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souvenir booklet for Red River (1948)

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Joanne Dru and Hank Worden in Red River (1948)

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Hank Worden in an autographed publicity still for Red River (1948).  Hank was born in Rolfe, Iowa, and had 222 acting credits, from an uncredited bit in Howard Hawks’ Barbary Coast (1935), to four episodes of Twin Peaks (1990-91).  Hank was seen in many many westerns in small parts, and often doubled as a wrangler during filming.

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Thomas Dunston slaps young Matthew Garth as Nadine Groot observes in an original publicity still for Red River (1948).

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John Wayne is a son of a bitch, but he’s the sort of son of a bitch I like. Montgomery Clift’s also a son of as bitch. But I don’t like him. – Howard Hawks on the two stars of Red River (1948)

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foreign poster for Red River (1948).  I wonder what it says underneath Montgomery Clift’s name.

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foreign window card for Red River (1948)

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souvenir booklet for Red River (1948)

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Howard Hawks and Montgomery Clift behind the scenes of Red River (1948)

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souvenir booklet for Red River (1948)

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Walter Brennan as Nadine Groot in a publicity still for Red River (1948), his fifth of six films with Howard Hawks.

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John Wayne and Walter Brennan in a publicity still for Red River (1948).  It was the first of two times Walt would play John’s sidekick in a Howard Hawks movie.  They were all reunited in Rio Bravo (1959).

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Red River (1948) was the first of five films John Wayne made with Howard Hawks.

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Joanne Dru breaks up a fight between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948).

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John Wayne as Thomas Dunson in a publicity still for Red River (1948)