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  • Stagecoach (1939)

    Quiggy - - The 1930's

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    Stagecoach is typical of the western genre from the 30's. You have such tropes as a band of people gathered together for a common cause, Indians on the warpath, and the Cavalry coming to the rescue. Really, not much in the plot distinguishes it much from dozens of other western films of the day. But the movie transcends those tropes, and most of that can be credited to the dynamic cast. In particular, in my mind is Thomas Mitchell as the alcoholic doctor and Claire Trevor as the woman with a pas…

  • @'Kevin I am willing to do a featured article. But I am fresh out of original ideas. Want to give me an assignment?

  • Quote from ZS_Maverick: “Ok, I was going to do a joke reply with titles like "The Conqueror" and "Jet Pilot" - but thought better of it! My real favorites... 1. Rio Bravo 2. True Grit 3. The Searchers 4. Stagecoach 5. A tie - "The Alamo" and "El Dorado" Too hard to stop just at 5! I could easily do a top 15 or 20! ” I do joke responses on my movie blog all the time. So far I've stayed away from it here. It's no joke, however, that I liked Brannigan. Just not enough to make my top 5.

  • My Top 5

    Quiggy - - General Blog Post Discussions

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    I really had no intention of ranking the rest of the top movies. There are many I like (and, I admit, a few I'm not enthralled with in the least). But after such an erudite post, I could do no less than go into more detail rather than just list a top 5. I have been a John Wayne fan for close to 50 years. ( am 57, as of this post, but the first 7 years were in development as a movie fan, so I won't say ALL my life...) I couldn't actually say what was the first movie I ever saw starring Wayne. In …

  • Apologies in advance if this has been covered in a separate thread. I only found one for a different book. albeit with the same title, from 2008. This one was only published last year, by the editors of the John Wayne Collector's Magazine. It is essentially a collection of photos of Wayne in private life and stills from Wayne movies with a quote either about Wayne from his contemporaries and family, or quotes by Wayne himself, and even iconic movie quotes. I found it today in a local used bookst…

  • The Searchers (1956)

    Quiggy - - The 1950's

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    It's interesting. (To me at least). I didn't like The Searchers when I first saw it. And not because Wayne's character was such a rabid racist. I followed along with the story and really got into it. But the ending where Ethan seems to have a previously unexpected change of heart really got to me. No, I would not have been happier if he had actually shot Debbie. But I thought it was a cop out ending. I have since watched it several times more, and I actually have come to like it. I can actually …

  • As a kid growing up in the late 60's and 70's, we had the three major networks, NBC, ABC and CBS. Before cable the only alternative was whatever UHF stations came in clear (via primitive antenna) UHF stations had no regular programming so at night and on Saturdays and Sundays they ran old movies. My sister and I shared the big TV and if it was her turn to pick she always picked crap, so I went to the other room and watched whatever movie was showing. Got to see John Wayne and Universal horror mo…

  • El Dorado (1967)

    Quiggy - - The 1960's

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    I visited the Gilcrease when I was in Tulsa a couple of yeas ago. Must've been after they took his stuff down. I think I would have remembered.

  • Rio Lobo (1970)

    Quiggy - - The 1970's

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    I never really warmed up to this movie. I have stated before elsewhere that it was a shame that this was the final Howard Hawks movie, because everyone, including Wayne, seems to be just going through the motions. In particular I singled out Jennifer O'Neill. She may have been better in other movies (I actually can't recall any other movie except "Scanners" which I watched because I love movies of Philip K. Dick's work). But here I thought she was pretty bad. I'm on record as saying she could ha…

  • El Dorado (1967)

    Quiggy - - The 1960's

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    Tbone- I actually had to look it up. Thank God for the internet. John Gabriel was "Pedro" in the film. Which is a credit to his acting ability since I thought the actor was actually Hispanic and I don't think Gabriel is. One thing I did know about the opening was that Olaf Weighorst (who played "the Swede") painted those opening pictures.

  • El Dorado (1967)

    Quiggy - - The 1960's

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    OK. I'm going to go out on a limb here and risk alienating the cognoscenti. If you look at my profile you'll see that El Dorado is listed as my favorite movie of Duke's movies. This means, of course, that I consider it better than a lot of other top choices, but it also means that I rank it better than the movie that preceded it and is what El Dorado is considered a remake, Rio Bravo. It's not that I don't like Rio Bravo. Its just that I have several factors that make El Dorado seem better in my…

  • Welcome, New Members!

    Quiggy - - Newbie Forum

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    "My name is Jim, but most people call me...................Jim." (My favorite quote from a movie, Blazing Saddles, is not a John Wayne movie, but Mel Brooks did try to recruit Wayne to play the Waco Kid at one point.) OK, so I was told by the moderator to introduce myself. My real name is Jim but I blog a movie review blog (strictly older movies, and not necessarily all John Wayne movies) on a website "The Midnite Drive-In" under the moniker of "Quiggy". (Not sure if the rules allow me to post a…

  • Jet Pilot (1957)

    Quiggy - - The 1950's

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    I realize this is an old thread. I looked at while I was researching the film. Personally, I think the best assets in this film are in front of Janet Leigh.... That and it has some darn good aerial photography.

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