Red River starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Red River starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru and So many more. Walter Brennan, John Ireland, Harry Carey Sr., Harry Carey Jr., Hank Worden, Noah Berry Jr., Coleen Gray and so many more. Released in 1948 this is many peoples favorite western movie still today.

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
John Ireland as Cherry Valance
Noah Beery, Jr. as Buster McGee
Harry Carey, Jr. as Dan Latimer
Chief Yowlachie as Quo
Paul Fix as Teeler Yacey
Hank Worden as Sims Reeves
Ray Hyke as Walt Jergens
Wally Wales as Old Leather
Mickey Kuhn as Young Matt
Robert M. Lopez as an Indian.
Thomas Dunson (John Wayne) is a stubborn man who wants nothing more than to start up a successful cattle ranch in Texas. Shortly after he begins his journey to Texas with his trail hand, Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan), Dunson learns that his love interest (Coleen Gray), whom he had told to stay behind with the wagon train with the understanding that he would send for her later, was killed in an Indian attack. Despite this tragedy, Dunson and Groot press on. That night, Dunson and Groot, keeping watch, hear a group of Indians planning to attack them. They kill the Indians, and on the wrist of one, Dunson finds a bracelet he had been left by his late mother. One day before, he had presented it to his young love as he left the wagon train. The bracelet reappears significantly later in the film. The next day, an orphaned boy named Matthew Garth (played as a boy by Mickey Kuhn and as an adult by Montgomery Clift) who had been part of the wagon train Dunson had left, and who came back from finding a strayed cow to see the ruins of the train wanders into Dunson and Groot’s camp, traumatized and babbling incoherently. He was the sole survivor of the wagon train. Dunson adopts him and ties the boy’s cow to his wagon, alongside a bull Dunson already owned.

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