Audie Murphy

Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy led an incredible life. Decorated combat soldier and movie star. His gallantry and heroism during World War II made him the most decorated soldier of the war and later resulted in a film where he played himself. Murphy was just a kid, from a hard scrabble background, when he … More Audie Murphy

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)