The Duke of the wide open spaces
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ST CLAIR's JOHN WAYNE COLLECTION is much like any of a number of public domain box sets that feature this legendary western star. One difference is the inclusion of a portion of a 1966 sitcom that Duke guested on. The rest is comprised of 11 of Wayne's pre-STAGECOACH westerns, plus one from the '40s and another from the early 1960s.
If you're a fan of vintage hour-length westerns, there's over 200 (including these Wayne features) in MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT's massive WESTERN 250 Movie Pack.
ST. CLAIR DVD multi-packs are reasonably priced, and offer fine quality video/audio transfers of unrestored public domain material. Discs are single-side recorded, plastic storage cases fairly sturdy, liner notes appear on box's back cover.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website
(5.9) Hell Town ("Born To The West") (1937) - John Wayne/Marsha Hunt
(5.0) Texas Terror (1935) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes
(5.0) The Lawless Frontier (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes
(5.5) Randy Rides Alone (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes
(5.3) Sagebrush Trail (1933) - John Wayne/Nancy Shubert/Yakima Canutt
BONUS: THE LUCY SHOW (excerpt)-- "Lucy and John Wayne" (11/21/66)
(5.0) 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) - John Wayne/Sheila Terry/Yakima Canutt (in support)
(5.9) West of the Divide (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes
(5.1) The Desert Trail (1935) - John Wayne/Mary Kornman/Paul Fix
(5.6) Blue Steel (1934) - John Wayne/George 'Gabby' Hayes/Yakima Canutt
(5.1) The Dawn Rider (1935) - John Wayne/Marion Burns/Yakima Canutt (in support)
BONUS: John Wayne Bio
(5.6) The Lucky Texan (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes
(6.8) Angel and the Badman (1947) - John Wayne/Gail Russell/Harry Carey
(7.2) McLintock! (1963) - John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara/Stefanie Powers
BONUS: John Wayne Movie Trailers--