John Wayne Fest

John Wayne Fest

John Wayne Fest

John Wayne Fest

In this John Wayne fest, you can examine someone who is both beloved and hated by the American public and the world. If not one of the greatest actors of his time he was certainly one of the most influential. He dominated the western and the war genre. He was a war hawk for the Vietnam War when he was old but he refused to serve in World War II when many other male actors of his generation did. Sons of World War II veterans that fought in Vietnam still curse the name of Jane Fonda but exalt the man that missed their father’s war.

However, you feel about John Wayne, his movies have a certain nostalgia of an American that probably never was. It would be fine if you could punch or shoot your way out of trouble and the strongest was always right. While fun in the movies, it just doesn’t make good foreign policy.

So let the politics slide away and enjoy a carefree John Wayne Fest.

  • Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) – 140

      Today’s movie is Cast a Giant Shadow (1966). I literally love this movie because it has the two things I want from all of the movies I watch: 1) The characters face overwhelming odds and 2) they don’t sit around crying and go to work. This is a super… Continue reading The post Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) – 140 appeared first on . […]

  • The Horse Soldiers (1959) – 126

      Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and… Continue reading The post The Horse Soldiers (1959) – 126 appeared first on . […]

  • The Searchers (1956) – 108

      Welcome to today’s show, The Searchers (1956), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember… Continue reading The post The Searchers (1956) – 108 appeared first on . […]

  • El Dorado (1967) – 107

      Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is… Continue reading The post El Dorado (1967) – 107 appeared first on . […]

  • Big Jake (1971) – 106

      Today’s movie is Big Jake (1991) a romping stomping rooting tootin man fest. This movie has so many great lines it’s fun to watch even if you’re not buying the whole premise. Most of the actors we have talked about before so I’ll jump right in. Actors John Wayne… Continue reading The post Big Jake (1971) – 106 appeared first on . […]

  • Big Jim McLain (1952) – Episode 82

    Welcome to today’s show, Big Jim McLain (1952), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember… Continue reading The post Big Jim McLain (1952) – Episode 82 appeared first on . […]

  • Angel and the Badman (1947) – Episode 74

    Welcome to today’s show, Angel and the Badman (1947), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.… Continue reading The post Angel and the Badman (1947) – Episode 74 appeared first on . […]

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) – Episode 66

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) is a great western movie. It shows the struggle between the open range cattle barons and the new town folks looking to have a quiet life. The cast for this movie is outstanding in terms of modern western. But it is an amazing… Continue reading The post The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) – Episode 66 appeared first on . […]

  • Stagecoach (1939) – Episode 61

    Welcome to today’s show, Stagecoach (1939), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show… Continue reading The post Stagecoach (1939) – Episode 61 appeared first on . […]

  • John Wayne Fest

    In this John Wayne fest, you can examine someone who is both beloved and hated by the American public and the world. If not one of the greatest actors of his time he was certainly one of the most influential. He dominated the western and the war genre. He was a war… Continue reading The post John Wayne Fest appeared first on . […]

 

 

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