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Pals of the Saddle **½ (1938, John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Doreen McKay) – Classic Movie Review 4674

Director George Sherman’s 1938 Western is a modest and moderate John Wayne filler movie for Republic Studios, made under his old contract just before he had hit the big time with Stagecoach (1939). It is the first […]

Nov, 20

McQ ** (1974, John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst, Clu Gulager, David Huddleston, Al Lettieri) – Classic Movie Review 3414

John Wayne stars as Detective Lieutenant Lon McQ, a Dirty Harry-style cop on the trail of the hood who killed his best friend and partner. This leads McQ to uncover corrupt elements in the police […]

Feb, 26

Brannigan ** (1975, John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon) – Classic Movie Review 3413

John Wayne was none too well, aged 67 and showing it when he played the surprisingly elderly Irish-American police detective lieutenant Jim Brannigan, who visits tourist London to collect an American mobster Ben Larkin (John […]

Feb, 26

The Wings of Eagles *** (1957, John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond) – Classic Movie Review 3412

This strongly felt, nostalgic 1957 personal project from director John Ford turns out to be an uneven, minor airborne action drama providing an interesting but bumpy ride. But there are lots of incidental real pleasures […]

Feb, 26

McLintock! *** (1963, John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Yvonne De Carlo, Alissa Wayne, Chill Wills, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kruschen, Edgar Buchanan) – Classic Movie Review 3411

Best friends in real life, John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star together for the fourth of their five movies in director Andrew V McLaglen’s thoroughly enjoyable, typically raucous, rowdy romantic comedy Western. There are some soapy […]

Feb, 26

Trumbo **** (2015, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Elle Fanning) – Movie Review

Director Jay Roach’s riveting 2015 movie tells the crucial story of the diabolical Hollywood blacklist and America’s persecution of left-wingers and radicals that brought appalling harm to individuals, some jailed after committing no crime, and shame […]

Jan, 13

Sands of Iwo Jima **** (1949, John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Franz, Richard Jaeckel, Wally Cassel, Richard Webb, Julie Bishop) – Classic Movie Review 3183

Director Allan Dwan’s 1949 war movie is a very free dramatisation of the World War Two Battle of Iwo Jima, in which more than 5,000 Americans lost their lives for a small volcanic island. It stars […]

Dec, 23


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