Red River (1948)
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the Western Red River?
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1) Filmed in 1946 but held for release for
two years, in part due to legal problems with Howard Hughes
who claimed it was similar to his The Outlaw (1943).
2) John Wayne plays
Thomas Dunson. He 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, Dunson learns that his love interest, 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.
Who played Nadine Groot?
George "Gabby" Hayes
3) Dunson and Groot
press on, only to chance on an orphaned boy named Matthew
Garth, whom Dunson effectively adopts. With only a couple head
of cattle, Dunson and the boy enter Texas by crossing the Red
River and Dunson proudly proclaims all the land about them as
his own. Montgomery Clift played the adult Matt.
Who played Matt as a boy?
4) On the way to
Abilene, Matt and his men repulse an Indian attack on a wagon
train. One of the people they save is Tess Millay, who falls
in love with Matt.
Who played Tess?
5) Who is
reported to have said, "I didn't know the big son of
a bitch could act!"?
6) This is Montgomery
Clift's debut film, but because it was shelved for 2 years,
the first film the public saw of Clift was The Search
(1948), which he was Oscar-nominated for.
7) Who said, "We
brought nothing into this world and it's certain we can carry
8. What is the Westerns runtime?
9) What state's locations were
used in the filming of Red River?
10) The film gives
August 14, 1865 as the completion of the first cattle drive on
the Chisholm Trail. However, the first cattle drive on the
Chisholm Trail started and finished in 1867, two years later.