The ABC's of Film Noir
The ABC's of Film Noir

Red River (1948) Classic Movie Review 163

Red River (1948)

Today’s movie is Red River (1948). This movie is considered one of the classic westerns but has a strange ending. This Howard Hawks directed film was nominated for two Oscar’s but didn’t win in either category. The film is rated 7.8 on iMDB.com[1] and scores 100 percent on the Tomatometer…

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Big Wednesday (1978) Classic Movie Review 153

Big Wednesday (1978)

      Today’s movie is Big Wednesday (1978). This is another on my list of favorite movies. It is a great buddy story with a lot of surfing action. I have to say that they did a great job cutting the stunt surfers in and making it look like…

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The Horse Soldiers (1959) Classic Movie Review 126

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

  Today’s movie is The Horse Soldiers (1959). This movie was directed by John Ford and features his visual styling. The story is military, but the real issue is between, the mission-oriented commander, played by John Wayne and a doctor, more concerned with lifesaving, played by William Holden. The movie is…

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The Searchers (1956) Classic Movie Review 108

The Searchers (1956)

Today’s movie is one of the greatest westerns ever filmed. But the driven nature of the main character Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) is somewhat troubling to viewers and his overt hatred for the Indians is hard for a modern audience. Rotten Tomatoes states “If John Ford is the greatest Western…

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Big Jake (1971) Classic Movie Review 106

Big Jake (1971)

  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…

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Stagecoach (1939) Classic Movie Review 61

Stagecoach (1939)

I am continuing the series about people trying to go somewhere or get somethings done and there are obstacles in the way. Stagecoach (1939) was the first sound western and the first of many times that director John Ford used Monument Valley as the setting for a film. This movie…

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The Alamo (1960) Classic Movie Review 49

Linda Cristal - The Alamo (1960)

The Alamo (1960) and it is a star-studded epic. This movie was directed, produced, and starred the great American actor John Wayne as Col. Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Col. Bowie, and Laurence Harvey as Col. Travis. Rough Script The Alamo (1960) Today’s movie is a little John Wayne art…

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McLintock! (1963) Classic Movie Review 3

McLintock! (1963)

  Today’s movie McLintock! (1963) continues the Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933) with a review of the McLintock! (1963) which is a classic John Wayne cowboy flick. This review goes over the major characters and give a plot summary with SPOILERS. It also give a final summary of the…

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