John Wayne


John Wayne, one of the most popular film actors of the 20th century, remains a popular American icon to this day. He was born May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa and received his first leading film role in The Big Trail (1930). Tom Mix got him a summer job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets. On the set he became close friends with director John Ford for whom, among others, he began doing bit parts, some billed as John Wayne. His first featured film was Men Without Women (1930). After more than 70 low-budget westerns and adventures, mostly routine, Wayne's career was stuck in a rut until Ford cast him in Stagecoach (1939), the movie that made him a star. He appeared in nearly 250 movies, many of epic proportions. His career as an actor took another leap forward when he worked with director Howard Hawks in Red River (1948). Wayne won his first Academy Award in 1969. He died of cancer in 1979.

The Alamo John Wayne

In 1836 Gen. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) organizes a rebel army to liberate Texas from the brutal rule of Mexican dictator General Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarría). 

Allegheny Uprising John Wayne 1939

In Colonial America, Jim Smith (John Wayne) leads a group, including the intense Janie MacDougall (Claire Trevor), that tries to figure out who is supplying the area Native American tribes with weapons.

Angel and the Badman

Quirt Evans (John Wayne), a cowboy on the run, is injured when his horse stumbles near a Quaker family's land. The family takes him in as he regains his health, and he falls for their young daughter, Penelope (Gail Russell). 

Back to Bataan John Wayne

American army colonel Joseph Madden (John Wayne) is stationed in the Philippines with much of his military support forced out of the region by Japanese troops. 

The Barbarian and the Geisha John Wayne 1958

On the eve of the Meiji Restoration, Japan is still a nation thoroughly mistrustful of Western influence. The U.S. government dispatches Townsend Harris (John Wayne) to the port village of Shimoda to serve as U.S. consul to Japan.

Big Jake John Wayne

The avenging head of the McCandle clan returns to his estranged family and leads the search for his kidnapped grandson. Big Jake sets off, his sons in tow, to deliver the ransom to the kidnappers, but has little intention of handing it over without a fight.

Big Jim McLain John Wayne 1952

Jim McLain (John Wayne) and his partner, Mal Baxter (James Arness), are investigators for the House Un-American Activities Committee, who are sent to Hawaii to find the leaders of a local Communist Party.

The Big Trail John Wayne

Upstart fur trapper Breck Coleman (John Wayne) agrees to lead and protect a group of pioneers trying to make their way on the treacherous Oregon Trail.

Blood Alley John Wayne

A group of oppressed villagers ask a merchant skipper, (John Wayne), to guide their Chinese ferry to Hong Kong and freedom, but the skipper, a prisoner of the Chinese authorities, must first be sprung from captivity

Blue Steel John Wayne

Undercover federal marshal John Carruthers (John Wayne) is suspected by the local sheriff, Jake (George Hayes), of stealing the town's payroll.

Cahill US Marshal John Wayne 1973

A U.S. marshal (John Wayne) neglects his two sons and finds them mixed up with an outlaw (George Kennedy) in a bank robbery.

Cast A Giant Shadow John Wayne 1966

In this fact-based film, distinguished U.S. Army Col. David Marcus (Kirk Douglas) is enlisted by the Israelis to perform the difficult task of preparing their fledgling nation for battle against the Arabs.

Chisum John Wayne

With the help of his faithful sidekick, Pepper (Ben Johnson), and a hot-headed young ranch hand nicknamed Billy the Kid (Geoffrey Deuel), Chisum, (John Wayne), does battle with underhanded land developer.

Circus World John Wayne Rita Hayworth 1964

When Matt Masters (John Wayne) takes his ailing circus on a tour of Europe, it's not simply to put its finances back into order. He's also there on a romantic quest to find his old flame Lili Alfredo (Rita Hayworth).

The Conqueror John Wayne Susan Hayward 1956

A mighty Mongol warrior kidnaps the daughter of a powerful Tartar king and seizes control of his empire. 

The Cowboys John Wayne 1972

A grizzled veteran rancher, Wil Andersen (John Wayne) is almost ready to embark on a big cattle drive when his crew abruptly quits to join in a gold rush. Left with no alternative, Anderson enlists the help of a group of local schoolboys.

Dakota John Wayne

In the 1870s, Sandy Poli (Vera Hruba Ralston), the daughter of a railroad magnate, marries professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) against her father's wishes.

Dark Command John Wayne

As the Civil War erupts, the townsfolk of Lawrence, Kansas side with either the North or the South, and a deeply embittered sheriff allies himself to the South as a cover for his outlaw gang

The Dawn Rider John Wayne

John Mason (John Wayne) suffers a cruel homecoming when he witnesses his father's murder as he rides into town. 

The Desert Trail John Wayne

John Scott (John Wayne) is a rodeo rider, assisted by his buddy Kansas Charlie (Eddy Chandler). But while the duo is settling a debt with their promoter, Farnsworth (Henry Hall),he is murdered.

Donovan's Reef John Wayne

Three World War II Navy veterans -- Donovan (John Wayne), Doc Dedham (Jack Warden) and Gilhooley (Lee Marvin) -- converge on the French Polynesian island of Haleakaloha

They Were Expendable John Wayne 1945

After a demonstration of new PT boats, navy brass are still unconvinced of their viability in combat, leaving Lt. "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) frustrated.

The Fighting Kentuckian John Wayne

Marching with his company across Kentucky, soldier John Breen (John Wayne) meets Fleurette (Vera Ralston), daughter of exiled French general Paul De Marchand (Hugo Haas), who's the leader of a community settled by Napoleon's former soldiers.

The Fighting Seabees John Wayne

A tribute to the US Navy's Construction Battalions who followed behind the troops invading Pacific islands held by the Japanese to build runways, roads and bridges.

The Flying Leathernecks John Wayne 1951

As the new commanding officer of a squadron of Marine pilots, Maj. Daniel Kirby (John Wayne), a stern and strict leader, cannot believe the lack of discipline exhibited by the soldiers.

Flying Tigers John Wayne

Jim Gordon, (John Wayne), is the head of a group of American pilots working for the Chinese government against the invading Japanese two years prior to Pearl Harbour.

Fort Apache John Wayne

When arrogant and stubborn Civil War hero Lieutenant Colonel Owen Thursday (Henry Fonda) arrives in Arizona with his daughter, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple), to assume command of the Fort Apache outpost, he clashes with level-headed Captain Kirby York (John Wayne). 

The Green Berets John Wayne 1968

A cynical reporter (David Janssen) who is opposed to the Vietnam War is sent to cover the conflict and assigned to tag along with a group of Green Berets.

Hellfighters John Wayne Vera Miles 1968

Chance Buckman (John Wayne) has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. He, his assistant Greg (Jim Hutton) and his team of skilled firefighters extinguish raging oil field fires all over the world.

Hell Town John Wayne

Dare Rudd (John Wayne) and Dinkey (Syd Saylor) are two friends who love to gamble. Needing money and shelter, they travel to Montana to visit Rudd's cousin, Tom (Johnny Mack Brown), who owns a successful cattle ranch.

The High and the Mighty John Wayne 1954

On a flight from Hawaii to California, the engine dies on the plane Dan is flying. As he prepares for a crash landing, the passengers reassess their lives.


An embittered Indian scout attempts to escort a homesteader's wife and her son back to safety after her cowardly husband deserts her during an Apache attack.

The Horse Soldiers John Wayne 1959

During the Civil War, Colonel John Marlowe (John Wayne) is tasked with leading a Union cavalry division to raze a Confederate railroad depot. 

In Harm's Way John Wayne

Naval Captain Torrey (John Wayne) manages to bring his ship through the bombing of Pearl Harbor unscathed, but is later demoted when it is damaged in a subsequent battle due to his negligence.

Jet Pilot John Wayne Janet Leigh 1957

During the Cold War, a Russian jet enters air space over Alaska and is escorted to an American air base. The pilot, Anna Marladovna (Janet Leigh) demands asylum but refuses to provide information on Soviet activities.

King of the Pecos John Wayne

When John Clayborn (John Wayne) was a child, he witnessed his parents being murdered by Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall), the developer who wanted control over their land. Clayborn has grown up with one goal -- to get revenge.

Lady takes a chance John Wayne Jean Arthur '43

City girl Mollie Truesdale, (Jean Arthur), sets off on a 2 week tourist trip of the American West. Although Mollie is being wooed by three suitors back in New York City, it is macho cowboy Duke Hudkins, (John Wayne), who catches her eye.

The Lawless Frontier John Wayne

The parents of John Tobin (John Wayne) have been murdered, and he wants justice. He sets out to find the killer, the evil gang leader Pandro Zanti (Earl Dwire).

The Lawless Nineties John Wayne

A government agent (John Wayne) and a newsman's daughter (Ann Rutherford) make voting safe in the Wyoming territory.

Legend of the Lost John Wayne

Brit Paul Bonnard (Rossano Brazzi) enlists gruff American Joe January (John Wayne) to help him find a hidden treasure that is worth a fortune. Before long, they are joined by prostitute Dita (Sophia Loren).

The Long Voyage Home John Wayne 1940

In the early day of World War II, the crew of English cargo ship the SS Glencairn is sailing from the West Indies to Baltimore.

The Lucky Texan John Wayne

Jerry Mason (John Wayne), fresh out of college back East, heads home to Texas to join a blacksmith business with family friend Jake (George Hayes). But when they discover a gold nugget in a horseshoe, they're led down a dangerous path.

Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne

Epic story of Law and Statehood in the old west.  Questions arise when Senator Stoddard (James Stewart) attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) in a small Western town. 

McLintock John Wayne

Aging rancher George Washington McLintock (John Wayne), a wealthy self-made man, is forced to deal with numerous personal and professional problems. Seemingly everyone wants a piece of his enormous farmstead

North To Alaska John Wayne 1960

When George Pratt (Stewart Granger) and Sam McCord (John Wayne) strike gold in Alaska, they must struggle to keep their fortune because of the constant interference from Frankie Canon (Ernie Kovacs), who wants to claim the gold for himself.

Operation Pacific John Wayne 1951

In the South Pacific, submarine officer Duke Gifford (John Wayne) and the crew of the "Thunderfish" are attacked by the Japanese during a rescue mission, and their torpedoes malfunction.

Overland Stage Raiders John Wayne

The Oro Grande Mining Company has a policy of shipping gold on buses, which have proven disastrously vulnerable to thieves.

John Wayne Maureen OThe Quiet Man John Wayne Maureen O'Hara

After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping buy his family's homestead and live in peace.

Randy Rides Alone John Wayne

Undercover government agent Randy Bowers (John Wayne) rides into a small town, happening upon a saloon that's just been shot up.

Reap The Wild Wind John Wayne 1951

Along the seaboard of the American South during the 1840s, cut-throat salvagers who profit from the wrecks of transatlantic cargo ships move from exploiting shipwrecks to causing them.

Red River 1948 John Wayne

Headstrong Thomas Dunson (John Wayne) starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot (Walter Brennan), and his protégé, Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift), an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy.

Reunion in France John Wayne 1942

When wealthy Michele de la Becque (Joan Crawford) returns to Paris from her sunny holiday on the Riviera in 1939, she finds that the invading Nazi forces have commandeered her home. 

Riders of Destiny John Wayne

Loner government agent Singin' Sandy Saunders (John Wayne) witnesses what seems to be a stagecoach robbery, committed by young Fay Denton (Cecelia Parker). But Fay is actually just trying to get her hands back on her own money

Rio Bravo John Wayne Dean Martin 1959

When gunslinger Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) kills a man in a saloon, Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) arrests him with the aid of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin).

Rio Grande John Wayne Maureen O'Hara 1950

Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) heads a cavalry post on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, defending settlers against Apaches launching raids from the Mexican side of the river. 

Rio Lobo John Wayne

Union leader Cord McNally (John Wayne) is protecting a routine gold shipment when his troops are attacked by Confederate forces. Not only does he lose the gold, but one of his strongest officers is killed in the raid. 


Rooster Cogburn John Wayne

Sequel to the Oscar-winning "True Grit" finds the trigger-happy Rooster trying to win back his law badge by hunting a gang of bandits and a stolen shipment of explosives.

Sagebrush Trail John Wayne

Wrongly imprisoned for murder, John Brant (John Wayne) decides his only option is to escape from jail and clear his name by finding the true killer.

Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne

Marine Sgt. John Stryker (John Wayne) is despised by his own men for his rough attitude and exhausting training regimen. As the war in the Pacific progresses, though, they begin to respect Stryker's hard-edged outlook on war and his brutal training methods, as it has helped them prepare for the harsh realities of the battlefield.

The Sea Chase John Wayne 1955

Karl Ehrlich (John Wayne) is the German captain of a freighter stationed in an Australian port. Ehrlich, a fervent opponent of Nazism, receives word that World War II has commenced in Europe, and that he must immediately make his way to Germany while avoiding the pursuing Allied ships.

The Searchers John Wayne 1956

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home.

Shepherd of the Hills John Wayne 1941

In the Ozark Mountains a stranger, Daniel Howitt (Harry Carey), inexplicably helps several locals experiencing difficulties. 

The Spoilers John Wayne

Striking gold was the easy part for Alaskan miner Roy Glennister (John Wayne). The real battle is fighting off a posse of greedy, corrupt politicians. 

Stagecoach John Wayne

John Ford's landmark Western revolves around an assorted group of colorful passengers aboard the Overland stagecoach bound for Lordsburg, New Mexico, in the 1880s. 

The Star Packer John Wayne

Loner U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne) foils the hold-up of a stagecoach, rescuing young woman Anita Matlock (Verna Hillie) from the clutches of the crooks and helping her back to town.

Tall in the Saddle John Wayne 1944

Cowboy Rocklin (John Wayne) rides into a dusty western township where he's been promised work on a ranch. But he finds that his future boss has been gunned down.

Texas Terror John Wayne

Just before Bess (Lucile Browne) returns home to the ranch owned by her father, Dan Matthews, robbers attack him and his friend, Sheriff John Higgins (John Wayne) -- and Dan is killed in the gunfight. 

Three Godfathers John Wayne

Thieves and rustlers Robert Hightower (John Wayne), Pete Fuerte (Pedro Armendáriz) and the Abilene Kid (Harry Carey Jr.) rob a bank in a small Arizona town and come across a stranded woman (Mildred Natwick) who is dying while giving birth.

The Trail Beyond John Wayne

Fresh out of college, American Rod Drew (John Wayne) is asked to assist in the search for missing people in Canada. Accompanied by Wabi (Noah Beery Jr.), his friend from school, Drew travels north, but quickly gets into a confrontation with a gang of French Canadian outlaws. 

The Train Robbers John Wayne 1973

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret) posts a $50,000 reward in return for help recovering her train-robber beau's hidden fortune.

Trouble Along The Way John Wayne

Once a famous football coach, Steve Williams (John Wayne) is now a bookie in a pool hall. To earn enough money to keep custody of his tomboy daughter, Carole (Sherry Jackson), Steve accepts an offer to take over the football program

Tycoon John Wayne 1947

American engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) is hired by South American tycoon Frederick Alexander (Cedric Hardwicke) to bore a tunnel for a new railroad in the Andes Mountains.

Wake of the Red Witch John Wayne

Capt. Ralls (John Wayne) commands the Red Witch, a ship in the fleet of Dutch shipping baron Mayrant Ruysdaal Sidneye (Luther Adler). Ralls has an old feud with the skipper, who years ago took from him the woman he loved, Angelique (Gail Russell).

The War Wagon John Wayne

Rancher Taw Jackson (John Wayne) is out for revenge. He was shot by a gunslinger, Lomax (Kirk Douglas), on the orders of mining tycoon Frank Pierce (Bruce Cabot) and framed for a crime he did not commit. 

War of the Wildcats John Wayne

Oilman Dan Somers' feud with Hunk Gardner isn't helped by their love for the same woman, Catherine Allen. Their rivalry comes to a head when Somers is offered a lucrative contract and Gardner does everything he can to sabotage it, leading to a thrilling chase.

West of the Divide John Wayne

Cowpoke Ted Hayden (John Wayne) infiltrates a band of outlaws in order to get close to their ringleader, Mr. Gentry (Lloyd Whitlock) -- the man who murdered his father.

Westward Ho John Wayne

When John Wyatt (John Wayne) was just a boy, he and his family were brutally attacked by a group of bandits who murdered his parents and kidnapped his brother.

How The West Was Won John Wayne 1962

Setting off on a journey to the west in the 1830s, the Prescott family run into a man named Linus (James Stewart), who helps them fight off a pack of thieves. 

Winds of the Wasteland John Wayne

When the emergence of the telegraph makes their jobs as Pony Express riders obsolete, cowboys John Blair (John Wayne) and Larry Adams (Lane Chandler) hastily purchase a stagecoach line operating out of Crescent City, Calif.

The Wings of Eagles John Wayne Maureen O'Hara

Frank "Spig" Wead (John Wayne) is a pilot trying to improve the Navy's aviation program. His military posts often require him to move his wife (Maureen O'Hara) and children.

Without Reservations John Wayne 1946

Famous author "Kit" Masterson (Claudette Colbert) needs an actor to portray the lead character, a soldier, in the upcoming movie version of her book. While on a train to California, she meets Marine Rusty Thomas (John Wayne) and his friend, Dink (Don DeFore).

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon John Wayne 1949

The last job of Calvary Captain Nathan Brittles (John Wayne) before retirement is to soothe relations with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians after Custer's last stand.


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