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  • Harry Carry Sr.

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    I understand the talent of those directors but I still don't think that treatment was necessary. Those actors stayed with them because of the power of those directors. They knew they could make or break them. Because of their great desire to make it in the business they would put up with anything.

  • We all love their movies so much. I have often wished that I could thank them for the wonderful movies they made. What would you say to the actors and actresses of the Golden Age (1920-1960) if you could write them a letter? Or more specifically (since we are so found of Duke) to the members of the Ford Stock Company? I think I would tell them what their films mean to me. I would thank them for their sacrifices. For those many hot days in Monument Valley. I would thank them for their performanc…

  • Harry Carry Sr.

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    Okay I'm getting on my soap box. It's stories like the rib cracking incident that absolutely infuriate my anger towards John Ford! I know he was a fine film maker but some of the things I've heard about him make my skin crawl. I believe the accounts are correct. Sometimes it makes me so mad I can hardly stand to watch his films. I think to myself "Here he had this wonderful group of actors working for him. All very talented and he was so cruel to them." He is portrayed as being their best frien…

  • Since I started this discussion...I better give my report. I ended watching all Ford movies. June 10 I watched Donnavon's Reef. Then on the 11th I watched Angel and the Badman, The man who shot Liberty Vallance, and The Searchers For those of you upset that TV stations and newspapers didn't remember Duke let me ask you this, Do you know Elvis's death date or Marilyn Monroe? I don't. But that doesn't mean I have disrespect for them. It simply means that they are not a strong influence in my life.…

  • Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 10 2005, 06:44 AM hi jwangel i have to say that i like to keep all of dukes eariler movies in black and white as i feel they help you with being able to imagen the colour of his shirt and such(you get to pick what colour you want for the light grey colour and same for the dark grey/black). i have seen some of the old movies that have been colourised and the job was so bad that it distroyed my enjoyment of the movie. but horses for courses we each have our …

  • Fan Geography

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    I live probably the closest to either the CA fans or WA. I am from Utah. I guess I'm the closest to Monument Valley where Duke did a lot of his early work. I haven't made it down there yet. I'm in Northern Utah and it would be far south for me. I guess you always love the place your grew up in and I love it here. You might say "My roots are buried here."

  • Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 8 2005, 07:19 AM hi robbie give angel and the bad man another try even if you only watch it for a looksee for chill, also remember that it is one of his older movies so just sit back and enjoy it dont look for faults or such its a good movie to watch just ask my little bloke as this is one of his favourites more so now he goes looking for chill in it  . hope you are able to enjoy it this time round have a good time sit back with a coldie and relax cheers  …

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 8 2005, 07:58 AM hi angel if you get your dream outfit then you will be our angel in black  :lol:  if iwas to get a country out fit it would be a pair of mole skins, light blue shirt, ringers boots and i already have the hat. outback aussie wear. so then i would be smokey in blue  :lol: hope you get your dream outfit one day and dont worry what others think just please yourself. cheers  smokey [snapback]17272[/snapback] ” Thanks Smokey. Your'e awesome! :lo…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 5 2005, 08:52 AM JWAngel, You better watch out - that's how I got started.  Then I found myself looking at belt buckles, vests, then western shirts (I really like the style with the bib front), then a custom made hat . . . . I wasn't necessarily trying to [b]look like John Wayne, just dress like him - but I am 6 ft. 4 in. tall, and kind of a big guy, and without trying I guess I look like him at least a little, but's it really mostly the outfit that d…

  • I'm interested as to how other fans will remember Duke that day. I think I will let myself have a marathon that day. At some point I know I will watch The Shootist. I think I may watch The Alamo and The Green Berets too because those two movies were very important to Duke. I'd like to know what people plan to watch and what they actually end up watching. That would be a great day to get in the Chat Room I think if we could plan on a time.

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    :lol: Ahhhh! It feels good to be home again!! That is what Duke has become to me, home. I think he has become the movie equivalent of my favorite lounge outfit. Ya know those holy sweat pants and over sized t-shirt that you love to relax in. I watched The Shootist as I had planned and it really felt like a month had not gone by. It was like reuniting with an old friend after several years and feeling that not a day had passed between you. The manager at my local video store pointed out a John Wa…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    I think it's safe to say, and I mean no offense, that we have several John Wayne addicts on this board. But if your happy being a John Wayne addict, go ahead! I enjoy him. I'm passionate about him. I love him. But there is more to my life then just him. I'm glad I can say that. I think it is as it should be. This is my final week. Wes is D-Day. I may even wait till Friday just so I can have a small marathon. Two in a row. Okay maybe three. I think the first movie I will watch is The Shootist. Th…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Three weeks and still going strong!! I miss him a little more this week but I'm doing okay. Chester will be glad to know that I watched a lot of Cary Grant this week. I watched Charade for the first time and loved it! I will have to get that on DVD. Some of you may think I'm crazy to put myself through this but that's okay. I feel I will appreciate him more after this and also view him in a new light. It's always good to step back from things for a while then view them in a fresh perspective. T…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 19 2005, 11:11 AM Before I joined this wonderful web-site, I used to slouch around in the easy chair, just watching Dukes's films. Now life has improved so much, because  I'm now constantly exercising, moving this mouse around!! Thanks everyone, for improving the quality of my life! [snapback]16804[/snapback] ” That is the most inspiring story I've ever heard. Thanks for sharing!

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Second week and I'm still going strong. I'm starting to miss him some this week but not enough to make me brake. This week I watched a lot of my other favorite leading man Jimmy Stewart. In fact it was him that got my interested in Duke. I watched two Alfred Hitchcock's I've never seen before. Rear Window and The man who knew too much. I really enjoyed them both. To answer Mr. and Mrs. Chester the week before I rented Support your local Gunslinger. This actually didn't have Walter Brennan in it…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    Quote: “Originally posted by [email protected] 9 2005, 10:22 AM hi jwangle since we took up this difficult task i have to say i've been really good and not fallen off the wagon yet 10 days and counting. see you in another 10 days and let ya know how i'm doing :lol: cheers  smokey [snapback]16639[/snapback] ” :lol: Rock on Smokey! We can make it. Although I am starting to crave him a little.

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    This week has been really good and very beneficial for me. I really don't miss him that much yet. I think I gorged myself too much the last week in April. I was actually beginning to get sick of him. I want to respond to Chester, Smokey, and SXViper. First to Chester and his wife: Thank you for your thoughts. However, I am a poor little church mouse and could not buy the new DVD's this month anyway. Such purchases for me are rare and besides they can wait. Second, I would rather remember Duke o…

  • The John Wayne Diet

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    To be sure that I am holding John Wayne in the right perspective I am putting myself on a month long diet from his movies. That is I will not watch any of his movies during the month of May 2005. Why? I'm sure that Duke would be very flattered by this site and that so many of his fans are still loyal to him. But I also feel that he would not want our lives to revolve around him. He believed in the capacity of the individual and I believe he would want us to make the most of our lives. Wether yo…

  • Something else I can add about Frank Sinatra is that Aissa says he came to visit Duke during his last hospital stay. Duke had become so thin and frail that when Sinatra came from the room he was in tears. I'm sure it was terrible to see him like that when they knew him as being so robust.

  • I read in Pilar's book that she became a member of anothe religon. The name escapes me right now. I want to say Christian Science but I'm not sure on that. I just found it interesting because she stopped smoking and drinking as a part of her new faith. Duke was really upset about it. At my first glance he seemed to be completely against organized relgion but I've seen more and more quotes that express his faith.

  • Hey! I'm New

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    :lol: Mr. Brooks: I'm kinda new to this site. May I ask your role in "Angel and the Bad Man"? That is my all time favorite John Wayne!!! JWAngel Quote: “Originally posted by William T [email protected] 21 2005, 08:37 AM Chester thanks a bunch, I really not ready to go yet! :fear2:  Bonnie I have to agree with Hondo if you watch "McLintock, Hatri, Donovan's Reef and of course The Angel and the Badman" a great love story :wub:  and I had a small part in that film and I was only a few years older than you…

  • Harry Carry Sr.

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    Arthur: Thanks for all the great info. I read Maureen O'Hara's book and she had plenty of horror stories to tell of John Ford. How many are there in Harry Carry, Jr.'s book?

  • From what I have read about Duke's children they are actually kind of divided. Like the North and the South. They are not a big happy family. The children from his first marriage would be the North. Pilar and her children would be the South. If Ethan owns Wayne Enterprises it is a separate company from Batjack. If you read the two biographies that Pilar Wayne and Aissa Wayne did, they both have plenty to say about Michael. They make him out to be a real villain. Although, I was sad to hear he h…

  • Does anyone know if they do tours of Monument Valley? I would love to go down there.

  • Welcome, New Members!

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    I'm brand new to the site and I love it. I hope to make some new friends here. I've got a question. How many movies did John Wayne do with Grant Withers? I understand from the A&E Documentary that when Grant Withers died it really upset Duke. If anyone knows please e-mail me, thanks!