Originally posted by arthurarnell@Sep 14 2005, 07:41 PM
When it came to Oscar performances John ayne always said that he had been nominated for a Best Actor award for She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. Althopugh in fact he hadn't been, his performance merited it but came at a very awkward time in the history of Hollywood.
The Shootist was a victim to Hollywood schedulling and a lot of money being spent at the time on a giant ape, and as such was downright criminal.
He certainly must be nominated for the She wore a yellow Ribbon. It is a really great film. But as for me I like Rio Grande most of all the trilogy, after that comes Fort Apache and the third - She wore a Yellow Ribbon. But as I noticed here most of Dukes fans put it on the first place.
Of course all three films are among my favorites.
For a pity I haven't seen The Shootist yet, but hope to.