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John Wayne plays 'Dirty Harry'... McQ (1974)

Originally turning down the role of both ‘Frank Bullitt’ and ‘Dirty Harry Callahan’, Wayne was given another shot by Warner Bros. to play his first ‘policeman’ role in the legendary career. 75 more words

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Two Crooners and 'ole Dusty Britches... Rio Bravo (1959)

If you were to think ‘great western film’, you’d start with Wayne, probably add Ward Bond and maybe even Brennan… but Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson? 60 more words

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It's not just one of the Greatest Westerns... The Searchers (1956)

It’s not just one of the greatest John Wayne films… it’s one of the greatest films of all times. Having inspired directors such as Spielberg and Lucas, ‘The Searchers’ mixed John Ford epic with Saturday afternoon serial western and achieved new heights. 59 more words

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An underrated classic... Hondo (1953)

Though not usually listed at the top of John Wayne fan films, ‘Hondo’ easily is one of the top five Duke films in a Western category. 61 more words

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John Wayne : The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman

When it comes to John Wayne, I’ll pretty much read or watch anything. It’s been a number of years since I recall a fully fleshed out biography turn up on the man the world affectionately knows as Duke. 419 more words

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MOVIE REVIEW | How the West Was Won (1962)

“About 150 years ago, an idea took shape in the mind of a man named DeWitt Clinton. And in the way Americans have of acting out their dreams, it came to be.” 548 more words

“You're lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.” *

I am very grateful that daughter #1 came home for a whole nine days. She is one busy lady, as you know, and so for her to come home is a big deal. 128 more words