Rio Lobo

John Wayne in an original publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970) with Jack Elam.

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Rio Lobo

John Wayne has the upper hand on Christopher Mitchum in an original publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970), Howard Hawks’ final film.

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John Wayne as Col Cord McNally in Rio Lobo (1970).

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John Wayne as an ex-Union officer in the post Civil War years in Rio Lobo (1970).

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John Wayne and Jack Elam in the Walter Brennan role as the comic sidekick in Rio Lobo (1970).

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John Wayne in Rio Lobo (1970).  While this isn’t one of his best, he still would go on to make a few more excellent films in the 70s.

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John Wayne and Jorge Rivera in an original publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970).

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John Wayne and O’Neill in Rio Lobo (1970).  Howard Hawks was not pleased with Jennifer’s diva behavior on set.  He was fine with having her hair cover most of her face.  It was also not a look that evoked the post-Civil War.

Rio Lobo

John Wayne in an original publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970), his fifth of five films with Howard Hawks.  It is their weakest film together, but it’ still not bad.  It’s just that the other four are all so great.

Rio Bravo

John Russell. Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson and Dean Martin watch John Wayne play chess with an unknown opponent during a break on the set of Rio Bravo (1959).

Rio Bravo

John Wayne and Ricky Nelson behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959).

Red River

John Wayne leads a cattle drive in Red River (1948).

Red River

John Wayne leads a cattle drive in Red River (1948).

Red River

Joanne Dru and John Wayne are two thirds of another Howard Hawks triangle in Red River.  The third part was Montgomery Clift as Wayne’s adopted son.

Red River

Joanne Dru uses a pistol to break up the fight between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948).