Skip to comments.Last Day for John Wayne Film Festival on TCM
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.
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.
Apologies. I forgot to format the list of movies and I don’t see a way to edit the original post.
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.
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.
Yes, TCM is a fine channel. I check the schedule every day.
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.
Who plays (Barry H's father) Frank Marshall Davis in this movie?
“North to Alaska”
Now THAT was fun!
Right... because my favorite is ‘Horse Soldiers’
Also Althea Gibson's best flick!
She did that well!
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.
Now that’s funny......
"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"
“We’ll march right into HELL...for Ulysses Simpson Grant!”
What a great tune it was!
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
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...).
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 :)
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.
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.
Both were on earlier in the week.
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