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Last Day for John Wayne Film Festival on TCM
Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot

Posted on 04/25/2014 12:57:35 AM PDT by rightwingerpatriot

I normally watch Turner Classic Movies on a regular basis, but the last month or so has been brutal and I've been able to watch very little. Sadly, I just found out that John Wayne is their Star of the Month for April. Instead of showing his films on several nights a week, TCM is currently doing a marathon of his films. I'm trying to figure out what shows to dump from my DVR in order to record some ones that I haven't seen in quite some time. Today is the official last day of the marathon and there are great ones to catch. Here's a list of what'll be showing on TCM.

Friday 6:15am - Tall in the Saddle 7:45am - Without Reservations 9:45am - Tycoon 12:00pm - Angel and the Badman 1:45pm - Trouble Along the Way 3:45pm - Big Jim McLain 5:15pm - Rio Bravo 8:00pm - North to Alaska 10:15pm - McLintock!

Saturday 12:45am - The Shootist 2:30am - The Sons of Katie Elder 4:45am - The Greatest Story Ever Told 8:15am - Big Jake

As you can see, the movies run the gamut from westerns to comedy to romance. My recommendations are Tall in the Saddle, Angel and the Badman, Trouble Along the Way, Big Jim McLain, Rio Bravo, The Shootist, and The Sons of Katie Elder. Angel and the Badman mixes John Wayne with Harry Carey as Wayne tries to renounce violence for the love of a Quaker woman. Trouble Along the Way has the Duke as a college football coach trying to raise his daughter and rebuild a program at a woeful Catholic institution. Rio Bravo is the ultimate guy movie along with Dean Martin as the drunken Dude. Big Jim McLain has the Duke and James Arness ferreting out commies in Hawaii. Liberals like to make fun of the movie, but Soviet archives show that the movie is chillingly correct in how the Soviets used useful idiots to undermine our republic. Lastly, what can you say about The Shootist, his last film? I still get choked up watching it, no matter how many times I see it.

As you can see, there's a lot of good, patriotic entertainment just waiting to be watched. I just wish that I had checked the TCM website before now. But if I had done, I probably would have gotten a lot less work done.


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: duke; johnwayne; tcm; westerns

1 posted on 04/25/2014 12:57:36 AM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Join Amazon Prime. About a hundred bucks for an entire year, free shipping on most of your purchases, and, I’m guessing, every film of the Duke streamed free direct to your TV.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 1:03:10 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Apologies. I forgot to format the list of movies and I don’t see a way to edit the original post.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: JennysCool

I have a friend who’s been telling me to join Amazon Prime. I’ve been meaning to check them out. Thanks for the tip.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 1:04:13 AM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Join. You will be amazed. The free Amazon shipping alone for an entire year more than pays for the membership, and you get insanely more movies and TV shows than you’ll EVER find on Netflix, many or most of them free.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 1:09:35 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Yes, TCM is a fine channel. I check the schedule every day.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 2:22:01 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
Trouble Along the Way a favorite for me, but not for Wayne, Charles Coburn or Donna Reed. Sherry Jackson as Wayne's young, wisecracking daughter steals the movie. And Google images of Sherry after she matured -- a real beauty. Unfortunately she became typecast as the brunette bombshell in bad pictures. From an episode of Star Trek some may recall:


7 posted on 04/25/2014 2:45:20 AM PDT by twister881
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To: rightwingerpatriot; JennysCool

I dumped Amazon Prime when Jeff Bezos donated $4M to the campaign to push gay marriage in Washington State. I don’t want my money used to further the advance of perversion.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 3:32:50 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
Big Jim McLain has the Duke and James Arness ferreting out commies in Hawaii.

Who plays (Barry H's father) Frank Marshall Davis in this movie?

9 posted on 04/25/2014 3:39:43 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
No The Searchers? Fort Apache? I could go on but it seems like a lot of his best is missing.
10 posted on 04/25/2014 3:56:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

“North to Alaska”

Now THAT was fun!


11 posted on 04/25/2014 3:57:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Rummyfan

Right... because my favorite is ‘Horse Soldiers’


12 posted on 04/25/2014 3:58:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
Right... because my favorite is ‘Horse Soldiers’

Also Althea Gibson's best flick!

13 posted on 04/25/2014 4:02:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

She did that well!


14 posted on 04/25/2014 4:03:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: rightwingerpatriot; JennysCool
Join. You will be amazed. The free Amazon shipping alone for an entire year more than pays for the membership, and you get insanely more movies and TV shows than you’ll EVER find on Netflix, many or most of them free.

I second that. Amazon raised the price from $79 to $99 earlier this year, but considering the free two-day shipping you get on anything purchased through prime, plus movies and TV shows, I think it's still a good deal.

15 posted on 04/25/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: Rummyfan

Now that’s funny......


16 posted on 04/25/2014 4:47:16 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SMARTY; Rummyfan
Great song from the movie....And Constance Towers was perfect in the role.

"We'll march right into HELL...for Ulysses Simpson Grant!"

John Ford was a genius, pure and simple...the movies he did with The Duke are awesome.."Fort Apache" "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon"

17 posted on 04/25/2014 4:52:08 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Rummyfan
They showed those on Tuesday night (Apr 22) -- including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (along with Rio Bravo, my personal favorite Duke movies). Wednesday was WW II night, including the incomparable They Were Expendable.
18 posted on 04/25/2014 4:54:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: ken5050

“We’ll march right into HELL...for Ulysses Simpson Grant!”

What a great tune it was!


19 posted on 04/25/2014 4:56:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

I suspect the reason TCM “crammed” the Wayne movies in such an unusual manner was due to the deaths of Shirley Temple Black and Mickey Rooney. Not completely sure on that but I watch TCM on a daily basis...some weeks anyway. I don’t recall ever seeing them program their star of the month this way....oh and the TCM Festival landed this month too


20 posted on 04/25/2014 5:05:42 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Cincinatus
.... the incomparable They Were Expendable....

One of my favorite John Ford / John Wayne collaborations. Robert Montgomery was great too ... and he was fresh out of the Navy (as was Ford...).

21 posted on 04/25/2014 5:20:47 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

One of my favorites as well, in spite of the cheap model work.

Still...”Donovan’s Reef” will always be on top of my list, mainly because I want to live on that island in the sun :)


22 posted on 04/25/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: twister881

I was surprised the other day when I was watching “The Breaking Point” (1950) with John Garfield, that Sherry Jackson played one of the young daughters. Didn’t know she went that far back as a child actress, pre-Danny Thomas.

I recall the grown-up Jackson looking quite stunning in a “Wild Wild West” episode that dated from the same time-frame as her more well-known “Star Trek” appearance.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT by greene66
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To: rightwingerpatriot

I watched The Quiet Man for the first time in decades the other day.

I forgot how stunning Maureen O’Hara was in the day.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 8:21:33 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Rummyfan

Both were on earlier in the week.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 8:22:52 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: twister881
Trouble Along the Way a favorite for me, but not for Wayne, Charles Coburn or Donna Reed. Sherry Jackson as Wayne's young, wisecracking daughter steals the movie. And Google images of Sherry after she matured -- a real beauty. Unfortunately she became typecast as the brunette bombshell in bad pictures. From an episode of Star Trek some may recall:

She makes the picture for me too. She's so damn adorable and funny. Wow, she did grow up to be a real beauty. I've seen that episode of Star Trek many times.
26 posted on 04/26/2014 11:29:10 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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