Remembering "The Alamo" through souvenir shot glasses, John Wayne toilet paper, and the family that brought the 1960 classic to Texas.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced a commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo that includes the historically questionable John Wayne movie.
No, he wasn’t from here. But that hasn’t stopped us from claiming him as one of our own.
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in Helsinki. He rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He performed stunts in "McClintock!" and "Cheyenne." And now the 81-year-old former stunt man is publishing his memoir, "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen."
The Coen brothers deliver a truer, grittier True Grit.
Director: John FordPlot: Civil War vet hunts for his niece, who was kidnapped by Comanche. Excerpts from our roundtable discussion: LEAGUE: I want to throw one more monkey wrench into the criteria. The Searchers is a bit of a mess as a movie, but it’s been so influential.
Director: Howard HawksPlot: Tensions flare on a cattle drive. Excerpts from our roundtable discussion: RAPP: What about Red River? LEAGUE: It’s a little too ham-handed. The complexity of issues in The Searchers is more interesting. BLOOM: But John Wayne is a meaner son of a bitch…