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Red River

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DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Sr., Colleen Gray, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Paul Fix, Chief Yowlachie, Hank Worden, Mickey Kuhn, Ray Hyke, Hal Taliaferro.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2014]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (127 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


The tensions between an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher and his independent-minded adopted son reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri.


Title from container.

From the Saturday Evening Post story "The Chisholm trail" by Borden Chase.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.

Special features: New 2K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks ; new 2K digital restoration of the longer, prerelease version of Red River ; new interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich about Red River and the two versions ; new interview with critic Molly Haskell about Hawks and Red River ; new interview with film scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about the western genre ; audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich ; audio excerpts from a 1970 interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase ; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Red River from 1949, featuring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, and Walter Brennan ; trailer.


  • Disc one. The theatrical version
  • Disc two. The prerelease version.

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