The John Wayne Collection
5 DVD Set.
Includes; 'Neath Arizona Skies', 'Lawless Range', 'The Desert Trail', 'Stagecoach' and 'McLintock'
'NEATH ARIZONA SKIES' - John Wayne as 'Chris Morrell', attempts to locate Shirley Jean Rickerts wayward father in this Western. The little girl, a half-breed is the heir to a 50,000 dollar Indian oil claim, but she needs the signature of her long-lost father in order to collect. Chris Morrell, Nina's foster father, manages to get the girl out of town before Sam Black (Yakima Canutt) and his gang can get their grubby hands on her and her inheritance, but other villains learn of the girl's potential windfall including express office robbers Vic Byrd (Jack Rockwell) and Jim Moore (Jay Wilsey).
'LAWLESS RANGE' - In this, his fourth western for Republic Pictures, John Wayne plays John Middleton, a would-be rodeo rider forsaking his chance of winning the championship in favor of searching for an old family friend who is missing under mysterious circumstances. After carrying out a bit of undercover work with the help of the missing mans pretty niece, Ann Mason (Sheila Mannors), John is ready to join the local ranchers in their fight against unscrupulous banker Frank Carter aka Butch Martin (Frank McGlynn Jr) who is trying to steal their gold rich land.
'THE DESERT TRAIL' - John Wayne's easy-going charm truly began to manifest itself in this, one of his later Lone Star Westerns for Monogram. Falsely accused of killing the paymaster (Henry Hall) of the Rattlesnake Gulch rodeo, John Scott (Wayne) and his girl-chasing partner Kansas Charlie (Al Ferguson) trail the real killer, Pete (Al Ferguson) and his unwilling underling Jim (Paul Fix) to Poker City. Jim wants to go straight but Pete blackmails him into robbing the stagecoach.
'STAGECOACH' - Stagecoach became a template for all movie westerns which followed. Director John Ford combines action, drama, humour and a set of well-drawn characters in the story of a stagecoach set to leave Tonto, New Mexico for a distant settlement in Lordsburg, with a diverse set of passengers on board.
'McLINTOCK' - George Washington McLintock (Wayne) has a saddlebag full of trouble. The owner of the largest ranch in the territory, which also includes a mine and a timber mill that he built up himself, should be a happy, fulfilled man, but he isn't. His wife Katherine (Maureen O'Hara) walked out on him two years ago without a word of explanation. Katherine is coming back to secure a divorce and take custody of their 17 year old daughter, Rebecca (Stefanie Powers), who's been at school in the east and no longer likes anything to do with the west, any more than her mother does.