John Wayne: an American Icon

John Wayne: an American Icon

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
One of the most commanding figures in American film history, John Wayne drew audiences to the theater no matter what the overall quality of the work itself. That magical essence is given a strong test in this five-film collection, which features a bevy of atypical Wayne projects. Tay Garnett's Seven Sinners (1940), the first of three films that paired Wayne with the equally iconic Marlene Dietrich, takes place on a South Seas island where a naval lieutenant is captivated by a sultry saloon singer. (Watch out for a rollicking bar brawl that demolishes nearly the entire saloon set.) Henry Hathaway's Shepherd of the Hills (1941), the Duke's first Technicolor film, casts him as an Ozark native sworn to kill the man who abandoned his mother. Veteran star Harry Carey -- one of Wayne's idols -- nearly steals the show in a pivotal supporting role. Pittsburgh (1942) reunited the starring trio of that year's The Spoilers: Wayne, Dietrich, and Randolph Scott. The male leads play squabbling miners who, over a period of several decades, become titans in the coal industry. Jet Pilot (1957), produced by Howard Hughes and directed by Josef von Sternberg, sat on a shelf for seven years after being completed -- and with good reason. Starring Wayne as a Cold War-era flyer and Janet Leigh as a Russian pilot (!), the film has, shall we say, novelty value. Almost as deliciously offbeat is The Conqueror (1956), a well-made, if not very convincing, action film with Big John cast as Genghis Khan. This Golden Turkey Award-winning must-see's stilted, faux-Shakespearean dialogue may remind some of the iambic-pentameter-fancying frontiersmen of David Milch's Deadwood, but even the Bard might shudder at the comparison.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
UPC:
0025192655722
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
8:21:00
Sales rank:
24,137

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- An American Icon: John Wayne - Seven Sinners/The Shepherd of the Hills
1. Main Titles [6:57]
2. Disorder in the Court [4:38]
3. Routine Checkup [6:44]
4. Casual Performance [5:36]
5. No Lack of Attention [6:25]
6. Coming Home Again [6:58]
7. Billiards [4:04]
8. "The Man's in the Navy" [5:14]
9. Tough Team [4:43]
10. Wildflowers [3:44]
11. Sailor's Girl [6:06]
12. Mesmerizing Beauty [5:37]
13. Direct Orders [3:59]
14. An Officer's Wife [10:43]
15. Inciting a Riot [5:29]
16. Executive Officer [5:16]
17. Saying Goodbye [4:22]
18. End Titles [:43]
1. Moonshining (Main Titles) [1:54]
2. Looking to Settle [4:41]
3. Moaning Meadow [5:39]
4. Cashing a Check [5:13]
5. Hard Bargaining [3:04]
6. Unhappy Land [3:51]
7. Talking Nonsense [3:47]
8. Full of the Devil [6:13]
9. Unwelcome Notions [6:47]
10. Son and Pappy [7:36]
11. Lost Appetite [6:02]
12. No Rest [5:57]
13. A Friendly Invitation [6:04]
14. What's Done Is Done [3:54]
15. No Hope [9:39]
16. Ending the Curse [3:14]
17. Born Again [2:24]
18. End Titles [:28]
Disc #2, Side A -- An American Icon: John Wayne - Pittsburgh/The Conqueror
1. Main Titles [1:21]
2. Coal Town [8:16]
3. Fighting Words [10:19]
4. Dirt & Smoke [4:48]
5. Black Dust [4:03]
6. Bold Proposition [6:56]
7. The New Pittsburgh [4:46]
8. Like Old Times [4:54]
9. The Business of Marriage [6:50]
10. Raw Deal [3:30]
11. Crude, Rude and a Bore [5:20]
12. A Simple Lump of Coal [4:54]
13. Down in the Shafts [5:11]
14. New Start [5:48]
15. The Last Word [2:57]
16. Shadow of Destruction [4:57]
17. Muscle & Sweat [5:45]
18. End Titles [:28]
1. Main Titles [2:27]
2. Chief o the Mongols [4:59]
3. A Fair Prize [2:03]
4. Taken for Wife [7:53]
5. In Your Trust [10:27]
6. A Worthy Gift [9:54]
7. Joining Forces [9:46]
8. The Moment Is Ripe [3:12]
9. Desertion [3:57]
10. Well Served [4:13]
11. Slow Death [2:14]
12. Cut Free [3:55]
13. Return to Power [5:36]
14. The Scent of Treachery [5:50]
15. Ill Tidings [8:17]
16. Khan Is Dead [6:58]
17. March Against Tartars [4:30]
18. The Perfect Warrior [11:31]
Disc #2, Side B -- An American Icon: John Wayne - Jet Pilot
1. Main Titles [1:40]
2. Beautiful Bogie [6:19]
3. Friendly Interrogation [3:33]
4. Soviet Propaganda [7:51]
5. In the Line of Duty [4:48]
6. Flame Out [8:24]
7. Teamwork [8:47]
8. Kiss or Kill? [6:22]
9. First Name Basis [5:37]
10. Last Flight Home [5:46]
11. Secret Agent [4:53]
12. One for the Road [11:36]
13. Welcome to Russia [4:57]
14. Vital Tactics [7:33]
15. Love on the Line [7:34]
16. New Assignment [8:29]
17. Defecting Again [7:23]
18. Free at Last [:56]

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