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This Page is for "The Duke"!
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26 in 1907 in Winterset, Iowa. His first major role was in 1936 in the film The Big Trail. It wasn't until John Ford cast him in Stagecoach (1939) that he finally achieved stardom. He appeared in over 200 films, including many early Westerns that are no longer available. He won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969). He was also nominated for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and The Alamo (1960). John Wayne died of cancer on June 11, 1979.
John Wayne Classics!
Sands Of Iwo Jima (Color Version) VHS The Duke makes sure that the red, white and blue flies clearly in this computer-hued rendition of the classic WWII actioner. Rio Grande (Color Version) VHS One of John Ford's ``grande''-est epics with John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and, now, glorious color. The Fighting Kentuckian (Color Version) VHS John Wayne never makes it home to Kentucky, but if he had in this computer-colored version, the grass sure would have been blue! Wake Of The Red Witch (Color Version) VHS Red indeed is the boat, and blue the ocean, as John Wayne's seafaring saga gets a fresh coat of computerized color. Flying Tigers (Color Version) VHS John Wayne really soars when the colors of the spectrum shine. The John Wayne Anniversary Collection VHS Three of the Duke's finest screen roles--"Angel and the Badman," "Flying Tigers" and "The Quiet Man"--in a deluxe boxed set that also features the documentary "The Republic Pictures Story." The Dark Command (Color Version) VHS Dark, yes, but at least the Duke will be able to make out where the now-colorful vigilantes are hiding in this version. The Fighting Seabees (Color Version) VHS Now this rousing WWII drama with the one and only Duke can be seen with unbelievable computer-created colors. Stagecoach(1939) VHS John Ford's landmark Western tale, following the dramatic journey of a stagecoach and its drivers and passengers across the plains, features John Wayne in a star-making role as the outlaw Ringo Kid. The marvelous cast includes Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, George Bancroft and Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner Thomas Mitchell. 96 min. Sands Of Iwo Jima(1949) VHS One of the all-time great war movies, a moving re-creation of the American assault on Japan in the last days of World War II. John Wayne earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a hard-nosed Marine sergeant; John Agar, Forrest Tucker co-star. Superb battle scenes were filmed at the actual locations. 110 min. Blood Alley(1955) VHS John Wayne is at his two-fisted best as a seafaring tough guy who leads a group of Red Chinese villagers through the Straits of Formosa to freedom in Hong Kong. William Wellman directed; with Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix and Anita Ekberg. 115 min. North To Alaska(1960) VHS Lusty, brawling epic of prospectors in Gold Rush Alaska stars John Wayne and Stewart Granger as partners who wind up fighting for the hand of lovely Capucine. Fun-filled adventure film also stars Ernie Kovacs, Fabian. 117 min. The Alamo(1960) VHS Rousing battle scenes and some larger-than-life heroes highlight director/star John Wayne's thrilling salute to Texas' battle for independence from Mexico and the fateful last stand at the Alamo. Wayne plays Davy Crockett, with Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie, Laurence Harvey as William Travis, and Richard Boone as Sam Houston. 162 min. The Comancheros(1961) VHS A John Wayne action classic, featuring the Duke out to nab a gang of baddies trading guns and booze to the Indians. Stuart Whitman, Lee Marvin co-star. 107 min. The Longest Day(1962) VHS Acclaimed as one of Hollywood's greatest epics, producer Darryl F. Zanuck's re-creation of the Allied landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944 follows the grand-scale drama and personal stories of D-Day. International all-star cast includes John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Mel Ferrer, Robert Ryan. 179 min. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance(1962) VHS John Ford's epic western stars James Stewart as a U.S. senator who returns to his old home after 25 years for the funeral of old friend John Wayne. When asked about Wayne by a reporter, Stewart tells of the story of his friendship with Wayne and how he saved his life from sadistic outlaw Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). Vera Miles, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine and Woody Strode also star in this classic. 122 min. Donovan's Reef(1963) VHS John Wayne and Lee Marvin, drinking, brawling and loving. They're on a Pacific island where they are greeted by a beautiful female visitor. Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden. 109 min. How The West Was Won(1963) VHS The sprawling story of three generations of 19th-century pioneers, and their odyssey from New England to the frontier, is a true western classic. The all-star cast includes John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck and Lee J. Cobb, and Spencer Tracy narrates. Co-directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall. 165 min. El Dorado(1967) VHS Howard Hawks successfully reworks his "Rio Bravo" with John Wayne as a gunslinger who returns to El Dorado, which he visited a year before and found an ugly range war brewing pitting nasty land baron Ed Asner against a family headed by R.G. Armstrong. Now, Wayne is joined by new pal James Caan to stop Asner and help drunken lawman Robert Mitchum keep peace. Charlene Holt, Michele Carey and Christopher George also star. 126 min. The War Wagon(1967) VHS John Wayne teams up with roughneck Kirk Douglas to rob a shipment of gold from a heavily protected carrier known as the War Wagon. Howard Keel, Bruce Cabot, Keenan Wynn. 101 min. The Green Berets(1968) VHS First major Hollywood production to deal with war in Vietnam. John Wayne leads the Special Forces troops against the deadly and determined enemy. Flame throwers, helicopter crashes, jungle tortures and strafing. 135 min. True Grit(1969) VHS One of John Wayne's best-loved movies. He won his only Oscar as Rooster Cogburn, the boozing, one-eyed ex-marshal. Kim Darby is the young girl who hires Wayne to find her father's killers and Glen Campbell is a bounty hunter in this touching, thrill-packed Western. 126 min. Chisum(1970) VHS John Wayne is a peace-minded cattle baron in a territory riddled with corrupt officials. He doesn't want a fight, but he won't run away from one. Sprawling Western with Forrest Tucker, Linda Day. 111 min. Big Jake(1971) VHS Some desperadoes kidnap a young boy to use as a hostage, but they didn't know the lad's grandfather is John Wayne, and nothing will stop him from rescuing him. Western action as only the Duke could deliver; also stars Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Chris Mitchum. 110 min. The Cowboys(1972) VHS A veteran rancher, played by John Wayne, banks everything on 11 schoolboys he recruits for a dangerous cattle drive. Rambunctious humor and extraordinary thrills are served in this Wayne winner! Bruce Dern, Roscoe Lee Browne. 128 min. Cahill: United States Marshal(1973) VHS John Wayne is a devoted lawman who goes head on against a vicious gang of robbers. The trouble is, two of them are his sons! Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, George Kennedy co-star. 102 min. Rooster Cogburn (And The Lady)(1975) VHS John Wayne repeats his Oscar-winning "True Grit" role as the feisty lawman, who is once again paired with an iron-willed female--missionary Katharine Hepburn--as he searches for the bankrobbing gang that also killed Hepbrun's father. With Anthony Zerbe, Strother Martin. 107 min. The Shootist(1976) VHS A famed gunslinger dying from cancer wants to live peacefully in a small town, but can't escape his reputation. Ironic, dramatic finale to John Wayne's career, buoyed by the Duke's moving performance, also stars James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard. 99 min.