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John Wayne’s ‘forced’ machismo ‘repelled’ Montgomery Clift on Red River set

John Wayne thought Montgomery Clift was "an arrogant little bastard" and tried to stay away from him while shooting Red River.

Back in 1946, John Wayne shot the first of a number of Westerns with director Howard Hawks. Red River was a fictional telling of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas. The story followed a growing feud between Duke’s Texas rancher Thomas and his adopted adult son Matt played by Montgomery Clift in his film debut. It turns out that in real life the two Hollywood stars did not get on either.

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