Favorite John Wayne Movie??

McLintock is on the tv and I was thinking about all the movies John Wayne made and which one I like the most.  I had real difficulty sorting it out, but I think my favorite is Rio Lobo, followed by McLintock and then The Quiet Man.  It's not a hunting and fishing thread, but with this macho group, I thought this one would be OK.  Which one tops your list?

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Too many to choose from...but Rio Bravo comes to mind.

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I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

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1.  Rio Lobo
2. In Harm's Way
3.  Big Jake
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Eastwood > Wayne

But, in honor of thread, Rio Bravo.

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^ I failed. Rio Lobo that is....

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Definately the Cowboys.  Not a big John Wayne fan, but I do love it when those kids get on that bucking horse one by one.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

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1)The Shootist
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Captain Ahab Said:
I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

I like any old eastwood film that doesn't have that skinny, blond, no acting ability, eye sore in it.  She was terrible and brought down every eastwood film she was in.  JMO though.

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Captain Ahab Said:
I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

I like any old eastwood film that doesn't have that skinny, blond, no acting ability, eye sore in it.  She was terrible and brought down every eastwood film she was in.  JMO though.

No kidding!  The only reason I remember the name of Sandra Locke is because of how terrible she was, there were the Any Which Way and Every Which Way - But Loose Movies and some stupid carnival movie she was in with him, and wasn't there also a movie called The Gauntlet?  Clearly back in the good ol' days of the casting couch.

Amazing how her lack of acting skills has me remembering her name and for the life of me I couldn't remember any of the good stars he worked with...

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John Wayne was ok but nothing was better than those old Spaghetti Western movies.  A couple of my favorites are Once Upon a Time in the West with Charles Bronson and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood.  I loved the crazy eerie music and they made all the guys seem so dam tough.

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Hell fighters

 

 

 

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Definately the Cowboys.  Not a big John Wayne fan, but I do love it when those kids get on that bucking horse one by one.

F... yeah!! "  I hope I ain't rode all the rough off them" and also a great quote "I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you. "

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for the record though john wayne couldn't touch any of the Trinity movies

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1. The Searchers
2. The Sands of Iwo Jima
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5. They Were Expendable  

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Captain Ahab Said:
I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

X10.
i've watched all JW movies and always thought he was a poor actor.
also agree to the comment on Sandra Looke.  she musta been good behind the scenes to get that many roles in a Eastwood flick

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Hell fighters

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North to Alaska was a pretty good show....Any of the other ones mentioned are also pretty good shows

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Allen, wasn't Sandra Locke Clint's girfriend at the time of those movies.  You are right - she was bad, bad, bad.  

John Wayne's best?   -all of em!  

But Geo - thanks for menntioning Hell Fighters - based on Red Adair - I'd forgotten that one.

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Dont forget "rooster cogburn" with catherine h.

 

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The Cowboys.  It's one of only two where dies, anybody know the other?

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sweeney Said:

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Definately the Cowboys.  Not a big John Wayne fan, but I do love it when those kids get on that bucking horse one by one.

F... yeah!! "  I hope I ain't rode all the rough off them" and also a great quote "I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you. "

Or when he cures the one kid from stuttering.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

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cowboys is where he cures the kid from stuttering

His death is seen in the following films:

The Shootist - He is killed in a gunfight in at the end of the film.
The Cowboys - He is killed by Bruce Dern's character.
The Alamo - Playing Davy Crockett, he is killed by a Mexican soldier's lance.
Sands of Iwo Jima - He is killed by a sniper's bullet at the end of the film.
Wake of the Red Witch - He dies as the ship sinks.
The Fighting Seabees - He is shot by a sniper.
Reap the Wild Wind - He is killed by a giant squid.

His character death is not shown in the following:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - His character is dead at the beginning of the film and the story is told in flashback by James Stewart who is attending his funeral.
The Sea Chase - Lana Turner and Wayne are on a ship when it sinks, but the possibility that the characters survived is left open.
The Deceiver - Ian Keith's character died, but the corpse was played by John Wayne.
Central Airport - John Wayne has a very minor role as the co-pilot of an aircraft that crashes into the ocean.

 

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Not a big fan of either Wayne or Eastwood, I guess they were too old by the time I was old enough to appreciate them. Badass grandparents just never interested me much...

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Allen, wasn't Sandra Locke Clint's girfriend at the time of those movies.  You are right - she was bad, bad, bad.  

Yep, she was sleeping with him.  I would have thought in Clint's prime he would have been able to do a little better with the good looking gals that could act. 

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Big Jake is my favorite. But coming in a close second is The Green Berets, El Darodo, True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, McKlintock, The Sons of Katie Elder, Hellfighters, Rio Bravo, Chisolm.

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The Cowboys.  It's one of only two where dies, anybody know the other?

Wrong. I can think of two others that he dies in. Sands of Iwo Jima and The Shootist.

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Allen Said:

kdm Said:

Captain Ahab Said:
I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

I like any old eastwood film that doesn't have that skinny, blond, no acting ability, eye sore in it.  She was terrible and brought down every eastwood film she was in.  JMO though.

No kidding!  The only reason I remember the name of Sandra Locke is because of how terrible she was, there were the Any Which Way and Every Which Way - But Loose Movies and some stupid carnival movie she was in with him, and wasn't there also a movie called The Gauntlet?  Clearly back in the good ol' days of the casting couch.

Amazing how her lack of acting skills has me remembering her name and for the life of me I couldn't remember any of the good stars he worked with...

I heard that she could suck start a Harley

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johnr Said:

Allen Said:

kdm Said:

Captain Ahab Said:
I prefer my macho movie time to include old Eastwood films over John Wayne, JMO though. 

I like any old eastwood film that doesn't have that skinny, blond, no acting ability, eye sore in it.  She was terrible and brought down every eastwood film she was in.  JMO though.

No kidding!  The only reason I remember the name of Sandra Locke is because of how terrible she was, there were the Any Which Way and Every Which Way - But Loose Movies and some stupid carnival movie she was in with him, and wasn't there also a movie called The Gauntlet?  Clearly back in the good ol' days of the casting couch.

Amazing how her lack of acting skills has me remembering her name and for the life of me I couldn't remember any of the good stars he worked with...

I heard that she could suck start a Harley

Still can!

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Lycanthrope Said:
Not a big fan of either Wayne or Eastwood, I guess they were too old by the time I was old enough to appreciate them. Badass grandparents just never interested me much...

Eastwood movies were awesome. Not much of a Wayne fan. Kind of compare him to Elvis types. more of a product of their time than talent.

John Wayne was popular at a time when things were a lot more innocent and romantic though. Lot of fond memories as young kid watching Wayne movies and dreaming about the old west. I'll give Wanye an 'A' but not for acting skills.

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chisum, rooster cogburn, mcklintok, the fighting sea bees. chisum probobly trumps them.  for movies that he's mentiond, 1941, john........wayno?

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