Monday, July 18, 2016

Ten Movies on an Island: John Wayne

John Wayne and Judy Garland were my first favorite actor and actress when I was little, and I still love both of them. However, I have watched John Wayne far more often. The following films have been seen so many times I can quote large passages from memory and throw them into ordinary conversations.
1. Angel and the Bad Man (1947) - Gail Russell
2. Fort Apache (1948) - Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
3. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) - Victor McLaglen
4. Rio Grande (1950) - Maureen O'Hara
5. The Quiet Man (1952) - Maureen O'Hara
6. The Searchers (1956) - Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood
7. Rio Bravo (1959) - Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
8. North to Alaska (1960) - Stewart Granger, Capucine, Fabian
9. Donovan's Reef (1963) - Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen
10. McLintock (1963) - Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stephanie Powers
John Wayne film I will NEVER WATCH AGAIN: Wake of the Red Witch (1948) - his death at the end left me and my brothers depressed the rest of the day AND the entire next day!

Honorable Mentions: Stagecoach (1939), They Were Expendable (1945), Without Reservations (1946), Red River (1948), Blood Alley (1955), The Comancheros (1961), El Dorado (1966), The Shootist (1976).


  1. Just watched The Quiet Man last night - such a beautiful, fun movie!

    I have it on my summer list of things to do that I MUST see The Searchers.

  2. The Quiet Man is on a lot at our house :)

    Oh my goodness, yes!!! He really should have won an Oscar for that one.