El Dorado

John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and a young James Cann star in this great Howard Hawks film. If you need any other reason to watch this film then look no further than Arther Hunnicutt aka Bull. Bull has to be one of the funniest characters every created. The plot has several great scenes and memorable lines. This is great classic western that should be in every western lovers collection. It is timeless, funny, and an instant classic. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers) “Makes you want to … Ride boldly ride?” Yes…

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo is another classic western from Howard Hawks. The cast of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan brings this film to life. While the film seems a lot like El Dorado there is some interesting differences. The interactions between characters is the biggest one. Stumpy, played by Walter Brennan, is an incredible character and makes the film just a joy to watch. Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson on “My Rifle, Pony, and Me” is a thing of beauty and is one of the best songs from…

Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo is another masterpiece by Howard Hawks. It has one of the best plots of any John Wayne film. It starts in the Civil War and then proceeds on after the war. The most interesting thing about this film is how unique and similar it is compared to other westerns. This film feels like a Bowdrie novel because of trying John Wayne’s quest to find a Union traitor. Unlike other Howard Hawks films, Rio Bravo for example, the characters don’t feel like they have a real tight bond with…