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Old 01-07-2017, 12:32 PM
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:33 PM
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I once saw a quote right here on THT, supposedly about John Wayne, rather than by him. I loved that quote!!! However, I was unable to get confirmation of the quote. Oh, well. Still, I just prefer to think that somebody, somewhere around the time the 1970s turned into the 1980s was prescient enough to say:

"John Wayne has been dead for six months and already America is going to hell."

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Some years back I did this "Duke Rig" copy using a Ruger "Single Six" as the gun in 22 Magnum and copied the way he did his rough side out belt with smooth side out holster.

John created his whole persona himself including this rig early on in his career. Including his using fake ivory that he stained with tea to make it look old. This rig he then used for most of the rest of his career.

Here is my take on that rig... and no... I haven't stained my grips but they aging on their own with time. This was when it was brand new

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This is a picture of his rig which of course has aged... and in bigger caliber

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I grew up a couple of doors down from him in NB. I was young, however, he was always very kind to us kids.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:04 PM
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In Harms Way
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Searchers
Red River
Sand of Iwo Jima
Stagecoach
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Fort Apache

After the first couple, most are a tie for 4th or 5th place.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:17 PM
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The Searchers - one of the best westerns....ever
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:25 PM
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I don't think John Wayne was a great actor. Some of the movies he was in, he was decent. Some he just sucked. But I always watch them anyway.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:47 PM
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My two favorite

Sands Of Iwo Jima and the Flying Leathernecks.

John Wayne might not have been the best actor and his movies are the definition of corny but the end result is always entertaining for me and the good guys win!

Best actor is easy Gregory Peck, that guy was absolutely awesome.

Another awesome actor who shows up in a few of the Duke's Movies as a supporting actor and could play a good guy and did great job playing a bad guy was Robert Ryan.
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:44 PM
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John Wayne might not have been the best actor and his movies are the definition of corny but the end result is always entertaining for me and the good guys win!
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When you watched any John Wayne film especially as kids you viewed of value. It had morals, principals, right and wrong and there was absolutely no gray areas. You learned how people should be treated and others generally the bad guys learned the consequences of failing to do so. Whats corny about it? Wish they would put more values into what kids are watching today!

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The high and the mighty. I watched that movie a million times when I was a kid
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Loved the Duke! Another vote for The Quiet Man.

I never met him, but when I lived in LA for a short time in the early 90's, I met William H. Clothier, who was the Director of Photography for many John Wayne films. As I recall, he had countless pictures of him with John Wayne, as well as with all the typical characters from those films (Ward Bond, Forrest Tucker, John Ford, etc.) and many other Hollywood types.
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add "the cowboy's"
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:41 PM
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The high and the mighty. I watched that movie a million times when I was a kid
The face slap is absolutely classic......
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:20 AM
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I pretty much like all of his movies even some of the early ones. If I had to pick some favorites it would probably be these:


She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
Fort Apache
Sands Of Iwo Jima
They Were Expendable
Flying Leathernecks
Island In The Sky


I have seen the above movies to many times to count.
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The Quiet Man
"Here's a fine stick to beat the lovely lady."

Great movie.
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:29 AM
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Glad we had John Wayne and Ted Williams as hero's, kids today have Katelyn Jenner.
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Glad we had John Wayne and Ted Williams as hero's, kids today have Katelyn Jenner.
Don't forget Kim Kardashian & Kayne W, tremendous role models for America's Youth....
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:51 AM
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Another vote for the quiet man.
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