May. 26th, 2005 09:20 pm Happy Birthday 98th John Wayne !!!
There is something fresh and and renewing about watching a John Wayne Western.
In honor of John Wayne's 98th birthday, the Encore Western Channel presented John Wayne as "Chisum," costarring Forrest Tucker, Bruce Cabot, John Agar and Patric Knowles.
When the Ben Johnson character makes a comment that; "...There's no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos." As Chisum, the Duke disagrees with that statement and has a great line that closes this classic Western; "...Because no matter where people go, sooner or later there's the law. And sooner or later they find God's already been there."
The legacy of the fighting American has sustained the Wayne image after his passing on June 11, 1979. A foundation has been formed to help research and find a cure for cancer; http://www.jwcf.org/ and http://www.jwci.org/