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  • DUKE'S DOCUMENTARIES


    1937 A Nation Builds Under Fire
    1950 Dangerous Stranger
    1954 Flying in the Fifties

    1956 The Searchers: An Appreciation
    1961 The Challenge of Ideas (USA Information Films)
    1970 No Substitute for Victory
    1970 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend
    1970 Plympton!: Shootout at Rio Lobo
    1971 Duke and the General
    1971 The American West of John Ford(Re-released 2001)
    1971 Directed by John Ford 9re-released (2009)
    1977 That's Action
    1980 The John Wayne Story:The Early Years
    1980 The John Wayne Story: The Later Years
    1984 John Wayne: The Duke Lives On: A Tribute
    1984 Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee
    1987 John Wayne an American Legend hosted by James Whitmore
    1988 Going Hollywood: The War Years
    1988 AMC Cowboys Harry Carey Jr and Ben Johnson
    1988 We Can Keep You Forever

    1989 John Wayne Standing Tall
    1990 John Wayne: Bigger than Life
    1990 Memories of Hollywood
    1990 Tony Curtis tribute to John Wayne
    1991 John Wayne Anthology
    1992 Young Duke: The Making of a Movie Star
    1992 Young Duke: Wayne Before Stagecoach
    1992 The Making of: The Quiet Man
    1995 On Board With the Duke:John Wayne and The Wild Goose
    1996 Hollywood Biographies: The Leading Men(Re-released 2006 as 5 disc set)
    1997 John Wayne: Behind the Scenes with the Duke
    1997 Reputations: John Wayne The Unquiet American - (2 episodes of the Biography TV series)
    1997 Howard Hawks:American Artist
    1998 John Wayne: An American Legend (A&E biography)
    1998 Hollywood Hall of Fame: John Wayne
    1998 John Wayne on Film /Angel and the Badman
    1999 A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers
    2000 Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs
    2000 History Zone Films: Remember The Alamo
    2001 Commemoration, Howard Hawks Rio Bravo
    2001 John Wayne Scrapbook
    2001 Old Tucson: Where the Legends Walked
    2001 On Location with John Wayne
    2004 The Quiet Man: The Joy of Ireland
    2002 Remembering The Quiet Man: Montage.
    2002 The Making of The Quiet Man

    2002 American Masters:John Ford/John Wayne:The Filmmaker and The Legend.
    2004 Hollywood Greats: John Wayne (BBC Series presented by Jonathan Ross)
    2005 I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C Cooper
    2006 Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption



    The following Documentaries are extras in the various Special 2 Disc Releases that include extras.
    As a result, there is very little more information as to their content.


    2004 From the Batjac Vaults [/COLOR](Leonard Maltin interviews Michael Wayne 26 October 1994 Entertainment tonight) (Hondo: Special Collector's Edition)
    2004 True Grit Locations: Aspen Gold
    2004 True Grit: Then and Now
    2004 True Grit: Working with the Duke
    2004 True Writing documentary
    2004 Wayne and Ford: An Interview with Peter Bogdanovich and Harry Carey Jnr.
    2005 The Apache(Hondo: Special Collector's Edition)
    2005 The Making of Hondo (Hondo:Special Collector's Edition)
    2005 John Wayne with Terry Leonard: Working with a Western Legend
    2005 Law and the Lawless
    2005 Profile of James Edward Grant
    2006 Batjac Story Part 1 (1953 - 1963)(The High and the Mighty:Two-Disc Collector's Edition1954)
    2006 John Ford's Home Movies
    2006 John Wayne Stock Company: Gail Russell (7 Men from Now: Special Collector's Edition 1956)[
    2006 John Wayne Stock Company: Harry Carey Jnr. (Island In The Sky: Special Collector's Edition 1953)
    2006 John Wayne Stock Company: Sean McClory (Plunder of the Sun: Special Collector's Edition 1953)
    2006 John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond (Hondo: Special Collector's Edition)


    Copyright-©dukewayne.com.2012


    Thanks to Elly for the original 2007 compilation of this list


    Edited and updated by ethanedwards.2012

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • DUKE'S DOCUMENTARIES
    Part 1


    JOHN WAYNE: American Legend (90 mins)
    Producer Kerry Jensen/Van Ness Films.(1998)



    A superb biography of Duke, with rare personal photographs,and interviews.
    In 1939, director John Ford cast John Wayne in Stagecoach, and a legend was born.
    Welcomed to the ranks of A-list actors, he made a series of westerns and adventures during World War II
    and became the idealized American hero. In a career spanning more than five decades,
    Wayne epitomized the straight-talking, no-nonsense characters that made him a true Hollywood legend both on screen and off.


    ON BOARD WITH THE DUKE: John Wayne and The Wild Goose (68 mins)
    Bert Minshall/ Clark Sharon (1995 )



    Of all the documentary's on John Wayne, my favorite is still "On Board with the Duke",now that one
    will moisten up your eyes...chester7777


    A remarkable film that includes never seen before, home movies,
    rare photographs and interviews.
    It is about John Wayne, the private man,
    as only a few of his friends saw him,
    At play, exploring ports-of-call,
    from Alaska to Mexico, at home in Newport Beach,
    aboard his 136-foot former U.S. minesweeper,
    The Wild Goose


    Watch this clip


    On Board with the Duke


    THE AMERICAN WEST OF JOHN FORD(68 mins)
    Produced by Tom Egan, Dan Ford and Brit Lomond.(1971)
    Directed by Denis Sanders



    Hosted and Narrated by John Wayne,
    Henry Fonda, and James Stewart,
    this documentary pays homage to
    'The guy who made westerns'
    Duke joins John Ford in Monument Valley,
    which also features, Andy Devine.
    Includes many clips from the films,
    made there with Ford.


    A worthwhile documentary, and a must have.
    By ethanedwards


    A documentary encapsulating the career and Western films of director 'John Ford' ,
    including clips from his work and interviews with his colleagues.


    Watch the full documentary


    The American West of John Ford


    JOHN WAYNE: Bigger Than Life(55 mins)
    (1990)



    This documentary pays homage, to Duke
    throughout is life, showing rare footage
    and clips, a worthy tribute to a classic legend.


    Personally, I thought it was just about OK!!!
    By ethanedwards


    PLIMPTON! SHOOTOUT AT RIO LOBO (50 mins)
    William Kronick and George Plimpton.(1970)



    This rare documentary, made during the actual
    Old Tucson Location shooting of Rio Lobo,
    follows journalist George Plimpton, from his arrival
    on set, to his first meeting with 'The Duke'
    and his off-set training, so that he can effectively
    deliver his one line, minus his Harvard accent!


    The results are hilarious, and show the humorous
    'mickey-taking' that Duke and his supporting cast
    (Jack Elam, Victor French, David Huddlestone
    and Jennifer O'Neil) were so skilled at


    George finds out the best way to acquire
    a Western drawl,and a western walk,
    who better to learn from then Duke!!!


    This is a must have doc, not to be missed.


    Watch this Clip


    Plimpton: Shootout at Rio Lobo


    THE DUKE AND THE GENERAL:
    Lost Interviews with John Wayne and James Stewart
    (90 Mins)
    Produced by Chris Andersen, Lee Pfeiffer and Ron Plesniarski.( 1971.Released 1996)



    The two legendary actors, discuss their films,
    their careers, and love for America.


    This was telecast only once.


    Features;-
    Original behind the scenes featurette and trailers
    Rare production stills and posters
    Information about John Wayne Fan clubs, and the Jimmy Stewart Museum


    I personally thought this was great,
    and certainly one of the better ones.
    By ethanedwards


    With the deluge of repackaged public domain videos relating to John Wayne
    (i.e the 1000th release of "Angel and the Badman"), it's terrific to experience a truly rare film tribute
    to both the Duke and Jimmy Stewart. This is an outstanding tape in every way.
    It offers a glimpse into Wayne's unapologetic views on patriotism and the political climate in the world (circa 1971)
    as well as taking an in-depth look at the making of Wayne's great western "The Cowboys".
    There is also a very entertaining interview with Jimmy Stewart, who is seen on the set of "Fool's Parade",
    his last major starring role. As with other titles put out by Spy Guise Video, this one does a great job
    of including some extraordinary bonus material including some trailers, original t.v spots for "The Shootist"
    (which starred both actors), great still photographs, and other bonus shorts.
    Highly recommended not only for Wayne and Stewart fans, but also for movie lovers in general.


    JOHN WAYNE: Behind the Scenes With the Duke
    Produced by Chris Andersen and Ron Plesniarski.( 1997 )



    Features rare production shorts from Duke's films,


    McLintock!, The War Wagon, In Harm's Way
    El Dorado, McQ, Brannigan,
    The Cowboys, The Undefeated,
    and The Train Robbers.


    Bonus:-
    Memorable charity commercial appearances,
    behind the scenes trailer for The Shootist


    An exciting collection of never-before-released original production shorts featuring the legendary John Wayne.
    Go behind the scenes with Duke and view rare footage from "McLintock!", "In Harm's Way", "The War Wagon",
    "El Dorado", "McQ", "Brannigan", "The Cowboys", and others. A fascinating look at how these classic Wayne movies were made.
    See Wayne interacting with his co-stars and directors while on location. Bonus:
    original t.v. commercials and public service announcements featuring John Wayne. These films have not been seen in decades.


    This video features John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Otto Preminger, Richard Attenborough,
    Maureen O'Hara, James Stewart.


    THE JOHN WAYNE STORY:The Early Years (84 mins)
    Mike Eagan (Actor)( 2001)



    Follow the Duke from the Sagebrush Trail to the Sands of Iwo Jima in this documentary full of blazing sixshooters,
    interviews, and other highlights, with rare photos and scenes from more than forty movies.
    Born Marion Morrison in a small town outside Des Moines, Iowa, on May 26, 1907,
    Wayne embodied the larger-than-life, patriotic heroes of American legend onscreen for fifty years, from 1927 to 1976.
    His long association with John Ford paid off when "Pappy" directed his breakthrough hit, Stagecoach,
    after the Duke had spent a decade laboring in the Hollywood vineyards of "B" Westerns and serials.
    A string of successes followed: Reap the Wild Wind, Flying Tigers, Fort Apache, Red River,
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, and his Oscar-nominated rose as Sergeant Stryker.


    The John Wayne Story: The Early Years chronicles the early life and success of the legendary Western icon
    who was born Marion Morrison. The film surveys his early life in Iowa, his rough beginning years
    when he starred in B-movie after B-movie, and the beginning of his worldwide fame with the success
    of John Ford's seminal Western Stagecoach. The film utilizes a variety of interviews,
    still photographs, and film clips to tell its story.


    1. The Telling of His Tale
    2. Walsh's Folly
    3. Singing Cowboys
    4. Lone Star
    5. Three Mesquiteers
    6. The Ringo Kid
    7. War Effort
    8. Still in Uniform
    9. Taking Comfort
    10. To The Rescue
    11. "I Don't Act, I React"
    12. Full Circle[/quote]


    THE JOHN WAYNE STORY:The Later Years (87 mins)
    (1993/ 2001)



    A nice little DVD concentrating on John Wayne films between Big Jim Mc Lain to The Shootist is John Wayne Later Years.


    It is around 87 minutes in length and is Region Free available from Play.com and on Ebay.
    There is also an Early Years DVD which deals with films up to late 1940s/1950s


    Most of the DVD is clips and trailers from most of those movies. Quality varies between clips
    but the selling point of this DVD to me is the other rare footage of Duke that is also included.


    The unusual stuff is as follows:-
    Talking about Rio Bravo with Dean Martin on the Dean Martin Show
    Gunsmoke Promo for TV Series and tribute by James Arness to John Wayne
    Red Cross Promo from set of Trouble Along The Way
    Christamas Seals Appeal from set of Blood Alley
    Barbarian & The Geisha promo selling it vitrues!!!
    TV ad with Patrick Wayne for Gillette razor
    American Cancer Society appeal
    Footage of his arrival at 1970 Oscars,talking with Bob Hope and his Acceptance Speech for True Grit
    1970 Special with Raquel Welch at Mexican Orphanage
    Footage of the making of Brannigan
    Bank ad for Great Western Savings in 1977


    It is well worth buying
    With thanks to DukePilgrim-Mike


    See the legendary John Wayne at his greatest in two-fisted action, interviews, rare photos, and more,
    in this documentary covering his screen career from Big Jim McLain to his final film, The Shootist.
    Back in the saddle with Westerns like Hondo, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, McLintock!, and Chisum,
    he also varied his output in The High and the Mighty, Blood Alley, Wings of Eagles, McQ, and Brannigan.
    The Duke even directed himself in The Alamo and The Green Berets, and finally won a long-awaited Academy Award
    as the one-eyed lawman in True Grit, a role he repeated in Rooster Cogburn. See Wayne promoting his protégé,
    James Arness, in Gunsmoke; making public service appearances for the Red Cross, Christmas Seals,
    and the American Cancer Society; and receiving his Oscar.


    See the incomparable John Wayne in two-fisted action, interviews, rare photos, and more, in this documentary
    covering the later years" of his legendary screen career from Big Jim McLain to his final film, The Shootist .
    Narrated by Mike Egan. 1993/color/87 min/NR/fullscreen.


    YOUNG DUKE:The Making of a Movie Star (45 mins)
    Produced and written by Leonard Maltin and Mark Lamberti.( 1992)



    Leonard Maltin hosts this tribute,
    which traces Duke's early career.
    Combines rare film clips and photos,
    with memories related by friends and colleagues.


    First one I ever bought, and still one of the best.
    For those of us, who may not have his
    early walk-on films, there are many
    included here, which show Duke's total
    showing in those movies!!
    No need to buy or look for some of them,
    his performances are here!
    By ethanedwards


    JOHN WAYNE ANTHOLOGY:
    A Retrospective Look at His 40 Year Film Career
    (40 mins)
    Written and Produced by Joseph Cooke. Arthur Mann (III) (Actor)(1991 )



    Another DVD that covers the same ground as Early & Later Years is The John Wayne Anthology DVD
    and quite often comes with Lawless Range or Angel & the Badman films.


    The John Wayne Anthology takes a look at the man known as "The Duke", one of the best known screen icons of our time.
    This programme is a comprehensive look at his forty year film career with over 200 films in five decades.
    Features clips from such classics as 'The Quiet Man', 'True Grit', 'The Green Berets', 'Rio Bravo', 'Flying Tigers',
    'Sands of Iwo Jima', 'The Shootist' and many more.
    With thanks to DukePilgrim-Mike


    John Wayne, often known as The Duke is one of the best known screen icons of our time.
    This programme is a comprehensive look at his career, with over 200 films in 5 decades.
    Featuring footage from a huge selection of his most popular films including such classics as The Quiet Man,
    True Grit, The Green Berets, Rio Bravo, Flying Tigers, Sand of Iwo Jima and his last film The Shootist and many more.


    JOHN WAYNE THE DUKE LIVES ON: A Tribute(48 mins)
    Directed and Produced by Daniel Helfgott. (1984 )



    A tribute to the greatest box office attraction
    Hollywood has ever known.
    With rare early photographs and movie clips
    from some of John Wayne's most outstanding roles,
    this tribute traces the remarkable life and career
    of the man the world came to know as "The Duke".


    Lonny Chapman narrates this tribute,
    which features archive footage of Duke as himself!


    THE MAKING OF: The Quiet Man (25 mins)
    Written, Produced and hosted by Leonard Maltin. (1992)



    Leonard Maltin,film critic hosts this fortieth anniversary
    documentary, in a behind-the-scenes look
    at the making of The Quiet Man.


    This doc features Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne (as Toni Wayne LaCava)
    Andrew V. McLaglen, and includes achive footage of
    John Ford, Maureen O'Hara and Duke.


    Rare footage looks at the filming process,
    and takes a look at some of the experiences
    of the cast and crew members,
    as well as discussing some of the influence
    The Quiet Man had on later films.
    Many photos supplied by the Wayne Family
    By ethanedwards


    Hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin, this fortieth anniversary documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes
    look at the making of The Quiet Man, John Wayne's classic film about an Irish-American who returns to his homeland
    to make a new start for himself. Along with archive footage of the filming process, this film also takes a look at some
    of the experiences of the cast and crew members, as well as discussing some of the influence
    The Quiet Man had on later films


    A TURNING OF THE EARTH: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers
    Nick Redman (Director) .Patrick Wayne (Narrator) (1956/1998)



    Documentary on the making of _Searchers, The (1956)starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford, with outtake


    Featuring tons of outtakes and rare footage from "the searchers" inter cut with interviews
    of many of the surviving cast and crew,
    "the turning of the earth" is an outstanding documentary about the making of one of the greatest films of all time.
    it's insightful, well-researched and well-made, one of the finest films on the making of a film.
    "the turning of the earth"
    is (as far as i know) only available with "the searchers" special edition laserdisc, but it's well worth seeking out for any
    john wayne/john ford fans. for fans of "the searchers" it's an absolute must.


    Copyrighted 1998, this portrait is narrated by Patrick Wayne and others, including Milius again,
    Pippa Scott (who plays the oldest Edwards daughter), Lana Wood, and the words of Harry Carey, Jr.,
    voiced by Peter Rainer. Its most precious elements are color home movies of Wayne and Ford
    together, flying, driving, and boozing.
    One of the most insightful things ever said about the film comes from Milius,
    at about the 16-minute mark, which viewers are invited to discover on their own.


    THE SEARCHERS AN APPRECIATION (30:58)
    John Milius/ Martin Scorsese/ Curtis Hanson>(1956/ 1998)



    Three directors, John Milius, Martin Scorsese, and Curtis Hanson, track their relationship
    with the film and explicate its fine points. The image is widescreen and enhanced.
    Frankly, one gets more out of this than Bogdanovich's audio track. It's heart-wrenching to hear
    Milius wax so eloquently about The Searchers, as his career achievement could easily be comparable to Ford's,
    were it not for a vague, unofficial blackballing of the man in Hollywood due to his politics.
    This featurette is credited only to Sparkhill Productions and copyrighted 2006.


    THE YOUNG DUKE: Wayne Before Stagecoach
    Bob Sessions. Wonderland Entertainment.(1994)



    Traces John Wayne's early career from his debut in 1928 in silent films and westerns, showing original and rare footage.


    The story of the man who personified the tough laconic peace-maker of the prairie before his rise to stardom.
    John Wayne made 80 films in eight years prior to “Stagecoach”, and during this time developed the swaying walk
    and lopsided grin that was to become his trademark.
    From his first film job as an extra, this programme features many of his early role


    Watch this
    Trailer


    REPUTATIONS: John Wayne The Unquiet American (TV)(60mins)
    Produced and Directed by James Kane.(1997)
    A BBC Arts and Entertainments Network Co- Production



    Transmission date 09/07/1997 U.K
    Synopsis
    by BFI


    Looks into the background of John Wayne - his success,
    mythical status, attitudes and politics- examining such contradictions
    as his avoidance of being called up during World War II
    whilst being a firm supporter of the American military during the Vietnam War.
    It also looks at his heroic struggle against cancer,
    ironically contracted whilst filming near military atomic test areas
    in the US desert.
    His widow, Pilar Wayne, and daughter, Aissa Wayne,
    talk about what he was like to live with and stars Charlton Heston
    and Maureen O'Hara pay tribute to his acting.
    Also with contributions from Oliver Stone,
    Randy Roberts (author of 'John Wayne: American'),
    Gary Wills (author of 'John Wayne: The Politics of Celebrity'),
    Harry Jackson (friend of Wayne), Harry Carey Jr., Billy Yellow,
    Joe De Franco (Wayne's business partner),
    Joe Toplyn (treasurer of 'The Harvard Lampoon' 1974), Jim Downey (president of 'The Harvard Lampoon' 1974),
    journalist George Plimpton, and Carole Gallagher (author, 'American Ground Zero').


    This documentary does not appear to have been released commercially


    HOLLYWOOD GREATS(40 mins)
    Presented by Jonathan Ross. Produced and Directed by Pauline Law.BBC Television. (2004)



    Originally hosted by Barry Norman


    Transmitted on 22 March 2004
    It featured,Ethan, Marisa and Patrick Wayne, speaking about their father.
    It included many unseen,before family shots and footage.
    There were great contributions from,
    Glen Campbell, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Andrew J. Fenady
    Christopher Mitchum, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Schickel


    Eamonn Holmes a U.K Presenter and big Duke fan
    adding his personal thoughts.


    I believe only ever aired in the U.K.
    By ethanedwards


    HOLLYWOOD HALL OF FAME: John Wayne (30 mins)
    (1998)



    This video on the legendary John Wayne documents
    his entire career which spanned over 50 years.
    John Wayne, the "Duke", emanated heroism and
    magnetism on the big screen.
    Starting from his earliest films to his later ones,
    this documentary tells about the life and career
    of one the biggest, most influential stars in hollywood.


    Recorded this on off Sky Satellite,
    Includes many previously un-seen
    trailers and clips, and it's not bad at all.


    JOHN WAYNE STANDING TALL (70 mins)
    John Musilli (Director) JoAnn Young (Wtiter) James Arness (Host). (1989) (TV)



    Includes Duke, and amongst others notably,
    Peter Bogdanovich , Harry Carey Jr. , Angie Dickinson
    Joanne Dru , Barry Goldwater , Chuck Hayward
    Marguerite Roberts , Pat Stacy , Pilar Wayne , Hank Worden


    Profile of one of the world's most popular motion picture stars,
    told through interviews with some of the artists who worked with him, family, friends,
    and excerpts from many of his films and television appearances.


    JOHN WAYNE ON FILM/ ANGEL AND THE BADMAN (100 mins)
    Tony Curtis. (Introduction) (1947)



    Introduction by Tony Curtis
    Additional bonus footage of John Wayne.


    ON LOCATION WITH JOHN WAYNE
    (1953)



    Collectors release VHS 1953/1999
    Hondo and McLintock that also includes short documentary
    on Location with John Wayne


    THE QUIET MAN: The Joy of Ireland
    Michael Gillis (Director). (1952/ 2002)


    REMEMBERING THE QUIET MAN: Montage. (1952/ 2002)


    THE MAKING OF THE QUIET MAN.
    Leonard Maltin. (Host) (1952/ 2002)



    These documentaries are featured on the Collectors Edition,
    and Special Edition DVD
    for The Quiet Man, released in 2002.


    Features Andrew V. McLaglen , Maureen O'Hara ,Patrick Wayne


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    Continued in the next post...

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • DUKE'S DOCUMENTARIES
    Part 2


    GOLDEN SADDLES, SILVER SPURS: The Story of Movie Westerns
    Rex Allen (Actor), Wally Albright (Actor)



    This documentary traces the history of the B-Western
    from it's silent movie origins to its demise in the early 1950s.
    The film contains a large number of scenes from early silents
    and seldom seen films, as well as old photographs of the stars
    and one-sheet advertisements for lost films.


    Features archive footage of Duke, Ward Bond, Yakima Cannutt,
    Gene Autry, Harry Carey and others.


    The History of Western Cinema.
    Out of a cloud of dust and across the silver screen we all sat enthralled
    as the American West came to life in the movies.
    From the very beginning audiences came to love the "old West",
    even though what we saw up on the screen did not always represent
    the "real West". Cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys entertained
    us. It was, and remains, one of the most popular film genres ever,
    even though the heyday of the Western has long past.
    In five one-hour episodes, Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs
    recounts the history of Western Cinema, from the very beginning,
    through to the waning of its popularity in the mid-1950's,
    when television began to bring this genre into our homes
    on a regular weekly basis.


    MEMORIES OF HOLLYWOOD (46 mins)
    Dann Moss 9(Director)(1990)



    Clips from fifty famous films from Hollywood's golden age set to music of master film composers
    such as Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Glenn Miller, Miklos Rozsa, John Morris and more.
    Starring Gene Autry, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Harold Lloyd,
    James Stewart, Olivia De Havilland


    Relive the glory and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age in "Memories of Hollywood,"
    a star-studded, silver screen tribute set to the music of master film composers.
    This DVD is an invaluable treasury of film history drawn from 50 famous films of romance, action,
    adventure and comedy, featuring more than one hundred of the world's most celebrated and beloved stars.
    Includes: Great Western Stars (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, John Wayne and more!),
    Immortal Ladies of the Silver Screen (Shirley Temple, Jane Russell, Bette Davis and more!),
    The Comic Genius of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, Dashing Heroes (Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn and more!),
    Screen Sweethearts (James Stewart and Donna Reed, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland and others!),
    Original Trailers of Film Classics ("Casablanca," "The Wizard of Oz," "Singing in the Rain" and others!).


    GOING HOLLYWOOD: The War Years (106 mins)
    Van Johnson (Actor), Vivian Blaine (Actor), Julian Schlossberg (Director) (1988)



    Between 1941 and 1945 the American motion picture industry geared itself up and marched into World War II.
    Going Hollywood – The War Years covers the range of experiences and emotions associated
    with the last "good" war, spotlighting the participation of many of Hollywood’s greatest stars
    at the peak of their careers, including Fred Astaire, John Wayne, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Bob Hope.


    Hollywood's dramatic contribution to the war effort including clips from
    "Bataan", "Pride of the marines" and "Cover girls",
    as well as newsreel footage and interviews with the day's biggest stars.
    Includes archive footage of some of Duke's War movies.


    Not bad, if a bit long in the tail.
    This was broadcast in the U.K on BBC TV


    Watch the Documentary


    Going Hollywood


    HOLLYWOOD BIOGRAPHIES: The Leading Men (1250 mins)
    (2006)



    This DVD set on the Leading Men, as well as the companion set on Leading Ladies, are done exactly the same, on the cheap. Using public domain footage from movie trailers, old movies and tv shows and some ameatur footage taken of the more recent stars, the quality of this set is poor. This is basically a DVD release of a VHS series of the 1990s called "Hollywood Remembers," and using the exact same footage. Photos, when used in this documentary, are filmed out of books or magazines...very poor quality all around. DO NOT expect A&E type Bios here.


    Dashing Errol Flynn! Handsome Paul Newman! Versatile Jack Nicholson! Hollywood Biographies: The Leading Men is a fascinating 5-disc set of half-hour profiles spotlighting the personal lives and extraordinary careers of fifty legendary Hollywood leading men.


    From the early, classic era of John Barrymore, James Cagney, and Cary Grant to more contemporary heartthrobs such as Warren Beatty, Mel Gibson, and John Travolta, Hollywood Biographies: The Leading Men tells their amazing stories through rare film clips, television appearances, photographs and interviews.


    No fan of classic or contemporary cinema should be without this extraordinary assortment of powerhouse personalities!


    Disc One
    1. John Barrymore 2. Bela Lugosi 3. Gary Cooper 4. James Cagney 5. Fred Astaire 6. Clark Gable 7. Cary Grant 8. Humphrey Bogart 9. Spencer Tracy 10. John Wayne
    Disc Two
    1. Bing Crosby 2. Bob Hope 3. Errol Flynn 4. Henry Fonda 5. James Stewart 6. Tyrone Power 7. Alan Ladd 8. Orson Welles 9. Robert Mitchum 10. Burt Lancaster
    Disc Three
    1. Kirk Douglas 2. Gregory Peck 3. Gene Kelly 4. William Holden 5. Montgomery Clift 6. Marlon Brando 7. James Dean 8. Paul Newman 9. Jack Lemmon 10. Peter Sellers
    Disc Four
    1. Richard Burton 2. Rock Hudson 3. Sidney Poitier 4. Steve McQueen 5. Sean Connery 6. Warren Beatty 7. Clint Eastwood 8. Charles Bronson 9. Michael Caine 10. Jack Nicholson
    Disc Five
    1. Gene Hackman 2. Robert Redford 3. Dustin Hoffman 4. Al Pacino 5. Robert DeNiro 6. Sylvester Stallone 7. Arnold Schwarzenegger 8. Mel Gibson 9. John Travolta 10. Tom Hanks


    COWBOYS OF THE SATURDAY MATINEE (75 mins)
    James Coburn (Host) (1984)



    Hosted by James Coburn, "Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee" takes a fond look back
    at many of Hollywood's most famous western heroes.
    Features archive footage of
    Gene Autry, Tex Ritter , Roy Rogers
    and John Wayne


    OLD TUCSON: Where the Legends Walked
    Jonathan Kuntz. (2001)



    Tour of Old Tucson, location of many movies.
    However no famous actors are included


    HISTORY ZONE FILMS: Remember The Alamo (50 mins)
    Directed by Jonathan Gili.Production Company BBC TV/History Channel U.K
    Narrated by Samuel West.BBC TV (2000)



    Documentary telling the true story of the Alamo,
    a fortified Franciscan fortress where 1600 Mexican soldiers
    slaughtered 200 Texans, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie,
    in March 1836.


    For a UK production, about something,
    so very American, this wasn't a bad doc at all!!


    Featured Duke, on the set of the Alamo,
    and also Duke, showing is support for the Marines
    I believe this was only broadcast in the UK
    By ethanedwards


    Continued in the next post...

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • DUKE'S DOCUMENTARIES
    Part 3


    NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY.(80 Mins)
    John Wayne(Host) Robert F. Slatzer (Director) Mark W. Clark (Narrator) (1970)



    The Communist threat and its zenith in Vietnam is the focus of this video hosted by John Wayne
    with interviews of Lowell Thomas and Sgt. Barry Sadler.


    Another political documentary DVD that involved John Wayne was No Substitute for Victory
    which was primarily about the war being fought in Vietnam at the time and delves into the links
    with previous conflicts from 1945 to 1970. John Wayne provides the narration links between
    interviewees such as General Clarke, Vietnam Veterans and journalists like Lowell Thomas.


    At 73 minutes it is interesting to watch and most of the Wayne links are filmed in his den
    with his Oscar for True Grit on display. Documentary dates from 1970.


    Watch the trailer Hosted by Duke


    No Substitute for Victory


    THE CHALLENGE OF IDEAS (30 Mins)
    John Wayne (Host).(1961)



    Various celebrities and news-media figures discuss the polarization of politics
    between the Western Allies of the United States and the Soviet bloc,
    pointing out the need for vigilance and action to protect democracy in the U.S. and abroad.
    Written by Jim Beaver


    The Challenge of Ideas is an amazing vintage film that features John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow,
    Helen Hayes, Frank McGee, and Lowell Thomas all making separate speeches defending the American way of life
    and capitalism or denouncing the Soviet Union.
    The journalist hero Murrow sits behind his desk, smoking, while images of the military roll by.
    John Wayne sits in a director's chair, smoking and talking about how Americans appreciate "beauty"
    while images of female wrestlers, beauty queens, and women on the beach are shown.
    All of the narration is aimed at promoting the idea that God was on America's side and the Commies
    are a bunch of thugs who want to rule the country someday.
    The film captures various patriotic images throughout each speech, including footage of the Liberty Bell,
    folks square dancing, factory assembly lines, schools, and the Statue of Liberty.
    There are also many scenes from the Soviet Union, including Moscow, Joseph Stalin,
    Khrushchev, and tanks in Red Square.
    This is a superb 1960's film with unparalleled cultural icons.


    Watch the full documentary
    The Challenge of Ideas


    A NATION BUILDS A FIRE (40 mins)
    (Vietnam War)
    Armed Forces Information & Education/ U.S. Department of Defense.(1967)



    Introduced by Vice-President Hubert Humphrey and hosted on camera by John Wayne, this Defense Department film describes the Vietnamese social revolution, in which the South Vietnamese Government is trying to improve the health and welfare of the people and build a nation. Individual US soldiers explain how America is helping this effort. Footage includes Saigon street scenes, peasant life, Seabees construction projects, sailors teaching carpentry to Vietnamese children, and the training and village operations of revolutionary development cadres.


    Propaganda documentary account of the South Vietnamese social revolution and the ways in which the United States attempted to help the Vietnamese populace modernize and defend their country.


    THAT'S ACTION (108 mins)
    John Wayne (Primary Contributor), Cary Grant (Primary Contributor), G. David Schine (Director). (1977)



    Art Linkletter hosts this compilation of action-filled scenes from over thirty Saturday matinee favorites, including "Gunga Din," "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame," "Johnny Guitar," "High Noon," Fair Wind To Java," "The Quiet Man," "Rio Grande," "White Cargo," "Salome," "Flying Tigers," "The Fighting Seabees," "Dakota Incident," "Dark Command," Brimstone," "Angels of the Amazon," "War Of The Wildcats," "Sands of Iwo Jima" and many more.


    CHESTY: A Tribute to a Legend
    John Ford (Director) John Wayne narrator/ Host) (1970/ 1976)



    John Ford's tribute to the United States Marine's most decorated soldier is virtually unknown.
    The production was a cheap one and the majority of the film is made up of combat footage
    from World War II and the Korean War.


    Ford appears in the film interviewing General Puller, both of these old guys
    are as stiff as a couple of boards.
    Narrated by John Wayne in his cowboy costume, the whole thing seems outdated
    and a little out of it.


    When this documentary/tribute was filmed, the country was in the coma of the Vietnam War.
    The general public probably wasn't in any mood for a tribute to tough marines.


    Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend, is interesting for the war footage that Ford incorporated.
    The scenes of the Korean War, are more fascinating than the stuff Ford filmed for his terrible documentary This is Korea.


    This film isn't particularly well made and with the exception of the marching bands
    and the usual military ritual stuff it would be impossible to tell that it was directed by Ford.


    Serving in the navy during World War II had been the pivotal point in Ford's life,
    so it's not unexpected that Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend,
    is more about Ford's fascination with military life and ritual.


    Edited into two different lengths, the short version
    doesn't seem much different than the long version.


    27 minutes


    47 minutes
    Written by Lookmeintheeye-dugan


    Watch this shorter version


    CHESTY: A Tribute to a Legend


    Continued in the next post...

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • DUKE'S DOCUMENTARIES
    Part 4


    DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD (110 mins)
    John Ford (Actor), Peter Bogdanovich (Actor), Peter Bogdanovich (Director) (1971/2009)



    Amazon.com
    For years, Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 documentary Directed by John Ford stood as an impeccable work of auteurist enthusiasm: Bogdanovich, before his own directing career hit its early peak, assembled a loving tribute to the American cinema's towering figure. In 2006, Bogdanovich re-imagined the film for Turner Classic Movies, adding new interview footage with, among others, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, and himself. The result is something of a hybrid (and a curious experience for fans of the 1971 picture): the meat of the original film--complete with narration by Orson Welles--remains, but garnished with newish shot-on-video comments from a more distant perspective. Bogdanovich's own hilariously frustrated interview with John Ford is still prominently featured, with the sly Ford avoiding/denying his interlocutor's earnest questions. The superbly chosen clips have room to illustrate the uncanny poetry of Ford's art (such a pleasure to watch among the quick-cut tribute montages of the present day), and Bogdanovich highlights the emphasis on rituals in Ford's work and his many treatments of American history. Among the new interviewees is Steven Spielberg, who offers a marvelous anecdote about a youthful meeting with Ford (the old director's advice is priceless and extremely smart). Bogdanovich also includes a somewhat voyeuristic audiotape of a final meeting between Katharine Hepburn and the sickly Ford, strongly implying that she may have been the love of the director's life. The best stories come from Ford's old guard, notably John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart, all of whom seem to take particular pleasure in telling Ford tales--and acting them out. By most accounts (including theirs) John Ford could be difficult, cruel, exasperating. And they're all utterly devoted to him. --Robert Horton
    Product Description
    Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 documentary about legendary director John Ford has been recut with new interview footage and restructured with added anecdotes, insights, and observations for this special release. Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Katharine Hepburn, and many others offer remarks about Ford and how the man who made "Stagecoach" and many other classics affected them personally and professionally. 110 min.


    AMERICAN MASTERS:John Ford/John Wayne:
    The Filmmaker and The Legend. (97 mins)
    Directed by Sam Ballard. Narrated by Sydney Pollack (2006 )



    John Ford is considered by many America's greatest director - winner of six Academy Awards,
    more than any director before or since. John Wayne is the actor whom he transformed
    from a B-western cowboy into a larger-than-life national icon.
    Their friendship and professional collaboration spanned 50 years, changed each other's lives,
    changed the movies and, in the process, changed how America saw itself.


    Their remarkable body of work - including Stagecoach, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,
    Rio Grande, The Searchers, The Horse Soldiers, The Alamo and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    - is heroic and nostalgic, reflecting all the elements and all the paradoxes in
    20th-century America: generosity of spirit, abuse of power, a sense of loyalty and a new, restless nationalism.


    Featuring interviews with Ford biographers, filmmakers (including Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich,
    and many more), and the two men's offspring, this is a fascinating look at their personal as well as professional relationship.
    Their politics, personalities, and everything else you can think of is touched upon in this Sydney Pollack-narrated piece.
    I highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to learn more about these two men.


    Looks like another good one,
    and nominated for 3 Emmys!


    Features, Archive footage of
    Duke, Harry Carey, William H. Clothier,
    John Ford, Francis Ford,


    ...and as themselves,
    Peter Bogdanovich, Harry Carey Jr. Scott Eyman
    Dan Ford, Joseph McBride, Andrew V. McLaglen,
    John Milius, Robert Parrish, Mark Rydell
    Richard Schickel, Martin Scorsese Pippa Scott,
    David Thomson and Patrick Wayne.


    Also featured on Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (2006)


    STAGECOACH: A Story of Redemption (31 mins)
    Rudy Behlmer. ( Author-Film Historian) Peter Bogdanovich (2006)



    Included on the Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (2006)


    Features Bogdanovich and Eyman, as well as some other Ford experts,
    including Ford's grandson Dan Ford.
    Acting as a nice compliment to the audio commentary, this documentary
    fleshes out details concerning the film's development, Wayne's early career, and the movie's overall impact on the genre.


    THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE SALUTE TO JOHN FORD (75 mins)
    American Film Institute (AFI) Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)(1973)



    Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given is first ever Lifetime Achievement Award
    by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.
    The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the Board of Directors
    of the American Film Institute on February 26, 1973 to honor a single individual
    for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through
    motion pictures and television.
    The Trustees initially specified that the recipient must be one who fundamentally
    advanced the art of film and whose achievements had been acknowledged
    by the general public as well as by film scholars and critics and the individual's peers.
    The Trustees also specified that the work of the recipient must have withstood the test of time.
    Six time Academy Award-winning director John Ford was the unanimous choice
    of the Board of Trustees for the first award as he "clearly stands preeminent
    in the history of motion pictures." President Richard M. Nixon attended the gala dinner
    hosted by Danny Kaye at which Ford was presented the award on March 31
    Written by alfiehitchie


    Features amongst other Duke Wayne, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson
    Yul Brynner, Clint Eastwood, Cary Grant, Charlton Heston
    Bob Hope, Kate Jackson, David Janssen, Danny Kaye
    Grace Kelly, Jack Lemmon, Lee Marvin
    Roddy McDowall, Richard Nixon, Maureen O'Hara, Steven Spielberg
    James Stewart, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark
    Fred Astaire, Jack Benny, Kirk Douglas
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jill Ireland, Fred MacMurray, Patricia Neal
    Pat Nixon, Gregory Peck, Ronald Reagan, Cybill Shepherd


    Watch this short clip


    The American Film Institute Salute to John Ford (1973)


    HOWARD HAWKS: American Artist (57 mins)
    Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Produced by Paula Jalfon and Colin McCabe. (1997)



    Lauren Bacall, Peter Bogdanovic, James Caan,
    Angie Dickinson Michael Mann are featured
    in this great documentary about Howard Hawks.


    Duke's films are featured in about 20 minutes of this doc,
    notably Rio Bravo, where he's 'directing' Howard!!!
    In a segment that involves George Plimpton,
    who was mentioned earlier in this thread.


    COMMEMORATION: Howard Hawks' 'Rio Bravo' (33 mins)
    (2007)



    Included on the special 2 disc set.
    Disc Two includes the new retrospective "Commemoration: Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo"
    with comments from Angie Dickinson, John Carpenter, Peter Bogdanovich, and Walter Hill (33 min.)


    Features amongst others Peter Bogdanovich


    I'M KING KONG!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (57 mins)
    Christopher Bird/ Kevin Brownlow.(Directors)Alec Baldwin.(Narrator) (2005)



    Includes archive footage of Duke Wayne as Ethan Edwards,
    John Ford and many others


    A chronological celebration of the life and contributions to movies of Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973), adventurer turned filmmaker. Tossed from the Naval Academy and wanting to make his father proud, he becomes a bomber pilot in World War I, assists the Polish resistance, escapes from a Soviet prison, and becomes a documentary filmmaker. He brings his camera close to stampeding elephants and lunging tigers. With "King Kong," he used stop-motion animation. Other innovations include his use of aviation in movie making and his embrace of Technicolor and Cinemascope. Archival interviews of Cooper and his partner, Monty Schoedsack, add to the soundtrack. Talking heads also comment.
    Written by jhailey


    This is a most amazing documentary about Merian C Cooper, the man who created King Kong. Cooper's statement that he was King Kong was made when he described his life to the man who was helping put together his (unfinished) autobiography. It was not an idle boast since Cooper did more than 20 other normal people, from fighting in three wars, escaping from a Russian prison camp, making movies, running an airline, having a family, and on and on and on. This documentary about his life is a wonderful look at man little known to most people. Thats due, as one person says, to the fact that he was doing so much you could never get a hold of him. Done for Turner Classic Movies and on the new DVD release of King Kong, this is a must see documentary for anyone who loves movies, regardless of if you like King Kong or not. This is the story of a man that changed the face of not only the movies, but the world we know today. What he did, what he developed influences how we see the world and what we think America is (This goes for everyone in the world who has ever seen any of his films as well). This is a movie that will move you and make you wonder why someone hasn't made a movie about Cooper himself since it has more drama than 99% of the movies ever made.


    The only flaw in the film, and the one thing that prevents me from giving it a 10 out of 10 is that after the film deals with King Kong the film loses sight of Cooper the man, instead focusing on his technical achievements. Cooper's life should have been told in twice the 57 minute running time. Its a minor flaw, that doesn't diminish the "Oh Wow!" factor, however it does increase the "I want more" factor by several degrees.


    Please Note:
    The documentaries highlighted, are intended as a guide to the many that have been released.
    However it also worth noting, that there are also many, that now, may not be available.
    The JWMB is unable to keep updating availability.So please check with the numerous online sellers

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • Excellent Thread Keith Iwasnt aware of the Duke & The General.


    Other documentaries are BBC Reputation Programme on life of John Wayne.
    A detailed hour of interviews and clips.

    Hollywood Greats again aired on BBC with Jonathan Ross 45 minute programme cover his career with recent footage of his children being interviewed.


    It would be nice with 100th Anniversary approaching if special DVD was issued of On Board with Duke plus his frequent TV appearances.



    Mike

  • Howard Hawks: American Artist (1997) (TV) (57 mins)


    Directed by Kevin Macdonald
    Produced by Paula Jalfon and Colin McCabe


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    Lauren Bacall, Peter Bogdanovic, James Caan,
    Angie Dickinson Michael Mann are featured
    in this great documentary about Howard Hawks.


    Duke's films are featured in about 20 minutes of this doc,
    notably Rio Bravo, where he's 'directing' Howard!!!
    In a segment that involves George Plimpton,
    who was mentioned earlier in this thread

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • Hi Keith


    Great to see there are so many titles out there


    The American West of John Ford is available from play.com for £3.99


    I have obtained this video from Canada


    The Duke Lives On. Didnt pay much have you seen this one?




    Mike

  • John Wayne the Duke Lives On: A Tribute 1984 (48 mins)


    Directed by Daniel Helfgott
    Produced by Daniel Helfgott


    A tribute to the greatest box office attraction
    Hollywood has ever known.
    With rare early photographs and movie clips
    from some of John Wayne's most outstanding roles,
    this tribute traces the remarkable life and career
    of the man the world came to know as "The Duke".


    Lonny Chapman narrates this tribute,
    which features archive footage of Duke as himself!



    Thanks for this one Mike,
    and one I haven't seen or got!
    However, I am keeping a watchful eye
    on the fact some docs maybe,
    the same with different titles,
    but so far, I haven't come across that!!

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • The Making of 'The Quiet Man' (1992) (25 mins)


    Written, Produced and hosted by Leonard Maltin


    Quiet Man.JPG


    Leonard Maltin,film critic hosts this fortieth anniversary
    documentary, in a behind-the-scenes look
    at the making of The Quiet Man.


    This doc features Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne (as Toni Wayne LaCava)
    Andrew V. McLaglen, and includes achive footage of
    John Ford, Maureen O'Hara and Duke.

    Rare footage looks at the filming process,
    and takes a look at some of the experiences
    of the cast and crew members,
    as well as discussing some of the influence
    The Quiet Man had on later films.
    Many photos supllied by the Wayne Family


    I thought this excellent, although
    my VHS copy was bit rough on the colours,
    I trust the DVD is an improvement

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Hi Keith


    Here is another interesting one John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and The Legend



    This dvd is from the recently aired PBS American Masters documentary "John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and The Legend."


    John Ford is considered by many America's greatest director - winner of six Academy Awards, more than any director before or since. John Wayne is the actor whom he transformed from a B-western cowboy into a larger-than-life national icon. Their friendship and professional collaboration spanned 50 years, changed each other's lives, changed the movies and, in the process, changed how America saw itself.


    Their remarkable body of work - including Stagecoach, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande, The Searchers, The Horse Soldiers, The Alamo and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - is heroic and nostalgic, reflecting all the elements and all the paradoxes in 20th-century America: generosity of spirit, abuse of power, a sense of loyalty and a new, restless nationalism.


  • "American Masters"
    John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and The Legend
    2006 (97 mins) Directed by Sam Ballard



    Thanks for this one Mike,


    Looks like another good one,
    and nominated for 3 Emmys!



    Narrated by Sydney Pollack


    Features, Archive footage of
    Duke, Harry Carey, William H. Clothier,
    John Ford, Francis Ford,


    and as themselves,
    Peter Bogdanovich, Harry Carey Jr. Scott Eyman
    Dan Ford, Joseph McBride, Andrew V. McLaglen,
    John Milius, Robert Parrish, Mark Rydell
    Richard Schickel, Martin Scorsese Pippa Scott,
    David Thomson and Patrick Wayne

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Hi Keith


    I got my John Wayne the Duke Lives On: A Tribute. It is about 48 minutes in length.


    It states it is 1980 RKO release although the video has 1989 from Turner Entertainment on it.


    Quite a good video. the first 12 minutes takes from being born to Stagecoach with a lot of clips from his early movies.


    Then follow a section on the roles he played after Stagecoach in the 1940s.


    The bulk of the video concentrates on his war movies of Flying Tigers Sand of Iwo Jima, Flying Leathernecks and in particular the Ford westerns Fort Apache, Rio Grande, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Quiet Man .


    No mention sightings of any of the Hawks movies or The Searchers!!


    After this there are clips from attending political rallies in 1950s Liberty Bell etc and a 1970's Republican rally with Gerald Ford and the Brass Balls award at Harvard in 1974.


    There are some clips from the Barbara Walters interview before his death and the 1979 Oscars.


    Biggest blooper is the narrator saying that he lost out on an Academy Award for the second time for his role in The Quiet Man.


    He is shown winning his Oscar in 1970 for True Grit and leaving the show with his academy award.


    Print is good for a video but the colour in the colour clips are a little faded.



    Mike

  • Thanks Mike,


    It sounds the sort of quality, we experienced with 'The Anthology,
    and on reading your review, it almost feels like it's a re-packaged re-release!
    However, the Narrator and Director doesn't seem to have popped up before,
    so at the moment we'll, have to take it as it comes!


    Thanks

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) (106 mins)


    Directed by Julian Schlossberg

    The War Years.JPG


    Hollywood's dramatic contribution to the war effort including clips from
    "Bataan", "Pride of the marines" and "Cover girls",
    as well as newsreel footage and interviews with the day's biggest stars.
    Includes archive footage of some of Duke's War movies.


    Full Cast


    Van Johnson .... Himself/Host
    Vivian Blaine .... Herself
    Humphrey Bogart .... Himself (archive footage)
    Dane Clark .... Himself
    Jackie Cooper .... Himself
    Gloria DeHaven .... Herself
    Douglas Fairbanks Jr. .... Himself
    Evelyn Keyes .... Herself
    Joan Leslie .... Herself
    Roddy McDowall
    Tony Randall .... Himself
    Sylvia Sidney .... Herself
    Joan Crawford .... (archive footage) (uncredited)
    Farley Granger .... (archive footage) (uncredited)


    Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
    Charles Badaracio


    Produced by


    Jonathan Kaplan .... associate producer
    Anthony Pittinza .... associate producer
    Julian Schlossberg .... producer


    Not bad, if a bit long in the tail.
    This was broadcast in th U.K on BBC TV

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England


  • This seems an appropriate place to share a link to another thread related to both this video and also the book of the same name -


    http://www.dukewayne.com/thread725.html


    We own this video, and have nothing but praises for it! Just today, we got our copy of the book by the same name, as is indicated in the thread referenced above.


    Chester :newyear:

  • John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and The Legend. Absolutely superb DVD and documentary. Brilliant remastered material, rare footage and narrative from the Duke and wonderful well paced story.

    One of the best documentary DVDs I have seen. Great insight into Ford character.

    Andrew Mc Laglen is the spit of hi Da now.





    Mike