Stagecoach - One of the all-time classic Westerns - considered by many to be the movie that propelled John Wayne to stardom in 1939. The film is set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across the country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian War Party which, along with their personal histories, results in diffi culties. Paying particular attention to the character studies of the group Stagecoach is a taut psychological piece that earned several Oscar nominations and wins.
Rio Grande - Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) is the hard-riding hero of the US cavalry patrolling the badlands of the Mexican Border – a lonely and dangerous command. One of his men happens to be his own son (Claude Jarman Jr.). When the Colonel’s estranged wife (Maureen O'Hara) suddenly arrives at the fort, Yorke finds himself having to deal with another formidable adversary! Yet the threat of Indian attack is never far away, and soon the two men must face the danger of the Rio Grande…
Fort Apache - The first of John Ford’s trilogy of cavalry movies set during America’s struggle against the Apache Indian. Henry Fonda plays the stubborn Colonel Thursday whose textbook methods of warfare appear pure suicide to everyone but him. John Wayne stars as Captain York, a soldier experienced in Apache warfare, from whom Thursday will take no advice. The film builds to the inevitable confrontation with the Apache masses and Thursday leads his men into the lions’ den.
Rooster Cogburn - Two of the most popular stars in screen history are brought together for the first time in the adventure-filled follow-up to True Grit. The legendary John Wayne reprises his role of the rascally, eye-patched, whiskey-guzzling U.S. Deputy Marshal that won him an Academy Award®. Katharine Hepburn joins him as the prim Eula Goodnight, a missionary who pairs up with the grizzled gunfighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws, a tenderhearted relationship develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend’s daughter as they join forces to secure justice in the untamed west.