John Wayne Thread!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Axxe55, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just wanted to start a thread about John Wayne as there seem to quite a few John Wayne fans here on the forum, myself included.

    post your favorite John Wayne movies and why you liked them. post your favorite John Wayne quotes or trivia. tell us how John Wayne was an influence on your life in any way.
     
  2. Winchester94

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    My favorites are probably True Grit, North to Alaska, McClintock, and Big Jake. I watched those with my Papaw all of the time growing up. Those are some of my favorite memories of him. He was like John Wayne in real life too me.

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  4. hawkguy

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    i'm on team audie murphy.......;)
     
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    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    in some ways, it's hard for me to pick a favorite John Wayne movie out of all those he was in. like last night, i hadn't seen the movie "Who Shot Liberty Valance" in some time. another really good movie of his.

    but if i had to pick one, it would probably have to be, "The Shootist" his last movie he made before he passed away. well made IMO and in some ways chronicled his careerin the western movies and the story was befitting as his last movie and was a bit ironic in some ways.

    there are not a lot of celebrities i would really care one or the other if i ever met, but John Wayne was one of the few i would have liked to have met.
     
  7. TLuker

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    My favorite is Rio Bravo. There's a scene with Ricky Nelson playing a guitar and singing with Dean Martin. John Wayne and Walter Brennan where just watching and enjoying it. Everyone was having a good time in that scene and years ago while watching that part it occurred to me that everyone in that scene was dead and gone. That's still such a sad scene for me. It's like a snap shot in time of people enjoying life and now they're all gone.

    Just out of curiosity is there a John Wayne movie that anyone doesn't like besides some of his early B movies? I can't think of a single one that I don't like. :)
     
  8. Quentin

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    C'mon guys, ya gotta click like on Axxe for this thread! I mean ...we are talkin' John Wayne, honor, country and apple pie! :D

    I love most of his movies but El Dorado is my favorite. Lots of fun, Howard Hawks directing, great color, great cast including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Jim Davis, Michele Carey, Paul Fix, Christopher George and Johnny Crawford! And that always evil slimebucket, Ed Asner!
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thanks Quentin!:D

    John Wayne was one of the few actors my grandfather liked to watch and my grandfather was my hero.

    he will probably be more remembered for the westerns he made, but he made movies in a lot of different genres over his entire career as an actor. one of those different from his westerns was the movie, "The Quiet Man" in which i saw some of the interviews with some of the cast, that this was a movie he really wanted to make and enjoyed making. if you haven't seen this movie, you owe to yourself to see it. great movie.
     
  10. Billy9mm

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    Nobody can ever replace The Duke, two of my favorites were Stagecoach and Angel and the Badman. Favorite line was "fill your hand you son of a *****" from True Grit.
     
  11. manta

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    Here most of the films we watched were American films when I was younger. My favourite John Wayne movies true grit, and el dorado, there are none I could say I didn't like.
     
  12. NC1760

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    I can't believe anyone hasn't mentioned this one yet... but the original "Stagecoach".... stellar cast, wonderful story and John Ford directing. As for my favorite Duke movies that were not Westerns... The Quiet Man (again.. with Maureen O'Hara)... Sands of Iwo Jima... The Longest Day... and The Green Berets.

    But for me personally... I have to say "The Shootist" was almost perfect and every time it's on I am awe struck at the very presence of him on the screen. It was like he knew it was his swan song. He went out on top and fighting every inch of the way. THAT is the way I would want to go.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well said!:D

    "Stagecoach" was his start of ssomething great. his first really big film that launched his movie career.

    great choice for non-westerns of his as well.

    you and i see "The Shootist" in pretty much the same way. it was fitting movie to his acting career. he gave great last performance in that movie. and he knew he was dying. i only wished he had gotten an Oscar fro that one. if there ever was movie that deserved one, that movie did.
     
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    Damn a man who whistles..............

    another john wayne saying. I've seen all his movies and there ain't one I didn't like. They say that when He played the part in the searchers that his demeanor changed, He really let the movie get to him. He was the ideal American, And a Great one..........Just ask caththrin hepburn in Rooster cogburn................;)
     
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    Kate Hepburn had a deep reverence for the Duke. She said in an interview that the "Rooster and the Lady" movie was one of her personal favorites and that hugging him was like "leaning against a mighty oak tree".

    My favorite John Wayne story though was the one where Mel Brooks offered him the part of the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles (no lie... ) After reading the script he invited Mel and his wife Anne Bancroft for dinner where he flatly said "I can't be in this movie.. It's too dirty!!... BUT, if you get it made I be the first one in line to buy a ticket to see it!!" :D
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    I liked The Shootist. McLintock was pretty good too. :D
     
  17. Dearhunter

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    Well, I'll tell ya fellow, you gotta get the cows across the creek before tha water rises!! har har har

    John Wayne also made a string of war movies, like "Sands of Iwo Jima" great movie.
     
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    Just watched The Green Berets a few weeks ago. Found it on bluray in the bargain bin. True Grit, The Searchers, and McLintock are some of my other favorites. I can't say I've ever seen one I didn't like. I think it's cool that Hallmark is doing a yearly keepsake ornament for a different one of his movies each year, two so far.
     

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  19. F4U

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    In no particular order Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, McClintock, El Dorado, The Green Berets, Big Jake. There was one where he was WWII pilot, Kirk Douglas and Patricia Neal were also in it. I can't think of the name.

    One of all time favorites is one of the early B movies called "Allegheny Uprising". It also had a very young Clair Trevor.

    Favorite movie line comes from Big Jake, after a second guy says "I thought you were dead" Jake says " I'm gonna kill the next man that says that"
     
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    Eldorado, Rio Lobo, Green Berets, Big Jake, McClintock, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Quiet Man.

    The Conqueror might be the only John Wayne movie I don't like.

    F4U the movie was "In Harms Way" and Kirk Douglas (Capt. Paul Eddington) was the Navy pilot and was the Chief of Staff for John Wayne's character. John Wayne was Admiral Rockwell "Rock" Torrey. Patricia Neal Played a Navy Nurse (Lt. Maggie Haines) and was John Wayne's love interest in the movie.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Harm's_Way
     
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