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Red River

Red River(1948)

Remind Me

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  • Filmed in 1946 but held for release for two years, in part due to legal problems with Howard Hughes (I), who claimed it was similar to his Outlaw, The (1943).
  • Texas Longhorn cattle had been nearly extinct as a breed for about 50 years when this film was made. Only a few dozen animals were available. In the herd scenes most of the cattle are Hereford crosses with the precious Longhorns prominently placed in crucial scenes.
  • This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1990.
  • The theme song, "Settle Down" was later used under the title "My RIfle, My Pony and Me" in Rio Bravo (1959), another John Wayne western.
  • There was some concern that 'John Wayne' and Montgomery Clift would not get along since they were diametrically opposed on most political issues, and both were outspoken on their views. According to legend they agreed not to discuss politics and the shooting went smoothly.

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