The Undefeated (1969) – Episode 15

The Undefeated (1969)

Well, this is a manly-manly movie with lots of horses and good ole fashion American justice. Following the original Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933) we now arrive at The Undefeated 1969. This movie was originally billed as having the most horses ever used in a movie with 2500. According to thehorse.com the movie was filmed in Durango, Mexico, and the horses were rented from local villagers so an accurate count is not possible. The hooves were branded to identify ownership. This movie had a lot of star power including most of the traditional John Wayne posse. Of course, the biggest star in this movie was John Wayne. Wayne who never served in the military was cast in the role of Union cavalry officer Col. John Henry Thomas. Like the other 1969 movie, Wayne was a little old and a lot heavy for this part. The name John Henry Thomas seems to be based on George Henry Thomas who was known as the Rock of Chickamauga where he saved the…

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Chisum (1970) – Episode 2

Chisum (1970) John Wayne and Ben Johnson

Chisum (1970) continues the Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933). Chisum (1970) is a classic John Wayne cowboy flick. Like all of the other reviews, this one gives my own special take on the movie, historical notes, and my world famous short summary. After reviewing the major characters this review goes over the plot point by point. This movie generally covers the Lincoln County War and the rise of Billy the Kid. John Simpson Chisum: [lighting the sergeant’s cigar] Sergeant, there’s one thing I oughtta tell you; if you lay a hand on White Buffalo again, I’ll kill ya’. I am connecting from King Kong (1933) to Chisum (1970) because Bruce Cabot was in both movies. What can I say about the star of this movie that hasn’t been said before? Marion Robert Morrison starred as John Chisum but of course, you know the actor as John Wayne. 181 acting credits spanning 50 years from 1926 to 1976. In those early years of Wayne’s career, he met a real…

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