Red River

Saddle up.

Things get heated on the trail, as John Wayne and Montgomery Clift clash in an Old West classic.

The Duke is a rough man, soft edges erased by tragedy, while the younger actor is his adopted son, sole survivor of a massacre.

Midway through a crucial cattle drive, Clift leads what some would see as a mutiny, others as a necessary intervention against a father figure drifting into madness, setting up a fiery confrontation.

One of Wayne’s best films, it made legendary director John Ford blurt out, “I didn’t know the big son of a bitch could act!”

 

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