John Wayne Movies I Missed Part 3

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 … Read more John Wayne Movies I Missed Part 3

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 a Yellow Ribbon, to name a few. This is, therefore, an attempt to round up … Read more The John Wayne Best Westerns Round Up – Part I

John Wayne Goes to War: Duke’s WWII Films of the 1940s

The Fighting Seabees John Wayne WWII movie

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 … Read more John Wayne Goes to War: Duke’s WWII Films of the 1940s