Category Archives: John Wayne

June 21, 2022

Movie One Sheets: Big Jim McLain

Big Jim McLain is a 1952 political thriller film starring John Wayne and James Arness as HUAC investigators hunting down communists in the postwar Hawaii organized-labor scene. Edward Ludwig directed. This was the first film in which Wayne played a contemporary law enforcement officer, instead of an Old West lawman.

March 27, 2022

King of the Cowboys – John Wayne – Documentary

In this four part love letter to the Western, Movie Man Eric Houston takes a look at the many stars who laid claim to the title King of the Cowboys. With part four, we wrap up our look at movie Westerns with the genre’s greatest star: John Wayne. We’ll explore Wayne’s history from the young Marion Morrison in Iowa to the global super star of movies like Rio Bravo, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Searchers. You’ll see how he essentially invented himself and came through years of obscurity to become one of the greatest stars of the big screen.

March 18, 2022

Complete Classic Movie: The Comancheros (1961)

Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin. Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves dealing with the Comanches known as Comancheros.

Click here to watch The Comancheros.

February 11, 2021

Graphic Quotes: John Wayne on Current Events

“We’re being represented by men who are kowtowing to minorities where they can get votes, and I think it’s bad for our country and I’m sad to see minorities make so much of themselves as a hyphenated-American.” John Wayne, BBC Interview, 1976

October 1, 2020

John Wayne Interview | Cinema Showcase (1975) – Video

The Duke sits down with Jim Whaley to discuss John Ford, Howard Hawks, the future of westerns, and his latest picture “The Shootist.” All this and more in this installment of WPBA-TV’s “Cinema Showcase!”

January 25, 2020

John Wayne – Behind-the-Scenes: Filming of Stunts, Chases, Fights, Crashes, & Gun Battles (Documentary)

Join the action with America’s favorite cowboy, as he’s shown in production featurettes, TV clips, stunts, fights, gun battles, and more.

Click here to watch John Wayne – Behind-the-Scenes: Filming of Stunts, Chases, Fights, Crashes, & Gun Battles .

February 28, 2018

Complete Classic Movie: Legend of the Lost (1957)

Stars: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi. American ne’er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.

Click here to watch Legend of the Lost.

February 25, 2018

JOHN WAYNE introducing the first episode of ‘GUNSMOKE’

September 1955

February 9, 2018

Meeting Wyatt Earp Leaves a Lasting Impression on John Wayne

Later in his life, Wyatt Earp settled in Los Angeles and was a frequent visitor to the sets of John Ford westerns where he happened to meet a young actor named John Wayne. From that moment on Wayne’s portrayal cowboys was rooted in the personality and mannerisms of the western legend.

February 7, 2018

Behind-the-scenes of John Wayne’s last film The Shootist