“That’ll Be The Day” Wasn’t the Only Song Inspired by John Wayne – Here’s 10 More

Lady Gaga on her John Wayne world tour

Having recently been pointed in the direction of a song about John Wayne by Red Sovine entitled “The Hero”, I thought I’d have a go at putting together a playlist of other songs inspired by the much-missed actor. I was well aware of the recent release by Lady Gaga called “John Wayne” but, upon further … Read more “That’ll Be The Day” Wasn’t the Only Song Inspired by John Wayne – Here’s 10 More

John Wayne 1930s Westerns Reviewed – The Night Riders – Three Texas Steers

Three Texas Steers movie with John Wayne lobby card

Having now made my way through all of the existing Westerns that John Wayne performed in for studios such as Warners, Lone Star and Republic from the early 1930s until 1939, I thought I’d revisit the last four of the Mesquiteer films that JW starred in before fame finally arrived via “Stagecoach” in the same … Read more John Wayne 1930s Westerns Reviewed – The Night Riders – Three Texas Steers

More Movies John Wayne Never Got To Make

Movie poster for Midway

This is the second part of John Wayne’s “unrealised” films. The first installment considers the movies JW passed on for one reason or another. Check out The Movies John Wayne Turned Down. Recently perusing an old movie magazine that was published way back in 1969 I came across an article on the films of John … Read more More Movies John Wayne Never Got To Make

John Wayne Movie Roles He Turned Down

John Wayne appeared in over 160 films in a career that spanned the years 1928 to 1976 but according to the indispensable “John Wayne Filmography,” the author Fred Landesmann lists an amazing 115 ‘ unrealized projects’ in which JW was to have starred in at some point. This article includes affiliate links. If you choose to … Read more John Wayne Movie Roles He Turned Down

Top 20 John Wayne Movie Quotes

John Wayne quote on T-Shirt

I’m sure we’ve all got our own favorite lines from John Wayne movies, and hopefully, I’ve included a few of them in this list of 20 John Wayne’s movie quotes. For an appreciation of John Wayne quotes this time, not from the movies but said in his own words about actors, directors, etc. there is … Read more Top 20 John Wayne Movie Quotes

John Wayne’s Last B Movie – Red River Range Reviewed

Poster of John Wayne in Red River Range movie

I bet even John Wayne didn’t realise that the next film he was to make after this would be the one that finally put paid to his almost decade-long stint in the wilderness as a B-movie actor. Way to go Duke. Red River Range (1938) Republic, Dir: George Sherman, b/w, 55m Cast: John Wayne, Ray … Read more John Wayne’s Last B Movie – Red River Range Reviewed

John Wayne Western Movie Review Santa Fe Stampede 1938

Movie lobby card for Santa Fe Stampede with John Wayne 1938

Get your hankies out for this one. The bad guys want someone else’s gold mine so bad they even kill a little girl. Lansakes, have they no heart? Santa Fe Stampede (1938) Republic, Dir: George Sherman, b/w, 55m Cast: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, June Martel, William Farnum, Le Roy Mason The Mesquiteers grubstake … Read more John Wayne Western Movie Review Santa Fe Stampede 1938

John Wayne Ties One On – Our Top 10 JW Happy Hour Movies

John Wayne in The Shootist drinking at a bar

There a number of elements that comprise a John Wayne film. In no particular order, it’s plenty of action, a fight of some kind whether it be fists or guns (preferably both if possible), JW getting the better of the bad guys and even more popular, getting the girl too. There is another aspect, however, … Read more John Wayne Ties One On – Our Top 10 JW Happy Hour Movies

John Wayne Movie Western Review – Overland Stage Raiders 1938

Movie poster for Overland Stage Raiders film with John Wayne

The movie that finally put paid to the career of a one-time movie superstar – and we don’t mean John Wayne. Overland Stage Raiders (1938) Republic, Dir: George Sherman, b/w, 55m Cast: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Louise Brooks, Anthony Marsh, John Archer This one had me intrigued from the word go seeing as … Read more John Wayne Movie Western Review – Overland Stage Raiders 1938

The Movies John Wayne Died In & How – The Ultimate List

The Alamo scene John Wayne

We’re updating this particular article as yet another contender for the films in which John Wayne died has come to our attention, meaning there are now 14 movies in which poor old Duke meets his maker. These films fall into two categories: those in which we see John Wayne’s character actually die on screen, and … Read more The Movies John Wayne Died In & How – The Ultimate List