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  • Quote from Little One: “I watched this movie for the first time last night. I didn't like it as much as "Back to Bataan" or "Sands of Iwo Jima", but it was really good. It was very obviously a John Ford film, though, and I think that's what made me really like it. His masterful use of snatches of old songs at the right moments is frequently very moving. I noticed that at least twice he included the "Battle Cry of Freedom" moving into the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (which appeared again as the…

  • Dean Martin was not believable as one of the brothers as he was clearly Italian.

  • The Horse Soldiers (1959)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1950's

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    After "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Holden would not appear in another major success until "The Wild Bunch" 12 years later.

  • Gregory Peck

    MichaelHarrison - - Screen Legends

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    I watched him in "Only the Valiant" on TV yesterday. It had to be shown with a warning as it contains outdated racial language and portrayals that may offend viewers.

  • I liked this more than "High Noon". Van Heflin was a great actor.

  • The Horse Soldiers (1959)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1950's

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    I don't think they would have kept the women alive after catching them listening in.

  • Rio Grande (1950)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1950's

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    I liked this film more than "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", although apparently Apaches did not really kidnaped white children in reality.

  • Tycoon (1947)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1940's

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    I finally saw this film for the first time last night. It was better than I thought it would be. It was good seeing John Wayne act with a fine actor like Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

  • A Question For You All

    MichaelHarrison - - Newbie Forum

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    I don't think liberal New York was really his territory.

  • The Longest Day (1962)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1960's

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    Quote from dukefan1: “I understood your point. For historical accuracy, Duke looked way too old for the part. But Zanuck knew if he wanted this war movie to be successful, he had to have Duke in it. They seem to be more into accuracy in today's films than they did back in the day. Movies are roasted now, if they are not accurate to history. It didn't seem as important back then. ” I think a lot of old films would be criticised if they were made today. "Braveheart" was probably the most historica…

  • The Longest Day (1962)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1960's

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    Quote from dukefan1: “Darryl Zanuck wanted Duke for the part. He wanted him so bad, Duke drove up the price for the few days he filmed the roll. It was Duke's way of paying Zanuck back for comments Zanuck made about Duke producing and acting in The Alamo. ” It was miscasting because Vandervoort was only 27 at D-Day: Benjamin H. Vandervoort - Wikipedia

  • The Longest Day (1962)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1960's

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    Heston would have been more suited for the role Wayne played.

  • The Cowboys (1972)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1970's

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    I never knew Leif Garrett auditioned for a role. I very much liked him in "God's Gun" and "Kid Vengeance", as well as "Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion".

  • The Alamo (1960)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1960's

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    Quote from PW Stines: “That doesen't surprise me. In fact the left wingers claim that the Texas Revolution was fought for slavery. Pure BS! The majority of people who came to Texas in the early days were fairly poor. They had lost much property in the Panic of 1819 (an economic downturn partially from debts from the war of 1812) These immigrants were farmers, stock raisers and tradesmen who couldn't afford a slave even if they wanted them. True there would be some slave owners but the laws of Me…

  • The Alamo (1960)

    MichaelHarrison - - The 1960's

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    Some critics believed the movie celebrated slavery.

  • Does anyone know how well John Wayne knew Jackie Coogan?

  • Marlon Brando

    MichaelHarrison - - Screen Legends

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    "One Eyed Jacks" is a great western, although obviously based on the famous story of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

  • Quote from may2: “I came upon this under Tommy Kirk's entry at IMDB awhile ago, Quote: “In 1965, I'd signed a contract for 'The Sons of Katie Elder' with John Wayne, but a week before shooting I went to a Hollywood party that the vice squad busted because of marijuana. I was handcuffed and photos of me got in the papers with headlines like 'Ex-Disney Child Star Arrested for Pot!' So Wayne and the producers fired me." ” I assume he was going to play Bud. I think he would have been even more unbel…

  • Quote from Peacekeeper: “History is being erased before our very eyes. If this isn’t like Germany in the 1930’s I don’t know what is. ” Both sides used censorship.

  • Pearl Harbor Day

    MichaelHarrison - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Did the Flying Tigers cause the attack?

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