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    Red River (United Artists, 1948). Insert (14" X 36"). A classic Western from director Howard Hawks and star John Wayne, this is the story of Thomas Dunson (Wayne), a tyrannical cattle baron driving his herd from Texas to Missouri with his adopted son Matthew (Montgomery Clift in his first screen role) and his erstwhile sidekick Groot (Walter Brennan). Along the way, tempers flare and son turns against father, leading to a dramatic conclusion. Although the film was completed several years earlier, it was held due to legal challenges from Howard Hughes, who considered it too similar to his earlier picture, The Outlaw (1943). This fabulous insert had several small holes in the title area, small edge chips in the left border, and a corner bend in the top right, but professional restoration has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible, making this a fantastic piece from a remarkable film. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.

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