Collection of John Wayne films. In ‘Jet Pilot’ (1957), at the height of the Cold War, relations between the United States of America and the Soviet Union are very frosty indeed. However, ace American pilot Colonel Shannon (Wayne) finds himself thawing a little when he meets Anna (Janet Leigh), a beautiful young woman from the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. In ‘Stagecoach’ (1939), Native American Geronimo is on the warpath in the untamed Wild West, but a stagecoach-load of travellers decide to take their chances and make their way across Utah’s Monument Valley. In ‘Back to Bataan’ (1945), Colonel Joseph Madden (Wayne) helps liberate the Japanese prison camp Cabanatuan on the island of Bataan, only to remain there in order to organise a guerilla movement against the enemy. In ‘Fort Apache’ (1948), Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda) is bitter at having been sent to battle ‘digger’ Indians, and his textbook methods of warfare appear barbaric and suicidal to his men. Captain York (Wayne), an officer experienced in Apache warfare, tries to advise Thursday, but his best efforts are in vain. In ‘Sands of Iwa Jima’ (1949), hard-bitten sergeant John M. Stryker (Wayne) earns the enmity of the recruits he trains for action in the Pacific. New recruit Peter Conway’s (John Agar) dislike for his commander turns to respect, however, when the latter saves him from a grenade. In ‘The Conqueror’ (1956), Wayne stars as Mongol chieftain Temujin, better known as Ghengis Khan. Susan Hayward co-stars as Bortai, the Tartar princess who is captured by Ghengis Khan and eventually falls in love with him. In ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’ (1949), dutiful cavalry officer Nathan Brittles (Wayne) is reluctant to retire in the face of an imminent Native American uprising. His last official task is to escort the commander’s wife and her niece to the Sudrow’s Wells stagecoach stop, but it proves to be a journey fraught with danger. Finally, in ‘Tall in the Saddle’ (1944), newly-arrived ranch foreman Rocklin (Wayne) finds himself involved in a love triangle and a murder mystery when he discovers that his new boss has been murdered.
Titles To Comprise:Back To Bataan: January 30 1945: The Japanese Prison Camp at Cabanatuan is liberated by the Allies. This moving war film shows the courage and personal sacrifice which led to this historic occasion.Fort Apache: The first of John Ford’s trilogy of cavalry movies set during America’s struggle against the Apache Indian. Henry Fonda plays the stubborn Colonel Thursday whose textbook methods of warfare appear pure suicide to everyone but him. John Wayne stars as Captain York, a soldier experienced in Apache warfare, from whom Thursday will take no advice. The film builds to the inevitable confrontation with the Apache masses, and Thursday leads his men into the lions’ den.Sands Of Iwo Jima: The relationship between Sergeant Stryker (Wayne) and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant’s tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.She Wore A Yellow Ribbon: In this 1949 classic from director John Ford, Captain Nathan Brittles – cavalry veteran and hero – is about to lead his last patrol. The distinguished officer, on the brink of retirement, looks back over a life of war, sacrifice and danger, but he is determined to have one last crack at the enemy. With Western stars such as Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr. and Victor McClaglen at his side, this is one movie where all the John Ford ingredients are served, piping hot!Tall In The Saddle: There is plenty to enjoy in this fast-moving western with its generous supply of action, romance and humour. Wayne is at his rugged and romantic best as he strives to uncover deceit and injustice in wild cattle county. Wayne plays Rocklin, a tough ranch foreman who arrives in town to take over a new job. He finds himself entangled in a stormy love triangle, a mysterious murder and a second killing for which he has been framed. There are a number of twists in the tale as Rocklin desperately tries to clear his name.Stagecoach: Set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across the country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian War Party and this, along with their personal histories, results in difficulties. The film pays particular attention to the character studies of the group and is a taut psychological piece which earned an Oscar for Thomas Mitchell’s performance as the drunken doctor. The music also won an Oscar and John Ford and Bert Glennon were nominated for Best Picture. A true classic American western.Jet Pilot: John Wayne and Janet Leigh star in this spy-drama set during the Cold War. The USA and the Soviet Union are mortal enemies and an iron curtain divides the free world from Communism. But for an ace American Air Force pilot, played by John Wayne, frosty international relations begin to thaw as the sparks of romance icker following an encounter with a very attractive lady from the wrong side of the iron curtain. Wayne, the embodiment of American values, sticks to his guns, but temptation and duty can sometimes be hard to reconcile…The Conqueror: John Wayne plays Mongol chieftain Temujin, better known as Genghis Khan. The Mongolian warlord must do battle against the rival tribe that killed his father, however the battle pales in comparison with Temujin’s home life. He must attempt to woo the heart of the red-haired Tartar prisoner Bortai, played bySusan Hayward, whom he has captured in a raid.