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What’s On Now?! JOHN WAYNE and KIRK DOUGLAS in “THE WAR WAGON” (1967)

OH YEAH!

What A Way To Kick-Off The Day!

Since I’m Not Feeling So Great This Morning…

…I Decided To Try Perking Myself Up With A Classic Favorite Flick!

THE WAR WAGON

(1967)

…Stars…

JOHN WAYNE

…And…

KIRK DOUGLAS

…Two Of My FAVE-FAVES Of ALL-TIME!

😀

In Short…

THE WAR WAGON

…Is Just A Helluva Lot Of Fun.

It’s A Western Specifically Made For Western Flick Fans.

It’s Loaded With Action Action Action…

…A Simple Plot-Line…

…Some Wonderful Supporting Actors…

(i.e. BRUCE DERN, HOWARD KEEL, ROBERT WALKER, and KEENAN WYNN!)

…And It’s Totally A Grand Adventure!

If You LOVE Flicks Made Simply For The Fun Of Making Them…

THE WAR WAGON

…May Just Be Right Up Your Proverbial Alley.

JOHN WAYNE Is “TAW JACKSON”…

…A Former Rancher Just Released From Prison…

…And Who Is Dead-Set On Robbing “THE WAR WAGON“…

…An Iron-Clad Stagecoach, Owned By The Man Who Got “TAW” Sent To Prison, Protected By A Small Army Of Men, And Loaded With Lots And Lots Of GOLD!

BUT…

…”TAW” Needs Some Help To Make His Plan Work.

So…

…He Enlists The Help Of  KIRK DOUGLAS‘ Character, “LOMAX”!

Together, They Recruit A Motley-Mix Of Men Brave Enough To Help Them Take-Down The Un-Take-Down-Able Stagecoach…

…All For A Shot At Striking It Rich On The Gold Contained Within!

You Can Totally Tell…

JOHN WAYNE

…And…

KIRK DOUGLAS

…Are Enjoying The Hell Out Of These Roles.

It’s A Fun Flick…

…Made With Love And Care For Those Fans Whom Can Appreciate Fun, Action Packed Yarns.

Is It The Greatest Western Of All-Time?

No.

Is It The Best Western From Either JOHN WAYNE Or KIRK DOUGLAS?

No.

Is It (likely) The Most Fun Western Made By Either JOHN WAYNE Or KIRK DOUGLAS?

Honestly…

…Yes!

THE WAR WAGON

…Is A Nifty Little Piece Of Cinematic Excitement.

If You Like Westerns…

…And Action…

…And Adventure…

…And Fun Fun FUN…

THE WAR WAGON

…Might Very Well Be The Flick For You!!!

😀

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

Take Care AND Be Good!!!

😀   😉   😀

Wanna Know What’s On Now??? Here’s Your Hint: JOHN WAYNE and KATHARINE HEPBURN in … …

ROOSTER COGBURN

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BEST $5 I EVER SPENT, Fo SHO

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(teehehe)

😉

OH

And My Favorite Line?

Miss. Goodnight… Keep The Faith, Ma’am… See Ya At The Hangin’!” — Rooster Cogburn 

(Not So) Random Movie Mention, SPECIAL EDITION: “THE SHOOTIST” (1976)

… … …

In My Bloggin’ing About My Favorite Westerns…

(This One-> http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/03/13/12-in-12-my-favorite-westerns/)

…You’ll Notice The Top…

JOHN WAYNE

...Western…

…To ME…

…Has ALWAYS Been…

THE SHOOTIST

Period.

And…

…Because TODAY Is (sorta) A Holiday…

…I Wanted To Do Something…

…FUN…

…And…

…SPECIAL…

…For Y’all.

This Bloggin’ing Topic Just FELT Like The RIGHT Topic.

I Can Only Hope Y’all Agree With Me In Some Way.

M’Kay, My Peeps???

M’KAY!!!

… … …

"THE SHOOTIST" Stars JOHN WAYNE, LAUREN BACALL, RON HOWARD, BILL McKINNEY, RICHARD BOONE, JOHN CARRADINE, SCATMAN CROTHERS, HARRY MORGAN, HUGH O'BRIAN, And JIMMY STEWART!

… … …

JOHN WAYNE

…Stars…

…As…

JOHN BERNARDJ.B.BOOKS

…The Last Of The Great Gunfighters…

…Who Has Recently Been Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer.

He’s Taken The Long Journey To CARSON CITY…

…Basically For A Second-Opinion Of Said Diagnosis.

There, He Meets Up With His Old Friend…

DR. HOSTETLER

…Played By…

JIMMY STEWART

…Who Gives…

J.B. BOOKS

…The Ole Once Over…

…And…

…Sadly CONFIRMS The Diagnosis Of Terminal Cancer.

… … …

JOHN WAYNE In "THE SHOOTIST"

… … …

J.B. BOOKS

…Now Knows He Hasn’t Much Time Left…

…And He Simply Wants To Die Quietly.

No Hassles.

No Fanfare.

No Nothing.

He Rents A Room In The Boarding House Owned And Operated By…

BOND ROGERS

…Portrayed By…

LAUREN BACALL

…And…

GILLOM ROGERS

…Portrayed By…

RON HOWARD

…In The Hopes Of Getting The Quiet, Peaceful Death He’s Seeking.

 … … …

JOHN WAYNE And JIMMY STEWART In "THE SHOOTIST"

… … …

As Time Passes, However…

J.B. BOOKS

…Finally Reaches The Conclusion That…

…A Quiet, Or Peaceful, Ending Is Simply NOT How It SHOULD Be.

He MUST Go-Out…

…In The Manor Befitting A Man Of His Caliber.

He MUST Go-Out…

…In One Last…

BLAZE OF GLORY

…And…

GUNFIRE!!!

… … …

"THE SHOOTIST" Would Be JOHN WAYNE's Final Film. And, To ME, It Is, BY FAR FAR FAR, His Very VERY BEST. Trust Me, My Peeps... If You HAVE NOT Seen This One, DO SO! If You HAVE Seen This One, DO SO AGAIN! True Classics NEVER Get Old, Kids. At Least, Not When They're THIS GOOD. PERIOD. 😉