John Wayne remains one of the most beloved icons in the history of American film. With more than 142 lead performances, his prolific career established him as the symbol of an American West that epitomized the virtues of courage, toughness, humor and loyalty. This amazing collection contains 25 features starring the ever-popular western icon, John Wayne. This 4 DVD collection include the early films that capture the raw talent and charisma that were destined to make The Duke an American hero for the ages whose appeal endures to this day.
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Blue Steel (1934) B&W 54 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt When a man appears to rob the payroll from a safe, Sheriff Jake (John Wayne) is hot on his trail. However, just when he is about to take him into custody, the man saves his life. The two join forces, and discover that Malgrove, a leading town elder, is attempting to confiscate the local ranches by having his gang blockade the supply wagons. The ranchers are ready to cave in, but Sheriff Jake and his partner intervene to save the day.
The Dawn Rider (1935) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes John Mason (John Wayne) returns home to see his father, a freight line agent, only to stumble into a robbery that ends up with his father killed and him wounded. Nursed back to health by his new friend's favorite girl, who he has feelings for; Mason vows to track down his father's killer, who also happens to be the brother of his nurse. Mason finally discovers the killer's identity and heads off to confront him, but is unaware that his gun is empty, the bullets taken out by his friend, who is jealous of his girl's feelings for Mason.
The Desert Trail (1935) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Eddy Chandler, Paul Fix After rodeo star John Scott (John Wayne) wins his event and picks up his prize money, the rodeo official is killed and all the money is taken. Wrongfully accused of the crime, Scott and his partner Kansas Charlie (Eddy Chandler) track the real culprits to Poker City. Before Scott and Charlie can notify the local sheriff of the criminal's deeds, they are turned in by the criminals and thrown in jail themselves.
The Lawless Frontier (1935) B&W 50 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sheila Terry A man is tracking down the criminal responsible for killing his father when he stops the man from kidnapping a young woman and killing her grandfather. Due to a case of mistaken identity, the sheriff believes our hero is responsible for the attacks on the girl and grandfather. The man is eventually freed and sets out to bring the criminal to justice.
The Lucky Texan (1934) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Barbara Sheldon A young man honors his deceased father's wish for him to go out west and work with his old partner in raising cattle. Finding the old man working as a blacksmith, the young man decides to help him with his business. When the young man and the old timer strike it rich after they discover gold on the old timer's ranch, a greedy land assayer tries to frame the young man for murder and steal the old timer's property
The Man From Utah (1934) B&W 50 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Polly Ann Young This early John Wayne film features him as John Weston, a young drifter who helps thwart a bank robbery. The grateful Marshal Higgins (Gabby Hayes) asks Weston for help in investigating a series of deaths involving rodeo riders competing in a locally sponsored event. Weston enters the rodeo and fall for local girl Marjorie Cater (Polly Ann Young). Weston must stop Spike Barton (Ed Peil), the show's promoter, when he discovers the rodeo organizer is planning on leaving town with all the prize money the local community has contributed.
The Star Packer (1934) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Verna Hillie A U.S. Marshal and his traveling companion arrive in town to track down The Shadow and his gang of marauders. After the new sheriff is gunned down in cold blood, the Marshal decides to take his place. Bent upon finding out the identity of the gang leader, the Marshal and his partner capture two of the gang members hoping they will lead them to The Shadow.
The Trail Beyond (1934) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Rod Drew (John Wayne) agrees to help locate a friend's missing brother and his niece so he sets off to the Canadian Northwest, the last known location of the two. Along the way, Drew must rescue his friend from a false accusation of shooting a card shark, by jumping off a train and end up finding a skeleton with a map to a mine. Taking the map, the two men make it to the local general store and ask the owner to lock up the map for safe keeping, not knowing that others have plans for stealing the map and taking the mine.
Hell Town (1937) B&W 57 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Syd Saylor, Marsha Hunt Cattleman Tom hires his cousin Dare Rudd to lead a large cattle drive at the urging of his girlfriend. He doesn't realize that Dare is romantically interested in his girl and that the feeling may be mutual. When Dare loses the money for the drive to crooked gamblers it's up to Tom to win it back. However, it's up to Dare to save Tom's life.
'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sheila Terry Chris Morrell (John Wayne) is the guardian of a little Native American girl, who's the heir to a $50,000 oil claim, and he must track down her long-lost father in order for her to receive the claim. Other men hear about the girl's inheritance and plot to kidnap the girl in order to get their hands on the money. Morrell now must also protect the girl from kidnapping and avoid the law due to a case of mistaken identity as well as attempt to find her father before the claim expires.
Paradise Canyon (1935) B&W 53 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Marion Burns, Earl Hodges A government agent is sent to the border territory to stop a gang of counterfeiters so he goes undercover in a traveling medicine show. Suspecting that the owner of the show is the head of the ring, he is surprised to find the owner and his daughter kidnapped by the real counterfeiters.
Rainbow Valley (1935) B&W 47 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lucille Brown John Martin (John Wayne) arrives in the town of Rainbow Valley, which is trying to build a road to connect it's mines with the outside world, and finds the project in jeopardy of failing due to the interference of some bandits. The bandits are working for town leader Rogers, who wants the land and the mines for himself and is concerned that with Martin now running the road project his plans will fail. Rogers brings in Butch Galt, a hired gun, to get rid of Martin and it turns out that Martin and Galt had spent some time in prison together.
Riders of Destiny (1933) B&W 53 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Cecilia Parker An undercover government agent comes to town to investigate a water supply problem with the local farmers. It turns out that an unscrupulous local businessman has a monopoly on the water and is forcing the farmers to pay high prices for it or forfeit their land. The agent comes up with a plan to get water for the farmers and bring the water baron to justice.
Sagebrush Trail (1933) B&W 55 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Yakima Canutt When John Brandt (John Wayne) is sent to jail for a murder he never committed, he escapes and eludes the law, heading west to freedom. He joins an outlaw gang and is befriended by Jones who turns out to be the real culprit in the killing. In spite of this, he had no idea that anyone had been convicted in his place. Brandt decides to forgive and forget, but everything changes when the pair falls for the same girl.
Texas Terror (1935) B&W 52 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lucille Brown A sheriff resigns his position after believing he is responsible for killing his best friend. After living in the high country for some time, he comes to the rescue of his deceased friend's daughter who then hires him as her ranch foreman. The two then fall in love but complications arise when the woman hears about the foreman's involvement in her father's death.
Winds of the Wasteland (1936) B&W 56 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Phyllis Fraser, Lew Kelly Two former Pony Express riders buy a stagecoach line in the hopes of turning it into a successful business. Finding out that their line travels to a ghost town, the two men learn that a $25,000 government contract is available for handling mail delivery to the territory. All the two men have to do to get the contract is beat a rival stage line in a race from Buchanan City to Sacramento.
Randy Rides Alone (1934) B&W 53 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Alberta Vaughn A man is wrongly accused of some murders and is jailed by the local sheriff. Believing him innocent of the charges, a young woman frees him from jail in order for the man to track down the real killers. Following some leads, the two make their way to the killers' hideout hidden behind a waterfall in an attempt to bring them to justice.
West of the Divide (1934) B&W 53 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Virginia Brown Faire Ted Hayden (John Wayne) is searching for his parent's killer. He takes on the identity of a wanted outlaw in order to join a gang run by Gentry (Lloyd Whitlock), in the hopes that it will bring him closer to finding the guilty party. Hayden discovers that Gentry was responsible for the murders and is also trying to take the ranch of his girlfriend.
Angel and the Badman (1947) B&W 100 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey Proving that good things can happen to bad people, Quaker girl Penelope Worth nurses the disreputable Quirt Evans back to health. Now he must choose between two worlds, the one he has always lived in and the kinder gentler place that Penelope calls home.
McLintock! (1963) Color 128 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers In one of his most beloved roles, John Wayne stars in the role of cattle baron George Washington McLintock. In this sprawling, brawling epic western he fights with his wife (the fiery Maureen O'Hara), his daughter (the Girl from U.N.C.L.E.'s Stefanie Powers) and an assortment of thieving land sharks. McLintock is, of course, up to the task taming both family and foes alike.
The American West of John Ford (1971) Color 52 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart This documentary covers the life and career of one of the most recognized American film directors of all time, John Ford. Interviews with the fabled director, as well as many of the stars that have worked with him, fill this feature with narratives of the making of some of Hollywood's greatest Westerns. Narrating this documentary are three stars that have had great success teaming up with the director, John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart.
The Shadow of the Eagle (12 Episodes) (1932) B&W 219 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Edward Hearn The board of directors of an aircraft company has been receiving threats via skywriting from a mysterious figure known only as The Eagle. The owner of a traveling carnival, with a grudge against the company, is suspected of being the criminal. When strange circumstances begin to befall the aircraft company and the carnival, the carnival owner's disappearance springs the carnival's stunt pilot and his girlfriend, the carnival owner's daughter, into action to find him and prove his innocence.
Episodes: (1) The Carnival Mystery * (2) Pinholes * (3) The Eagle Strikes * (4) The Man of a Million Voices * (5) The Telephone Cipher * (6) The Code of the Carnival * (7) Eagle or Vulture? * (8) On the Spot * (9) When Thieves Fall Out * (10) The Man Who Knew * (11) The Eagle's Wings * (12) The Shadow Unmasked
The Hurricane Express (1932) B&W 80 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Shirley Grey, Joseph Girard This Mascot movie serial stars John Wayne as Larry Baker, a commercial pilot and son of a railroad engineer. When his father's train is derailed causing his death, Baker sets out to track down The Wrecker, a mysterious figure who has been sabotaging the L & R Railroad. Assisting Baker on his quest for justice is Gloria Martin (Shirley Grey), the daughter of a man wrongly accused of the crimes and looking to clear her father's name.
Desert Command (1933) B&W 72 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton This modern take on the classic Alexander Dumas tale has three Foreign Legionnaires, the last of their squad, about to be wiped out by a band of marauding Arabs, only to be rescued by a pilot. The four men join forces in order to combat the efforts of El Shaitan, The Devil of the Desert, who plans to destroy the Foreign Legion presence in the region and assume control of all the Middle East.
His Private Secretary (1933) B&W 68 Minutes Not Rated Starring John Wayne, Evalyn Knapp, Alec B. Francis John Wayne is Dick Wallace, a spoiled rich man whose father disapproves of his playboy-like ways. His father would rather have him settle down and take a job in his company as manager of the collection department. After taking the job to please his father and heading on a trip to make a collection, Wallace falls for the granddaughter of the man he is to collect from, Marion Hall (Evalyn Knapp). Despite his father's objections, Wallace marries the girl. Marion then takes a job as a secretary at the elder Wallace's company to prove him wrong about her and his son's marriage.
George 'Gabby' Hayes, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gail Russell, Henry Fonda, James Stewart
28 Hours 39 Minutes
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