Rio Lobo (1970)

I can never remember if I have seen this film.  So I turn it on and suddenly I realize that I have, but other than George Plimpton getting shot, it’s a blank.  Yesterday, I watched it again.  There are some interesting parts, but otherwise it is one of the lesser John Wayne films in my … More Rio Lobo (1970)

Big Jake (1971)

I remember when I first saw this film. It was a matinee at the Midland Theater in Coffeyville, KS. I was with a few neighborhood boys, the summer I was visiting grandparents. The Midland is an old one-screen theater like so many in small towns. Going to a summer matinee as a kid was a … More Big Jake (1971)

The Searchers (1956)

Strange how I’d never seen this film before.  It played on TCM and I watched it on-demand. It wasn’t the film I was looking for but took a chance on it.  The Searchers is one of John Wayne‘s most famous film and yet I’ve never seen it.  I’m more of fan of Wayne’s films after … More The Searchers (1956)

El Dorado

El Dorado was John Wayne’s 138th film, and was released about the same time as The War Wagon.  While critics were split on the film, El Dorado was a hit with fans and earned a profit at the box office.  It is my favorite John Wayne film. If you are looking for a hip, ground-breaking … More El Dorado