Posts from The Ringo Kid in thread „How Did You Become A John Wayne Fan?“

    I became a John Wayne fan before I was conscious of anything else, when I was a wee lad of about three my parents would always watch John Wayne films in fact the most played movies were Rio Bravo/El Dorado. But it wasn't until the beginning of the century that I became a huge John Wayne fanatic and started collecting all of his on DVD.

    My first acquisition was the 11 movie set from Platinum Disc company, it had most of his Lone Star Westerns and with that purchase I became forever a Duke fan. That was 2003.... now 4 years later I now own 106 Wayne movies on DVD.

    Welcome to this great site and, looks like you going to give Colorado Bob, a good running on having so many of the Duke's films. You have me beat by appx 40 or so titles.

    :cowboy: I'm surprised that I had not seen this topic before.

    Well here goes.....

    The first movies I can ever rememebr seeing were John Wayne movies. The first ones I remember watching (not necessarily in order) Rio Lobo, Big Jake, The Green Berets, The Alamo, Rio Bravo, Donovan's Reef, Hatari, Rooster Cogburn, The Cowboys and The Shootist..

    I never saw any of the really older ones untill we got cable TV in the lats 1970's. At that time, I got my first exposure to Stagecoach, Hondo, The Searchers, McClintock, Red River, Rio Grande, Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Three Godfathers, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Flying Tigers, The Flying Leathernecks, Big Jim McClain, Jet Pilot, They Were Expendable, North To Alaska, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Hellfighters, Brannigan, True Grit, Cahill U.S. Marshal, etc. It took about another 10 or so years before I finally got to see some of his earlier stuff. A friend of mine's Dad waas a hugh JW fan and had on tape every John Wayne film. He had friends and relatives around the country who taped movies never shown in our area. I then got to see great ones like: Alleghany Uprising, Hell Town, Haunted Gold, 'Neath Arizona Skies, Man From Utah etc.

    In about 1992, I got my first exposure to his Serials like: The Three Musketeers, The Hurricane Express etc.

    I was weened on John Wayne movies.

    Best regards--TRK.