Birthday Tribute to John Wayne on TCM

John Wayne 20 Movie PackJohn Wayne was born on this day, May 26, in 1907.

TCM honors John Wayne today by playing many of his best movies.


May 26, 2010 - Wednesday

6:00 AM Haunted Gold (1932)

A cowboy and his girl fight bandits and a ghost over an abandoned mine. Cast: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Slim Whitaker. Dir: Mack V. Wright. BW-58 mins, TV-G

The Big Stampede / Ride Him Cowboy / Haunted Gold7:00 AM Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

A cowboy tames a wild horse suspected of killing a man, then rides out to find the real culprit. Cast: John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Frank Hagney. Dir: Fred Allen. BW-55 mins, TV-G

8:00 AM Big Stampede, The (1932)

A new sheriff faces the rustlers who killed his predecessor. Cast: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Luis Alberni. Dir: Tenny Wright. BW-54 mins, TV-G

9:00 AM Baby Face (1933)

A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, John Wayne. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-76 mins, TV-PG, CC

Sagebrush Trail10:15 AM Sagebrush Trail (1934)

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder, escapes to track down the real killer. Cast: John Wayne, Bob Burns, Charles "Slim" Whitaker. Dir: Armand Schaefer. BW-53 mins, TV-G

11:15 AM Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

A young cowhand gets roped into the outlaw's life when he's falsely accused of a crime. Cast: John Wayne, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer. Dir: Mack V. Wright. BW-58 mins, TV-G

12:30 PM Life Of Jimmy Dolan, The (1933)

A boxer facing a murder charge finds refuge in a children's home. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young, Fifi D'Orsay. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-88 mins, TV-G

The Telegraph Trail / Somewhere in Sonora / The Man from Monterey2:00 PM Man From Monterey, The (1933) 

A U.S. Cavalry officer tries to protect Spanish landowners in California. Cast: John Wayne, Lillian Leighton, Donald Reed. Dir: Mack V. Wright. BW-57 mins, TV-G, CC

3:00 PM Telegraph Trail, The (1933)

An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory. Cast: John Wayne, Marceline Day, Frank McHugh. Dir: Tenny Wright. BW-54 mins, TV-G

Randy Rides Alone4:00 PM Randy Rides Alone (1934)

An undercover agent searches for a murderous outlaw. Cast: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George Hayes. Dir: Harry Fraser. BW-52 mins, TV-G

5:00 PM Star Packer, The (1934)

A U.S. Marshall takes on the job of defeating a mysterious criminal. Cast: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes. Dir: Robert N. Bradbury. BW-55 mins, TV-G

Stagecoach (The Criterion Collection)6:00 PM Stagecoach (1939)

A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft. Dir: John Ford. BW-96 mins, TV-G, CC

10:15 PM They Were Expendable (1945)

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed. Dir: John Ford. BW-135 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

John Wayne, the tough American Cowboy Hero. Men need to look up to guys like him... real men, who fought hard... and stood for what was right, at any cost. John Wayne portrayed characters of honor - he was a Man's Man - Rough and Rugged. May God bless the family and the legacy of John Wayne - may men like him, live on forever!

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