John Wayne: An American Icon
Two-disc set of John Wayne classics leads off with "Seven Sinners" (1940), with Marlene Dietrich as a sexy singer whose stint at a cafe in an exotic South Seas island is marked by intrigue, romance, and the love of Navy lieutenant Wayne. Randolph Scott co-stars. In "The Shepherd Of The Hills" (1941), Wayne is an Ozark Mountain moonshiner who seeks vengeance on his father for abandoning him and his mother years earlier. Wayne, Dietrich and Scott reunite for "Pittsburgh" (1942), a rugged drama about a pair of coal miners whose friendship is ruined when they fall in love with the same woman and take different paths in the coal and steel industry. The sweeping historical spectacle "The Conqueror" (1956) became notorious for its unique casting (John Wayne as Mongol leader Genghis Khan, Susan Hayward as a Tartar princess) and for its on-location shooting near atomic test sites in Utah (many working on the film later suffered health problems). And, finally, "Jet Pilot" (1957) is a high-flying Cold War drama with American Air Force colonel Wayne charged with looking after defecting Soviet pilot Janet Leigh. The pair fall in love, but Wayne begins to wonder if Leigh is actually a double agent. 8 1/3 hrs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
- Tay Garnett, Henry Hathaway, Dick Powell, Lewis Seiler, Josef von Sternberg
- Black & White / Color
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Betty Field, Susan Hayward, Janet Leigh, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Albert Dekker, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Craven, Beulah Bondi, Agnes Moorehead, Broderick Crawford, James Barton, Louise Allbritton, Anna Lee, Thomas Gomez, John Hoyt, Shemp Howard, Samuel S. Hinds, Mischa Auer, Richard Rober, Marjorie Main, Roland Winters... More