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The John Wayne Collection, Vol. II (Big Jake / The Shootist / The Sons of Katie Elder)


The John Wayne Collection, Vol. II (Big Jake / The Shootist / The Sons of Katie Elder) by Paramount Home Video at N Film Reviews. MPN: 56275. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne recovered from his first bout with cancer to appear in this 1965 film as the brother of Dean Martin, Earl


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The Sons of Katie Elder
John Wayne recovered from his first bout with cancer to appear in this 1965 film as the brother of Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, and Michael Anderson Jr. All four characters are wandering souls prone to trouble, but after the funeral of their frontier mother, they set out to avenge her death. Directed by Henry Hathaway (Wayne's director on True Grit), the film moves like a conventional, latter-day Western, with good performances from Wayne and Martin, who'd already costarred with the Duke in Howard Hawks's Rio Bravo. Nice support from Dennis Hopper (who had a legendary conflict with Hathaway on this film), Strother Martin, and George Kennedy. --Tom Keogh

Big Jake
Big Jake (1969) is not one of the Duke's classics, but a diverting attempt nonetheless. Everyone seems to think that Jacob McCandles is six feet under ("I thought you was dead" is a running line throughout), so some bad men kidnap his grandson. They want a piece of the family fortune and will kill to get it. Patrick Wayne, the Duke's own son, plays one of Big Jake's kids, and together they start out after the boy's abductors. Richard Boone makes a worthy adversary to Jake's larger-than-life figure, and the final confrontation between the two contains some great gritted-teeth dialogue. Maureen O'Hara is barely in the feature, sharing the same fate as Bobby Vinton as the boy's father. He seems to be onscreen just to get shot. --Keith Simanton

The Shootist
The last film of John Wayne could not have been more fitting, full of details that can't help but make one reflect upon his legacy in the movies and his life as a star. Wayne plays a career gunfighter in the autumn of his life, trying to hang up his pistols after he discovers he's dying of cancer. Boarding in the house of an attractive widow (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard), Wayne's character opts for peace in his final days but is dogged by his reputation when a handful of killers seeks him out for a final fight. Howard is fine as a fatherless boy who needs the strong mentor the hero represents, and James Stewart--who costarred with Wayne in the great Man Who Shot Liberty Valance--plays the doctor who gives the big man the bad news. Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) thoughtfully directs a very special and sensitive production. --Tom Keogh

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Manufacturer:Paramount
Brand:Paramount Home Video
Part Number:56275
Publisher:Paramount
Studio:Paramount
MPN:56275
UPC:097360562743
EAN:9780792192060
Item Weight:0.86 pounds
Item Size:5.5 x 2 x 2 inches
Package Weight:0.85 pounds
Package Size:5.2 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches

The John Wayne Collection, Vol. II (Big Jake / The Shootist / The Sons of Katie Elder) by Paramount Home Video

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