John Wayne Western Movie Theme Songs

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John Wayne Western Movie Theme Songs This is a list in ascending order of some of my favorite John Wayne western movie theme songs and tunes which I hope is going to stir a debate or two amongst JW fans out there. There’s one feature that I nearly always mention in passing when writing a … Read more

John Wayne Movies I Missed Part 7

Sophia Loren on the set of Legend of the Lost with John Wayne

Get comfy and grab a coffee for this the next of 5 more John Wayne Movie reviews from the late 1950’s. They’re not all good. Feel free to comment below or head over to our Facebook page. Jet Pilot (1957?) Howard Hughes has a lot to answer for when it comes to producing JW movies. … Read more

The Quiet Man – Behind the Scenes

JOhn Wayne & Maureen O'Hara in The Quiet Man

I thought I’d share some background information and a behind the scenes look at the making of The Quiet Man, bearing in mind the number of people I have met and spoken to over the years who were actually involved in the film itself.A few minutes into the film we see Barry Fitzgerald and John Wayne … Read more

John Wayne Movies I Missed Part 6

John Wayne in Island in the Sky lobby card

We are moving on to John Wayne movies of the 1950s. Big Jim McLain (1952) Due to a knowledge breakdown on my part – I got the release of the year wrong – this review should have featured in the previous article, as it was actually released before Trouble Along the Way. My bad. I … Read more

‘Is That You John Wayne?’ Remakes and Impressions

John Wayne in The Alamo poster

I was checking out a Western made a year or so back called Bone Tomahawk – a mashup of The Searchers meets The Walking Dead and a film I would suggest you do not watch if you have either recently eaten or intend to eat – and the sight of Kurt Russell channeling his inner … Read more

9 Worst Baddies From John Wayne Westerns

Mexican Army in the Alamo

Dealing specifically with John Wayne Westerns only, here’s my list of the most darndest, lowdown, back-shooting hornswaggling varmints that ever graced the screen in a Duke cowboy movie. All of the following apart from one don’t make it to the end of their respective films alive. Just in case you’re not sure I’ll provide the … Read more

John Wayne’s Leading Ladies – My Top 9

Vera Miles in The Searchers with John Wayne photo

This is a mildly diverting read concerning 9 of the leading ladies we love and remember from co-starring opposite John Wayne. The choice is not necessarily restricted to the actresses who appeared with Wayne in his Westerns but inevitably there’s going to be some bias towards that genre. I’m going to consider the actresses in … Read more

The Ultimate Top 20 John Wayne Movie Westerns – IMHO

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I originally posted an article on my favourite top 10 John Wayne Movie Westerns that I caught at the cinema at the time they were released. Bearing in mind that I was 4 years old when my parents took me to see The Searchers this means there’s a whole bunch of Westerns Wayne made before … Read more

The John Wayne Best Westerns Round Ups – Part V

Ann Margret in The Train Robbers

This is the last of my John Wayne westerns round ups. These round ups all started because of the response from the first article which was The 10 Best John Wayne Westerns of My Childhood a nostalgic look at the Duke’s western films I remember seeing when growing up at the actual time I saw them.  Good news though … Read more

The Quiet Man, Cong and Connemara Days

John Wayne, Victor Mclaglen & Ward Bond in The Quiet Man

The stand out movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was shot in and around the village of Cong in County Mayo so, making a mental note of the name of the place, I decided that if I was ever in the area I’d take a look at some of the locations used for … Read more