1948. USA. Howard Hawks. 133 min.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1948. USA. Directed by Howard Hawks. With John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, John Ireland. Hawks’s sprawling cattle-drive spectacle is dominated by the performances of newcomer Clift and Wayne. John Ford, Wayne’s mentor for the preceding two decades, credited Hawks with finally showing him that “the son-of-a-bitch could act.” It is probably the best Western not directed by Ford. 133 min.