In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Wayne’s character was already dead. The story, starring James Stewart, was done as a flashback, in which John Wayne told part of the tale. It’s a very good film, with the ultimate bad man, Lee Marvin, playing Liberty Valance to the height of his villainous ability.
In the less known movie, The Deceiver, Wayne actually played a corpse around which the story unveiled itself.
Find the answers to the following scenarios at the end of this blog.
A.) Nine times in his films, John Wayne’s character died. Twice he was shot outright, in The Cowboys (1972), and The Shootist (1976). Who were the dirty, rotten famous actor shooters?
B.) Once, Wayne was lanced to death. In what 1960 film did that happen?
C.) Our man went down to the sea in ships three times. Do you know the names of these movies (1933, ship); (1949, ship); (1955, plane crash into the ocean)?
D.) In two war films, Wayne was done in by snipers. Name them.
E.) Final drum roll: How did our hero meet his death in the film Reap the Wild Wind (1942)?
And the answers are!!!
A.) Bruce Dern and Richard Boone, respectively
B.) The Alamo, (playing Davey Crockett)
C.) Central Airport, Wake of the Red Witch, The Sea Chase, respectively
D.) The Fighting Seabees (1944); Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
E.) by squid
John Wayne made over 170 movies, becoming a star after his role in Stagecoach (1939). One of Hollywood’s most revered personalities, John Wayne, born Marion Robert Morrison, still rocks the celluloid to this day.
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