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Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Characterful classic western. Holding a killer spells trouble for Sheriff Chance in a remote Texan town. Show more

Contributors

Colorado Ryan:
Ricky Nelson
Director:
Howard Hawks
Joe Burdette:
Claude Akins
Consuela Robante:
Estelita Rodriguez
Pat Wheeler:
Ward Bond
Nathan Burdette:
John Russell
Producer:
Howard Hawks
John T Chance:
John Wayne

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Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Circus drama with John Wayne and Rita Hayworth. The manager of a small travelling show mounts a continental tour, hoping to find the mother of his teenage daughter en route. Show more

Contributors

Matt Masters:
John Wayne
Lili Alfredo:
Rita Hayworth
Toni Alfredo:
Claudia Cardinale
Steve McCabe:
John Smith
Cap Carson:
Lloyd Nolan
Aldo Alfredo:
Richard Conte
Emile Schuman:
Hans Dantes
Mrs Schuman:
Wanda Rotha
Writer:
Ben Hecht

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Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a demoted commanding officer takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. Show more

Contributors

Captain Kirby York:
John Wayne
Lieutenant Col Owen Thursday:
Henry Fonda
Philadelphia Thursday:
Shirley Temple
Sergeant Major Michael O'Rourke:
Ward Bond
Lieutenant Michael O'Rourke:
John Agar
Sergeant Beaufort:
Pedro Armendariz
Captain Collingwood:
George O'Brien
Sergeant Festus Mulcahy:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Collingwood:
Anna Lee
Mrs O'Rourke:
Irene Rich
Chief Cochise:
Miguel Inclan
Johnny Reb:
Jack Pennick
Director:
John Ford

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Western drama with John Wayne as a US cavalry officer on his last duty before retiring, escorting two women civilians to a stagecoach. The second in John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Show more

Contributors

Captain Brittles:
John Wayne
Olivia:
Joanne Dru
Lt Cohill:
John Agar
Lt Pennell:
Harry Carey Jr
Sgt Quincannon:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Allshard:
Mildred Natwick
Dr O'Laughlin:
Arthur Shields
Major Allshard:
George O'Brien
Pony-That-Walks:
Chief John Big Tree
Director:
John Ford

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Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic John Ford western. Believing the Comanche have abducted his young niece, embittered Ethan Edwards sets out to save her, accompanied by hot-headed Martin. But their long quest takes its toll.

Contributors

Laurie Jorgensen:
Vera Miles
Ethan Edwards:
John Wayne
Martin Pawley:
Jeffrey Hunter
Lars Jorgensen:
John Qualen
Charlie McCorry:
Ken Curtis
Mrs Jorgensen:
Olive Carey
Rev Capt Samuel Johnston Clayton:
Ward Bond
Director:
John Ford
Brad Jorgensen:
Harry Carey Jr
Mose Harper:
Hank Worden

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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama starring Robert Mitchum. Family frictions at a snowstruck ranch are brought to a head by a killer panther lurking outside, and an unpopular neighbour's daughter inside.

Contributors

Curt Bridges:
Robert Mitchum
Grace Bridges:
Teresa Wright
Gwen Williams:
Diana Lynn
Harold Bridges:
Tab Hunter
Ma Bridges:
Beulah Bondi
Pa Bridges:
Philip Tonge
Producer:
John Wayne

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

World War II drama about the personal and professional lives of two US Navy officers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for over a year

Romantic melodrama about an engineer, played by John Wayne, battling to build a railroad in the Andes while trying to save his marriage to the boss's daughter. Show more

Contributors

Johnny:
John Wayne
Frederick Alexander:
Cedric Hardwicke
Miss Braithwaite:
Judith Anderson
Pop Matthews:
James Gleason
Ricky Vegas:
Anthony Quinn
Senor Tobar:
Charles Trowbridge
Producer:
Stephen Ames
Writer:
John Twist

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Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A rousing western in which an embittered Indian scout attempts to escort a homesteader's wife and her son back to safety after her cowardly husband deserts her during an attack. Show more

Contributors

Hondo Lane:
John Wayne
Director:
John Farrow
Angie Lowe:
Geraldine Page
Johnny Lowe:
Lee Aaker
Buffalo Baker:
Ward Bond
Vittorio:
Michael Pate
Ed Lowe:
Leo Gordon
Major Sherry:
Paul Fix
Lowe's Partner:
Frank McGrath
Lieutenant McKay:
Tom Irish

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Spy drama about two investigators for the House Un-American Activities Committee who are ordered to ferret out communist activists in Honolulu. Show more

Contributors

Jim McClain:
John Wayne
Nancy Vallon:
Nancy Olson
Mal Baxter:
James Arness
Robert Henreid:
Hans Conried
Director:
Edward Ludwig

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama based on a real event. When his transport plane crash-lands in Canada's icy wilderness, pilot Captain Dooley (John Wayne) must keep his crew alive as they wait to be rescued. Show more

Contributors

Captain Dooley:
John Wayne
Captain Stutz:
Lloyd Nolan
Colonel Fuller:
Walter Abel
Mac McMullen:
James Arness
Willie Moon:
Andy Devine
JH Handy:
Allyn Joslyn
Murray, Dooley's Navigator:
Jimmy Lydon
Ralph Hunt, Moon's Co-Pilot:
Harry Carey Jr
Stankowski, Dooley's Engineer:
Hal Baylor
Frank Lovatt, Dooley's Co-Pilot:
Sean McClory
D'Annunzia, Dooley's Radio Man:
Wally Cassell
Producer:
John Wayne

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Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A slapstick Wild West version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, in which a cattle rancher argues with everyone, not least his headstrong wife. Starring Maureen O'Hara. Show more

Contributors

George Washington McLintock:
John Wayne
Katherine Gilhooley McLintock:
Maureen O'Hara
Devlin Warren:
Patrick Wayne
Becky McLintock:
Stefanie Powers
Jake Birnbaum:
Jack Kruschen
Louise Warren:
Yvonne De Carlo
Matt Douglas Jr.:
Jerry Van Dyke
Bunny Dull:
Edgar Buchanan
Ben Sage:
Bruce Cabot
Davey Elk:
Perry Lopez
Producer:
Michael Wayne
Composer:
Frank De Vol
Director of photography:
William H Clothier

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Action adventure based on a true incident in the American Civil War. Two Union officers lead a small cavalry unit to sabotage a strategic railway supply line. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Frontier tale. Misogynist ranch hand Rocklin arrives in Arizona to take a foreman's job, only to discover that the property is run by two women. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Romantic comedy about a best-selling authoress seeking a man to play the hero in a film version of her new book.

Contributors

Christopher 'Kit' Madden:
Claudette Colbert
Rusty Thomas:
John Wayne
Dink Watson:
Don DeFore
Consuela 'Connie' Callaghan:
Anne Triola
Dolores:
Dona Drake
Soldier:
Phil Brown
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Producer:
Jesse L Lasky

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Fast-paced western about a Texas Ranger in pursuit of a gang of vicious outlaws who are running guns and whiskey to the Comanches. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

World War II drama about the struggles of the Philippine army and resistance movement following the Japanese capture of the Bataan Peninsula. Show more

Contributors

Col Joseph Madden:
John Wayne
Capt Andres Bonifacio:
Anthony Quinn
Bertha Barnes:
Beulah Bondi
Dolici Dalgado:
Fely Franquelli
Maj Hasko:
Richard Loo
Col Coroki:
Philip Ahn
Lt Commander Waite:
Lawrence Tierney
Sgt Bernessa:
Alex Havier
Gen Homma:
Leonard Strong
Bindle Jackson:
Paul Fix

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Wartime drama. Whilst pilots of a US fighter squadron fight the Japanese in the air, on the ground resentment builds against their unyielding commander. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Nicholas Ray
Cowboy:
Don Taylor
Sergeant clancy:
Jay C Flippen
Shorty Vegay:
Maurice Jara
General:
Barry Kelley

Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Western adventure in which a drunken marshal helps a young girl seeking to avenge her father's murder. John Wayne won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

A powerful saga of merchant seamen during the early days of World War II as they sail into seas threatened by German U-boats and bombers. Based on four plays by Eugene O'Neill. Show more

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