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Nope, got to watch my all-time favorite last night: Rio Bravo :thumbsup:



that's considered one of the best films ever made, although personally I think Wayne's acting was at it's best in the Quiet Man, which is my favorite John Wayne film

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I have to agree with 462 on his best acting being in the Quiet Man. Personally, I like El Dorado better than Rio Bravo, although most think of the latter as a bad re-make. Re-make yes, bad not really. I think for me it's the casting of El Dorado.

Gaily bedight,

A gallant knight,

In sunshine and in shadow,

Had journeyed long,

Singing a song,

In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old--

This knight so bold--

And o'er his heart a shadow

Fell as he found

No spot of ground

That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength

Failed him at length,

He met a pilgrim shadow--

"Shadow," said he,

"Where can it be--

This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the mountains

Of the moon,

Down the valley of the shadow,

Ride, boldly ride,"

The shade replied,--

"If you seek for Eldorado!"

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Yeah but Shep, you have to break Duke films down into four different catagories, Western, war, drama, and action. I guess you could throw comedy in there if you look at Donovan's Reef and North to Alaska.

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The one where he's a boxer is the Quiet Man. Very good movie. The Shootist is regarded as his farewell to his fans as folks claim he knew he was dieing and wanted to do one last film for his fans.

Thing is about John Wayne some don't realize, he was in something like 250 movies during his career. I've looked at the list and all we ever see is really just the popular ones.

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