John Wayne War/Westerns Collection 2011 [DVD]
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Featuring: Back to Bataan, Fort Apache, Sands of Two Jima, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Tall in the Saddle, Stagecoach, Jet Pilot, The Conqueror.
Back to Bataan:
January 30 1945: The Japanese Prison Camp at Cabanatuan is liberated by the Allies. This moving war � lm shows the courage and personal sacri� ce which led to this historic occasion.
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 lm builds to the inevitable confrontation with the Apache masses, and Thursday leads his men into the lions’ den.
Sands of Two Jima:
The relationship between Sergeant Stryker (Wayne) and a group of rebellious recruits is made dif� cult by the Sergeant’s tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him. John Wayne received his � rst Oscar®* nomination for Best Actor in this World War Two classic.
*John Wayne 1950 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sands of Iwo Jima Oscar® is the Registered Trademark and Service Mark of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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 of cer, on the brink of retirement, looks back over a life of war, sacri ce 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 nds 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.
One of the all-time classic Westerns - considered by many to be the movie that propelled John Wayne to stardom in 1939. The Film is 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 dif culties. The lm pays particular attention to the character studies of the group and is a taut psychological piece which earned an Oscart* for Thomas Mitchell’s performance as the drunken docotor. The music also won an Oscar®* and John Ford and Bert Glennon were nominated for Best Picture. A true classic American western.
Thomas Mitchell 1940 Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Stagecoach. Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, & Leo Shuken 1940 Best Music Scoring in a Film, Stagecoach. Oscar® is the Registered Trademark and Service Mark of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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...
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 by¨Susan Hayward, whom he has captured in a raid. Eventually, Bortai falls for his many charms, Temujin defeats his enemies and is crowned Genghis Khan.