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 Posted: Wed Nov 8th, 2006 03:10 pm
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Joined: Sat Jan 28th, 2006
Location: Corinth, MS
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Not only was The Searchers "loosley" based on the capture of Cynthia Ann Parker, John Wayne's charachter was based on the civil war soldier who recovered her. Confederate Brigadier General Lawrence "Sul" Ross of the 6th Texas Cavalry and Ross's Brigade of Texas Cavalry. He fought here at Corinth as a Colonel, right out side the back door actually. He later became the Gov of the Lone Star State.

My favorite John Wayne flick, and I too count all 3 movies as one, is the cavalry trilogy. Ben Johnson is just great, I used to trick-or-treat at his house in the 60's.

My favorite John Ford film is "Mister Roberts".

Trivia time: Ward Bond thought he had a huge rear end and hated any shot which revealed it. Check out just how many times John Ford did just that to tick him off. Apparently Ford, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Merian Cooper were all in on the joke.

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