May is for John Wayne

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It’s May! And it’s John Wayne‘s birthday month.

I’ve heard that Captain Nathan Brittles was one of the Duke’s favorite roles. Enjoy this clip from YouTube:

John Wayne in She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Feature 1 this month is an “A” Western: “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon” (Argosy/RKO, 1949) Starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson and Harry Carey, Jr. Directed by the legendary John Ford.

Feature 2: “Cheyenne Roundup” (Universal, 1943) Starring Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Tex Riter, Jennifer Holt and the Jimmy Wakely Trio. Directed by Ray Taylor.

Chapter 10 of the Serial: “The Valley of Vanishing Men” (Columbia, 1942) Starring Bill Elliott, Slim Summerville, Carmen Morales and Kenneth MacDonald. Directed by Spencer G. Bennet

Don’t forget the 6th Annual Milo’s Old Time Western Film Festival in Siler City NC. See details here. AND the 40th and FINAL Western Film Fair & Nostalgia Convention in Winston-Salem NC. You can see details here. ALSO in July, Victoria VA will be hosting the National Day of the Cowboy. You can see details for that festival here.

“Wild Bill” Elliott as RED RYDER

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Red Ryder gallops across the big screen during the April 20th Club meeting. The Red Ryder series had plenty of cowboy stars besides Bill Elliott during its long run, including Don “Red” Barry, Allan “Rocky” Lane and Jim Bannon.

Our lineup:

Wild Bill Elliott

Feature 1: Lone Texas Ranger (Republic, 1945) starring Bill Elliott, Bobby Blake, Alice Fleming and Roy Barcroft. Directed by Spencer Bennet.

Feature 2: Fort Defiance (United Artists, 1951) starring Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves and Tracey Roberts. Directed by John Rawlins.

Chapter 9 of our Serial: “The Valley of Vanishing Men” (Columbia, 1942) Starring Bill Elliott, Slim Summerville, Carmen Morales and Kenneth MacDonald. Directed by Spencer G. Bennet

COMING UP: The 6th Annual Milo’s Old Time Western Film Festival in Siler City NC. See details here.

AND the 40th and FINAL Western Film Fair & Nostalgia Convention in Winston-Salem NC. You can see details here.

ALSO in July, Victoria VA will be hosting the National Day of the Cowboy. You can see details for that festival here.