Saturday would’ve been John Wayne’s 105th birthday. Here he is in The Comancheros (1961).
Been thinking about this picture quite a bit lately. Partly because the Blu-ray is gorgeous. And because I’ve been thinking about what would’ve happened if Budd Boetticher had accept Duke’s offer and directed it. What a different film it would’ve been (though I like it just fine the way it is), and what a different career Budd would’ve had.
Isn’t it amazing that over 50 years after this picture came out, we care about this stuff?
Happy birthday, Duke.