“Red River” is a Good Old Fashioned Western

I agree with everything Roger Ebert says, that Red River is a film that captures “the exhilaration of being on a horse under the big sky with a job to do and a paycheck at the other end. [It is] one of the greatest of all Westerns…”

It’s a bit chauvinist in its portrayal of women, but it’s easy to overlook such qualities because it is so damn entertaining (things I can’t easily say about other so-called classic Westerns such as The Searchers).

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

One Reply to ““Red River” is a Good Old Fashioned Western”

  1. How can you not love a movie with a main character whose name is GROOT? This movie is a great introduction to John Wayne for anyone who’s never bothered to check him out.

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