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What is the name of the film in which John Wayne said this line: “Did anyone ever tell you that you’re beautiful when you’re angry?”

Chisum

The Cowboys

True Grit

The Sea Chase

The Sea Chase
In this one, Wayne, a German sea captain, tells Lana Turner the exact last thing a woman wants to hear when she’s upset. It certainly aggravated her.

“‘Sorry’ don’t get it done, Dude.”

Stagecoach

Rio Bravo

The Green Berets 

The Spoilers

Rio Bravo
An apology isn’t always enough, as Wayne says in this one sentence from Rio Bravo. As the sheriff of a small town, he is battling to keep the brother of a local baddie in jail as the baddie tries to break him out.

Everyone has to start somewhere. How did John Wayne gain access to the FOX studios?

He worked Kraft services

He was a prop guy

He was a boom guy

He was an extra

He was a prop guy
If John Wayne had not dropped out of school, he would not have gotten the job as a prop guy at Fox Studios. Only a few years later, someone recognized something special in Morrison and felt he was destined for the big screen.

What was the Rio Bravo sequel directed by Howard Hanks?

El Dorado

The Shepherd of the Hills

McQ

Dark Command

El Dorado
This 1967 sequel to Rio Bravo, again starring James Caan and Robert Mitchum, stars John Wayne as hired shooter Cole Thornton. He helps Sheriff J.P. Hara, played by Mitchum, is striving to defend himself against an opponent who is attempting to take water from a family property.

What was the first collaboration between John Wayne and John Ford that began Wayne’s career as an A-lister?

Stagecoach

Red River

The Shootist

Big Jake

Stagecoach
Stagecoach, released in 1939, catapulted Wayne from B-lister to A-lister and inaugurated one of cinema’s all-time best director/actor collaborations. Wayne plays the Ringo Kid, a wanted killer who travels with passengers in a stagecoach in the film.

Everyone has a price. What did John Wayne get paid for his appearance in The Beverly Hillbillies?

A fifth of bourbon

$10 million

$500

$10

A fifth of bourbon
In 1967, when Wayne’s career was winding down, The Beverly Hillbillies approached him for a cameo. His payment request? One-fifth bourbon He isn’t asking for much.

“Young fella, if you’re looking for trouble, I’ll accommodate ya.”

They Were Expendable

True Grit

McQ

The Green Berets

True Grit
In the role that finally won Wayne an Oscar, hardened drunk, Rooster Cogburn, is on a quest to find the murderer of a teenager’s father. Wayne delivers another of his hardline cautionary one-liners.

In 1952, John Wayne co-founded a producing firm. What was its name?

Batjac

John Wayne’s House

Wayne Productions

MGM

Batjac
Luther Adler’s character in John Wayne’s 1948 film Wake of the Red Witch ran a shipping concern called “Batjak.” This is what Wayne planned to title his production firm, however it was misspelled owing to a secretary’s error.

What was the third installment in John Ford’s cavalry trilogy, following Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon?

The Alamo

Rio Grande

It Started in Naples

The Cowboy

Rio Grande
Rio Grande was the third episode of the cavalry trilogy, released in 1950. Wayne played Col. Kirby York, a cavalryman guarding a Rio Grande outpost from Apaches.

Which of Wayne’s star-studded films, directed by John Ford, highlighted America’s Westward expansion?

How the West Was Won

Wings of Eagles

Circus World

Rio Lobo

How the West Was Won
The West was won in 1963, when director John Ford teamed up with John Wayne and a rich cast, including Henry Fonda, Carol Baker, Gregory Peck, and Jimmy Stewart. Spencer Tracy narrated the epic that follows four generations of a family and historical landmarks in sections “The Rivers,” “The Plains,” “The Civil War,” “The Railroad,” and “The Outlaws”.

What film has Wayne as WWII hero Col. Cord McNally as the final cooperation between director John Ford and Wayne?

Donovan’s Reef

The Trail Beyond

Hondo

Hatari!

Donovan’s Reef
In 1963, John Ford’s Donovan’s Reef was the duo’s final masterwork. They’d worked on almost a dozen films together at that time. Although not their best collaboration, the lighthearted picture serves as a fitting conclusion to their collaboration.

His stage name was John Wayne. What was the legendary actor’s birth name?

Marion Robert Morrison

Brady Duke Wilson

Robert James Brown

John Wayne Gacy

Marion Robert Morrison
Wayne, who was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907 in Iowa, stated that his middle name was altered to Michael since his parents called his younger brother “Robert.” His legal middle name, however, remained Robert.

This was John Wayne’s only Oscar-winning performance. Name the film.

There Will Be Blood

Hondo

True Grit

Seven Sinners

True Grit
In 1970, John Wayne won his first and only Academy Award for Best Actor. After decades in the business, his performance as “Rooster” Cogburn in True Grit earned him the coveted golden statue.

Which Wayne picture, in which he plays a co-pilot who saves the day, is about a trans-Pacific trip gone wrong?

Fort Apache

The High and the Mighty

The Little Shop of Horrors

Sands of Iwo Jima

The High and the Mighty
The High and the Mighty, directed by William A. Wellman in 1954, is considered one of the earliest “disaster pictures.” Wayne plays the co-pilot who rescues the day after the chief pilot’s frayed nerves render him unconscious while managing an engine failure. The film received six Academy Award nominations, but none for Best Actor or Best Picture.

What is the name of the film in which Jhon Wayne said this line: “Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose.”

Back to Bataan

The Alamo

The Old Oklahoma

McLintcock! 

The Alamo
John Wayne starred in and directed The Alamo as Col. Davy Crockett and delivered this stirring speech. “Some words give you a sensation,” he says, “and Republic is one of those terms that makes my throat tight.”

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Rio Grande

Stagecoach

Lover Come Back

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
This timeless advice for any strongman comes from John Wayne as Nathan Brittles. The second picture in Ford’s cavalry trilogy has one of Wayne’s finest performances of all time.

What famous film, co-starring Jimmy Stewart, distinguishes myth from fact as Stewart’s character comes home to mourn an old friend, played by Wayne?

3 Godfathers

School for Scoundrels

The Cowboys

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
This investigation into how legends warp reality reunites Wayne with James Stewart once more. Stewart’s persona, U.S. Senator Ransom Stoddard confronts the truth after being acclaimed for assassinating outlaw Liberty Valance. Stewart’s recently deceased buddy John Wayne is present for the event.

Which first film in the “cavalry trilogy,” directed by John Ford and co-starring Henry Fonda, is a true picture of frontier life?

Fort Apache

Seven Sinners

Big Jake

Hondo

Fort Apache
Fort Apache, the first picture of the cavalry trilogy, was released in 1948 and stars Fonda and Shirley Temple with Wayne. On the lawless frontier, Wayne portrays Captain Kirby York, who butts heads with Fonda’s Lt. Col. Owen on Thursday.

What comedy/adventure/romance starred John Wayne as the commander of a game trapper troop?

Battle of the Sexes

Hatari!

The High and the Mighty

The Searchers

Hatari!
In Howard Hawks’ 1962 mash-up genre film Hatari! Wayne is an impulsive wild game catcher who leads an all-male gang in tracking animals for zoos. When a female photographer, Elsa Martinelli, arrives, the two butt heads…before falling in love.

John Wayne was a member of a highly secretive organization. What was it?

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Metas

Illuminati

Freemasons

Freemasons
John Wayne was a registered Freemason in Tucson, Arizona, with the rank of Master Mason. The Freemasons are a fraternal order and the world’s largest secret society.

What film is this famous line from: “Is this an invite to a necktie party, Reverend?”

McFlintlocke!

The Searchers

The Alamo

Rio Lobo

The Searchers
A necktie party isn’t as entertaining as it sounds. Wayne, as Ethan Edwards, gets straight with Reverend Samuel Clayton in The Searchers with this comment regarding a hanging.

“You may need me and this Winchester, Curly.”

Riders of Destiny

Stagecoach

The Alamo

Hatari!

Stagecoach
This film launched John Wayne’s career. After seeing the Apache, Wayne, as the Ringo Kid, offers his gunmanship to the Marshall.

John Wayne was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actor. Which of these did he not receive an Oscar nomination for?

The Lucky Texan

Sands of Iwo Jima

Fort Apache

Big Jake

Sands of Iwo Jima
At the 1949 Academy Awards, Wayne was nominated for Sands of Iwo Jima, but he was passed over in favor of Broderick Crawford, who played a role Wayne had previously rejected. He thought the writing for All the King’s Men was un-American.

John Wayne played an ex-Union officer on the hunt for a traitor in Howard Hanks’ final picture. Name that revenge film.

Rio Lobo

In Old California

Rio Bravo

Hatari!

Rio Lobo
Rio Lobo was Howard Hawks’ penultimate picture and his final collaboration with Wayne, who had previously acted in Red River and Rio Bravo. Wayne, an ex-Union officer, looks for a Civil War traitor by teaming up with former Confederates.

John Wayne was gifted with words. What well-known phrase did he coin?

The Big C

ROFL

See Ya!

TTYL

The Big C
In the 1960s and 1970s, John Wayne fought cancer. He created the phrase “the Big C” during a news conference. “They advised me to keep my cancer procedure from the public because it would harm my image,” he claimed, referring to his disease. Isn’t there a nice image of John Wayne overcoming cancer? Yes, I did lick the Big C.”

“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim.”

The Cowboys

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Long Voyage Home

A Pair of Briefs

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Wayne delivered one of his most famous lines as Tom Doniphon. The action is seen through the eyes of his buddy Ransom Stoddard in a flashback (played by Jimmy Stewart).

Which film is this line from: “Get down off them horses. I don’t favor looking up to the likes of you.”

How the West was Won

Red River

The Alamo

Hatari!

Red River
Wayne, in the role of rock-headed trail leader Tom Dunson, greets cattle-drive deserters with this phrase. This follows a rebellion by his adoptive son, Montgomery Clift.

“Mine was taller.”

The Alamo

The War Wagon

The Sons of Katie Elder

Flying Leathernecks

The War Wagon
When battling with Lomax over their struggle with the evil guys in The War Wagon, Wayne reacts with this great one-liner. This follows Lomax’s statement, “Mine struck the ground first.”

What is the name of the film where this line was said: “You left a boy out there to do a man’s job!”

El Dorado

Hondo

The Alamo

Hatari!

El Dorado
In El Dorado, John Wayne reprimands his partners as gunfighter-for-hire Cole Thornton. Do it yourself if you want it done well.

“That’ll be the day.”

The Alamo

The Searchers

The Trail Beyond

McQ

The Searchers
This sentence was initially used multiple times in The Searchers. John Wayne, as Ethan Edwards, sets out to save his niece from the Comanches.

In what film is this line said: “All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.”

Ride Him, Cowboy

In Harm’s Way

What a Whopper!

The Searchers

In Harm’s Way
Wayne, in his role as naval officer Rock in In Harm’s Way, provides an accurate description of what combat actually is: fortitude in the face of terror. Rock is attempting to redeem himself against the Japanese following the events of Pearl Harbor.

“You can’t give the enemy a break. Send him to hell.”

Tales of Terror

The Longest Day

Big Jake

Westward Ho

The Longest Day
In this WWII film, Wayne warns against offering pity to the enemy. Wayne plays Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort, a US Army officer who gets shot from both the Allied and Axis armies’ views on D-Day. Officer in the Army

What is the name of the film in which Jhon Wayne said this line: “I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

The Shootist

Hatari!

Big Jake

True Grit

The Shootist
J.B., a dying gunfighter, was Wayne’s final role. This fitting sentence appears in The Shootist. In the film, he wants to die with dignity and as little suffering as possible, similar to his career and real-life struggle with cancer.

In John Wayne’s final picture, a gunfighter seeks to die with dignity. What is the name of the film?

The Shootist

The Quiet Man

Ocean’s Eleven

Rio Lobo

The Shootist
Wayne’s final role, in 1976’s The Shootist, was one of his best. The picture, which stars Lauren Bacall and Wayne’s buddy, Jimmy Stewart, depicts Wayne as a gunfighter suffering from illness (a struggle he was fighting in real life) and attempting to outrun his past.

Wayne’s first leading role was as a teenage trapper riding a wagon train from the Mississippi River to the West. Name that movie.

The Big Trail

Hatari!

Big Jake

El Dorado

The Big Trail
Raoul Walsh’s 1930 film The Big Trail helped establish Wayne’s career as a leading man. Wayne played a teenage trapper at the head of a wagon train headed west in the western epic. After grooming Wayne, director John Ford was reputedly irritated that he accepted the part and refused to work with him for years thereafter.

What western as a small-town sheriff and blends action, comedy, music, and romance? The film also co-stars Dean Martin.

Red River

Rio Bravo

Riders of Destiny

Liberty Valance

Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo, released in 1959, combines the talents of Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, and Ricky Nelson in an action/romance/comedy/musical blend. Wayne, with the help of this group, repels criminals attempting to free a murderer from prison.

What is the name of the film in which John Wayne famously said this line: “Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let’s go! We’re burnin’ daylight!”

Neath the Arizona Skies

What a Carve Up!

The Cowboys

Red River

The Cowboys
Several famous John Wayne lines were delivered by the Cowboys. As Wil Anderson, the rancher, brings several novice cowhands to market as cattle rustler gangs pursue them. It’s no surprise they’re in a hurry.

Both Director James Ford and John Wayne took an emotional trip to Ireland for this picture, which was a departure for both. Name the Academy Award-winning film.

How The West Won

The Quiet Man

Circus World

The Alamo

The Quiet Man
The Wayne/Ford connection continues in 1952’s The Quiet Man, with Wayne playing an Irish ex-boxer who returns to his hometown and falls in love. The film earned Ford his fourth Academy Award for Best Director.

“Where I come from we don’t shoot horses when they get ornery; we tame ’em.”

Ride Him, Cowboy

The Alamo

Blue Steel

Fort Apache

Ride Him, Cowboy
The Duke as John Drury saves a wild horse of the same name in Ride Him, Cowboy. The horse, Duke, has been charged with murder. He trains him instead of murdering him in retribution. Meanwhile, he tracks out the true murderer.

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