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John Wayne Six-Gun Salute, Encore Western Marathon on Memorial Day!
Yahoo/AC ^ | May 28th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 05/28/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Many don't realize that John Wayne struggled a bit to get to his famed career as a western legend. In 1926, John Wayne started his journey in the film industry by being an extra, a propman and a stuntman. His first starring role would be in a Fox Film western called "The Big Trail" (1930). He was let go from Fox after starring in three leads.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bmovies; freelazamataz; johnwayne; marathon; memorialday
I LOVE JOHN WAYNE! I know my plump part will be planted firmly on the couch Monday! With all the bad stuff in the world..I'm going to enjoy this delightful get away.
1 posted on 05/28/2011 11:39:21 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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2 posted on 05/28/2011 11:44:03 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Jagdgewehr

I second the motion.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 11:51:31 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Jagdgewehr

I have one of his earliest films “Overland Stage Riders” - he stars with Louise Brooks, the famous beauty of Prix de Beaute, Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. It’s the very early 1930s. Louise’s career was sadly ending through drink and bad choices, the Duke’s was rising. She thought he was great.


4 posted on 05/28/2011 11:52:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: stillafreemind

Watched a good’un last night, on DVR: Trouble Along The Way (1953) with Donna Reed.


5 posted on 05/28/2011 11:54:19 AM PDT by onehipdad (Who is John Galt?)
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LOL..I just saw that! He was (and still is) my favorite Movie Star!


6 posted on 05/28/2011 11:57:32 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: miss marmelstein

Here are some of his very early movies Public Domain most
from the 30s.

Blue Steel (1934)
Frontier Horizon (1935)
Rainbow Valley (1935)
Riders of Destiny (1933)

and a bunch more..

http://retrovision.tv/freevideo/movies/john-wayne


7 posted on 05/28/2011 12:04:14 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: stillafreemind

8 posted on 05/28/2011 12:07:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: stillafreemind

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=John%20Wayne%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies%20AND%20subject%3A%22John%20Wayne%22

Lots of his early work, and some others-ie McClintock!- are public domain and quality downloads are available.

Search the site, they have more of him.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 12:12:08 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: stillafreemind

Love him- he was a good Republican.

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10 posted on 05/28/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: stillafreemind

I was and am a huge John Wayne fan. Contrary to popular opinion, I think his best westerns were:
1: The Searchers (of course)
2: The Three Godfathers
3: The Angel and The Badman


11 posted on 05/28/2011 12:34:45 PM PDT by Tupelo
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The Angel and the Badman is one of my favorites of his!! I also like California.


12 posted on 05/28/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

bttt


13 posted on 05/28/2011 1:05:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: miss marmelstein

Wanted to add you can see Wayne as Singing Sandy the singing Cowboy!

Riders of Destiny (1933)
Tagged: , John Wayne, Musical, Westerns, by Kevin

Here John Wayne plays Singin’ Sandy Saunders, the screen’s first singing cowboy. Singin’ Sandy’s ten-gallon hat was black instead of white. This movie is a little more intense than your normal musical cowbody movie of the time. Sandy says…


14 posted on 05/28/2011 1:11:59 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: ConservativeMan55

One of my other all time faves of his is A Lady Takes a Chance. John Wayne with a besotted look on his face just cracks me up!! Lol


15 posted on 05/28/2011 1:29:18 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: stillafreemind

“The Big Trail” is out now on DVD in its original wide format. I think it’s a great movie.

It’s a very early “talkie”, and you can see how the movie industry was making the transition from silent pictures.


16 posted on 05/28/2011 2:30:01 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: stillafreemind

Save me a seat Pilgrim!


17 posted on 05/28/2011 2:38:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: stillafreemind

Dittos to that, pardner! I LOVE the Encore Western channel, particularly the reruns of ‘Lawman’ and ‘Wagon Train.’ I DVR both each day and watch them each night.


18 posted on 05/28/2011 2:52:49 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: 04-Bravo

The Big Trail runs right up there with my favorite John Wayne western. Everytime I watch it..I see more things that I have missed.


19 posted on 05/28/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: 04-Bravo

The Big Trail runs right up there with my favorite John Wayne western. Everytime I watch it..I see more things that I have missed.


20 posted on 05/28/2011 3:08:48 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: patriot08

You have to wonder how The Duke would fit into today’s Hollywood, given that Hollywood has become so liberal, and increasingly in your face about their liberal views.


21 posted on 05/28/2011 4:41:24 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Lees Swrd

Thank you! My husband and I will check them out!


22 posted on 05/29/2011 3:43:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Tupelo

Good choices! My personal favorite is The Man Who Shoot Liberty Valance.


23 posted on 05/29/2011 3:45:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If you - sadly - want to know what a lot of Free Republic people think about the Duke, check out a post from a few weeks ago:

If John Wayne were alive today...

I don’t know how to create a link, sorry, so if you are interested, just search for John Wayne and this will come up. The results are mostly pretty mean-spirited.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 3:51:17 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: LaybackLenny

I was watching some Rifleman episodes and made a casual remark to my husband how violent it now seemed. I made it in a humorous way since it didn’t bother me; I just thought it was funny that Pa managed to kill at least 10 bad men per episode with his son as witness. Then my brother, the film expert, said that the Rifleman came under fire for those reasons during its initial run!

As a kid, I loved the show!


25 posted on 05/29/2011 3:54:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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