The John Wayne Best Westerns Round Up – Part I

Red River with John Wayne Walter Brennan

I recently wrote an article listing my 10 Best John Wayne Westerns I saw as a child. The reaction was very positive but quite a few people lamented the omission of John Wayne classics such as Red River, McLintock and She Wore … Read more

The Quiet Man – A Marmite Movie?

John Wayne in The Quiet Man

The eagle-eyed among you will note that this website is called MostlyWesterns.com and the John Wayne fans will acknowledge that The Quiet Man movie isn’t actually a Western. The Quiet Man – A Western Movie I wanted to write about … Read more

Remembering Harry “Dobe” Carey Jr.

Harrey Carey Jr. with John Wayne

I first made contact with Harry Carey Jr., or ‘Dobe’; as he came to be known, back in 1998. I’d met up with the film director Andrew McLaglen at Pinewood studios to discuss a script I’d written about the making … Read more

The Day I Met Ray Harryhausen

One Million Years BC poster

They say you should never meet your heros as they’re bound to let you down or disappoint in one way or another. I’ve been very lucky to have met both my musical hero, Brian Wilson, and also my film hero, … Read more

Remember These 1960s Movie Double Bills

Pirates of Blood River and Mysterious Island double bill poster

This is a short celebration of some of those great movie double bills that I remember from the 1960s. Prior to the advent of video / DVD, the only way you could watch one of your favourite movies again after … Read more