Here's an odd note concerning a film with the Duke about the beginning of the Revolutionary War that was never made. According to Peter Bogdonovich's interview with John Ford, he wanted to make a film of Howard Fast's "April Morning" with the Duke to play the first of the minutemen killed on Lexington Green as his son stands alongside him, who later fights the British at Concord. But Duke didn't care to wear knee britches or a ribbon-tied wig (he thought they were sissy-looking) and Ford died soon afterward.
The novel was later filmed with Tommy Lee Jones & a young Rob Lowe for TV.
Sounds interesting dukefan. Which Bogdonovitch book is that?