter Brennan as Dunson's crusty old cook and comic sidekick, Nadine Groot.
Red River is by any standard one of the greatest films to come out of Hollywood.
This 1948 movie, one of the canons of the Western genre, was a turning point in John Wayne's career.
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 Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And Red River is one of the greatest of all Westerns when it stays with its central story about an older man and a younger one, and the first cattle drive down the Chisholm Trail.
The three scenes with Tess are the movie's low points, in part because of her prattle (listen to how she chats distractingly with Matt during an Indian attack), in part because she is all too obviously the deus ex machina the plot needs to avoid an unhappy ending.
The theme of Red River is from classical tragedy: the need of the son to slay the father, literally or symbolically, in order to clear the way for his own ascendancy.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Red River
The film takes up then 14 years later, and the Red River D ranch owned by Dunson is now a huge ranch, everything he said it would be.
I gagged as I watch this lady complaining that Matt thinks she is some kind of floozy when he's not even said anything to her yet and is in the middle of the Indian attack to boot.
Red River is a wonderful movie, one of the greatest Westerns of all time, and certainly one of John Wayne's best.
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 Zap2it.com - Movie review - Space Cowboys
The movie is about four aging ex-test pilots, led by Eastwood's rebellious Frank Corvin, who were scrubbed out of the space program four decades ago but get their second chance in their 60s during a modern crisis.
The movie is a jocular sci-fi epic but it's also a comic rejoinder to critics who've been attacking Eastwood as too old for action or romantic roles.
Movie people who wouldn't dream of telling a racist or sexist joke will indulge in the baldest kind of ageism without a blush.
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 Dimitri Tiomkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the end of the 1940s until the beginning of the 1960s, Dimitri Tiomkin was one of the more prominent composers in movies; decades after his death, he remains one of the most problematic creative figures of his era in Hollywood.
The movie was everything that Selznick's lust-in-the-dust epic hadn't been, and it was a huge hit, critically and commercially, helped in no small measure by Tiomkin's rousing central theme.
In 1952, he scored nine movies, among them Hawks' epic The Big Sky, but his most important scoring assignment was for a movie that seemed destined for failure.
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 Red River (1948)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
My father is a true-to-life cowboy from that era and could vouch for how accurate this movie portrayed the life of a cowboy in those days.
What really makes this movie is the stellar performance of Montgomery Clift as Matt Garth, brilliant though forgotten actor of the late 40's thru the mid 60's.
In short, this movie deserves a viewing by even the most avid loathers of Westerns.
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 Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Red River of the North, a river that flows northward between North Dakota and Minnesota into Lake Winnipeg, site of the Red River Settlement; also center of the Red River Valley, a historic region of the United States and Canada
Red River (Mississippi watershed), a tributary of the Mississippi River forming part of the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma
Red River, New Zealand, a minor river in the North Island of New Zealand
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 Windfalls of War - The Center for Public Integrity
Red River Computer Company resells computer systems and equipment, mostly to the U.S. government and its sub-contractors.
Red River also has locations in Huntsville, Ala., and Norfolk, Va., both of which have Army and Navy bases.
On Feb. 27, 2003, the Defense Department awarded Red River Computer Company a $924,194 contract to provide computer equipment in Iraq, and increased the contract to $972,592 on March 11, 2003.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies (xhtml)
When Peter Bogdanovich needed a movie to play as the final feature in the doomed small-town theater in ``The Last Picture Show,'' he chose Howard Hawks' ``Red River'' (1948).
It's a sign of the movie's complexity that John Wayne, often typecast, is given a tortured, conflicted character to play.
John Wayne is tall and steady at the beginning of the picture, but by the end his hair is gray and lank, and his eyes are haunted; the transition is so gradual we might not even notice he wears a white hat at the outset but a fl one at the end.
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 Turner Classic Movies This Month Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the great Westerns of all time and a crowning achievement for Howard Hawks, Red River (1948) was made at the height of his long career.
Dams had to be built across the San Pedro River (standing in for the Red River) so it would rise to the appropriate level for shooting, and the 500 actors and extras had to be fitted with duplicate authentic costumes to cover for the substantial wear-and-tear they endured.
But on its release, the movie was an instant hit, raking in $5 million in its initial run and earning Oscar® nominations for Best Editing and Best Screenplay.
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 Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Based on a Saturday Evening Post story titled "The Chisholm Trail", "Red River", stars John Wayne as rancher Tom Dunstan who along with ever faithful side kick Groot Nadine (Walter Brennan), decides to branch out on his own from the wagon train he is travelling with to open up his own stretch of land.
Leaving his lady love Fen (Coleen Gray), behind until he is settled she and the rest of the Wagon Train team are massacred by Indians with the exception of a young boy Matt Garth (Mickey Kuhn/Montgomery), who teams up with the two men and settles on some undeveloped land to begin cattle grazing.
Some argue that this is a flawed movie, that Dunson should have been killed at the end of the movie, that the whole movie points in that direction.
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 Amazon.ca: DVD: Red River (Full Screen)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Howard Hawks' 1948 RED RIVER is an ambitious, sprawling, epic western.
Unfortunately Arthur was nearly fifty when this movie was made, so I guess casting her as a romantic lead opposite the young Clift would have, uh, added an strange and unwelcome dimension to the movie.
John Wayne's Red River is one of the most exciting and classical westerns of our century.
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 Red River [1948] - UK Prices and Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Full of Indian attacks, shootouts and classic movie moments, Red River is a hard-hitting, action-packed adventure that leads to an unbearably tense final showdown.
So let's admire the character of Joanne Dru who is not disturbed at all by the arrow stuck in her shoulder and who, later in the movie, is the only character who's got the guts to face John Wayne, the granite Father.
RED RIVER is a movie that must absolutely have a place in your library.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Red River [1949]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It's interesting to read the reviews for Red River and see that they all more or less hail the film to be a western classic and a candidate for the all time great westerns list.
Red River is indeed a very fine western.
It is a matter of public record that the writer of the story upon which Red River is based (Borden Chase) was furious with Hawks for not following the original storyline.
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 Red River
In the case of Red River this appears to have been exacerbated by a reading tradition that begins with Wood's and, via Oedipus, comes to be considered an exclusively masculine text allowing little room for marginal or alternative readings.
The Oedipal theme deflects attention or concern from what Red River is ostensibly about; a great cattle drive across new and dangerous country to reach a market and realise the empire that has been built on the integrity, perseverance, and frontier nous of Tom Dunson.
While Red River can be considered a boys' own rites-of-passage there are key moments that escape, or lie outside of, what has been conservatively defined as masculine.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/cteq/01/12/redriver.html   (1034 words)

  
 Family.org — Focus Over Fifty — Falling in Love With the Great American Western   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Movies set against the backdrop of an unspoiled American west, where the scenery, the action and the stars were all bigger than life.
Sure, these movies tend to romanticize the old west (note the tinsel-town version of 19th-century women in lacquered hairstyles and lots of red lipstick), but I don't care.
Everything is BIG in this movie: the stars, the soundtrack and, of course, the high plains that feel downright oceanic in their vastness.
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 Movie Database - [TV Guide Online]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Wayne, as Tom Dunson, is shown as a young, determined man at the opening of RED RIVER, taking his wagon out of the line of a train heading west.
Harlan's photography is stunning, sweeping through the horizonless plains and covering the vast territory the cowboys must travel in their odyssey: storms, rivers, canyons, distant buttes all encompassed beautifully.
RED RIVER, which would gross almost $5 million in its initial release, was seen by the public and critics alike as a classic, and it remains so today.
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 Howard Hawks' Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But this 1948 movie catapulted him to true stardom, and forever cemented his image as a tough and stubborn cowboy.
It was also the movie which inspired Ford to comment that "I didn't know the big son of a bitch could act!"
This Western story is somewhat unusual because it isn't really about action; not about some shootout between bandits and Indians and what have you, but about a bunch of guys moving cattle (of course, being the Old West, there's still plenty of action).
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 Montgomery Clift
You can tell, from every movie of his that I've seen at least, that here is a man who could feel, who knew all about suffering.
In Red River, just watch his reactions to what John Wayne does.
As the movie and the cattle drive progress, and especially the scene where he takes over the drive, and for the rest of the movie after that--I can't describe it.
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 Crystal's Montgomery Clift Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He was also by that time exclusively homosexual, though he maintained a number of close friendships with theatre women (heavily promoted by studio publicists).
His film debut was Red River (1948) with John Wayne quickly followed by his early personal success The Search (1948) (Oscar nominations for this, A Place in the Sun (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).
By 1950 he was troubled with allergies and colitis (the army had rejected him in WWII for chronic diarrhea) and, along with pill problems he was alcoholic.
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 Film/Classic: Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Wayne's portrayal of Dunson demonstrated that he could be a very good actor for he ages admirably in the film and his performance is memorable not only for its strength but also its subtlety.
While the movie is far from perfect, it is extremely interesting in its pairing of Wayne and Clift in the leading roles.
He is cocky, sensitive, tortured, romantic, headstrong, uncertain, fearful and respectful, and very expressive, all qualities that James Dean would embody a few years later in his brief but stunning career.
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 Amazon.com: Red River (1948) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Red River is a true classic and unquestionably one of the greatest westerns of all time.
"Red River" deserves the adulation that critics, film scholars, and most importantly audiences have lavished on it since its premiere in 1948.
One of the earliest "psychological" westerns, preceded by Selznick's "Duel in the Sun" (1946) and followed by King's "The Gunfighter" (1950), etc., "Red River" maintains interest after half a century due to the unique tensions between its characters, and the supreme skill with which those characters are played.
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 GreenCine | product main - Red River (1948)
Except for the sappy scenes with love interest Joanne Dru, everything works in Red River, from the stirring Dmitri Tiomkin score to Russell Harlan's brooding fl-and-white cinematography.
Essential viewing for western buffs in particular and film buffs in general, Red River currently exists in two release versions: the preferable 133-minute directors' cut, and a 125-minute studio cut, narrated by Walter Brennan.
Movies that Roger Ebert has reviewed in his Great Movies series.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Red River : Review
Inasmuch as Gunsmoke star James Arness was the protégé of movie luminary John Wayne, it is altogether fitting and proper that Arness step into Wayne's role in the 1988 TV-movie remake of the film classic Red River (1948).
Incredibly, Arness is largely absent in the closing scene of the TV version of Red River (1988), thereby weakening the story's fabled showdown denouncement.
Red River (1988) first rode over the TV horizon on April 10, 1988.
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 RED RIVER
CAPSULE REVIEW –– The most amazing thing about this movie is that it's Montgomery Clift's first film role.
RED RIVER has everything one comes to expect from a great Western – breathtaking panoramas, desperate bids for survival, pride in the land, gun fights, betrayal, indian raids, and John Wayne.
This tale has the Duke, as the biggest cattle rancher in Texas, forced to move his herd thousands of miles in order to keep total bankruptcy at bay.
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 Red River (1948): The Great Trail Drive Western
Red River (1948) is memorable for several reasons.
Howard Hawks produced and directed a western that told the epic story of the cowboys who pushed the cowherds from the south to the cattle towns with railroads in Kansas.
I feel that all those folks who appreciate great film-making should have a copy of this movie on their shelves.
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 DVD Empire - Item - Red River / DVD-Video
Howard Hawks' RED RIVER is widely regarded as one of the screen's great Westerns.
But it was his role in RED RIVER as a young cowhand enmeshed in a ferocious battle of wills with his tyrannical guardian (John Wayne) during
I haven't yet seen the film on DVD,but as far as the quality of the movie itself, it is one of the top 5 performances of John Wayne's career.Features superb cast featuring Walter Brennan, Montgomery Clift and Harry Carey.5 stars!
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