Wow talk about nostalgic
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True Grit: Then And Now... Enjoy
This is a repost from 2008 for those that may have missed it
Wow talk about nostalgic
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
This maybe a little sappy, but my favorite Wayne movie is actually "The Quiet Man". It's funny and tough all in the right places and proportions. The westerns are all good as are the WWII movies, but for some reason when I think about his movies I always think of this one first.
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
True Grit and The Quiet Man are great movies, but my favorite was and still is Rio Bravo! It was great having a movie hero like John Wayne when we were kids. The choices now do even come close.
I loved/love all John Wayne's movies but my favorite has to be The Shootist.
[QUOTE]"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do those things to other people and I require the same of them." (John Wayne, the Shootist)
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El Dorado is one of my favorites, but all John Wayne movies are good!
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I would say nine. I don't want to type all those.
Always liked John Wayne, shared the same birthday, my favorite is the shootist.
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OK, as I understand it, he was killed in:
The Cowboys, The Shootist, The Sands of Iwojima, The Fighting Seabees, The Wake of the Red Witch, The Alamo, Centeral Airport and Noah's Ark.
In, Noah's Ark he was an extra who protrayed one of the throngs of people killed in the flood.
In, The man Who Shot Liberty Valance, he was already dead and the movie was a flashback.
In, The Deceiver he played a corpse, but was not actually killed.
In, The Sea Chase, the ship blew up but there was no evidence he was killed and implications that he lived.
Last edited by Guantes; September 22nd, 2010 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Addition of neglected item
My favorite was always "The Flying Tigers" not even a western, that was on TV constantly when I was a kid. I think the reason it first got my attention was the paint job on the planes, but I own it and watch it for other reasons now. I really like Big Jake as well...but I'm really a Bogart fan honestly...
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I think that Big Jake, was one of his best. The comments to the men attempting to hang the sheep herder were outstanding.