Red River (Blu-ray)

Director: Howard Hawks

Stars: John Wayne Montgomery Clift

1948 USA

Romance Action Adventure


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  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1948
  • Runtime: 133
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Genre: Romance
  • SKU: EKA70114
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2013


One of Hollywood’s most iconic westerns, Howard Hawks’s Red River launches cinema’s grandest cattle drive, and one of the screen’s most powerful father-son dramas. One of John Wayne’s most intense roles inspired one of his finest performances, and in his debut leading role, Montgomery Clift instantly leapt to the forefront of Hollywood’s young actors.

After the Civil War, ranch owner Thomas Dunson (Wayne) leads a drive of ten thousand cattle out of an impoverished Texas to the richer markets of Missouri, alongside his adopted son Matthew Garth (Clift) and a team of ranch hands. As the conditions worsen, and Dunson’s control over his cattlemen gets ever more merciless, a rebellion begins to grow within the travelling party.

Filmed among glorious expanses with no expense spared, and a roster of brilliant turns from greats including Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Harry Carey, John Ireland, and Hank Worden, Red River is an all-American epic, a grand adventure yarn, and a profound psychological journey. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its first UK release on Blu-ray.


  • New high-definition 1080p presentation of the “Book Version” of the film
  • Exclusive lengthy video conversation about Red River and Howard Hawks by filmmaker and critic Dan Sallitt, conducted by Jaime Christley, and shot by Dustin Guy Defa and James P. Gannon
  • Lux Radio Theater adaptation of Red River featuring John Wayne, Walter Brennan, and Joanne Dru reprising their roles from the film
  • Optional music-and-effects audio track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • 56-PAGE BOOKLET containing a lengthy dossier of excerpts from vintage writing about Hawks and the film, including an interview with Hawks, a note on the “two versions” of the film, and rare archival imagery