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  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Fighting Seabees (1944)

    01/15/2016 8:09:30 PM PST · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    John Wayne is Wedge Donovan, a tough no-nonsense engineer who heads up a team of construction workers tasked with building island airstrips for the Navy for use against the Japanese...
  • Letter from Aissa Wayne to Donald J. Trump

    12/30/2015 2:45:01 PM PST · by · 42 replies
    A lovely letter from the daughter of the late great John Wayne. Our country could use a John Wayne right now.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Shootist (1976)

    08/21/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Zippcast ^ | N/A | N/A
    <p>Saddle up, and maybe have the tissues nearby. The Duke bids farewell to his friends and his fans in his final role as JB Brooks, an aging gunfighter dying of cancer...</p>
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

    08/07/2015 8:37:07 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Senator Ranse Stoddard (Jimmy Stewart) returns home to a two-bit town to attend the funeral of a local rancher (John Wayne). The Senator is a legend in the town for killing a vicious outlaw named Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) some 20 years previous. The true story of what happened that fateful night, however, is not exactly the same as the the official story.... Directed by John Ford. Co-Starring a who's-who of great western and character actors (Woody Strode, Lee Van Cleef, Andy Devine, etc.)
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Rio Lobo"(1970)

    06/01/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1970 | Howard Hawks
  • The new True Grit movie

    10/03/2011 9:53:58 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 51 replies · 1+ views
    me ^ | 10/4/11 | mirk
    I just watched the remake of True Grit and I was disapointed to say the least. The kid did well, but the whole movie seemed to be a lukewarmed version of the original. This movie had all the stuff, just like a c on a term paper. Blah. When you watch the original you get involved in the movie. This is a sad satire of a classic.
  • My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

    10/02/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Matthew Muñoz Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2011 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muñoz, though, he was simply “granddaddy.” “When we were little we’d go to his house and we’d simply hang out with granddaddy and we’d play and we’d have fun: a very different image from what most people have of him,”  Fr. Muñoz told CNA on a recent visit to Rome. Fr. Muñoz was 14 years old when his grandfather died of cancer in 1979. In his lifetime, “The...
  • John Wayne Memorabilia to Go Up for Auction

    09/07/2011 1:05:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | September 07, 2011 | Associated Press
    Heritage Auctions spokesman Donn Pearlman on Tuesday said the auction will include more than 700 personal and professional items, including an eye patch Wayne wore in his Golden Globe-winning performance in "True Grit."
  • John Wayne's personal items are up for auction

    09/06/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | Susan King
    Ethan Wayne, the youngest son of Hollywood legend John Wayne, hates to have anything in his pockets because as a young boy he couldn't go out of the house with his dad without a stack of business cards that read, "Good Luck, John Wayne" on one side and the Duke's name typed on the other side stuffed in his pockets. "He would always take care of the fans no matter how busy he got," said Wayne, 49, who is named after his father's character in John Ford's influential 1956 western "The Searchers." "If he couldn't sign [an autograph] or talk...
  • John Wayne [The Convert] (1907-1979)

    05/27/2011 5:52:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    McNamara's Blog ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    John Wayne (1907-1979) Today marks the 104th birthday of my favorite movie star (and Catholic convert), John Wayne (1907-1979). Born Marion Michael Morrison in Iowa, he grew up in California and attended the University of Southern California, where he played football. A surfing accident ended his football career and he got into the movie business as a prop boy. From there he found leading roles, mainly in B-Westerns, until his 1939 breakthrough role in Stagecoach. His work with director John Ford resulted in some of the greatest Westerns ever made: Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949),...
  • Iconic John Wayne Role Redone (True Grit remake)

    08/18/2010 7:17:49 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 164 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon. So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But...
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • The “Duke” and Democracy: On John Wayne

    05/07/2008 12:31:25 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 38 replies · 9,851+ views
    Dissent Magazine ^ | Winter 2008 | Charles Taylor
    ONE OF THE great joys of the movies is their ability to convince us that we know the people on screen. Even the varied performances of the most versatile stars are often not strong enough to prevail against the overarching image we’ve formed of them. When Joan Didion met John Wayne on the set of the 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder, she wrote of having the sense that his face was more familiar to her than her husband’s. And yet Wayne, whose centenary occurred this past spring, remains in some ways the most undefined of iconic movie stars. When...
  • Where's John Wayne When You Really Need Him?

    07/08/2007 9:14:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1,398+ views ^ | July 9, 2007 | Burt Prelutsky
    Monday, July 9, 2007 If he were alive today, John Wayne would have just celebrated his hundredth birthday. Actually, if he hadn’t made the worst movie of his career, “The Conqueror,” he might well have made it to the century mark. In that movie, Wayne appeared as Genghis Khan, joining the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Paul Muni, Mickey Rooney, Louise Rainer, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston and Alec Guinness, on the list of movie greats who should have had second thoughts before agreeing to portray Asians. In case you’re wondering how that dreadful 1956 movie shortened the Duke’s life, it was...
  • The Duke Of America (Remembering John Wayne, The Cinematic And Conservative American Icon Alert)

    06/27/2007 10:18:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 598+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/28/2007 | Liza Fabrizio
    And why not? John Wayne was born Marion Morrison 100 years ago last month in the dreaded Midwest, before his family moved to a California that had yet to see the "golden days" of left-wing infiltration. He played football at USC before a surfing injury caused him to lose his scholarship and he soon found work as a Hollywood stuntman before stardom found him. He was incredibly handsome in youth and despite his large and rangy frame, had a lithesome quality to his bearing, even late in life. It is a cliche used in reference to many actors that women...
  • This day in History: John Wayne dies, 1979

    06/11/2007 4:06:43 PM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 879+ views ^ | June 11, 2007 | Staff
    1979 : John Wayne dies On this day in 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, dies at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade. The actor was born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa, and moved as a child to Glendale, California. A football star at Glendale High School, he attended the University of Southern California on a scholarship but dropped out after two years. After finding work as a movie studio laborer, Wayne befriended director John Ford, then a rising talent. His first acting jobs...
  • When we were cowboys ... (GOOD READ!)

    01/05/2007 8:36:06 PM PST · by DNME · 3 replies · 508+ views ^ | January 1, 2007 | Resa Laru Kirkland
    WHEN WE WERE COWBOYS... We Were Invincible Golda Meir once said (paraphrase) "... the fighting will stop when they love their children more than they hate us." I've said multiple times that the #1 killers of Palestinian children--or any child whose parents follow Islam--are Palestinian adults. The left's mantra of "Won't someone puhlease think of the children?" rings hollow and impotent given their appalling inaction on behalf of the children who truly need it--children of Islam. Their suffering is inexcusably ignored by these self-styled paragons of the defenseless. These little ones are on their own, left to their own devices,...
  • True Grit On AMC-TV Tonight

    05/07/2005 4:23:12 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 351+ views
    AMC-TV ^ | 5-7-2005
    "True Grit",one of John Wayne's best movies is on American Movie Classics channel tonight at 8 PM EDT. Wayne enters his lion-in-winter phase, subverting his screen image as western hero to provide a darker, richer portrayal of the real true grit called for on the frontier. Overweight, drunken and one-eyed, Wayne, as marshal Rooster Cogburn, would seem an unpromising candidate to track a murderous cowboy into Indian Territory. But he's Darby's choice to find the man who killed her father. They're joined by bounty hunter Campbell (in his first screen role) as they follow Corey and Duvall's gang to their...
  • Appeasement Activists Furious About G.I. Joe

    07/01/2004 4:29:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 361+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/1/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Appeasement groups are fighting mad: To honor the troops, the Minnesota Twins are giving G.I. Joe action figures to 5,000 children. The baseball team plans to present Duke, "the calm and determined battlefield commander of the G.I. Joe team," at the game Monday night, the day after Independence Day, in what the Associated Press today called "the first patriotic giveaway in the major leagues this season." Uh oh. If something is branded as patriotic, you know the whining will begin. "It's not a credible way to honor those who've suffered the inhumanity of war," moaned Phil Steger, executive director of...
  • Reagan's famous tribute to John Wayne - - a lot of these words fit the Gipper too

    06/06/2004 6:59:04 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 38 replies · 1,783+ views Digest ^ | October 1979 | Ronald Reagan
    Unforgettable John Wayne biography by Ronald Reagan courtesy of Readers Digest - October 1979 We called him DUKE, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on. Everything about him-his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real. Yet there was more. To my wife, Nancy, "Duke Wayne was the most gentle, tender person I ever knew." In 1960, as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, I was deeply embroiled in a bitter labor dispute between the Guild and the motion...