John Wayne in Star Packer 1934

John Wayne in Star Packer Lobby card

The Star Packer (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Robert N. Bradbury, b/w, 54m Cast: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Billy Franey, Ed Parker Another Lone Star production. Same costume and horse for John Wayne, so nothing changed there. Then surprise surprise. Yakima Canutt isn’t a baddie this time. He’s a Native American called … Read more

John Wayne in Blue Steel -1934

Blue Steel (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Robert N. Bradbury, b/w, 54mCast: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George Hayes, Edward Peil, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee Someone’s goofed. George “Gabby” Hayes has been made the sheriff. On top of that the Gabby persona is now really starting to kick in – big time. His mouth seems to be … Read more

John Wayne’s Romantic Movie Scenes

John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara from The Quiet Man

I’m not just saying this to be controversial or to start an argument or anything, but I’m still not convinced you could call John Wayne a real romantic leading man. One of the reasons I liked John Wayne movies as a kid was because he kept all that girlie love stuff to a minimum, which … Read more

John Wayne in Randy Rides Alone – 1934

Randy Rides Alone (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Harry Fraser, b/w, 54m Cast: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Earl Dwire, Arthur Ortego Compared to the previous Lone Star offerings, this has quite an eerie opening scene with Wayne, as Randy Roberts, entering a saloon full of dead people. A pianola plays in the … Read more

John Wayne – The Man From Utah – 1934

The Man From Utah poster

The Man From Utah (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Robert N. Bradbury, b/w, 54m Cast: John Wayne, Polly Anne Young, Anita Compilo, George Hayes, Edward Peil, Yakima Canutt Maybe it’s because I overindulged just a tad too much during the Xmas holiday but the minute Duke hove into view on horseback strumming a geetar and miming … Read more

Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 Western Movie Quotes

Following up on the recent articles on Clint Eastwood’s Westerns, I came across so many great quotes in the movies that I thought I’d share a top 10 with you. There’s also a lot of memorable quotes from some of the other characters that appear alongside Clint in his cowboy films that would justify a … Read more

John Wayne’s 1930s Western Movie Reviews – The Lucky Texan

John Wayne in The Lucky Texan

Another 1930s western movie where John Wayne as Jerry Mason, comes back from college. College? What did he study? Riding shotgun? “Gabby” Hayes plays a character called “Grandy” Benson. The Lucky Texan (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Robert N. Bradbury, b/w, 54m Cast: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, Lloyd Whitlock, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Eddie Parker … Read more

John Wayne 1930s Westerns – West of the Divide

West of the Divide with John Wayne Poster

Although I wasn’t expecting too much from yet another of John Wayne’s early period oaters, I have to say that on occasion something comes along that really makes you sit up and take notice. West of the Divide (1934) Lone Star, Dir: Robert N. Bradbury, b/w, 54m Cast: John Wayne, Virginia Faire Brown, George Hayes, … Read more

John Wayne – Why They All Love Him

Linda Cristal

We are well aware of some of the many famous movie quotes of John Wayne, but we thought it was about time to compile a list of quotes from some of the actors, directors and notably JW’s leading ladies who either worked with and/or admired the great man. I’ve just spent the last month or … Read more