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John Ireland as Cherry Valance in a screencap from Red River (1948).  Howard Hawks didn’t like John’s behavior on location so he did his best to minimize Ireland’s presence in the film.

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Montgomery Clift gives John Wayne a light in Red River (1948).

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foreign posters for Red River (1948)

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Headlines of the Aug 20, 1948 issue of the Hollywood Reporter on the legal dispute between Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks over a scene Hawks allegedly borrowed from The Outlaw for Red River (1948).  The film didn’t open until Aug 26.

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Red River premiered Aug 26, 1948 in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  It was Howard Hawks’ 32nd film.

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foreign posters for Red River (1948)

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Colleen Gray and John Wayne in a publicity still for Red River (1948).

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foreign laser disc for Red River (1948).  What better way to celebrate the gift giving season than with a short lived and obsolete technology.

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Joanne Dru tries to break up a fight between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948)

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John Wayne as Thomas Dunston in a publicity still for Red River (1948), the first of five films he made with Howard Hawks.

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theater ad for Red River (1948)

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John Wayne and Colleen Gray in a publicity still for Red River (1948)

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John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in a smoking gif from Red River (1948)

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John Wayne leads the cattle drive in Red River (1948)

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two of Howard Hawks’  most used actors, John Wayne and Walter Brennan in Red River (1948).  They would also make Rio Bravo with Hawks.