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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)
You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman

Posted on 06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan



TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1971; bigjake; cowboy; georgesherman; grandfather; grandson; johnwayne; maureenohara; mfasa; richardboone; western
In honor of Father's Day, the pick for today's feature is my favorite of John Wayne's 1970s westerns. He plays tough grandfather "Big Jake" McCandles out to rescue his grandson(played by Wayne's real-life son Ethan) from nasty kidnapper Richard Boone. Maureen O'Hara plays Mrs. McCandles in her last film with the Duke.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan; RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy; 1010RD; Gefn

ping


2 posted on 06/15/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Wayne and O’Hara did at least one other movie together. The one I’m thinking of was black and white (of course) and they were both very young. I think they married in that other movie, loosely based on Taming of The Shrew.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 12:36:33 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Quite Man???


4 posted on 06/15/2014 12:37:39 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Make that Quiet Man


5 posted on 06/15/2014 12:38:20 PM PDT by mware
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To: ReformationFan

I saw it around 1973 with my girl friend who was later my wife.

It was a good movie and Richard Boone was a great villain. It did occur to me that every now and then, John Wayne was just a little too full of himself.

Still he was a great one.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: lee martell

You maybe thinking of McClintock! with Wayne and O’Hara.

It was loosely based TOTS...but was in color.

Big Jake is one of my Duke favs.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mware

Quiet Man. Yes, I think that was the one. Duke was an actor of his time in many ways. None of his sons have been able to make a career out of acting, even though at least two had a strong resemblance to their dad. I recall one of Wayne’s sons’ had a long running contract with a Dog Food product, lots of TV commercials. But that was 25 years ago. Sometimes, lightning does not strike twice in the same family, the appeal and charisma simply is not there. Just ask, Solange, Beyonce’s bitter sister.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 12:46:24 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: ReformationFan
Just watched McClintock yesterday.

One of my favorite John Wayne movies.

I became a fan of Maureen Ohara when I first saw At Swords Point.

The only actress that I think can pull off as strong a character as John Wayne.

John Wayne always plays the ultimate manly man character. Maureen Ohara is one of the few who can play a character of his EQUAL.

9 posted on 06/15/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: ReformationFan

That’s a great movie. “I thought you was DAID!” “Not hardly!”


10 posted on 06/15/2014 12:59:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: lee martell

Quiet Man was a masterpiece. All of John Ford’s regulars, Ward Bond, Victor McGlockin, Barry Fitzsgerald. Set in Ireland, maybe the best fight movie history between Wayne and McGlockin.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 1:06:28 PM PDT by mware
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To: ReformationFan

‘Listen up, if any thing happens.... Your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault: you die.’ Wayne to Boone.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 1:10:21 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Tax-chick

Beat me to it!

And the dog was awesome.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 1:33:55 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: ReformationFan

Lots of great scenes in that movie.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: ReformationFan

Is this the one where The Duke physically abuses Maureen O’Hara?


15 posted on 06/15/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Yeah, the dog, the Indian, the shotguns ...

I wrote a paper on it for English class in high school, got an A.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 1:38:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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17 posted on 06/15/2014 1:38:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lee martell
The black and white movie was Rio Grande, the third film of John Ford/John Wayne Calvary Trilogy.
18 posted on 06/15/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

We named our youngest daughter Kathleen after Maureen O’Hara’s character in that movie. (And my aunt.)


19 posted on 06/15/2014 1:57:35 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Tax-chick

I use the Indian’s line every once in awhile;

“Well, my bad leg is once again my good leg.” (or something like that).


20 posted on 06/15/2014 2:09:32 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: ReformationFan

Looks great on bluray!


21 posted on 06/15/2014 2:32:31 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Tax-chick

Great recurring line. Sort of reflects the theme of the film, i.e., Big Jake is still needed to take care of business despite the modern world of 1909 sprouting up around him.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 3:38:42 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Yes, that was the thesis of my high school essay. Society never “progresses” beyond the need for Big Jake.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 3:42:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Tax-chick

That is way cool. I’m impressed.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I have a lifelong close association of John Wayne with my father.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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