Category Archives: John Wayne

July 4, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Director: John Ford. Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar. Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

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July 2, 2017

John Wayne: The Good Things

from the album America, Why I Love Her

June 25, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: The Green Berets (1968)

Stars: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton. A cynical reporter who is opposed to the Vietnam War is sent to cover the conflict and assigned to tag along with a group of Green Berets. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

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June 24, 2017

Rooster Cogburn – Trailer

Sequel to True Grit

June 18, 2017

When John Wayne Traveled the Sea with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and His Family

Take a look at some rare photos of the actor’s personal life on his massive yacht, the Wild Goose.

John Wayne liked to live off the land. When the Oscar-winning actor wasn’t making movies—like Stagecoach or True Grit, which cemented his status as a movie star—he liked to head over to areas like Mexico or British Columbia on his boat, the Wild Goose, a 136-foot Navy minesweeper that he refashioned into a sea-bound home away from home. He’d entertain his family and a number of his close, famous friends, like Henry Fonda and director John Ford, finding beaches for them to relax on, or dipping into the water to scoop up fresh abalone for lunch. The boat, anchored in Newport Beach, is so iconic that in 2011, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Now, select images of Wayne’s seafaring private life are on display for the public, thanks to son Ethan Wayne (the sixth out of the actor’s seven children), who has curated a series of rare and never-before-seen photos for a special exhibit at the Balboa Island Museum in California, showcasing his father’s “rugged and remote” life on the sea, he tells Vanity Fair.

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May 20, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Brannigan (1975)

Stars: John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson. Chicago police lieutenant Jim Brannigan is sent to the UK to escort organized crime boss Ben Larkin back to the USA but Larkin’s hit-men prepare an ambush for Brannigan.

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May 10, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Angel and the Badman (1947)

Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey. Quirt Evens an all round bad guy is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth a quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

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May 3, 2017

Movie One Sheets: California Straight Ahead!

California Straight Ahead! is a 1937 American Western action film about truck drivers starring John Wayne and directed by Arthur Lubin. The action movie features a memorable cross-country race between trucks and trains.

April 30, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Big Jim McLain (1952)

Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness. In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

April 26, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Hellfighters (1968)

Stars: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton. The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.

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