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John Wayne Movies

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Among the John Wayne movies in the TCM line-up are two John Ford classics: Stagecoach (1939), surely inspired by Guy de Maupassant's Boule de suif, and The Searchers (1956).

Turner Classic Movies, Wednesday, August 1

6:00 AM FLYING LEATHERNECKS (1951) A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal. Dir.: Nicholas Ray. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter, Jay C. Flippen. Color-102 minutes.

7:45 AM ALLEGHENY UPRISING (1939) Colonial settlers fight the corrupt British in the days before the American Revolution. Dir.: William A. Seiter. Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders. Black and White-81 minutes.

9:15 AM STAGECOACH (1939) A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country. Dir.: John Ford. Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Donald Meek, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Thomas Mitchell. Black and White-96 minutes.

11:00 AM RED RIVER (1948) A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. Dir.: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, John Ireland. Black and White-133 minutes.

1:15 PM THE SEARCHERS (1956) An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece. Dir.: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood. Color-119 minutes. Letterbox.

3:15 PM RIO BRAVO (1959) A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron. Dir.: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson. Color-141 minutes. Letterbox.

5:45 PM MCLINTOCK! (1963) A cattle baron fights to tame the West and his estranged wife. Dir.: Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Chill Wills, Jack Kruschen, Yvonne De Carlo, Edgar Buchanan. Color-127 minutes. Letterbox.

8:00 PM SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949) An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement. Dir.: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar. Color-104 minutes.

10:00 PM THEY WERE EXPENDABLE (1945) A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. Dir.: John Ford. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. Black and White-135 minutes.

12:30 AM OPERATION PACIFIC (1951) A dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy. Dir.: George Waggner. Cast: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond. Black and White-109 minutes.

2:30 AM TROUBLE ALONG THE WAY (1953) A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners. Dir.: Michael Curtiz. Cast: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn. Black and White-110 minutes.

4:30 AM TALL IN THE SADDLE (1944) A woman-hating cowboy signs on with a lady rancher. Dir.: Edwin L. Marin. Cast: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond. Black and White-87 minutes.

Movie schedule and synopsis via the TCM website.


         
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