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A complete filmography of John Wayne from 1926 to 1976, which also includes those films that Wayne only produced, and results pertaining to his long-running box office popularity between 1949 and 1973, during the height of his career after a decade of starring in a succession of low-budget B-movies.

Overview[edit]

John Wayne began working in films in 1926 as an extra, prop man, and stuntman, mainly for the Fox Film Corporation. He frequently worked in minor roles with director John Ford and when Raoul Walsh suggested him for the lead in The Big Trail (1930), an epic Western shot in an early widescreen process called Fox Grandeur, Ford vouched for him.[a] Wayne's early period as a star would be brief, as Fox dropped him after only three leads.

Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

He moved over to Columbia Pictures, where he ran afoul of studio boss Harry Cohn. As a result, Wayne was dropped from leading man to supporting player to bit player and finally down to being an extra again.

After the Columbia debacle, Wayne solidified his stardom – albeit as a minor star – in a string of low-budget action films (mostly Westerns) at Warner Bros. and Universal and the "Poverty Row" studios Mascot, Monogram, and Republic.

Fortunately, Wayne kept on friendly terms with John Ford who, as a result, gave Wayne a career boost with Stagecoach (1939). By 1940 John Wayne was firmly established as a major motion picture star.

John Wayne had achieved stardom in motion pictures by 1941 and, by the end of the decade, was one of the cinema's top ten box office attractions. During the latter half of the 1940s Wayne starred in what many film fans and critics regard as being among his finest work, notably the "cavalry trilogy" (Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande) for director John Ford, 3 Godfathers, also for Ford, and Red River for Howard Hawks. Wayne also began producing some of his own films during this period. The most discussed of Wayne's films during the following decade remains Ford's dark Western meditation on racism, The Searchers.

Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Other popular Wayne films include the seafaring adventures Reap the Wild Wind and Wake of the Red Witch and influential war movies such as Flying Tigers, The Fighting Seabees, and Sands of Iwo Jima, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

The 1950s would see Wayne continue as a major star although the artistic quality of his work varied greatly. Wayne also continued his producing activities during this period as well, notably with the formation of his own production company, Batjac.

In 1960, Wayne appeared in his most personal production, portraying Davy Crockett in The Alamo, which he also produced and directed.

During the 1960s and 1970s, John Wayne ranked as an American icon and one of the top box office attractions in the cinema. Wayne's output of films consisted largely of Westerns but he also ventured into other genres as well, including several films dealing with the Second World War (notably The Longest Day and In Harm's Way).

Wayne made some of his most prominent films during this period, including John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) with James Stewart.

Wayne's political views came under harsh attack from film critics with the release of The Green Berets (1968), which Wayne produced and directed as well as starred in. The following year, however, he would be praised by critics for his performance in True Grit, which would earn him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

John Wayne made his last picture, The Shootist, in 1976, bringing an end to a remarkable career spanning more than 50 years, 169 feature length films,[2] and various other television appearances or voice-overs.

Filmography[edit]

Key to studio abbreviations
20th 20th Century-Fox AFI American Film Institute AK Alaska Pictures
Arg Argosy Pictures Arm Armada Productions Batjac Batjac
Col Columbia CVW C.V. Whitney DDL Dino De Laurentiis
Fen Fenady Associates FN First National Fox Fox Films
L-G Levy-Gardner Mas Mascot MGM Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Mono Monogram ("Lone Star") Mop Monterey Productions NG National General
Par Paramount Rep Republic RKO RKO Radio
Rom Romina Productions SB Samuel Bronston Sho Showman's Pictures
Sig Sigma Tif Tiffany Pictures UA United Artists
Uni Universal WB Warner Bros. W-F Wayne-Fellows Productions
Year Title Role Director Studio Notes Refs.
1926 Brown of Harvard Yale Football Player Jack Conway MGM Wayne was an unbilled football player in game sequences of this sports drama, with William Haines, Mary Brian, and Jack Pickford. [3]
1926 Bardelys the Magnificent Guard King Vidor MGM Wayne unbilled in this swashbuckler with John Gilbert and Eleanor Boardman. [4]
1926 The Great K & A Train Robbery Extra Lewis Seiler Fox A Tom Mix Western. Wayne unbilled. Wayne was also the property boy for this film, although he was uncredited. [5]
1927 Annie Laurie Extra John S. Robertson MGM With Lillian Gish and Norman Kerry. Wayne unbilled. [6]
1927 The Draw-Back Opposing Football Player (uncredited) Norman Taurog Goodwill Productions Short Subject. Wayne uncredited.
1927 The Drop Kick (US title)
Glitter (UK title)
Extra Millard Webb FN A football drama with Richard Barthelmess. Wayne once again unbilled as a football player in game footage. [7]
1927 Seeing Stars Tall Boy (uncredited) Stephen Roberts N/A A short with John Wayne in a Bit part.
1928 Mother Machree Extra John Ford Fox An Irish drama with Victor McLaglen. Wayne unbilled in his first film with Ford. Sources disagree whether Wayne actually appeared on film, as he was a prop man. [8]
1928 Four Sons Extra John Ford Fox An Irish drama with Victor McLaglen, and Jack Pennick (uncredited). Wayne unbilled. His first film with Jack Pennick. Sources disagree whether Wayne actually appeared on film in this picture, as well. He was also a prop man for this film, although he was uncredited. [9]
1928 Hangman's House Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man John Ford Fox An Irish drama with Victor McLaglen, and Jack Pennick (uncredited). Wayne unbilled but noticeable as a spectator in a horse racing scene. [10]
1928 Noah's Ark Flood extra Michael Curtiz WB A Biblical drama with Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, and Myrna Loy. Wayne and Andy Devine unbilled as extras in the flood sequence. [11]
1929 Speakeasy Extra Benjamin Stoloff Fox A sports drama with Lola Lane and Paul Page. Wayne unbilled. [12]
1929 The Black Watch Extra John Ford Fox Drama of the British army in India during the First World War, with Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and Jack Pennick (uncredited). Wayne and Randolph Scott unbilled. Wayne was also the prop man for this film, although he was uncredited. [13]
1929 Words and Music Pete Donahue James Tinling Fox Wayne billed under his real name, Duke Morrison. With Ward Bond (uncredited) An early talkie musical. Now apparently a lost film. Wayne was also the property assistant for this film, although he was uncredited. [14]
1929 Salute Bill, Midshipman John Ford Fox A football drama with George O'Brien and Helen Chandler. Wayne, Ward Bond, and Jack Pennick are unbilled. Wayne was also the costumer for this movie although he was not credited for it. [15]
1929 The Forward Pass Extra Eddie Cline Fox A football drama with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Wayne unbilled. A lost film. [16]
1930 Men Without Women Radioman on surface John Ford Fox A submarine drama. Wayne unbilled. [17]
1930 Born Reckless Soldier John Ford
Andrew Bennison
Fox A crime melodrama with Edmund Lowe, Lee Tracy, and Marguerite Churchill. Wayne, Randolph Scott, Jack Pennick, and Ward Bond unbilled. [18]
1930 Rough Romance Lumberjack A.F. Erickson Fox A logging adventure with George O'Brien and Antonio Moreno. Wayne unbilled. Wayne was also the prop man for this film, although he was uncredited. [19]
1930 Cheer Up and Smile Bit role Sidney Lansfield Fox A musical with Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee, Olga Baclanova, and "Whispering" Jack Smith. Wayne and J. Carrol Naish unbilled. Wayne was also the property assistant for this film, although he was uncredited. [20]
1930 The Big Trail Breck Coleman Raoul Walsh Fox With Tyrone Power, Sr., Ian Keith, Ward Bond, Tully Marshall, and Iron Eyes Cody (uncredited). An epic Western shot simultaneously in standard 35 mm and 70 mm "Grandeur" wide-screen. Wayne's first starring role. [21][22]
1931 Girls Demand Excitement Peter Brooks Seymour Felix Fox A college romantic comedy. [23]
1931 Three Girls Lost Gordon Wales Sidney Lansfield Fox With Ward Bond (uncredited), Paul Fix (uncredited). [24]
1931 Arizona (US title)
The Virtuous Wife (UK title)
Lt. Bob Denton George B. Seitz Col Based on the play by Augustus Thomas. Previously filmed in 1919 with Douglas Fairbanks in the Wayne role. [25][b]
1931 The Deceiver Reginald Thorpe's corpse Louis King Col Wayne's most ignominious part. He played the corpse of the character played (alive) by Ian Keith. [26]
1931 Range Feud Clint Turner D. Ross Letterman Col A B-Western starring Buck Jones. Wayne in a supporting role. [27][28]
1931 Maker of Men Dusty Rhodes Edward Sedgwick Col A football drama with Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, and Ward Bond (uncredited). Wayne in a supporting role. [29]
1932 The Voice of Hollywood: No. 13 Himself Mark D'Agostino Tif A short subject. [30]
1932 Running Hollywood Himself Charles Lamont Uni A two-reel short.
1932 The Shadow of the Eagle Craig McCoy Ford Beebe Mas With Yakima Canutt (uncredited) A 12-chapter serial. [31]
1932 Texas Cyclone Steve Pickett D. Ross Lederman Col A B-Western starring Tim McCoy. Wayne and Walter Brennan in supporting roles. [32]
1932 Two-Fisted Law Duke D. Ross Lederman Col Another B-Western starring Tim McCoy. Wayne, Tully Marshall, and Walter Brennan in supporting roles. [33][34]
1932 Lady and Gent Buzz Kinney Stephen Roberts Par A boxing drama with George Bancroft and Wynne Gibson. Wayne in a supporting role. Remade as Unmarried (1939) with Buster Crabbe in Wayne's role. [35]
1932 The Hurricane Express Larry Baker Armand Schaefer
J.P. McGowan
Mas With Tully Marshall, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A 12-chapter serial. [36]
1932 The Hollywood Handicap Himself Charles Lamont Uni A two-reel short. With Tully Marshall. [37]
1932 Ride Him, Cowboy (US title)
The Hawk (UK title)
John Drury Fred Allen[c] WB Wayne's first starring role in a B-Western, the first of six that he would make for Warner Bros. Remake of The Unknown Cavalier (1926) with Ken Maynard. [38][39]
1932 That's My Boy Football Player Roy William Neill Col With Richard Cromwell and Dorothy Jordan. Another football drama with Wayne in a supporting role. [40]
1932 The Big Stampede John Steele Tenny Wright WB With Noah Beery, Sr., and Iron Eyes Cody (uncredited). Remake of Land Beyond the Law (1927) with Ken Maynard. Remade under original title in 1936 with Dick Foran. [41][42]
1932 Haunted Gold John Mason Mack V. Wright WB Remake of The Phantom City (1928) with Ken Maynard. [43][44]
1933 The Telegraph Trail John Trent Tenny Wright WB Wayne's first film with Yakima Canutt. A clip of this film was used in Footlight Parade (1933). Semi-remake of The Red Raiders (1927) with Ken Maynard. [45][46]
1933 The Three Musketeers - Desert Command (1946 theatrical film) Tom Wayne Armand Schaefer
Colbert Clark
Mas With Creighton Chaney, Noah Beery, Jr., and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A 12-chapter serial set in the Arabian desert. Very loosely adapted from the Dumas novel. The serial is 210 minutes. Later re-edited into a 1946 feature entitled Desert Command. The feature is 96 minutes long. [47]
1933 Central Airport Co-pilot in wreck William Wellman WB An aviation drama with Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, and Tom Brown. Wayne in an unbilled bit, and his first on-screen death. [48]
1933 Somewhere in Sonora John Bishop Mack V. Wright WB With Paul Fix. Remake of the 1927 film of the same title with Ken Maynard. [49][50]
1933 His Private Secretary Dick Wallace Philip H. Whitman WB Romantic comedy made by the independent company Showman's Pictures. [51]
1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan (US title)
The Kid's Last Fight (UK title)
Smith Archie Mayo WB Boxing melodrama with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Wayne and Mickey Rooney appear in small supporting roles with Wayne as a frightened boxer. Remade as They Made Me a Criminal (1939) with John Garfield, and Louis Jean Heydt in Wayne's role. [52]
1933 Baby Face Jimmy McCoy Alfred E. Green WB Wayne in a supporting part. This was the only time he appeared in a film with Stanwyck. [53]
1933 The Man from Monterey Capt. John Holmes Mack V. Wright WB With Francis Ford (John Ford's Brother). Wayne's last B-Western for Warner Bros. [54][55]
1933 Riders of Destiny Sandy Saunders ("Singing Sandy") R.N. Bradbury Mono Wayne's first B-Western for Monogram, released as a "Lone Star Western", and the only one to present him as a singing cowboy (with a dubbed singing voice). Also his first teaming with George "Gabby" Hayes. [56][57]
1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Bit part Edwin L. Marin WB A college romantic comedy with Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett, and Betty Grable. Wayne wore a moustache in his bit part, which was cut from the final print. [58]
1933 College Coach (US title)
Football Coach (UK title)
Student William Wellman WB Wayne's last bit part. Aside from cameos, he would play the lead – or one of the leads – in all of his subsequent pictures. Cast: Ward Bond (uncredited). [59]
1933 Sagebrush Trail (B&W)
An Innocent Man' (Color)
John Brant Armand Schaefer Mono With Yakima Canutt. It was later Colorized and is also called "An Innocent Man". [60][61]
1934 The Lucky Texan (B&W) - Gold Strike River (Color) Jerry Mason R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. It was later colorized and is also called "Gold Strike River". [62][63]
1934 West of the Divide Ted Hayden R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee, and Earl Dwire. [64][65]
1934 Blue Steel (B&W) - Stolen Goods (Color) John Carruthers R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee, and Earl Dwire. Filmed on location in Lone Pine, California. It was later Colorized and is also called "Stolen Goods". [66][67]
1934 The Man from Utah John Westen R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Lafe McKee. It was later Colorized. [68][69]
1934 Randy Rides Alone Randy Bowers Harry L. Fraser Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. Rare villain role for Hayes. [70][71]
1934 The Star Packer John Travers R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. [72][73]
1934 The Trail Beyond Rod Drew R.N. Bradbury Mono With Noah Beery, Sr., Noah Beery, Jr., and Earl Dwire. Based on the novel The Wolf Hunters by James Oliver Curwood. Also filmed under the novel's title in 1926 and 1949. It was later Colorized. [74][75]
1934 The Lawless Frontier John Tobin R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. [76][77]
1934 'Neath the Arizona Skies Chris Morrell Harry Fraser Mono With Shirley Jean Rickert, George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. [78][79]
1935 Texas Terror John Higgins R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes. [80][81]
1935 Rainbow Valley John Martin R.N. Bradbury Mono With George Hayes. [82][83]
1935 The Desert Trail John Scott Cullen Lewis Mono With Paul Fix, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited).It was later Colorized. [84][85]
1935 The Dawn Rider (B&W) - Cold Vengence"" (Color) John Mason R.N. Bradbury Mono With Yakima Canutt. It was later Colorized and is also called "Cold Vengeance". [86][87]
1935 Paradise Canyon (B&W) - Guns Along The Trail (Color) John Wyatt Carl Pierson Mono With Earle Hodgins and Yakima Canutt. Wayne's last "Lone Star" Western for Monogram. It was later Colorized and is also called "Guns Along the Trail". [88][89]
1935 Westward Ho John Wyatt R.N. Bradbury Rep With Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine. Wayne's first film for Republic Pictures. [90][91]
1935 The New Frontier John Dawson Carl Pierson Rep With Yakima Canutt. Not to be confused with the 1939 film Wayne made entitled New Frontier (no "the"). [92]
1935 Lawless Range John Middleton R.N. Bradbury Rep With Yakima Canutt. [93][94]
1936 The Oregon Trail Capt. John Delmont Scott Pembroke Rep With Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine. A lost film. 40 stills were discovered in 2013. [95][96][97]
1936 The Lawless Nineties John Tipton Joseph Kane Rep With George "Gabby" Hayes. [77][98]
1936 King of the Pecos John Clayborn Joseph Kane Rep With Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine. [99][100]
1936 The Lonely Trail Captain John Ashley Joseph Kane Rep With Yakima Canutt. A post-American Civil War yarn about carpetbaggers. [101][102]
1936 Winds of the Wasteland (B&W) - Stagecoach Run (Color) John Blair Mack V. Wright Rep With Yakima Canutt (uncredited) Hulu sometimes presents a colorized version entitled Stagecoach Run. [103][104]
1936 Sea Spoilers Bob Randall Frank Strayer Uni The first of six non-Westerns that Wayne did for Universal. [105]
1936 Conflict Pat Glendon David Howard Uni With Ward Bond (uncredited). Based on the novel The Abysmal Brute by Jack London. [106]
1937 California Straight Ahead! Biff Smith Arthur Lubin Uni Wayne as a school bus driver who becomes a trucking industry leader. [107]
1937 I Cover the War Bob Adams Arthur Lubin Uni Shot on location in Lone Pine. [108]
1937 Idol of the Crowds Johnny Hanson Arthur Lubin Uni Sports drama with Wayne as a professional ice hockey player. [109]
1937 Adventure's End Duke Slade Arthur Lubin Uni The last of Wayne's non-Western "B" pictures for Universal. [110]
1937 Born to the West (original title)
Hell Town (reissue title)
Dare Rudd Charles Barton Par With Johnny Mack Brown, and Marsha Hunt. Based on the novel of the same name by Zane Grey. Previously filmed in 1926 with Jack Holt in the Wayne role. [111][112]
1938 Pals of the Saddle Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith) and Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). The first of eight films Wayne did in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series. [113][114]
1938 Overland Stage Raiders Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Louise Brooks' final film appearance. [115]
1938 Santa Fe Stampede Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith) and Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin). [116]
1938 Red River Range Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). [117]
1939 Stagecoach Henry ("The Ringo Kid") John Ford UA[d] With Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine, Andy Devine, George Bancroft, Louise Platt, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), Woody Strode (uncredited), Francis Ford (uncredited), Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited). Filmed on location in Monument Valley. This is the film that boosted Wayne into major stardom. [118][119]
1939 The Night Riders Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith) and Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), Tom Tyler, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited).[e] The story of this film was loosely based on the incidents in the life of James Reavis.[f] [120]
1939 Three Texas Steers (US title)
Danger Rides the Range (UK title)
Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), Dave Wilcox (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt(uncredited). [121][122]
1939 Wyoming Outlaw Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Raymond Hatton (Rusty Joslin), Don "Red" Barry, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). [123]
1939 New Frontier (original title)
Frontier Horizon (TV title)[g]
Stoney Brooke George Sherman Rep With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Raymond Hatton (Rusty Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Film debut of Phyllis Isley, later known as Jennifer Jones.[h] Wayne's last film in the "Three Mesquiteers" series and his last B-Western. [124]
1939 Allegheny Uprising (US title)
The First Rebel (UK title)
Jim Smith William A. Seiter RKO Claire Trevor, George Sanders, Wilfrid Lawson, Ian Wolfe, and Chill Wills. Wayne has second billing under Trevor. It was later Colorized. [125][126]
1940 Dark Command Bob Seton Raoul Walsh Rep With Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George Hayes, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A fictionalized account of the infamous William Quantrill. It was later Colorized. [127][128]
1940 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 8: Cowboy Jubilee Himself Ralph Staub Rep A one-reel short also featuring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
1940 Three Faces West John Phillips Bernard Vorhaus Rep With Charles Coburn, Francis Ford (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). [129]
1940 The Long Voyage Home Ole Olson John Ford UA With Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Jack Pennick, and John Qualen. Based on four one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill.[i] [130]
1940 Seven Sinners (original title)
Cafe of the Seven Sinners (UK re-issue title)
Lt. Dan Brent Tay Garnett Uni With Marlene Dietrich, Broderick Crawford, Samuel S. Hinds, and Reginald Denny. Wayne's first of three teamings with Marlene Dietrich. [131]
1941 A Man Betrayed (US title)
Citadel of Crime (UK title)
Wheel of Fortune (TV title)
Lynn Hollister John H. Auer Rep With Ward Bond [132]
1941 Lady from Louisiana John Reynolds Bernard Vorhaus Rep With Ray Middleton, Henry Stephenson, and Jack Pennick. [133]
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills Matt Matthews Henry Hathaway Par With Harry Carey, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Majorie Main, Fuzzy Knight, Tom Fadden, Ward Bond, Samuel S. Hinds, Marc Lawrence, and John Qualen. Wayne's first film in color (Technicolor). [134][135]
1941 Meet the Stars: Past and Present Himself Harriet Parsons Rep A promotional short.
1942 Lady for a Night Jack Morgan Leigh Jason Rep Wayne is billed second. [136]
1942 Reap the Wild Wind Capt. Jack Stuart Cecil B. DeMille Par With Ray Milland, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Susan Hayward, Charles Brickford, Lynne Overman, and Walter Hampden. Filmed in Technicolor. Wayne is billed second in this seafaring epic.[j] His only film with DeMille. [137]
1942 The Spoilers Roy Glennister Ray Enright Uni With Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, and Samuel S. Hinds. Sprawling version of the Rex Beach novel, climaxing with an epic saloon fight between Wayne and Scott (in a rare villainous role). Wayne is billed third. [138][139][k]
1942 In Old California Tom Craig William McGann Rep Wayne plays a pharmacist in this film, which was the occupation of his real-life father. It was later done in Color. [140][141]
1942 Flying Tigers Jim Gordon David Miller Rep With Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Dave Wilcox (uncredited). Wayne's first war movie.It was later Colorized. [142]
1942 Reunion in France (US title)
Mademoiselle France (UK title)
Pat Talbot Jules Dassin MGM With Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, and John Carradine. [143]
1942 Pittsburgh Charles "Pittsburgh" Markham Lewis Seiler Uni With Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Shemp Howard, Samuel S. Hinds, and Paul Fix. An unrelated follow-up to the The Spoilers with the same three leads. Wayne is billed third. [144]
1943 A Lady Takes a Chance Duke Hudkins William A. Seiter RKO With Hans Conreid, Hank Worden (uncredited). Wayne billed second. Produced by Frank Ross, Jean Arthur's husband). [145][146]
1943 In Old Oklahoma
War of the Wildcats (re-issue title)
Dan Somers Al Rogell Rep With Albert Dekker, George Hayes, Dale Evans, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Paul Fix. [147][148]
1944 The Fighting Seabees Wedge Donovan Edward Ludwig Rep With Paul Fix, Willian Forrest, Robert J. Wilke (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Another war movie, this one dealing with the U.S. Navy's famed construction battalion. It was later Colorized. [149]
1944 Memo for Joe Himself Richard Fleischer N/A A short subject. With Bob Hope, Joe E. Brown, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Frances Langford. It was written by Quentin Reynolds.
1944 Tall in the Saddle Rocklin Edwin L. Marin RKO With Ella Raines, Ward Bond, George Hayes, Ben Johnson (uncredited), and Paul Fix. It was later Colorized. [150][151]
1944 Flame of Barbary Coast Duke Fergus Joseph Kane Rep With Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley, Marc Lawrence, and Paul Fix. It was later Colorized. [152][153]
1945 Back to Bataan Col. Joseph Madden Edward Dmytryk RKO With Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Paul Fix, Bill Williams (uncredited), and Ray Teal (uncredited). It was later Colorized. [154]
1945 They Were Expendable Lt. Rusty Ryan John Ford MGM With Robert Montgomery, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Jack Pennick, and Cameron Mitchell. Wayne gets second billing to Montgomery in this film about naval PT boats. It was later Colorized. [155]
1945 Dakota John Devlin Joseph Kane Rep With Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Mike Mazurki, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Paul Fix. [156][157]
1946 Without Reservations Rusty Thomas Mervyn LeRoy RKO With Don DeFore, Phil Brown, John Kellogg, and Ian Wolfe. Wayne has second billing under Claudette Colbert. From this point on Wayne would always have top billing (except for appearances in "all-star" films or guest appearances). [158]
1947 Angel and the Badman Quirt Evans James Edward Grant Rep With Bruce Cabot, Harry Carey, Hank Worden (uncredited), Yakima Canutt, and Paul Fix (uncredited). Wayne's first film as producer as well as star. It was later Colorized. [159][160]
1947 Tycoon Johnny Munroe Richard Wallace RKO With Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Anthony Quinn, Judith Anderson, and James Gleason. Location shooting at Lone Pine. Filmed in Technicolor. [161]
1948 Red River Thomas Dunson Howard Hawks Mop
UA
With Montgomery Clift,[l] Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Harry Carey, Harry Carey, Jr., Noah Beery, Jr., Hank Worden, Chief Yowlachie, Colleen Gray, Shelley Winters (uncredted), and Paul Fix. Generally regarded as one of Wayne's finest films and finest performances. His first film with director Hawks. [162][163]
1948 Fort Apache Capt. Kirby York John Ford Arg
RKO
With Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Pedro Armendáriz, Hank Worden, Jack Pennick, William Forrest (uncredited), Francis Ford (uncredited), and George O'Brien. The first of Ford's "cavalry trilogy." Filmed on location in Monument Valley. It was later Colorized. [164][165]
1948 3 Godfathers Robert Marmaduke Hightower John Ford Arg
MGM
With Hank Worden, Francis Ford, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Jack Pennick, and Ben Johnson. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Death Valley, California. ,[166][167][m]
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Capt. Ralls Edward Ludwig Rep With Gig Young, Eduard Franz, Adele Mara, Luther Adler, Jeff Corey, and Paul Fix. It was later Colorized. [168]
1949 The Fighting Kentuckian John Breen George Waggner Rep With Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy,[n] Marie Windsor, Hank Worden, Jack Pennick, and Paul Fix. Wayne produced this film. It was later Colorized. [169][170]
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Capt. Nathan Brittles John Ford Arg
RKO
With John Agar, Joanne Dru, Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey, Jr., Francis Ford, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Paul Fix (uncredited). The second film in Ford's "cavalry trilogy." Filmed in Technicolor on location in Monument Valley. [171][172]
1949 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Rodeo Himself Ralph Staub Col A documentary short.
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima Sgt. John M. Stryker Allan Dwan Rep With John Agar, Forrest Tucker. Wayne received his first Academy Award nomination for this film. It was later Colorized. [173]
1950 Rio Grande[o] Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke[p] John Ford Arg
Rep
With Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Ken Curtis, Victor McLaglen, Chill Wills, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). The last of Ford's "cavalry trilogy" and Wayne's first of five teamings with O'Hara. Filmed on location in Monument Valley. It was later Colorized. [174][175]
1950 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Famous Feet Himself (uncredited) N/A Col A documentary short.
1951 Screen Snapshots: Reno's Silver Spur Awards Himself Ralph Staub Col A documentary short.
1951 Operation Pacific "Duke" Gifford George Waggner WB With Patricia Neal, William Campbell, Jack Pennick, Martin Milner, Kathryn Givney, Philip Carey, and Ward Bond. [176]
1951 The Screen Director Himself WB A promotional short featuring a scene on the set of Operation Pacific with John Ford directing Wayne. (Actually, George Waggner was the director of that film, so this scene was obviously staged.)
1951 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards Himself Ralph Staub Col A documentary short.
1951 Flying Leathernecks Major Dan Kirby Nicholas Ray RKO With Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen, and John Mitchum (younger brother of Robert Mitchum). Produced by Howard Hughes. [177]
1952 Miracle in Motion Narrator Rep Wayne narrates this fund-raiser for the benefit of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
1952 The Quiet Man Sean Thornton John Ford Arg
Rep
With Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Ken Curtis, Mildred Natwick, and Francis Ford. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Ireland. One of Wayne's most beloved films. His children Michael, Patrick, Melinda, and Antonia have small roles in the film. Wayne was also the second unit Director for this film although he was uncredited. [178]
1952 Big Jim McLain Big Jim McLain Edward Ludwig W-F
WB
With James Arness, Alan Napier, Hans Conreid, Harry Morgan (uncredited, as Narrator), William Forrest (uncredited), and Paul Fix (Voice, uncredited). An anti-communist action film. Produced by Wayne. [179]
1953 Trouble Along the Way Steve Aloysius Williams Michael Curtiz WB With Charles Coburn, Sherry Jackson, Dabbs Greer, Chuck Connors, and Olan Soule (unredited). [180]
1953 Three Lives Himself/Commentator N/A N/A It is a short subject.
1953 Island in the Sky Capt. Dooley William A. Wellman W-F
WB
With Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Mike Connors, Andy Devine, Harry Carey, Jr., Fess Parker (uncredited), and Paul Fix. Wayne also produced. [181]
1953 Hondo Hondo Lane John Farrow W-F
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With Ward Bond, Michael Pate, and James Arness. Based on a story by Louis L'Amour. Filmed in 3D and WarnerColor. Wayne also produced. [182][183]
1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself/Actor Episode: #4.2 N/A A TV series. With Jimmy Durante.
1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A He accepted the Best actor award for Gary Cooper.
1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself/Awards Presenter Episode: #6.9 N/A A TV series. With Jimmy Durante.
1954 The 26th Annual Academy Awards Himself/Audience Member N/A Wayne was seen in the Audience.
1954 This is Your Life Himself N/A Episode: William Wellman. A TV series. Wayne appears as Himself.
1954 The High and the Mighty Dan Roman William A. Wellman WB
W-F
Batjac
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With Claire Trevor, Robert Stack, William Campbell, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, Paul Kelly, John Qualen, Julie Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's sister), Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Wally Brown, Joy Kim, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, and Paul Fix. Wayne also produced this aviation drama. A big hit in its day, filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor. This was Wayne's first wide-screen film since The Big Trail (1930). [184]
1955 The Sea Chase Capt. Karl Ehrlich John Farrow WB With David Farrar, Tab Hunter, John Doucette, Lyle Bettger, James Arness, Claude Akins, and Paul Fix. Filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor on location in Hawaii. Wayne took an unusual role as a World War II German naval officer. [185]
1955 Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson Himself Ralph Staub Col A documentary short salute Jolson. Wayne is one of the celebrities shown in the film.
1955 Gunsmoke Himself Charles Marquis Warren episode: Matt Gets It John Wayne presents the first episode of "Gunsmoke" and introduced his good friend James Arness.
1955 Sheilah Graham in Hollywood Himself N/A Episode: John Wayne A TV series. Wayne appears as Himself.
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse Mike Cronin John Ford TV series, 1 episode: Rookie of the Year With Ward Bond, Patrick Wayne, and Vera Miles.
1955 The Milton Berle Show Himself N/A Episode: #8.1 A Comedy TV series.
1955 I Love Lucy Himself N/A Episode: Lucy and John Wayne Wayne appears in his 1st of two appearances of I Love Lucy.
1955 Producers' Showcase Himself N/A Episode: Dateline II A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1955 Blood Alley Captain Tom Wilder William A. Wellman WB With Lauren Becall, Mike Mazurki, Paul Fix, Joy Kim, and James Hong (uncredited). Filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor. Wayne produced this film and replaced Robert Mitchum after firing him. [186]
1955 Casablanca Himself (special Guest) N/A Episode: Who Holds Tomorrow A TV series. Wayne appears as Himself.
1956 The Conqueror Temüjin (Genghis Khan) Dick Powell RKO With Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead, William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef, Michael Wayne (uncredited), and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). Filmed in CinemaScope and Technicolor. Produced by Howard Hughes. Generally regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. [187]
1956 Climax! Himself N/A Episode: The Lovella Parsons Story A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1956 Screen Directors Playhouse Himself Fred Zinnemann Episode: Markheim A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1956 The Searchers Ethan Edwards John Ford CVW
WB
With Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond, Richard 'Cactus' Pryor Vera Miles, Henry Brandon, Olive Carey, John Qualen, Hank Worden, Patrick Wayne, Harry Carey, Jr., Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Ken Curtis. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor. Generally regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made. [188][189]
1957 The Wings of Eagles Frank "Spig" Wead John Ford MGM With Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond,[q] Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Jack Pennick (uncredited), William Henry (uncredited), and Olive Carey (uncredited). Filmed in Metrocolor. [190]
1957 Jet Pilot Colonel Jim Shannon Josef von Sternberg RKO
Uni
With Janet Leigh, Paul Fix, Hans Conreid, Denver Pyle, Jay C. Flippen, Ivan Triesault, Roland Winters, Paul Frees (unredited), Gene Evans (uncredited), and Bill Erwin (uncredited) . Filmed in Technicolor and released in RKO-Scope. Shot in 1949–50 but not released until 1957. Produced by Howard Hughes. Generally regarded as one of Wayne's worst films. [191]
1957 Legend of the Lost Joe January Henry Hathaway Batjac
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With Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, and Marsha Hunt (uncredited). Filmed in Technirama and Technicolor on location in the Libyan desert. [192]
1958 I Married a Woman Himself Hal Kanter RKO
Uni
Wayne has an unbilled cameo in this minor comedy starring George Gobel and Diana Dors. Filmed in RKO-Scope and black and white except for one of Wayne's two scenes, which was shot in Technicolor. [193]
1958 The 30th Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A N/A He Presented an award for Best Actress.
1958 The Barbarian and the Geisha Townsend Harris John Huston 20th With Sam Jaffe. Inspired by a true story. Filmed in CinemaScope and Eastmancolor. [194]
1958 Screen Snapshots: Salute to Hollywood Himself N/A Col A documentary short.
1958 Wide Wide World Himself TV series/Documentary Episode: The Western A documentary TV series.
1959 World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Chamion of the World Vs. Ingemar Johanson Heavyweight Champion of Europe Himself (uncredited) N/A N/A A Boxing Heavyweight Championship match. A Documentary Short.
1959 Rio Bravo John T. Chance Howard Hawks Arm
WB
With Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, Claude Akins, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Donner (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Generally regarded as one of Wayne's best, provided the template and format for many of his later films. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios. [195][196]
1959 The 31st Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A N/A He Presented an award for Best actor.
1959 The Horse Soldiers Col. John Marlowe John Ford UA With William Holden, Hoot Gibson, William Forrest, Denver Pyle, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis, William Henry, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Strother Martin. Filmed in Deluxe color. [197][198]
1960 The Alamo Col. David Crockett John Wayne Batjac
UA
With Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Chill Wills, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis, Pilar Wayne (uncredited), Toni Wayne (uncredited), Aissa Wayne (as Lisa Angelica Dickinson), Denver Pyle, William Henry, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Olive Carey. Wayne fulfilled a long-time dream by producing, directing, and starring in this epic telling of the battle for Texas independence. Filmed in Todd-AO and Technicolor. [199][200]
1960 The Spirit of The Alamo Himself N/A ABC Channel A Documentary on The Alamo Battle hosted by John Wayne. It aired on November 14, 1960.
1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A N/A He Presented an award for Best Director.
1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself N/A Episode: #4.5 A Night Show. Wayne as himself.
1960 North to Alaska Sam McCord Henry Hathaway 20th With Capucine, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, Stanley Adams, and Karl Swenson. Filmed in CinemaScope and Deluxe color. [201][202]
1960 The Jack Benny Program Himself N/A Episode: The John Wayne Show A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1960 Wagon Train General William Tecumseh Sherman John Ford TV series\episode: The Colter Craven Story With his friend Ward Bond.
1960 What's My Line? Himself/Mystery Guest N/A Episode: 11-13-1960 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1960-1964 Cinépanorama Himself N/A Episodes: 12-17-1960 and 12-26-1964 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1960 The Ed Sullivan Show Himself N/A Episode: #14.6 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1961 The Challenge of Ideas Himself An anti-communist propaganda short. With Jack Webb, Helen Hayes, and Chet Huntley. [r]
1961 The Comancheros Jake Cutter Michael Curtiz 20th With Ina Balin, Stuart Whitman, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Bruce Cabot, Patrick Wayne, John Qualen, Jack Elam, Michael Ansara, John Lormer (uncredited), George J. Lewis (uncredited), and Aissa Wayne (uncredited, as Bessie Marshall). Filmed in CinemaScope and Deluxe color. The last film directed by Curtiz.[s] [203][204]
1962 Alcoa Premiere Sgt.-Umpire in Korea N/A Episode: Flashing Spikes A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Tom Doniphon John Ford Par With James Stewart,[t] Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, William Henry (uncredited), Robert Donner (uncredited), Lee Van Cleef, Denver Pyle, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Strother Martin. [205][206]
1962 Hatari! Sean Mercer Howard Hawks Par With Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Valentin de Vargas, Gérald Blain, Michèle Girardon, and Bruce Cabot. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Tanganyika. [207]
1962 The Longest Day Lt.Col. Benjamin Vandervoort Ken Annakin
Andrew Marton
Bernard Wicki
Darryl F. Zanuck
Gerd Oswald
20th With Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Eddie Albert, Robert Wagner, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Red Buttons, Curd Jürgens, Roddy McDowall, Fabian, Paul Anka, Stuart Whitman, Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Jeffrey Hunter, George Segal, Gert Fröbe, and Richard Dawson (uncredited). Wayne was part of an all-star cast in this epic retelling of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Filmed in black and white and CinemaScope. It was later Colorized. [208]
1962 How the West Was Won Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman John Ford
Henry Hathaway
George Marshall
MGM An all-star epic. Wayne appeared in the American Civil War sequence directed by Ford.[u] Also appearing in this sequence were George Peppard, Russ Tamblyn, Ken Curtis (uncredited), and Harry Morgan (as Ulysses S. Grant). Also appearing in this movie are, Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach, Walter Brennen, Andy Devine, Raymond Massey, Agnes Moorehead, Raymond Massey, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Debbie Reynolds, Carolyn Jones, Karl Swenson (uncredited), Lee Van Cleef (uncredited), Jack Pennick (uncredited), William Henry (uncredited), and Jay C. Flippen (uncredited) . Filmed in Technicolor and Cinerama. [209][210][v]
1962 Here's Hollywood Himself N/A Episode: #2.229 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1963 The Dick Powell Show Himself N/A Episode: The Third Side of a Coin A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1963 Donovan's Reef Michael Patrick Donovan John Ford Par With Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Cesar Romero, Mike Mazurki, Marcel Dalio, Patrick Wayne (uncredited), Dan Ford (uncredited, John Ford's Grandson), and Aissa Wayne (uncredited, as Native Girl). Filmed in Technicolor on location in Kauai, Hawaii. Wayne's last film with director John Ford.[w] [211]
1963 McLintock! George Washington McLintock Andrew V. McLaglen Batjac
UA
With Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Bruce Cabot, Strother Martin, Hank Worden, Yvonne de Carlo, Jerry Van Dyke, Edward Faulkner, Olaf Wieghorst (uncredited), and Aissa Wayne (as Alice Warren) . A big favorite with Wayne fans. His first film with director McLaglen. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios. [212][213]
1964 Circus World (US title)
The Magnificent Showman (UK title)
Matt Masters Henry Hathaway SB
UA
With Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, and John Smith. Filmed in 70 mm Super Technirama and Technicolor. Originally presented in Cinerama. [214]
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told The Centurion (Longinus) George Stevens UA Director Stevens' large-scale telling of the life of Jesus Christ (played by Max von Sydow) with an all-star supporting cast. Wayne has a cameo as the Roman centurion who leads Christ to his crucifixion. Cast: Charlton Heston, José Ferrer, Telly Savalas, Michael Anderson, Jr., Roddy McDowall, Ed Wynn, Michael Ansara, Ina Balin, Pat Boone, Victor Buono, John Carradine, Angela Lansbury, Robert Loggia, Shelley Winters, Nehemiah Persoff, Richard Conte, Sidney Potier, Martin Landau, David McCallum, Jamie Farr, Joseph Sirola, Mark Lenard, Janet Margolin, Dorthy McGuire, Sal Mineo, Donald Pleasence, Claude Rains, Gary Raymond, John Abbott, Robert Blake, Tom Reese, John Crawford, Van Heflin, and Jay C. Flippen (uncredited). [215]
1965 In Harm's Way Capt. Rockwell Torrey Otto Preminger Sig
Par
With Patricia Neal, Kirk Douglas, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Burgess Meredith, Brandon deWilde, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Bruce Cabot, Slim Pickins, James Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's Son), Larry Hagman, Hugh O'Brien (uncredited), and Christopher George (in a bit part). Filmed in Panavision. Wayne's last film in black and white. [216]
1965 The Making of In Harm's Way Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary Short about the movie In Harm's Way. Wayne appears as himself.
1965 The Sons of Katie Elder John Elder Henry Hathaway Par With Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson, Jr., James Gregory, Dennis Hopper, Jeremy Slate, Rhys Williams, John Doucette, Paul Fix, Strother Martin, Karl Swenson, George Kennedy, and Percy Helton as Mr. Peeves. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location near Durango, Mexico. [217][218]
1966 The Lucy Show Himself N/A Episode: Luck and John Wayne A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1966 Magic Mansion Himself N/A Episode: Ride' Em Cowboy A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow Gen. Mike Randolph Melville Shavelson Batjac
UA
With Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, and Michael Douglas (uncredited). Wayne, Yul Brynner, and Frank Sinatra did guest star appearances in the biopic of Col. David "Mickey" Marcus (Douglas). Filmed in Technicolor. [219]
1966 The Merv Griffin Show Himself/Guest N/A Episode: 3-16-1966 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1966-1969 The Red Skeleton Hour Himself N/A Episodes: Red Skeleton Scrapbook 66 (Himself/Guest Host), and John Wayne's 40th Anniversary AKA Homing and True Grits (himself/Rooster Cogburn) A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1966 El Dorado Cole Thornton Howard Hawks Par With Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Christopher George, Edward Asner, Robert Donner, Johnny Crawford, R.G. Armstrong, Jim Davis, Olaf Wieghorst, John Gabriel, William Henry (uncredited), John Mitchum (uncredited), Don Collier (uncredited), and Paul Fix. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Arizona. Filmed before, but released after, The War Wagon. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios. [220][221]
1967 The Artist and the American West Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary short that talks about the film "El Dorado".
1967 A Nation Builds Under Fire Himself Harry Middleton A documentary short dealing with Vietnam. [x]
1967 The War Wagon Taw Jackson Burt Kennedy Batjac
Uni
With Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker, Jr.,[y] Bruce Cabot, Gene Evans, Bruce Dern, and Don Collier. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location in Durango. [222][223]
1967 The Beverly Hillbillies Himself Joseph Depew TV series, episode: The Indians are Coming John Wayne was a guest star in one episode.
1967 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour Himself N/A Episodes: 5-15-1967, 5-16-1967, 5-17-1967, 5-18-1967, and 5-19-1967. A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1968 The Green Berets Col. Mike Kirby John Wayne
Ray Kellogg
Batjac
WB
With David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, Bruce Cabot, Patrick Wayne, George Takei, Mike Henry, Richard 'Cactus' Pryor, and Edward Faulkner. Wayne's controversial take on the Vietnam War. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location at Fort Benning, Georgia. Co-directed by an uncredited Mervyn LeRoy, but credit given instead to Ray Kellogg. [224][z]
1968 Hellfighters Chance Buckman Andrew V. McLaglen Uni With Katherine Ross, Vera Miles, Edmund Hagman, Albert Morin, John Alderson, Edward Coleman, Jim Hutton, Bruce Cabot, Jay C. Flippen, Edward Faulkner, Valentin de Vargas, Richard 'Cactus' Pryor, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (uncredited), and John Stephenson (uncredited). Wayne's character was based on real-life "hellfighter" Red Adair. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. [225]
1968 The Movie Makers Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary short. Wayne appears s himself.
1968-1969 The Joey Bishop Show Himself N/A Episodes: #2.203, and #3.238 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1968-1973 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In Himself N/A N/A He appeared in the following episodes #1.7, #1.8, #1.9 (uncredited), #1.11, #1.12, #1.13, #1.14, #2.1 (uncredited), #2.2, #5.8 (Guest Performer), #5.18, #5.23, #6.1 (Guest Performer), and #6.20.
1969 True Grit U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn Henry Hathaway Par With Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, John Doucette, John Fielder, Jay Silverheels (uncredited), James McEachin (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited). Wayne's Academy Award winning performance and his last film with Hathaway. Filmed in Technicolor. [226][227]
1969 The Undefeated Col. John Henry Thomas Andrew V. McLaglen 20th With Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Robert Donner, Lee Meriwether, Bruce Cabot, Harry Carey, Jr., Gregg Palmer, Don Collier, Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Dub Taylor, Edward Faulkner, James McEachin, Marian McCargo, Melissa Newman, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Filmed in Panavision and Deluxe color. [228][229]
1969-1971 The Glenn Campbell Good Time Hour Himself N/A Episodes: #1.4, and #4.1 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1970 No Substitute for Victory Narrator Robert F. Slatzer AK A short in support of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. With General Mark Clark, Martha Raye, Sam Yorty, General William Westmoreland, and Lowell Thomas.
1970 Chisum John Chisum Andrew V. McLaglen Batjac
WB
With Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Geoffrey Deuel (as Billy the Kid), Chris Mitchum, John Mitchum, Ben Johnson, Hank Worden, Robert Donner, Andrew Prine, Lynda Day George (Christopher George's Wife), Gregg Palmer, William Conrad (uncredited, as Opening Credits Narrator), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Ray Teal, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day George, and Glenn Corbett (as Pat Garrett). Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. [230][231]
1970 John Wayne and Chisum Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary Short about Chisum. Wayne appears as himself.
1970 Rio Lobo Cord McNally Howard Hawks Par With Mike Henry, Jennifer O'Neill, Jorge Rivero, Jack Elam, Chris Mitchum, Sherry Lansing, George Plimpton, Victor French, David Huddleston, Hank Worden, Yakima Canutt, Robert Donner, Jim Davis, Susan Dosamantes, Sherry Lansing, Peter Jason, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Don "Red" Berry (uncredited), Gregg Palmer (uncredited), and Ethan Wayne (uncredited).[aa] Wayne's last film with Hawks. Filmed in Technicolor. It was partially filmed at Old Tucson Studios. [232][233]
1970 Plimpeton! Shoot out at Rio Lobo Himself N/A TV movie/Documentary A Documentary about the making of Rio Lobo. Wayne appears as himself.
1970 The Movie Game Himself N/A Episode: 3-16-1970 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land Himself Stan Harris TV movie With Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Roscoe Lee Browne, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Tom Smothers, Celeste Holm, William Shatner, Ann-Margret, Ed McMahon, Dick Martin, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). Was a TV movie that is available on DVD called John Wayne: A Tribute to America.
1970 Raquel! Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie with Raquel Welch. Wayne appears as himself trying to teach Raquel Welch how to shoot.
1970 The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards Himself N/A TV special A TV special. Wayne appears as himself. He won for Best actor in a motion picture drama and Presented an award to Cecil B. DeMille.
1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A He Won an award for Best Actor in a leading Role (True Grit), and Presented an award for best Cinematographer.
1970 Harry Jacks: A Man and His Art Narrator/Voice N/A N/A A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1971 Sehnsucht nach dem Wilden Westen Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie.
1971 Big Jake Jacob McCandles George Sherman Batjac
Par
With Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Chris Mitchum, Harry Carey, Jr., Bruce Cabot, John Doucette, Bobby Vinton, Gregg Palmer, Glenn Corbett, John Agar, Chuck Roberson, Jim Davis, Bobby Vinton, and Hank Worden. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. [234][235]
1971 The Bob Hope Show Himself N/A Episode: 11-7-1971 A Comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1971 Directed by John Ford Himself Peter Bogdanovich AFI A documentary, narrated by Orson Welles.
1971 Everything You Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were afraid to Ask Himself N/A TV special A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.
1971-1976 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself N/A N/A He appeared in the following episodes 2-7-71, 1-4-72, 6-7-72, 3-22-73, 10-15-75, and 1-8-76.
1971 The American West of John Ford Himself Denis Sanders N/A A documentary, with Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.
1971-1975 V.I.P. Schaukel Himself/Mystery Guest N/A Episodes: #1.22, and #5.4 A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1972 The Cowboys Wil Andersen Mark Rydell WB With Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Slim Pickins, Matt Clark, Charles Tyner, and DeForest Kelley. Filmed in Panavision 70 and Technicolor. Later a TV series. [236][237]
1972 The Breaking of Boys and the Making of Men Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary Short about the movie The Cowboys. Wayne appears as himself.
1972 Cancel My Reservation Himself Paul Bogart WB Wayne, Bing Crosby, Johnny Carson, and Flip Wilson made brief, unbilled cameo appearances in this Bob Hope comedy. Cast: Forest Tucker, Keenan Wynn, Anne Archer, Pat Morita, Chief Dan George, Doodles Weaver, Tracy Bogart, and Paul Bogart (uncredited).Filmed in Technicolor.
1972 The 44th Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A He was a Presenter.
1972 The David Frost Show Himself N/A Episode: #4.185 A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1973 The Train Robbers Lane Burt Kennedy Batjac
WB
With Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Ricardo Montalbán, Jerry Gatlin, and Bobby Vinton. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. [238][239]
1973 The Wayne Train Himself N/A Documentary Short A Documentary Short about the movie The Train Robbers. Wayne appears as himself.
1973 RCA's Opening Night Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1973 Cavalcade of Champions Himself N/A TV movie A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1973 Cahill, United States Marshal (US title)
Cahill (UK title)
J.D. Cahill Andrew V. McLaglen Batjac
WB
With George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, Clay O'Brien, Hank Worden, Denver Pyle and Paul Fix. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. [240][241]
1974 McQ Det. Lt. Lon McQ John Sturges Batjac
L-G
WB
With Eddie Albert, Julie Adams, Diana Muldaur, Roger E. Mosley, Clu Gulager, Al Lettieri, William Bryant, and David Huddleston. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.

The first of Wayne's two cop films made in the wake of Clint Eastwood's success with Dirty Harry (1971).

[242]
1974 John Wayne and Glenn Campbell and the Musical West Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope Himself (Pretaped Message) N/A N/A A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1974 Maude Himself Hal Cooper TV series, episode: "Maude Meets the Duke". John Wayne appeared in the episode: "Maude Meets the Duke".
1974 Parkinson Himself N/A Episode: #3.19 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1974 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney Himself N/A N/A
1975 Brannigan Lt. James Brannigan Douglas Hickox UA With Richard Attenborough, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon, Judy Geeson, and John Stride. Filmed in Panavision and Deluxe colour on location in London. [243]
1975 Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1975 Bob Hope on Campus Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1975 The 17th Annual TV Week Logie Awards Himself N/A N/A A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1975 Backstage in Hollywood Himself N/A Episode: 7-24-1975 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1975 Rooster Cogburn Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn Stuart Millar Uni With Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Strother Martin, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo, John Lormer, Lane Smith, Andrew Prine (uncredited), and DeForest Kelly (Cameo). Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location in Oregon. [244][245][ab]
1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A He Presented an Honorary award to Howard Hawkes.
1976 Backlot USA Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1976 The Mike Douglas Show Himself N/A Episode: 9-21-1976 A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.
1976 The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards Himself N/A TV special A Documentary Short. Wayne appears as himself.
1976 An All Star Tribute to John Wayne Himself (Guest of Honor) N/A TV movie A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.
1976 CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years Himself N/A TV movie/Documentary A TV movie/Documentary. Wayne appears as himself.
1976 Chesty: Tribute to a Legend Himself John Ford A tribute documentary on the most decorated U.S. Marine, Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. Completed in 1970, but not released until 1976, three years after Ford's death.
1976 America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music Himself N/A TV movie A TV move. John Wayne as himself.
1976 The Shootist John Bernard Books Don Siegel DDL
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With Lauren Becall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, John Carradine, Hugh O'Brian, Harry Morgan, Richard Boone, Scatman Crothers, and Gregg Palmer. Filmed in Technicolor. [246][247]
1977 The 3rd Annaul People's Choice Awards Himself N/A TV special Winner: Favorite Movie.
1977 Home for the Seabees Himself N/A Documentary A Documentary. John Wayne as himself.
1977 An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor Himself N/A TV movie/Documentary A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1977 Super Night at the Super Bowl Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Address Gala Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1978 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself N/A He appeared in this TV special.
1978 ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration Himself N/A TV movie A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1978 Happy Birthday, Bob Himself N/A TV Special A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1978 General Electric's All Star Anniversary Himself/Host N/A TV movie/Documentary A TV movie. John Wayne as himself.
1978 Early American Christmas Himself N/A TV Special A TV Special. John Wayne as himself.
1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards Himself N/A N/A He Presented an award for Best picture
1979 The Barbara Walters Summer Special Himself N/A N/A He appeared in the Episode: January 10, 1979. It was one of his last interviews.

Posthumous[edit]

In 1993, Wayne appeared posthumously as George Abitbol, the central character in the French TV film La Classe américaine. The film, the story of which revolves around an investigation of Abitbol's death, consists entirely in cut-and-pasted extracts from other films, dubbed with new lines in French and transformed into a new story. Raymond Loyer, who had dubbed Wayne into French in his previous films, returned to do so one last time.

As producer only[edit]

John Wayne produced, but did not star in several feature films.

Year Title Studio Director Notes Refs.
1950 The Dangerous Stranger N/A N/A It is a short that John Wayne Produced.
1951 The Bullfighter and the Lady Rep Budd Boetticher Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland, Paul Fix (uncredited), and Ward Bond (voice, uncredited).
1951 Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen N/A N/A A Short that John Wayne Produced.
1953 Plunder of the Sun WB John Farrow Glenn Ford, Patricia Medina
1954 Ring of Fear WB James Edward Grant Clyde Beatty, Pat O'Brien, Mickey Spillane, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez. It was written by Paul Fix + others.
1956 Track of the Cat Batjac
WB
William A. Wellman Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Tab Hunter, Carl "Afaifa" Switzer. [248]
1956 Goodbye, My Lady Batjac
WB
William A. Wellman Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon deWilde, Sidney Poitier
1956 Seven Men From Now Batjac
WB
Budd Boetticher Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Stuart Whitman, Chuck Roberson, and Don "Red" Berry. [249]
1956 Gun the Man Down Batjac
UA
Andrew V. McLaglen James Arness, Angie Dickinson, Harry Carey, Jr., and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez. [250]
1956 Man in the Vault Batjac
Uni
Andrew V. McLaglen William Campbell, Karen Sharpe, Paul Fix, Mike Mazurki, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, and John Mitchum (uncredited).
1958 China Doll Rom
Batjac
UA
Frank Borzage Victor Mature, Li Li Hua, Ward Bond, Denver Pyle, Don "Red Berry, and Stuart Whitman.
1959 Escort West Rom
Batjac
UA
Francis D. Lyon Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Slim Pickins, Ken Curtis, and X Brands. [251]
1967 Hondo and the Apaches Batjac
Fen
MGM
Leo H. Katzin Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Michael Rennie, Noah Beery, Jr., William Bryant, Jim Davis, and Hank Worden (uncredited). A remake of Wayne's 1953 Hondo and a pilot for a TV series.
1967 Hondo Batjac
Fen
MGM
Various Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Michael Rennie, and Noah Beery, Jr.. A remake of Wayne's 1953 Hondo and a 17 episode TV series. Episodes are "Hondo and the Eagle Claw", "Hondo and the War Cry", "Hondo and the Singing Wire", "Hondo and the Superstition Massacre", "Hondo and the Savage", "Hondo and the Apache Kid", "Hondo and the War Hawkes", "Hondo and the Mad Dog", "Hondo and the Judas", "Hondo and the Comancheros", "Hondo and the Sudden Town", "Hondo and the Ghost of Ed Dow", "Hondo and the Death Drive", "Hondo and the Hanging Town", "Hondo and the Gladiators", "Hondo and the Apache Trail", and "Hondo and the Rebel Hat".

Box office popularity[edit]

Results from Quigley's Motion Picture Herald annual poll of film exhibitors would determine the year's "Top Ten Stars". With one exception (1958), John Wayne appeared on the list every time between 1949 and 1973, indicating that he was one of cinema's most durable stars.[252]

Place 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
1 Bob Hope John Wayne John Wayne Martin & Lewis Gary Cooper
2 Bing Crosby Bob Hope Martin & Lewis Gary Cooper Martin & Lewis
3 Abbott & Costello Bing Crosby Betty Grable John Wayne John Wayne
4 John Wayne Betty Grable Abbott & Costello Bing Crosby Alan Ladd
5 Gary Cooper James Stewart Bing Crosby Bob Hope Gary Cooper
6 Cary Grant Abbott & Costello Bob Hope James Stewart Marlon Brando
7 Betty Grable Clifton Webb Randolph Scott Doris Day Martin & Lewis
8 Esther Williams Esther Williams Gary Cooper Gregory Peck Humphrey Bogart
9 Humphrey Bogart Spencer Tracy Doris Day Susan Hayward June Allyson
10 Clark Gable Randolph Scott Spencer Tracy Randolph Scott Clark Gable
Place 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
1 John Wayne James Stewart William Holden Rock Hudson Glenn Ford
2 Martin & Lewis Grace Kelly John Wayne John Wayne Elizabeth Taylor
3 Gary Cooper John Wayne James Stewart Pat Boone Jerry Lewis
4 James Stewart William Holden Burt Lancaster Elvis Presley Marlon Brando
5 Glenn Ford Bing Crosby Marilyn Monroe Frank Sinatra Rock Hudson
6 Martin & Lewis Marilyn Monroe Alan Ladd Gary Cooper William Holden
7 Gary Cooper James Stewart William Holden William Holden Brigitte Bardot
8 Marilyn Monroe Bob Hope Bing Crosby James Stewart Yul Brynner
9 Kim Novak Susan Hayward Jane Wyman Jerry Lewis James Stewart
10 Frank Sinatra Randolph Scott Marlon Brando Yul Brynner Frank Sinatra
Place 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
1 Rock Hudson Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor Doris Day Doris Day
2 Cary Grant Rock Hudson Rock Hudson Rock Hudson John Wayne
3 James Stewart Cary Grant Doris Day Cary Grant Rock Hudson
4 Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor John Wayne John Wayne Jack Lemmon
5 Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds Cary Grant Elvis Presley Cary Grant
6 Glenn Ford Tony Curtis Sandra Dee Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor
7 Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Elvis Presley
8 John Wayne Frank Sinatra William Holden Frank Sinatra Sandra Dee
9 Jerry Lewis Jack Lemmon Tony Curtis Sandra Dee Paul Newman
10 Susan Hayward John Wayne Elvis Presley Burt Lancaster Jerry Lewis
Place 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
1 Doris Day Sean Connery Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Sidney Poitier
2 Jack Lemmon John Wayne Sean Connery Lee Marvin Paul Newman
3 Rock Hudson Doris Day Elizabeth Taylor Paul Newman Julie Andrews
4 John Wayne Julie Andrews Jack Lemmon Dean Martin John Wayne
5 Cary Grant Jack Lemmon Richard Burton Sean Connery Clint Eastwood
6 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Cary Grant Elizabeth Taylor Dean Martin
7 Shirley MacLaine Cary Grant John Wayne Sidney Poitier Dustin Hoffman
8 Ann-Margret James Stewart Doris Day John Wayne Jack Lemmon
9 Paul Newman Elizabeth Taylor Paul Newman Richard Burton Lee Marvin
10 Richard Burton Richard Burton Elvis Presley Steve McQueen Elizabeth Taylor
Place 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
1 Paul Newman Paul Newman John Wayne Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
2 John Wayne Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood George C. Scott Ryan O'Neal
3 Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Paul Newman Gene Hackman Steve McQueen
4 Dustin Hoffman John Wayne Steve McQueen John Wayne Burt Reynolds
5 Clint Eastwood Elliott Gould George C. Scott Barbra Streisand Robert Redford
6 Sidney Poitier Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Marlon Brando Barbra Streisand
7 Lee Marvin Lee Marvin Walter Matthau Paul Newman Paul Newman
8 Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon Ali MacGraw Steve McQueen Charles Bronson
9 Katharine Hepburn Barbra Streisand Sean Connery Dustin Hoffman John Wayne
10 Barbra Streisand Walter Matthau Lee Marvin Goldie Hawn Marlon Brando

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "The tall, commanding figure of the prop boy looked right for the part and, when John Ford vouched for Wayne's dedication to work, [Raoul] Walsh arranged a screen test."[1]
  2. ^ Filmed as Arizona, the movie's makers applied to the New York State Censor Board for a new title, Men Are Like That, and the film was reviewed under that title in New York and other places.
  3. ^ Not the radio comedian.
  4. ^ A Walter Wanger production released thru United Artists.
  5. ^ Tom Tyler played Wayne's role of Stoney Brooke in some of the later Mesquiteers series.
  6. ^ These same incidents also formed the basis of the film The Baron of Arizona (1951), starring Vincent Price.
  7. ^ The change in title was probably done to avoid confusion with an earlier Wayne film called The New Frontier (1936).
  8. ^ Jennifer Jones' son, Robert Walker, Jr., appeared with Wayne in The War Wagon (1966).
  9. ^ Namely, The Moon of the Caribees, In the Zone, Bound East For Cardiff, and The Long Voyage Home.
  10. ^ When the film was re-issued in the 1950s Wayne and Susan Hayward received top billing in the advertisements.
  11. ^ This story was also filmed in 1914, 1922, 1930 and 1955 with, respectively, William Farnum, Milton Sills, Gary Cooper, and Jeff Chandler in the Wayne role. Farnum also plays a supporting part in the Wayne version.
  12. ^ This was Clift's first film, although the second one he made, The Search (1948), was released before Red River.
  13. ^ Also filmed as Marked Men (1919), Hell's Heroes (1930), and Three Godfathers (1936) with, respectively, Harry Carey Charles Bickford, Chester Morris, in the Wayne role.
  14. ^ One of only three sound films Hardy did without comic partner Stan Laurel.
  15. ^ The working title for Rio Grande was Rio Bravo, which was also the title used for a 1959 Wayne Western. The title Rio Grande had been used for a 1949 B-Western starring Sunset Carson.
  16. ^ The character Wayne played here and in Fort Apache is the same character (just as it is in the short stories on which they are based), but here the character's last name has an added "e".
  17. ^ Ward Bond plays a movie director named "John Dodge", an obvious spoof of the film's real director, John Ford.
  18. ^ Produced by U.S. Information Agency.
  19. ^ Reputedly, Curtiz was extremely ill during the shooting, as a result the majority of the film was directed by Wayne who refused to take credit.
  20. ^ James Stewart received top billing over Wayne in the film's advertisements, but Wayne has top billing in the film's opening credits.
  21. ^ Wayne had originally played Sherman in an episode of the TV series Wagon Train entitled "The Colton Craven Story." That episode was directed by John Ford.
  22. ^ Technicolor prints were apparently used for only the Cinerama presentation while general release print used Metrocolor.
  23. ^ Aside from the documentary film Chesty: Tribute to a Legend (1976).
  24. ^ U.S. Department of Defense / Armed Forces Information & Education.
  25. ^ Walker Jr's mother, actress Jennifer Jones, made her film debut opposite Wayne in New Frontier (1939).
  26. ^ Vera Miles appeared in some scenes as Wayne's wife, but these were cut from the final print.
  27. ^ George Plimpton made a TV documentary about the making of this film. In this documentary, entitled "Shoot-out at Rio Lobo". Wayne frequently accidentally referred to Plimpton as "Pimpleton".
  28. ^ Warren Oates would play Rooster Cogburn in a 1978 TV film entitled True Grit: A Further Adventure.

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Landesman, pp. 417–418.
  3. ^ Landesman, pp. 53–55.
  4. ^ Landesman, pp. 29–31.
  5. ^ Landesman, pp. 124–126.
  6. ^ Landesman, pp. 19–21.
  7. ^ Landesman, pp. 96–98.
  8. ^ Landesman, pp. 230–232.
  9. ^ Landesman, pp. 121–122.
  10. ^ Landesman, pp. 131–133.
  11. ^ Landesman, pp. 240–242.
  12. ^ Landesman, pp. 336–337.
  13. ^ Landesman, pp. 40–41.
  14. ^ Landesman, pp. 412–413.
  15. ^ Landesman, pp. 301–303.
  16. ^ Landesman, pp. 119–121.
  17. ^ Landesman, pp. 228–230.
  18. ^ Landesman, pp. 46–47.
  19. ^ Landesman, pp. 298–299.
  20. ^ Landesman, pp. 63–64.
  21. ^ Landesman, pp. 37–40.
  22. ^ Fagen, pp. 40–41.
  23. ^ Landesman, pp. 123–124.
  24. ^ Landesman, pp. 366–367.
  25. ^ Landesman, pp. 226–228.
  26. ^ Landesman, pp. 90–92.
  27. ^ Landesman, pp. 266–268.
  28. ^ Fagen, p. 336.
  29. ^ Landesman, pp. 209–211.
  30. ^ Landesman, p. 393.
  31. ^ Landesman, pp. 321–323.
  32. ^ Landesman, pp. 354–355.
  33. ^ Landesman, pp. 384–385.
  34. ^ Fagen, p. 451.
  35. ^ Landesman, pp. 178–180.
  36. ^ Landesman, pp. 154–156.
  37. ^ Landesman, pp. 145–146.
  38. ^ Landesman, pp. 281–283.
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  43. ^ Landesman, pp. 137–138.
  44. ^ Fagen, p. 203.
  45. ^ Landesman, pp. 352–353.
  46. ^ Fagen, p. 422.
  47. ^ Landesman, pp. 370–372.
  48. ^ Landesman, pp. 61–63.
  49. ^ Landesman, pp. 332–333.
  50. ^ Fagen, p. 400.
  51. ^ Landesman, pp. 143–145.
  52. ^ Landesman, pp. 196–198.
  53. ^ Landesman, pp. 21–23.
  54. ^ Landesman, pp. 214–215.
  55. ^ Fagen, p. 271.
  56. ^ Landesman, pp. 284–286.
  57. ^ Fagen, p. 352.
  58. ^ Landesman, pp. 347–348.
  59. ^ Landesman, pp. 70–72.
  60. ^ Landesman, pp. 300–301.
  61. ^ Fagen, p. 374.
  62. ^ Landesman, pp. 207–209.
  63. ^ Fagen, p. 264.
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  67. ^ Fagen, p. 49.
  68. ^ Landesman, pp. 215–216.
  69. ^ Fagen, p. 272.
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  71. ^ Fagen, p. 335.
  72. ^ Landesman, pp. 344–345.
  73. ^ Fagen, p. 411.
  74. ^ Landesman, pp. 375–377.
  75. ^ Fagen, p. 442.
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  78. ^ Landesman, pp. 232–233.
  79. ^ Fagen, p. 291.
  80. ^ Landesman, pp. 356–357.
  81. ^ Fagen, p. 428.
  82. ^ Landesman, pp. 262–264.
  83. ^ Fagen, p. 334.
  84. ^ Landesman, pp. 92–93.
  85. ^ Fagen, p. 128.
  86. ^ Landesman, pp. 89–90.
  87. ^ Fagen, p. 121.
  88. ^ Landesman, pp. 254–256.
  89. ^ Fagen, p. 314.
  90. ^ Landesman, pp. 401–403.
  91. ^ Fagen, p. 483.
  92. ^ Landesman, pp. 233–236.
  93. ^ Landesman, pp. 192–193.
  94. ^ Fagen, p. 250.
  95. ^ Landesman, pp. 248–250.
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  117. ^ Landesman, pp. 276–278.
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  119. ^ Fagen, pp. 407–408.
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  121. ^ Landesman, pp. 373–375.
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