Six classic Westerns starring John Wayne. In 'Dark Command' (1940), set in the days before the American Civil War, illiterate cowboy Bob Seton (Wayne) finds favour with the townsfolk of Lawrence, Texas, and attempts to win the heart of beautiful Mary McCloud (Claire Trevor). However, when ex-schoolteacher Will Cantrell (Walter Pidgeon) bands together a group of mercenaries and begins to terrorise the local population, it is up to Bob to bring him to justice. In 'Tall in the Saddle' (1944), newly-arrived ranch foreman Rocklin (Wayne) finds himself involved in a love triangle and a murder mystery when he discovers that his new boss has been murdered. Framed for the crime, Rocklin must discover the identity of the real killer if he is to clear his own name. In 'Angel and the Badman' (1946), Quart Evans (Wayne), ex-deputy sheriff of Wyatt Earp, is now a rough and ready gunslinger. After being injured in a shootout, Evans is taken in and nursed by a Quaker family. He finds himself falling for the daughter (Gail Russell), and attempts to give up gunslinging. However, a determination to bring a group of murderers to justice threatens his new-found peace of mind. In 'The Fighting Kentuckian' (1949), Wayne plays a member of a Kentucky regiment that helped defeat the British at New Orleans. He stays behind to help the French settlers fight unscrupulous developers and to win the hand of Fleurette (Vera Ralston), the daughter of a French general (Hugo Haas). Kirk Douglas co-stars in the later film 'The War Wagon' (1967). Rancher Taw Jackson (Wayne) seeks revenge upon cattle baron West Catlin, who had robbed him of his life savings and his reputation years before. When he discovers that his nemesis is hiding half a million dollars of gold bullion in an armoured stagecoach, Taw gathers together a motley crew to help him steal it. Finally, Wayne's penultimate film 'Rooster Cogburn' (1975) is a sequel to the 1969 film 'True Grit'. This time round, the rough and ready lawman Rooster Cogburn (Wayne) teams up with prim missionary Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), who wants to find the men who killed her father.
Release Date: 06 November 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Main Language: English