Category Archives for "John Wayne War Movies"
Review 5 of another handful of John Wayne movies I missed when they were released. See how this all came about by reading the article The 10 Best John Wayne Movies of My Childhood.Tycoon (1947)In a rare 1940s excursion into Technicolor Duke plays Johnny Munroe, a mining engineer in charge of building a tunnel under […]Continue reading
This is part 3 in what is becoming a bit of a mini series of John Wayne movies that I missed when they were originally released largely as I wasn’t a JW fan until I was born. So it was only later or even recently that I have caught up with some gems and some not so […]Continue reading
The Longest Day (1962) I admit to this being one of my all time favourite WWII films that just happens to have John Wayne in it. It’s not strictly a John Wayne WWII movie, as he features alongside a positive plethora of other Hollywood stalwarts such as Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan and Rod Steiger to […]Continue reading
Operation Pacific (1951) Now. What’s not to like about Operation Pacific? It’s John Wayne’s first WWII movie of the 1950s AND it’s a submarine movie as well and I just love submarine films. Whilst not exactly in the same league as Das Boot or Run Silent Run Deep – who could ever forget Clark Gable and Burt […]Continue reading
By my reckoning the first film John Wayne appeared in that touched upon the subject of the second World War was John Ford’s rather melancholy The Long Voyage Home, released in 1940. The boat on which Wayne serves as a (Swedish?) crew member is attacked by a German fighter plane. The boat is eventually sunk […]Continue reading