When John Ford directed The Searchers in 1956, he could not have known that he was making one of the greatest films of all time. The story of a man's relentless search for his abducted niece, played by Natalie Wood
True Grit is a 1969 American western film written by Marguerite Roberts and directed by Henry Hathaway. The picture is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel True Grit. John Wayne stars as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn and won his only Academy Award for his performance in this film. Wayne reprised his role as Cogburn in the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn. Historians believe Rooster was based on deputy U.S. marshal Heck Thomas, who brought in some of the toughest outlaws.
Big Jake (1971) John Wayne stars as Jacob McCandles, a rough-and-tumble rancher who's estranged from his wife (Maureen O'Hara). But when a cutthroat gang led by Richard Boone kidnaps his grandson, Big Jake gets the call to rescue him. Patrick Wayne (John Wayne's real-life son) and Chris Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's son) co-star as Jake's grown boys, who accompany him on the long trek that can end only one way -- with the death of the abductors. John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara...TS…
The Quiet Man (1952) - An all-time favorite! Movie Trivia - what 1980's film used a clip from this movie of Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in a classic on-screen kiss? Hint - it was a Stephen Spielberg blockbuster!