Red River

John Wayne and John Ireland in a gif from Red River (1948)

Red River

John Ireland and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948), ranked number one of Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films.

The article ranks them from best to worst, even though they are his 20 best.  To truly rank his worst, one would have to consider Today We Live, A Song is Born, Land of the Pharaohs, and Red Line 7000.  Even his worst have terrific highlights.

Red River

John Ireland as Cherry Valance in a publicity still for Red River (1948).  Howard Hawks did not like John’s behavior as filming began so he reduced the part, giving him only a minimum of screen time.