John Wayne

Born: 26 May 1907, Winterset, Iowa
Died: 11 June 1979, Los Angeles, Ca.

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Highlighted works

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The coming of civilisation brings an end to the wildness of the west in John Ford’s elegiac late film teaming John Wayne and James Stewart.

  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    A decade after Red River (1947), Howard Hawks reteamed with John Wayne for this rambling western riffing on the director’s usual themes of friendship and professionalism.

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    John Ford created perhaps the greatest of all westerns with this tale of a Civil War veteran doggedly hunting the Comanche who have kidnapped his niece.

  • Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    The classic story of a stagecoach travelling through treacherous Apache territory, John Ford’s first western of the sound era made a star of John Wayne.

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