Dark Command: John Wayne was at the peak of his box office popularity when he made this rousing western with the acclaimed director Raoul Walsh. Based on a true story, Wayne plays Bob Seton, an illiterate cowboy from Texas who wins over the people of Lawrence, Kansas in the dark days before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Walter Pidgeon co-stars as Will Cantrell, a merciless and ambitious ex-school teacher who bands together guerrilla groups and undertakes ruthless raids, pillaging the surrounding countryside. While endeavouring to crush Cantrell and his desperados, Wayne is also intent on winning the heart of gorgeous Mary McCloud, played by Claire Trevor.
Tall In The Saddle: There is plenty to enjoy in this fast-moving western with its generous supply of action, romance and humour. Wayne is at his rugged and romantic best as he strives to uncover deceit and injustice in wild cattle county. Wayne plays Rocklin, a tough ranch foreman who arrives in town to take over a new job. He finds himself entangled in a stormy love triangle, a mysterious murder and a second killing for which he has been framed. There are a number of twists in the tale as Rocklin desperately tries to clear his name.
Angel And The Badman: Gunslinger Quirt Evans is injured by Penelope Worth and her father Thomas, a Quaker family with values and a way of living in contrast to Quirt Evans. Quirt and Penelope are drawn to each other, although Quirt has no intention of embracing the Quaker lifestyle. He does, however intervene to convince a rancher to restore their water supply, even if the family would not have approved of his methods... Evan's rival Laredo Stevens is unimpressed with the new, peaceful Quirt Evans, whilst local Marshall Wistful McClintock stokes up the trouble between the two men, certain he'll get one or the other (the survivor) brought to justice in the end...
The Fighting Kentuckian: John Wayne plays a Kentucky rifleman returning from the Napoleonic war of 1812, in this thrilling romantic adventure. He comes to the aid of French refugees in their fight against mercenary, land-grabbing criminals. In the process Wayne falls in love with Fleurette, the daughter of a French General. The film also stars Oliver Hardy in a rare unaccompanied role as a portly rifleman playing alongside Wayne's ruggedly determined Kentuckian Fighter. A true classic in every sense of the word.
The War Wagon: John Wayne teams up with Kirk Douglas in The War Wagon, an action-packed western. Wayne plays rancher Taw Jackson, a man who's dead set on capturing an iron-clad stagecoach belonging to a cattle baron who stole his fortune and tarnished his good name years before. To pull off the heist, Jackson puts together a crew that include an old character, a half civilised Indian, a young drunk and a cocky gunfighter. Of course, they manage the impossible to the tune of half a million dollars in gold bullion, and the music of Academy Award winner Dimitri Tiomkin.
Rooster Coqburn: Two of the most popular stars in screen history are brought together for the first time in the follow-up to "True Grit". The film returns John Wayne to the role of the rapscallion, eye-patched, whisky-guzzling Deputy Marshall that won him an Academy Award. Katherine Hepburn is prim Eula Goodnight, a Bible-thumping missionary who teams up with the gunfighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty Reverend's daughter.