Friday, October 5, 2007

Mars Needs Maureen O'Hara!

Here is a clip from the 1950 film Rio Grande starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. If you look over the Duke's right shoulder you will see something flying around in the distance. Is it aliens? Russian spies? Whatever it was it left in a big dadgum hurry (those aliens probably knew John Wayne was the man!)


Oscar1986 said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maybe... then maybe not.

I like Duncan Hunter the best because of his foreign policy ideas, moreover his plan of action on the border, also his great track record.
I would hate to see a secular socialist like Rudy, Mitt, or McCain :(

Brooke said...

John Wayne IS THE MAN!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah the ole time flicks!!

EDGE said...

Intersting article on Wayne and Stalin...

"Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was so outraged at the anti-communism of film star John Wayne that he plotted to have him murdered, according to a new biography of the American icon.

John Wayne - The Man Behind the Myth, by British writer and actor Michael Munn, says there were several attempts in the late 1940s and early 1950s to kill the man known to audiences around the world as Duke.

In the first attempt, two Russian assassins posing as FBI agents tried to kill Wayne - born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907 - in his office at Warner Brothers studios in Hollywood.

But the plot was uncovered and the would-be killers were captured, the book says, citing several sources including director Orson Welles.

The book says the Soviet plots were cancelled after Stalin's death in 1953, by his successor Nikita Krushchev, who was a fan of the larger-than-life star of more than 100 films.

''That was a decision of Stalin during his last five mad years. When Stalin died I rescinded that order,'' the book quotes Krushchev as telling Wayne during a private meeting in 1958.

But it says American communist groups took up the cudgels against Wayne, who was a supporter of the anti-communist witch-hunt led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, citing an attempt in Mexico on the set of the film Hondo.

Wayne survived these attempts and another by a sniper during a trip to visit American troops in Vietnam in 1966. He eventually died of cancer in 1979."

- Reuters