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Old 01-07-2017, 05:45 AM
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As suggested by Mpellet. Post away your favorite John Wayne movies or thoughts. Mine....As a kid watching JW movies on the weekend with my dad. It didn't matter which type, war or western "hey dad, there's a John Wayne movie on." In Harms Way and Hell Fighters were some of my favorites. JW was a man who to me symbolized everything good about being an American, proud, honest, tough and would beat your ass if you needed it then help you back up and shake your hand. He was just about the only Hollywood actor that I consider a hero. Ok go.
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I agree, if it was a JW movie on it was a must watch. Today I have a hard time watching his movies, I think he's a terrible actor.
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The Quiet Man
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I agree, if it was a JW movie on it was a must watch. Today I have a hard time watching his movies, I think he's a terrible actor.
Sure, he wasn't the best actor. some corny scripts and some bad special effects....I'm thinking of the fake cars on the highway in the background of the office scenes in The Hell Fighters.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:28 AM
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In no particular order:

Rio Grande
The Searchers
Red River
The Quiet Man

I enjoy most of his movies, but, these are my favorites.
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Rio bravo is my favorite
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Big Jake
True Grit
Green Berets
Hell FIghters
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I remember watching him in "the fighting seabee's". There's one scene where he's in a crane and picks up a jap with the clambucket, squeezing the crap out of him then tossing him aside. It inspired me to try and enlist when I got out of high school. Dad was in the army's combat engineers in the pacific theater.
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I remember watching him in "the fighting seabee's". There's one scene where he's in a crane and picks up a jap with the clambucket, squeezing the crap out of him then tossing him aside. It inspired me to try and enlist when I got out of high school. Dad was in the army's combat engineers in the pacific theater.
Yup, they shot the Jap ' because they were afraid the fall would kill him. ' was the line from the movie. As a Seabee we saw that movie at FEX every year but have always had my own copy.
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I grew up next to the John Wayne airport in OC. Remember him well.
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Little known fact, he did not actually fight in WWII, nor sign up deferred out.
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JW was deemed to do more for the war effort, and the American people's moral during the dark days of that war, by staring in military motivational movies....and he did it better than anyone else....!!!
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Green Berets was one of the early movies about Vietnam. After watching the movie, I read the book which was very interesting.
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As a former Seabee myself, I am partial to "The fighting Seabees"
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The Quiet Man
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The Quiet Man
Absolutely one of my favorites...
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