#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fourteen years after starting his cattle ranch in Texas, Tom Dunston is finally ready to drive his 10,000 head of cattle to market. Back then Dunston, his sidekick Nadine Groot and a teen-aged boy, Matt Garth -who was the only survivor of an Indian attack on a wagon train – started off with only two head of cattle. The nearest market however is in Missouri, a 1000 miles away. Dunston is a hard task master demanding a great deal from the men who have signed up for the drive. Matt is a grown man now and fought in the Civil War. He has his own mind as well and he soon runs up against the stubborn Dunston who won’t listen to advice from anyone. Soon, the men on the drive are taking sides and Matt ends up in charge with Dunston vowing to kill him.
Plot: Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.
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A much neglected Classic western!
I was the “first kid on the block” to purchase a VCR, way back in the late 60’s…the RCA VBT200…no timer, no remote, no nothing! Paid $1200.00 for it (Canadian funds!)and ALL my friends told me I was nuts. I TRIED to tell them that, eventually, everybody would own a VCR but was shouted down. In any case, Red River was the first movie I taped and, deleting commercial breaks, I was ecstatic to have a Hollywood movie on hand to watch whenever the urge arose. And WHAT A MOVIE!!! I agree with earlier comments re John Wayne…who usually just played John Wayne. In THIS one, and “The Searchers”, however, the director got one helluva performance out of the Duke. Also, the second movie performance by the tragical Montgomery Clift…so “pretty” in the Mohammed Ali sense that I virtually fell in love with him myself, even though I was a “straight” teenaged boy. From the opening credits, with that almost Wagnerian music by Dmitri Tiomkin, this movie (shot in 1946 and held ’til 1948 for release…I forget why)should be compulsory viewing for the brain-dead Hollywood moguls of today. Actually, there are no “moguls” left…they’re all bottom-line money men who wouldn’t know a good movie if they saw one…”Let’s check the demographics, guys, and fill those multiple screen outlets with brain-dead teens (not really their fault as products of our so called progressive p.c. education system)and make a TON of money!” My age is showing…back to the movie. If you haven’t seen it, be prepared for a LONG sojourn. This isn’t brain candy…it’s an allegorical treatise on the impetuousness of youth vs. the inflexible values of pioneer stock. In the end, BOTH are told to cut themselves some slack, by the “gun-totin” Joanne Dru. In summary, a Great Western, and to get back to the Duke, an amazing performance by a 39 year old made up to look like a 60 year old…and he pulled it off! The respect/fear combo of his hired trailhands is almost Shakespearian, and a tribute to the screenwriter/s and director Howard Hawks. If you’ve never seen it…do yourself a big favour and rent this little classic!
There are only two things more beautiful than a gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere.
This is one of the dozen best John Wayne films there are. It is part of a viewing marathon that I do not plan to end until I have seen at least 18 movies – my 100th birthday celebration.
He plays a Texas cattle Baron who has to drive his herd 1000 miles to Missouri because beef is not selling in Texas after the war because there is no money. They make the first drive up the Chisolm Trail.
This film has an outstanding cast to support Wayne. Young Montgomery Clift as his partner, Walter Brennan for comic relief, and Joanne Dru as the woman that settles the feud.
One of the funniest parts is the dance between the two young colts, Montgomery Clift and John Ireland as they feel each other out to see who is top dog.
It is just a great film that no one should miss.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (West Germany), 2 hr 6 min (126 min) (original theatrical) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Director Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson(co-director)
Writer Borden Chase (screenplay), Charles Schnee (screenplay), Borden Chase (from “The Saturday Evening Post” story)
Actors John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Monterey Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (uncredited), Pathé Laboratory, USA (uncredited)
Film Length 3,463.44 m (13 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm