His real name was Marion Morrison, Duke was his childhood family dog, his career started aged 18 as a stagehand at Fox studios. He made his silent movie debut in 1928. His first starring role in 'The Big Trail' (1930) - which flopped. His first western was in '3 1/2' days. His name was John Wayne. This unique video traces the early career of Hollywood's most famous cowboy, with original and rare footage. See his silent picture debut in 1928, his first starring role, his attempt to become a singing cowboy and many more amusing, intriguing and moving excerpts featuring the one and only John Wayne.