John Wayne filmography
A complete filmography of John Wayne from 1926 to 1977, which also includes those films that Wayne only produced, and results pertaining to his long-running box office popularity between 1949 and 1973, during the height of his career after a decade of starring in a succession of low-budget B movies.
Wayne began working on films as an extra, prop man and stuntman, mainly for the Fox Film Corporation. He frequently worked in minor roles with director John Ford and when Raoul Walsh suggested him for the lead in The Big Trail (1930), an epic Western shot in an early widescreen process called Fox Grandeur, Ford vouched for him. Wayne's early period as a star would be brief, as Fox dropped him after only three leads.
He moved over to Columbia Pictures, where he ran afoul of studio boss Harry Cohn. As a result, Wayne was dropped from leading man to supporting player to bit player and finally down to being an extra again. After the Columbia debacle, Wayne solidified his stardom – albeit as a minor star – in a string of low-budget action films (mostly Westerns) at Warner Bros. and Universal and the "Poverty Row" studios Mascot, Monogram and Republic. Wayne kept on friendly terms with John Ford who, as a result, gave Wayne a career boost with Stagecoach (1939).
John Wayne had achieved stardom in motion pictures by 1941 and, by the end of the decade, was one of the cinema's top ten box office attractions. During the latter half of the 1940s, Wayne starred in what many film fans and critics regard as being among his finest work, notably the "cavalry trilogy" (Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande) for director John Ford, 3 Godfathers, also for Ford, and Red River for Howard Hawks. Wayne also began producing some of his own films during this period. The most discussed of Wayne's films during the following decade remains Ford's dark Western meditation on racism, The Searchers.
Other popular Wayne films include the seafaring adventures Reap the Wild Wind and Wake of the Red Witch and influential war movies such as They Were Expendable, Flying Tigers, The Fighting Seabees and Sands of Iwo Jima, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
The 1950s would see Wayne continue as a major star although the artistic quality of his work varied greatly. His successes during this decade included the Ireland-set romantic comedy The Quiet Man and two classic westerns, The Searchers and Rio Bravo. Wayne also continued his producing activities during this period as well, notably with the formation of his own production company, Batjac.
During the 1960s and 1970s, John Wayne ranked as an American icon and one of the top box office attractions in the cinema. Wayne's output of films consisted largely of Westerns but he also ventured into other genres as well, including several films dealing with the Second World War (notably The Longest Day and In Harm's Way).
Wayne's political views came under harsh attack from film critics with the release of The Green Berets (1968), which Wayne produced and co-directed as well as starred in. However, the following year, he would be praised by critics for his performance in True Grit, which would earn him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
- Key to studio abbreviations
|20th||20th Century-Fox||AFI||American Film Institute||AK||Alaska Pictures|
|Arg||Argosy Pictures||Arm||Armada Productions||Batjac||Batjac|
|Col||Columbia||CVW||C.V. Whitney||DDL||Dino De Laurentiis|
|Fen||Fenady Associates||FN||First National||Fox||Fox Films|
|Mono||Monogram ("Lone Star")||Mop||Monterey Productions||NG||National General|
|Rom||Romina Productions||SB||Samuel Bronston||Sho||Showman's Pictures|
|Sig||Sigma||Tif||Tiffany Pictures||UA||United Artists|
|Uni||Universal||WB||Warner Bros.||W-F||Wayne-Fellows Productions|
|1926||Brown of Harvard||Yale Football Player||Jack Conway||MGM||Wayne was an unbilled football player in game sequences of this sports drama, with William Haines, Mary Brian, and Jack Pickford.|
|1926||Bardelys the Magnificent||Guard||King Vidor||MGM||Wayne unbilled in this swashbuckler with John Gilbert and Eleanor Boardman.|
|1926||The Great K & A Train Robbery||Extra||Lewis Seiler||Fox||A Tom Mix Western. Wayne unbilled. Wayne was also the property boy for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1927||Annie Laurie||Extra||John S. Robertson||MGM||With Lillian Gish and Norman Kerry. Wayne unbilled.|
|1927||The Draw-Back||Opposing Football Player (uncredited)||Norman Taurog||Goodwill Productions||Short Subject. Wayne uncredited.|
|1927||The Drop Kick (US title)
Glitter (UK title)
|Extra||Millard Webb||FN||A football drama with Richard Barthelmess. Wayne once again unbilled as a football player in game footage.|
|1927||Seeing Stars||Tall Boy (uncredited)||Stephen Roberts||N/A||A short with John Wayne in a Bit part.|
|1928||Mother Machree||Extra||John Ford||Fox||An Irish drama with Belle Bennett, Neil Hamilton and Victor McLaglen. Wayne unbilled in his first film with Ford. Sources disagree whether Wayne actually appeared on film, as he was a prop man.|
|1928||Four Sons||Extra||John Ford||Fox||Wayne unbilled. Sources disagree whether Wayne actually appeared on film in this picture, as well. He was also a prop man for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1928||Hangman's House||Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man||John Ford||Fox||An Irish drama with Victor McLaglen, and Jack Pennick (uncredited). Wayne unbilled but noticeable as a spectator in a horse racing scene.|
|1928||Noah's Ark||Flood extra||Michael Curtiz||WB||A Biblical drama with Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, and Myrna Loy. Wayne and Andy Devine unbilled as extras in the flood sequence.|
|1929||Speakeasy||Extra||Benjamin Stoloff||Fox||A sports drama with Lola Lane and Paul Page. Wayne unbilled.|
|1929||The Black Watch||Extra||John Ford||Fox||Drama of the British army in India during the First World War, with Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and Jack Pennick (uncredited). Wayne and Randolph Scott unbilled. Wayne was also the prop man for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1929||Words and Music||Pete Donahue||James Tinling||Fox||Wayne billed under his real name, Duke Morrison. With Ward Bond (uncredited) An early talkie musical. Now apparently a lost film. Wayne was also the property assistant for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1929||Salute||Bill, Midshipman||John Ford||Fox||A football drama with George O'Brien and Helen Chandler. Wayne, Ward Bond, and Jack Pennick are unbilled. Wayne was also the costumer for this movie although he was not credited for it.|
|1929||The Forward Pass||Extra||Eddie Cline||Fox||A football drama with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Wayne unbilled. A lost film.|
|1930||Men Without Women||Radioman on surface||John Ford||Fox||A submarine drama. Wayne unbilled.|
|1930||Born Reckless||Soldier||John Ford
|Fox||A crime melodrama with Edmund Lowe, Lee Tracy, and Marguerite Churchill. Wayne, Randolph Scott, Jack Pennick, and Ward Bond unbilled.|
|1930||Rough Romance||Lumberjack||A.F. Erickson||Fox||A logging adventure with George O'Brien and Antonio Moreno. Wayne unbilled. Wayne was also the prop man for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1930||Cheer Up and Smile||Bit role||Sidney Lanfield||Fox||A musical with Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee, Olga Baclanova, and "Whispering" Jack Smith. Wayne and J. Carrol Naish unbilled. Wayne was also the property assistant for this film, although he was uncredited.|
|1930||The Big Trail||Breck Coleman||Raoul Walsh||Fox||With Tyrone Power, Sr., Ian Keith, Ward Bond, Tully Marshall, and Iron Eyes Cody (uncredited). An epic Western shot simultaneously in standard 35 mm and 70 mm "Grandeur" wide-screen. Wayne's first starring role.|
|1931||Girls Demand Excitement||Peter Brooks||Seymour Felix||Fox||A college romantic comedy.|
|1931||Three Girls Lost||Gordon Wales||Sidney Lanfield||Fox||With Ward Bond (uncredited), Paul Fix (uncredited).|
|1931||Arizona (aka Men Are Like That)
(US titles); The Virtuous Wife (UK title)
|Lt. Bob Denton||George B. Seitz||Col||Based on the play by Augustus Thomas. Previously filmed in 1919 with Douglas Fairbanks in the Wayne role.|
|1931||The Deceiver||Reginald Thorpe's corpse||Louis King||Col||Wayne's most ignominious part. He played the corpse of the character played (alive) by Ian Keith.|
|1931||The Range Feud||Clint Turner||D. Ross Lederman||Col||A B-Western starring Buck Jones. Wayne in a supporting role.|
|1931||Maker of Men||Dusty Rhodes||Edward Sedgwick||Col||A football drama with Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, and Ward Bond (uncredited). Wayne in a supporting role.|
|1932||The Shadow of the Eagle||Craig McCoy||Ford Beebe||Mas||With Yakima Canutt. A 12-chapter serial.|
|1932||Texas Cyclone||Steve Pickett||D. Ross Lederman||Col||A B-Western starring Tim McCoy. Wayne and Walter Brennan in supporting roles.|
|1932||Two-Fisted Law||Duke||D. Ross Lederman||Col||Another B-Western starring Tim McCoy. Wayne, Tully Marshall and Walter Brennan in supporting roles.|
|1932||Lady and Gent||Buzz Kinney||Stephen Roberts||Par||A boxing drama with George Bancroft and Wynne Gibson. Wayne in a supporting role. Remade as Unmarried (1939) with Buster Crabbe in Wayne's role.|
|1932||The Hurricane Express||Larry Baker||Armand Schaefer
|Mas||With Tully Marshall, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A 12-chapter serial.|
|1932||Ride Him, Cowboy (US title)
The Hawk (UK title)
|John Drury||Fred Allen||WB||Wayne's first starring role in a B-Western, the first of six that he would make for Warner Bros. Remake of the 1926 Ken Maynard film The Unknown Cavalier.|
|1932||That's My Boy||Football Player||Roy William Neill||Col||With Richard Cromwell and Dorothy Jordan. Another football drama with Wayne in a supporting role.|
|1932||The Big Stampede||John Steele||Tenny Wright||WB||With Noah Beery, Sr., and Iron Eyes Cody (uncredited). Remake of the 1927 Ken Maynard film Land Beyond the Law. Remade again later in 1936 as Land Beyond the Law with Dick Foran.|
|1932||Haunted Gold||John Mason||Mack V. Wright||WB||Remake of the 1928 Ken Maynard film The Phantom City.|
|1933||The Telegraph Trail||John Trent||Tenny Wright||WB||Wayne's first film with Yakima Canutt. A clip of this film was used in Footlight Parade (1933). Semi-remake of the 1927 Ken Maynard film The Red Raiders.|
|1933||The Three Musketeers – Desert Command (the 1946 feature version)||Tom Wayne||Armand Schaefer
|Mas||With Creighton Chaney, Noah Beery, Jr., and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A 12-chapter serial set in the Arabian desert. Very loosely adapted from the Dumas novel. The serial is 210 minutes. Later re-edited into a 1946 feature entitled Desert Command 96 minutes long.|
|1933||Central Airport||Co-pilot in wreck||William Wellman||WB||An aviation drama with Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, and Tom Brown. Wayne in an unbilled bit, and his first on-screen death.|
|1933||Somewhere in Sonora||John Bishop||Mack V. Wright||WB||With Paul Fix. Remake of the 1927 Ken Maynard film of the same title.|
|1933||His Private Secretary||Dick Wallace||Philip H. Whitman||WB||Romantic comedy made by the independent company Showman's Pictures.|
|1933||The Life of Jimmy Dolan (US title)
The Kid's Last Fight (UK title)
|Smith||Archie Mayo||WB||Boxing melodrama with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young. Wayne and Mickey Rooney appear in small supporting roles with Wayne as a frightened boxer. Remade as They Made Me a Criminal (1939) with John Garfield, and Louis Jean Heydt in Wayne's role.|
|1933||Baby Face||Jimmy McCoy||Alfred E. Green||WB||Wayne in a supporting part. This was the only time he appeared in a film with Barbara Stanwyck.|
|1933||The Man from Monterey||Capt. John Holmes||Mack V. Wright||WB||With Francis Ford (John Ford's Brother). Wayne's last B-Western for Warner Bros.|
|1933||Riders of Destiny||Sandy Saunders ("Singing Sandy")||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||Wayne's first B-Western for Monogram, released as a "Lone Star Western", and a rare performance as a singing cowboy (with a dubbed singing voice). Also his first teaming with George "Gabby" Hayes.|
|1933||The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi||Bit part||Edwin L. Marin||WB||A college romantic comedy with Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe, Charles Starrett, and Betty Grable. Wayne wore a moustache in his bit part, which was cut from the final print.|
|1933||College Coach (US title)
Football Coach (UK title)
|Student||William Wellman||WB||Wayne's last bit part. Aside from cameos, he would play the lead – or one of the leads – in all of his subsequent pictures. Cast: Ward Bond (uncredited).|
|1933||Sagebrush Trail (U.S.)
An Innocent Man (U.K.)
|John Brant||Armand Schaefer||Mono||With Yakima Canutt. It was later released in a colorized version on home video as An Innocent Man|
|1934||The Lucky Texan
a.k.a. Gold Strike River
|Jerry Mason||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire; it was later released in a colorized version on home video as Gold Strike River.|
|1934||West of the Divide||Ted Hayden||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee, and Earl Dwire.|
|1934||Blue Steel (U.S.)
Stolen Goods (U.K.)
|John Carruthers||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Lafe McKee, and Earl Dwire. Filmed on location in Lone Pine, California. it was shown as Stolen Goods in the UK, and this version was later released in a colorized version on home video.|
|1934||The Man from Utah||John Westen||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Lafe McKee. Another "singing cowboy" performance [like Riders of Destiny, with a dubbed singing voice.|
|1934||Randy Rides Alone||Randy Bowers||Harry L. Fraser||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire. Rare villain role for Hayes.|
|1934||The Star Packer||John Travers||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire.|
|1934||The Trail Beyond||Rod Drew||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With Noah Beery, Sr., Noah Beery, Jr., and Earl Dwire. Based on the novel The Wolf Hunters by James Oliver Curwood. Also filmed under the novel's title in 1926 and 1949.|
|1934||The Lawless Frontier||John Tobin||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire.|
|1934||'Neath the Arizona Skies||Chris Morrell||Harry Fraser||Mono||With Shirley Jean Rickert, George Hayes, Yakima Canutt, and Earl Dwire.|
|1935||Texas Terror||John Higgins||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes.|
|1935||Rainbow Valley||John Martin||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With George Hayes.|
|1935||The Desert Trail||John Scott||Lewis Collins||Mono||With Paul Fix, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited).|
|1935||The Dawn Rider
a.k.a. Cold Vengeance
|John Mason||R.N. Bradbury||Mono||With Yakima Canutt; it was later released in a colorized version on home video as Cold Vengeance.|
a.k.a. Guns Along The Trail
|John Wyatt||Carl Pierson||Mono||With Earle Hodgins and Yakima Canutt; Wayne's last "Lone Star" Western for Monogram; it was later released in a colorized version on home video as Guns Along the Trail.|
|1935||Westward Ho||John Wyatt||R.N. Bradbury||Rep||With Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn, Jr., and Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine. Wayne's first film for Republic Pictures.|
|1935||The New Frontier||John Dawson||Carl Pierson||Rep||With Yakima Canutt. Not to be confused with the 1939 Three Mesquiteers film Wayne made entitled New Frontier (which had no "the" in the title).|
|1935||Lawless Range||John Middleton||R.N. Bradbury||Rep||Another "singing cowboy" performance [like Riders of Destiny, with a dubbed singing voice.] With Sheila Mannors, Yakima Canutt and Earl Dwire.|
|1936||The Oregon Trail||Capt. John Delmont||Scott Pembroke||Rep||With Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine. A lost film; 40 stills were discovered in 2013.|
|1936||The Lawless Nineties||John Tipton||Joseph Kane||Rep||With George "Gabby" Hayes.|
|1936||King of the Pecos||John Clayborn||Joseph Kane||Rep||With Yakima Canutt. Shot on location in Lone Pine.|
|1936||The Lonely Trail||Captain John Ashley||Joseph Kane||Rep||With Yakima Canutt. A post-American Civil War yarn about carpetbaggers.|
|1936||Winds of the Wasteland
a.k.a. Stagecoach Run
|John Blair||Mack V. Wright||Rep||With Yakima Canutt (uncredited); it was later released in a colorized version on home video as Stagecoach Run.|
|1936||Sea Spoilers||Bob Randall||Frank R. Strayer||Uni||The first of six non-Westerns that Wayne did for Universal.|
|1936||Conflict||Pat Glendon||David Howard||Uni||With Ward Bond (uncredited). Based on the novel The Abysmal Brute by Jack London.|
|1937||California Straight Ahead!||Biff Smith||Arthur Lubin||Uni||Wayne as a school bus driver who becomes a trucking industry leader.|
|1937||I Cover the War||Bob Adams||Arthur Lubin||Uni||Shot on location in Lone Pine.|
|1937||Idol of the Crowds||Johnny Hanson||Arthur Lubin||Uni||Sports drama with Wayne as a professional ice hockey player.|
|1937||Adventure's End||Duke Slade||Arthur Lubin||Uni||The last of Wayne's non-Western "B" pictures for Universal. Considered a lost film, as no known prints exist.|
|1937||Born to the West (original title)
Hell Town (reissue title)
|Dare Rudd||Charles Barton||Par||With Johnny Mack Brown, and Marsha Hunt. Based on the novel of the same name by Zane Grey. Previously filmed in 1926 with Jack Holt in the Wayne role.|
|1938||Pals of the Saddle||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith) and Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). The first of eight films Wayne did in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series.|
|1938||Overland Stage Raiders||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Louise Brooks' final film appearance.|
|1938||Santa Fe Stampede||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt.|
|1938||Red River Range||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited).|
|1939||Stagecoach||Henry ("The Ringo Kid")||John Ford||UA||With Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine, Andy Devine, George Bancroft, Louise Platt, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), Woody Strode (uncredited), Francis Ford (uncredited), Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited). Filmed on location in Monument Valley. This is the film that boosted Wayne into major stardom.|
|1939||The Night Riders||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith) and Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), Tom Tyler, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited). The story of this film was loosely based on the incidents in the life of James Reavis.|
|1939||Three Texas Steers (US title)
Danger Rides the Range (UK title)
|Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Max Terhune (Lullaby Joslin), Dave Wilcox (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt(uncredited).|
|1939||Wyoming Outlaw||Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Raymond Hatton (Rusty Joslin), Don "Red" Barry, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited).|
|1939||New Frontier (original title)
Frontier Horizon (TV title)
|Stoney Brooke||George Sherman||Rep||With Ray Corrigan (Tucson Smith), Raymond Hatton (Rusty Joslin). Film debut of Phyllis Isley, later known as Jennifer Jones. Wayne's last film in the "Three Mesquiteers" series and his last B-Western.|
|1939||Allegheny Uprising (US title)
The First Rebel (UK title)
|Jim Smith||William A. Seiter||RKO||Claire Trevor, George Sanders, Wilfrid Lawson, Ian Wolfe, and Chill Wills. Wayne has second billing under Trevor.|
|1940||Dark Command||Bob Seton||Raoul Walsh||Rep||With Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George Hayes, and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). A fictionalized account of the infamous William Quantrill.|
|1940||Three Faces West||John Phillips||Bernard Vorhaus||Rep||With Charles Coburn, Francis Ford (uncredited).|
|1940||The Long Voyage Home||Ole Olson||John Ford||UA||With Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Jack Pennick, and John Qualen. Based on four one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill.|
|1940||Seven Sinners (original title)
Cafe of the Seven Sinners (UK re-issue title)
|Lt. Dan Brent||Tay Garnett||Uni||With Marlene Dietrich, Broderick Crawford, Samuel S. Hinds, and Reginald Denny. Wayne's first of three teamings with Marlene Dietrich.|
|1941||A Man Betrayed (US title)
Citadel of Crime (UK title)
Wheel of Fortune (TV title)
|Lynn Hollister||John H. Auer||Rep||With Ward Bond|
|1941||Lady from Louisiana||John Reynolds||Bernard Vorhaus||Rep||With Ray Middleton, Henry Stephenson, and Jack Pennick.|
|1941||The Shepherd of the Hills||Matt Matthews||Henry Hathaway||Par||With Harry Carey, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Majorie Main, Fuzzy Knight, Tom Fadden, Ward Bond, Samuel S. Hinds, Marc Lawrence, and John Qualen. Wayne's first film in color (Technicolor).|
|1942||Lady for a Night||Jack Morgan||Leigh Jason||Rep||Wayne is billed second.|
|1942||Reap the Wild Wind||Capt. Jack Stuart||Cecil B. DeMille||Par||With Ray Milland, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Susan Hayward, Charles Brickford, Lynne Overman, and Walter Hampden. Filmed in Technicolor. Wayne is billed second in this seafaring epic. His only film with DeMille.|
|1942||The Spoilers||Roy Glennister||Ray Enright||Uni||With Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, and Samuel S. Hinds. Sprawling version of the Rex Beach novel, climaxing with an epic saloon fight between Wayne and Scott (in a rare villainous role). Wayne is billed third.|
|1942||In Old California||Tom Craig||William C. McGann||Rep||Wayne plays a pharmacist in this film, which was the occupation of his real-life father.|
|1942||Flying Tigers||Jim Gordon||David Miller||Rep||With Dave Wilcox (uncredited). Wayne's first war movie.|
|1942||Reunion in France (US title)
Mademoiselle France (UK title)
|Pat Talbot||Jules Dassin||MGM||With Joan Crawford, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, and John Carradine.|
|1942||Pittsburgh||Charles "Pittsburgh" Markham||Lewis Seiler||Uni||With Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Shemp Howard, Samuel S. Hinds, and Paul Fix. An unrelated follow-up to The Spoilers with the same three leads. Wayne is billed third.|
|1943||A Lady Takes a Chance||Duke Hudkins||William A. Seiter||RKO||With Hans Conreid, Hank Worden (uncredited). Wayne billed second. Produced by Frank Ross (Jean Arthur's husband).|
|1943||In Old Oklahoma
War of the Wildcats (re-issue title)
|Dan Somers||Al Rogell||Rep||With Albert Dekker, George Hayes, Dale Evans, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Paul Fix.|
|1944||The Fighting Seabees||Wedge Donovan||Edward Ludwig||Rep||With Paul Fix, Willian Forrest, Robert J. Wilke (uncredited). Another war movie, this one dealing with the U.S. Navy's famed construction battalion.|
|1944||Tall in the Saddle||Rocklin||Edwin L. Marin||RKO||With Ella Raines, Ward Bond, George Hayes, Ben Johnson (uncredited), and Paul Fix.|
|1944||Flame of Barbary Coast||Duke Fergus||Joseph Kane||Rep||With Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley, Marc Lawrence, and Paul Fix.|
|1945||Back to Bataan||Col. Joseph Madden||Edward Dmytryk||RKO||With Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Paul Fix, Vladimir Sokoloff, Bill Williams (uncredited), and Ray Teal (uncredited).|
|1945||They Were Expendable||Lt. Rusty Ryan||John Ford||MGM||With Robert Montgomery, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Jack Pennick, and Cameron Mitchell. Wayne gets second billing to Montgomery in this film about naval PT boats.|
|1945||Dakota||John Devlin||Joseph Kane||Rep||With Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Mike Mazurki, Yakima Canutt (uncredited), and Paul Fix.|
|1946||Without Reservations||Rusty Thomas||Mervyn LeRoy||RKO||With Don DeFore, Phil Brown, John Kellogg, and Ian Wolfe. Wayne has second billing under Claudette Colbert. From this point on Wayne would always have top billing (except for appearances in "all-star" films or guest appearances).|
|1947||Angel and the Badman||Quirt Evans||James Edward Grant||Rep||With Bruce Cabot, Harry Carey, Hank Worden (uncredited), Yakima Canutt, and Paul Fix (uncredited). Wayne's first film as producer as well as star.|
|1947||Tycoon||Johnny Munroe||Richard Wallace||RKO||With Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Anthony Quinn, Judith Anderson, and James Gleason. Location shooting at Lone Pine. Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1948||Red River||Thomas Dunson||Howard Hawks||Mop
|With Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Harry Carey, Harry Carey, Jr., Noah Beery, Jr., Hank Worden, Chief Yowlachie, Colleen Gray, Shelley Winters (uncredited), and Paul Fix. Generally regarded as one of Wayne's finest films and finest performances. His first film with director Hawks.|
|1948||Fort Apache||Capt. Kirby York||John Ford||Arg
|With Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Pedro Armendáriz, Hank Worden, Jack Pennick, William Forrest (uncredited), Francis Ford (uncredited), and George O'Brien. The first of Ford's "cavalry trilogy." Filmed on location in Monument Valley.|
|1948||3 Godfathers||Robert Marmaduke Hightower||John Ford||Arg
|With Hank Worden, Francis Ford, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Jack Pennick, and Ben Johnson. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Death Valley, California.|
|1948||Wake of the Red Witch||Capt. Ralls||Edward Ludwig||Rep||With Gig Young, Eduard Franz, Adele Mara, Luther Adler, Jeff Corey, and Paul Fix.|
|1949||The Fighting Kentuckian||John Breen||George Waggner||Rep||With Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, Hank Worden, Jack Pennick, and Paul Fix. Wayne produced this film.|
|1949||She Wore a Yellow Ribbon||Capt. Nathan Brittles||John Ford||Arg
|With John Agar, Joanne Dru, Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey, Jr., Francis Ford, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Paul Fix (uncredited). The second film in Ford's "cavalry trilogy." Filmed in Technicolor on location in Monument Valley.|
|1950||Sands of Iwo Jima||Sgt. John M. Stryker||Allan Dwan||Rep||With John Agar, Forrest Tucker, and Richard Jaeckel. Wayne received his first Academy Award nomination for this film.|
|1950||Rio Grande||Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke||John Ford||Arg
|With Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Ken Curtis, Victor McLaglen, Chill Wills, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). The last of Ford's "cavalry trilogy" and Wayne's first of five teamings with O'Hara. Filmed on location in Monument Valley.|
|1951||Operation Pacific||"Duke" Gifford||George Waggner||WB||With Patricia Neal, William Campbell, Jack Pennick, Martin Milner, Kathryn Givney, Philip Carey, and Ward Bond.|
|1951||Flying Leathernecks||Major Dan Kirby||Nicholas Ray||RKO||With Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen, and John Mitchum (younger brother of Robert Mitchum). Produced by Howard Hughes.|
|1952||Miracle in Motion||Narrator||Rep||Wayne narrates this fund-raiser for the benefit of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.|
|1952||The Quiet Man||Sean Thornton||John Ford||Arg
|With Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Ken Curtis, Mildred Natwick, and Francis Ford. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Ireland. One of Wayne's most beloved films. His children Michael, Patrick, Melinda, and Antonia have small roles. Wayne was second unit director for this film although he was uncredited.|
|1952||Big Jim McLain||Big Jim McLain||Edward Ludwig||W-F
|With James Arness, Alan Napier, Hans Conreid, Harry Morgan (uncredited, as Narrator), William Forrest (uncredited), and Paul Fix (Voice, uncredited). An anti-communist action film. Produced by Wayne.|
|1953||Trouble Along the Way||Steve Aloysius Williams||Michael Curtiz||WB||With Charles Coburn, Sherry Jackson, Dabbs Greer, Chuck Connors, and Olan Soule (uncredited).|
|1953||Island in the Sky||Capt. Dooley||William A. Wellman||W-F
|With Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Mike Connors, Andy Devine, Harry Carey, Jr., Fess Parker (uncredited), and Paul Fix. Wayne also produced.|
|1953||Hondo||Hondo Lane||John Farrow||W-F
|With Geraldine Page, Michael Pate, James Arness and Ward Bond. Based on a story by Louis L'Amour. Filmed in 3D and WarnerColor. Wayne also produced.|
|1954||The High and the Mighty||Dan Roman||William A. Wellman||WB
|With Claire Trevor, Robert Stack, Doe Avedon, Laraine Day, William Campbell, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, Paul Kelly, Jan Sterling, John Qualen, Julie Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's sister), Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Wally Brown, Joy Kim, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, and Paul Fix. Wayne also produced this aviation drama. A big hit, filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor. This was Wayne's first wide-screen film since The Big Trail (1930).|
|1955||The Sea Chase||Capt. Karl Ehrlich||John Farrow||WB||With David Farrar, Tab Hunter, John Doucette, Lyle Bettger, James Arness, Claude Akins, and Paul Fix. Filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor on location in Hawaii. Wayne took an unusual role as a World War II German naval officer.|
|1955||Screen Directors Playhouse||Mike Cronin||John Ford||TV series, 1 episode: Rookie of the Year||With Ward Bond, Patrick Wayne, and Vera Miles.|
|1955||Blood Alley||Captain Tom Wilder||William A. Wellman||WB||With Lauren Bacall, Mike Mazurki, Paul Fix, Joy Kim, and James Hong (uncredited). Filmed in CinemaScope and WarnerColor. Wayne produced this film and replaced Robert Mitchum after firing him.|
|1956||The Conqueror||Temüjin (Genghis Khan)||Dick Powell||RKO||With Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead, William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef, Michael Wayne (uncredited), and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). Filmed in CinemaScope and Technicolor. Produced by Howard Hughes. Generally regarded as one of the worst movies ever made.|
|1956||The Searchers||Ethan Edwards||John Ford||CVW
|With Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond, Henry Brandon, Olive Carey, John Qualen, Hank Worden, Patrick Wayne, Harry Carey Jr., Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Ken Curtis. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor. Generally regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made.|
|1957||The Wings of Eagles||Frank "Spig" Wead||John Ford||MGM||With Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Jack Pennick (uncredited), William Henry (uncredited), and Olive Carey (uncredited). Filmed in Metrocolor.|
|1957||Jet Pilot||Colonel Jim Shannon||Josef von Sternberg||RKO
|With Janet Leigh, Paul Fix, Hans Conreid, Denver Pyle, Jay C. Flippen, Ivan Triesault, Roland Winters, Paul Frees (uncredited), Gene Evans (uncredited), and Bill Erwin (uncredited). Filmed in Technicolor and released in RKO-Scope. Shot in 1949–50 but not released until 1957. Produced by Howard Hughes. Generally regarded as one of Wayne's worst films.|
|1957||Legend of the Lost||Joe January||Henry Hathaway||Batjac
|With Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, and Marsha Hunt (uncredited). Filmed in Technirama and Technicolor on location in the Libyan desert.|
|1958||The Barbarian and the Geisha||Townsend Harris||John Huston||20th||With Sam Jaffe. Inspired by a true story. Filmed in CinemaScope and Eastmancolor.|
|1959||Rio Bravo||John T. Chance||Howard Hawks||Arm
|With Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, Claude Akins, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Donner (uncredited), and Yakima Canutt (uncredited). Generally regarded as one of Wayne's best, providing the template and format for many of his later films. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios.|
|1959||The Horse Soldiers||Col. John Marlowe||John Ford||UA||With William Holden, Hoot Gibson, William Forrest, Denver Pyle, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis, William Henry, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Strother Martin. Filmed in Deluxe color.|
|1960||The Alamo||Col. David Crockett||John Wayne||Batjac
|With Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Chill Wills, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis, Pilar Wayne (uncredited), Toni Wayne (uncredited), Aissa Wayne (as Lisa Angelica Dickinson), Denver Pyle, William Henry, Jack Pennick (uncredited), and Olive Carey. Wayne fulfilled a long-time dream by producing, directing, and starring in this epic telling of the battle for Texas independence. Filmed in Todd-AO and Technicolor.|
|1960||North to Alaska||Sam McCord||Henry Hathaway||20th||With Capucine, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, Stanley Adams, Kathleen Freeman and Karl Swenson. A light-hearted western. Filmed in CinemaScope and Deluxe color.|
|1960||Wagon Train||General William Tecumseh Sherman||John Ford||TV episode: The Colter Craven Story||A TV series. With his friend Ward Bond.|
|1961||The Comancheros||Jake Cutter||Michael Curtiz||20th||With Ina Balin, Stuart Whitman, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Bruce Cabot, Patrick Wayne, John Qualen, Jack Elam, Michael Ansara, John Lormer (uncredited), George J. Lewis (uncredited), and Aissa Wayne (uncredited, as Bessie Marshall). Filmed in CinemaScope and Deluxe color. The last film directed by Curtiz.|
|1962||Alcoa Premiere||Sgt.-Umpire in Korea||John Ford||Episode: Flashing Spikes||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself. He was billed as "Michael Morris".|
|1962||The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance||Tom Doniphon||John Ford||Par||With James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, William Henry (uncredited), Robert Donner (uncredited), Lee Van Cleef, Strother Martin, Denver Pyle, John Qualen, Jack Pennick (uncredited), Ken Murray and John Carradine.|
|1962||Hatari!||Sean Mercer||Howard Hawks||Par||With Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Valentin de Vargas, Gérald Blain, Michèle Girardon, and Bruce Cabot. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Tanganyika.|
|1962||The Longest Day||Lt.Col. Benjamin Vandervoort||Ken Annakin
Darryl F. Zanuck
|20th||With Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Eddie Albert, Robert Wagner, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Red Buttons, Curd Jürgens, Roddy McDowall, Fabian, Paul Anka, Stuart Whitman, Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Jeffrey Hunter, George Segal, Gert Fröbe, and Richard Dawson (uncredited). Wayne was part of an all-star cast in this epic retelling of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Filmed in black and white and CinemaScope.|
|1962||How the West Was Won||Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman||John Ford
|MGM||An all-star epic. Wayne appeared in the American Civil War sequence directed by Ford. Also appearing in this sequence were George Peppard, Russ Tamblyn, Ken Curtis (uncredited), and Harry Morgan (as Ulysses S. Grant). Also appearing in this movie are, Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach, Walter Brennan, Andy Devine, Raymond Massey, Agnes Moorehead, Raymond Massey, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Debbie Reynolds and Carolyn Jones. Filmed in Technicolor and Cinerama.|
|1963||Donovan's Reef||Michael Patrick Donovan||John Ford||Par||With Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden, Cesar Romero, Mike Mazurki, Marcel Dalio, Patrick Wayne (uncredited), Dan Ford (uncredited, John Ford's grandson), and Aissa Wayne (uncredited, as Native Girl). Filmed in Technicolor on location in Kauai, Hawaii. Wayne's last film with director John Ford.|
|1963||McLintock!||George Washington McLintock||Andrew V. McLaglen||Batjac
|With Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Bruce Cabot, Strother Martin, Hank Worden, Yvonne de Carlo, Jerry Van Dyke, Patrick Wayne, Michael Pate, Edward Faulkner, Olaf Wieghorst (uncredited), and Aissa Wayne (as Alice Warren) . A big favorite with Wayne fans. His first film with director McLaglen. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios.|
|1964||Circus World (US title)
The Magnificent Showman (UK title)
|Matt Masters||Henry Hathaway||SB
|With Claudia Cardinale, Rita Hayworth, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, and John Smith. Filmed in 70 mm Super Technirama and Technicolor. Originally presented in Cinerama.|
|1965||The Greatest Story Ever Told||The Centurion (Longinus)||George Stevens||UA||Director Stevens' large-scale telling of the life of Jesus Christ (played by Max von Sydow) with an all-star supporting cast. Wayne has a cameo as the Roman centurion who leads Christ to his crucifixion. Cast: Charlton Heston, José Ferrer, Telly Savalas, Michael Anderson, Jr., Roddy McDowall, Ed Wynn, Michael Ansara, Ina Balin, Pat Boone, Victor Buono, John Carradine, Angela Lansbury, Robert Loggia, Shelley Winters, Nehemiah Persoff, Richard Conte, Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, David McCallum, Jamie Farr, Joseph Sirola, Mark Lenard, Janet Margolin, Dorthy McGuire, Sal Mineo, Donald Pleasence, Claude Rains, Gary Raymond, John Abbott, Robert Blake, Tom Reese, John Crawford, Van Heflin, and Jay C. Flippen (uncredited).|
|1965||In Harm's Way||Capt. Rockwell Torrey||Otto Preminger||Sig
|With Patricia Neal, Kirk Douglas, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Burgess Meredith, Brandon deWilde, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Carroll O'Connor, Slim Pickens, James Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's son), Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews and Hugh O'Brian (uncredited). Filmed in Panavision. Wayne's last film in black and white.|
|1965||The Sons of Katie Elder||John Elder||Henry Hathaway||Par||With Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson, Jr., James Gregory, Dennis Hopper, Jeremy Slate, Rhys Williams, John Doucette, Paul Fix, Strother Martin, Karl Swenson, George Kennedy, and Percy Helton as Mr. Peeves. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location near Durango, Mexico.|
|1966||Cast a Giant Shadow||Gen. Mike Randolph||Melville Shavelson||Batjac
|With Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, and Michael Douglas (uncredited). Wayne, Yul Brynner, and Frank Sinatra did guest star appearances in the biopic of Col. David "Mickey" Marcus (Douglas). Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1966||El Dorado||Cole Thornton||Howard Hawks||Par||With Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Christopher George, Edward Asner, Robert Donner, Johnny Crawford, R.G. Armstrong, Jim Davis, Olaf Wieghorst, John Gabriel, William Henry (uncredited), John Mitchum (uncredited), Don Collier (uncredited), and Paul Fix. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Arizona. Filmed before, but released after, The War Wagon. It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios.|
|1967||The War Wagon||Taw Jackson||Burt Kennedy||Batjac
|With Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker, Jr., Bruce Cabot, Gene Evans, Bruce Dern, and Don Collier. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location in Durango.|
|1968||The Green Berets||Col. Mike Kirby||John Wayne
|With David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, Bruce Cabot, Patrick Wayne, George Takei, Mike Henry, Richard 'Cactus' Pryor, Luke Askew, Jason Evers, and Edward Faulkner. Wayne's controversial take on the Vietnam War. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location at Fort Benning, Georgia. Co-directed by an uncredited Mervyn LeRoy, but credit given instead to Ray Kellogg.|
|1968||Hellfighters||Chance Buckman||Andrew V. McLaglen||Uni||With Katharine Ross, Vera Miles, Edmund Hagman, Albert Morin, John Alderson, Edward Coleman, Jim Hutton, Bruce Cabot, Jay C. Flippen, Edward Faulkner, Barbara Stuart, Valentin de Vargas, Richard 'Cactus' Pryor, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (uncredited), and John Stephenson (uncredited). Wayne's character was based on real-life "hellfighter" Red Adair. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1969||True Grit||Deputy U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn||Henry Hathaway||Par||With Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, John Doucette, John Fielder, Jay Silverheels (uncredited), James McEachin (uncredited), and Hank Worden (uncredited). Wayne's Academy Award-winning performance and his last film with Hathaway. Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1969||The Undefeated||Col. John Henry Thomas||Andrew V. McLaglen||20th||With Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Robert Donner, Lee Meriwether, Bruce Cabot, Harry Carey, Jr., Gregg Palmer, Don Collier, Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Dub Taylor, Edward Faulkner, James McEachin, Marian McCargo, Melissa Newman, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Filmed in Panavision and Deluxe color.|
|1970||No Substitute for Victory||Narrator||Robert F. Slatzer||AK||A short in support of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. With General Mark Clark, Martha Raye, Sam Yorty, General William Westmoreland, and Lowell Thomas.|
|1970||Chisum||John Chisum||Andrew V. McLaglen||Batjac
|With Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Geoffrey Deuel (as Billy the Kid), Chris Mitchum, John Mitchum, Ben Johnson, Hank Worden, Robert Donner, Andrew Prine, Lynda Day George (Christopher George's Wife), Gregg Palmer, William Conrad (uncredited, as Opening Credits Narrator), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Ray Teal, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day George, and Glenn Corbett (as Pat Garrett). Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1970||Rio Lobo||Col. Cord McNally||Howard Hawks||Par||With Mike Henry, Jennifer O'Neill, Jorge Rivero, Jack Elam, Chris Mitchum, Sherry Lansing, George Plimpton, Victor French, David Huddleston, Hank Worden, Robert Donner, Jim Davis, Susan Dosamantes, Sherry Lansing, Peter Jason, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Don "Red" Berry (uncredited), Gregg Palmer (uncredited), and Ethan Wayne (uncredited). Wayne's last film with Hawks. Filmed in Technicolor. It was partially filmed at Old Tucson Studios.|
|1970||Swing Out, Sweet Land||Himself||Stan Harris||TV movie||With Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Roscoe Lee Browne, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Tom Smothers, Celeste Holm, William Shatner, Ann-Margret, Ed McMahon, Dick Martin, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). A TV movie available on DVD called John Wayne: A Tribute to America.|
|1970||Harry Jackson: A Man and His Art||Narrator/Voice||N/A||N/A||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1971||Big Jake||Jacob McCandles||George Sherman||Batjac
|With Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Chris Mitchum, Harry Carey, Jr., Bruce Cabot, John Doucette, Bobby Vinton, Gregg Palmer, Glenn Corbett, John Agar, Chuck Roberson, Jim Davis, and Hank Worden. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1972||The Cowboys||Wil Andersen||Mark Rydell||WB||With Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Clay O'Brien, Slim Pickens, Matt Clark, Charles Tyner, Allyn Ann McLerie, and DeForest Kelley. Filmed in Panavision 70 and Technicolor. Later a TV series.|
|1972||Cancel My Reservation||Himself||Paul Bogart||WB||Wayne, Bing Crosby, Johnny Carson, and Flip Wilson made brief, unbilled cameo appearances in this Bob Hope comedy. Cast: Eva Marie Saint, Keenan Wynn, Anne Archer, Pat Morita, Chief Dan George, Doodles Weaver, Tracy Bogart, and Paul Bogart (uncredited). Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1973||The Train Robbers||Lane||Burt Kennedy||Batjac
|With Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Ricardo Montalbán, Jerry Gatlin, and Bobby Vinton. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1973||Cahill, United States Marshal (US title)
Cahill (UK title)
|Deputy U.S. Marshal J.D. Cahill||Andrew V. McLaglen||Batjac
|With George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, Clay O'Brien, Hank Worden, Denver Pyle and Paul Fix. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1974||McQ||Det. Lt. Lon "McQ" McHugh||John Sturges||Batjac
|With Eddie Albert, Julie Adams, Diana Muldaur, Roger E. Mosley, Clu Gulager, Al Lettieri, William Bryant, and David Huddleston. Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor.|
|1975||Brannigan||Lt. James Brannigan||Douglas Hickox||UA||With Richard Attenborough, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon, Judy Geeson and John Stride. Filmed in Panavision and Deluxe colour on location in London.|
|1975||Rooster Cogburn||Deputy U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn||Stuart Millar||Uni||With Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Strother Martin, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo, John Lormer, Lane Smith, Andrew Prine (uncredited), and DeForest Kelly (Cameo). Filmed in Panavision and Technicolor on location in Oregon.|
|1976||The Shootist||John Bernard Books||Don Siegel||DDL
|With Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, John Carradine, Hugh O'Brian, Harry Morgan, Richard Boone, Scatman Crothers, and Sheree North. Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1977||Star Wars||Garindan (voice)||George Lucas||20th||With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Sir Alec Guinness, and Peter Cushing. Wayne is uncredited. Voice was heavily processed and edited from archive audio.|
|1932||The Voice of Hollywood: No. 13||Mark D'Agostino||Tif||A short subject.|
|1932||Running Hollywood||Charles Lamont||Uni||A two-reel short.|
|1932||The Hollywood Handicap||Charles Lamont||Uni||A two-reel short. With Tully Marshall.|
|1940||Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 8: Cowboy Jubilee||Ralph Staub||Rep||A one-reel short also featuring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.|
|1941||Meet the Stars: Past and Present||Harriet Parsons||Rep||A promotional short.|
|1944||Memo for Joe||Richard Fleischer||N/A||A short subject. With Bob Hope, Joe E. Brown, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Frances Langford. It was written by Quentin Reynolds.|
|1949||Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Rodeo||Ralph Staub||Col||A documentary short.|
|1950||Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Famous Feet||N/A||Col||A documentary short, uncredited as himself.|
|1951||Screen Snapshots: Reno's Silver Spur Awards||Ralph Staub||Col||A documentary short.|
|1951||The Screen Director||WB||A promotional short featuring a scene on the set of Operation Pacific with John Ford directing Wayne. (Actually, George Waggner was the director of that film, so this scene was obviously staged.)|
|1951||Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards||Ralph Staub||Col||A documentary short.|
|1953||The Colgate Comedy Hour||Episode: #6.9||N/A||A TV series. With Jimmy Durante.|
|1954||The 26th Annual Academy Awards||N/A||Wayne was seen in the audience.|
|1954||This is Your Life||N/A||Episode: William Wellman.||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1955||Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson||Ralph Staub||Col||A documentary short salute Jolson. Wayne is one of the celebrities shown in the film.|
|1955||Gunsmoke||Charles Marquis Warren||episode: Matt Gets It||John Wayne presents the first episode of "Gunsmoke" and introduced his good friend James Arness.|
|1955||Sheilah Graham in Hollywood||N/A||Episode: John Wayne||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1955||The Milton Berle Show||N/A||Episode: #8.1||A comedy TV series.|
|1955||I Love Lucy||N/A||Episode: Lucy and John Wayne||Wayne's first of two appearances on a Lucille Ball sitcom.|
|1955||Producers' Showcase||N/A||Episode: Dateline II||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1955||Casablanca||N/A||Episode: Who Holds Tomorrow||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself, special guest.|
|1956||Climax!||N/A||Episode: The Lovella Parsons Story||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1956||Screen Directors Playhouse||Fred Zinnemann||Episode: Markheim||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1958||I Married a Woman||Hal Kanter||RKO
|Wayne has an unbilled cameo in this minor comedy starring George Gobel and Diana Dors. Filmed in RKO-Scope and black and white except for one of Wayne's two scenes, which was shot in Technicolor.|
|1958||The 30th Annual Academy Awards||N/A||N/A||He presented the award for Best Actress.|
|1958||Screen Snapshots: Salute to Hollywood||N/A||Col||A documentary short.|
|1958||Wide Wide World||TV series/Documentary||Episode: The Western||A documentary TV series.|
|1959||World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World Vs. Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe||N/A||N/A||A documentary short, uncredited.|
|1959||The 31st Annual Academy Awards||N/A||N/A||He presented the award for Best Actor.|
|1960||The Spirit of The Alamo||N/A||ABC Channel||A documentary on The Alamo hosted by Wayne. It aired on November 14, 1960.|
|1960||The 32nd Annual Academy Awards||N/A||N/A||He presented the award for Best Director.|
|1960||The Jack Paar Tonight Show||N/A||Episode: #4.5||A TV talk show. Wayne as himself.|
|1960||The Jack Benny Program||N/A||Episode: The John Wayne Show||A comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1960||What's My Line?||N/A||Episode: 11-13-1960||A TV quiz show. Wayne appears as himself, the mystery guest.|
|1960-1964||Cinépanorama||N/A||Episodes: 12-17-1960 and 12-26-1964||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1960||The Ed Sullivan Show||N/A||Episode: #14.6||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1961||The Challenge of Ideas||An anti-communist propaganda short. With Jack Webb, Helen Hayes, and Chet Huntley.|
|1962||Here's Hollywood||N/A||Episode: #2.229||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1963||The Dick Powell Show||N/A||Episode: The Third Side of a Coin||A TV drama series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1965||The Making of In Harm's Way||N/A||Documentary Short||A documentary short about the making of In Harm's Way. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1966||The Lucy Show||N/A||Episode: Lucy and John Wayne||A comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1966||The Merv Griffin Show||N/A||Episode: 3-16-1966||A TV talk show. Wayne appears as himself, guest.|
|1966-1969||The Red Skelton Show||N/A||Episodes: Red Skelton Scrapbook 66 (Himself/Guest Host), and John Wayne's 40th Anniversary AKA Homing and True Grits (himself/Rooster Cogburn)||A comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1967||The Artist and the American West||N/A||Documentary Short||A documentary short about the film "El Dorado".|
|1967||A Nation Builds Under Fire||Harry Middleton||A documentary short dealing with Vietnam.|
|1967||The Beverly Hillbillies||Joseph Depew||TV series, episode: The Indians are Coming||Wayne was a guest star in one episode.|
|1967||The Dean Martin Show||N/A||Episodes: 5-15-1967, 5-16-1967, 5-17-1967, 5-18-1967, and 5-19-1967.||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1968||The Movie Makers||N/A||A documentary short||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1968-1969||The Joey Bishop Show||N/A||Episodes: #2.203, and #3.238||A comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1969-1971||The Glenn Campbell Good Time Hour||N/A||Episodes: #1.4, and #4.1||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1970||No Substitute for Victory||Robert F. Slatzer||AK||A short in support of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. With General Mark Clark, Martha Raye, Sam Yorty, General William Westmoreland, and Lowell Thomas, himself as narrator.|
|1970||John Wayne and Chisum||N/A||A documentary short||A documentary short about Chisum. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1970||Plimpton! Shoot out at Rio Lobo||N/A||TV documentary||A documentary about the making of Rio Lobo. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1970||The Movie Game||N/A||Episode: 3-16-1970||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1970||Swing Out, Sweet Land||Stan Harris||TV movie||With Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Roscoe Lee Browne, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Tom Smothers, Celeste Holm, William Shatner, Ann-Margret, Ed McMahon, Dick Martin, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, and Patrick Wayne (uncredited). A TV movie available on DVD called John Wayne: A Tribute to America.|
|1970||Raquel!||N/A||TV movie||A TV special with Raquel Welch. Wayne appears as himself trying to teach Raquel Welch how to shoot.|
|1970||The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards||N/A||TV special||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself. He won for Best Actor in a motion picture drama and presented an award to Cecil B. DeMille.|
|1970||The 42nd Annual Academy Awards||N/A||He won an award for Best Actor in a leading role (True Grit), and presented the award for Best Cinematographer.|
|1970||Harry Jacks: A Man and His Art||N/A||N/A||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself, the narrator.|
|1971||Sehnsucht nach dem Wilden Westen||N/A||TV movie||A TV movie.|
|1971||The Bob Hope Show||N/A||Episode: 11-7-1971||A comedy TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1971||Directed by John Ford||Peter Bogdanovich||AFI||A documentary, narrated by Orson Welles.|
|1971||Everything You Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were afraid to Ask||N/A||A TV special||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1971-1976||The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||N/A||N/A||He appeared in the following episodes 2-7-71, 1-4-72, 6-7-72, 3-22-73, 10-15-75, and 1-8-76.|
|1971||The American West of John Ford||Denis Sanders||N/A||A documentary, with Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.|
|1971-1975||V.I.P. Schaukel||N/A||Episodes: #1.22, and #5.4||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself, the mystery guest.|
|1972||The Breaking of Boys and the Making of Men||N/A||A documentary short||A documentary short about the movie The Cowboys. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1972||Cancel My Reservation||Paul Bogart||WB||Wayne, Bing Crosby, Johnny Carson, and Flip Wilson made brief, unbilled cameo appearances in this Bob Hope comedy. Cast: Eva Marie Saint, Keenan Wynn, Anne Archer, Pat Morita, Chief Dan George, Doodles Weaver, Tracy Bogart, and Paul Bogart (uncredited). Filmed in Technicolor.|
|1972||The 44th Annual Academy Awards||N/A||He was a presenter.|
|1972||The David Frost Show||N/A||Episode: #4.185||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1973||The Wayne Train||N/A||A documentary short||A documentary short about the movie The Train Robbers. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1973||RCA's Opening Night||N/A||TV movie||A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1973||Cavalcade of Champions||N/A||TV movie||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1974||McQ: John Wayne in Action||N/A||N/A||A short featurette on the making of the film, appearing as himself and Det. Lt. Lon McQ.|
|1974||John Wayne and Glenn Campbell and the Musical West||N/A||TV movie||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1974||The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope||N/A||N/A||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself in a Pretaped Message.|
|1974||Maude||Hal Cooper||TV series, episode: "Maude Meets the Duke".||Wayne appeared in the episode: "Maude Meets the Duke".|
|1974||Parkinson||N/A||Episode: #3.19||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1974||AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney||N/A||N/A|
|1975||Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television||N/A||TV movie||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1975||Bob Hope on Campus||N/A||TV movie||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1975||The 17th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||N/A||N/A||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1975||Backstage in Hollywood||N/A||Episode: 7-24-1975||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1975||The 47th Annual Academy Awards||N/A||He presented an honorary award to Howard Hawks.|
|1976||Backlot USA||N/A||TV movie||A TV movie. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1976||The Mike Douglas Show||N/A||Episode: 9-21-1976||A TV series. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1976||The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards||N/A||TV special||A documentary short. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1976||An All Star Tribute to John Wayne||N/A||TV movie||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself, the Guest of Honor.|
|1976||CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years||N/A||TV movie/Documentary||A TV special. Wayne appears as himself.|
|1976||Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend||John Ford||A tribute documentary on the most decorated U.S. Marine, Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. Completed in 1970, but not released until 1976, three years after Ford's death.|
|1976||America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music||N/A||TV movie||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1977||The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards||N/A||TV special||Winner: Favorite Movie.|
|1977||Home for the Seabees||N/A||Documentary||A documentary. John Wayne as himself.|
|1977||An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor||N/A||A TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1977||Super Night at the Super Bowl||N/A||A TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1977||Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Address Gala||N/A||TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1978||AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda||N/A||He appeared in this TV special.|
|1978||ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration||N/A||TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1978||Happy Birthday, Bob||N/A||TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1978||General Electric's All Star Anniversary||N/A||TV documentary||A TV documentary. John Wayne as himself, the host.|
|1978||Early American Christmas||N/A||TV special||A TV special. John Wayne as himself.|
|1979||The 51st Annual Academy Awards||N/A||N/A||He presented the award for Best Picture.|
|1979||The Barbara Walters Summer Special||N/A||N/A||He appeared in TV special January 10, 1979. It was one of his last interviews.|
In 1993, Wayne appeared posthumously as George Abitbol, the central character in the French TV film La Classe américaine. The film, the story of which revolves around an investigation of Abitbol's death, consists entirely of cut-and-pasted extracts from other films, dubbed with new lines in French and transformed into a new story. Raymond Loyer, who had dubbed Wayne into French in his previous films, returned to do so one last time.
As producer only
John Wayne produced, but did not star in several feature films.
|1950||The Dangerous Stranger||N/A||N/A||It is a short that John Wayne Produced.|
|1951||The Bullfighter and the Lady||Rep||Budd Boetticher||Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland, Paul Fix (uncredited), and Ward Bond (voice, uncredited).|
|1951||Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen||N/A||N/A||A Short that John Wayne Produced.|
|1953||Plunder of the Sun||WB||John Farrow||Glenn Ford, Patricia Medina|
|1954||Ring of Fear||WB||James Edward Grant||Clyde Beatty, Pat O'Brien, Mickey Spillane, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez. It was written by Paul Fix + others.|
|1956||Track of the Cat||Batjac
|William A. Wellman||Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Tab Hunter, Carl "Afaifa" Switzer.|
|1956||Goodbye, My Lady||Batjac
|William A. Wellman||Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon deWilde, Sidney Poitier|
|1956||Seven Men From Now||Batjac
|Budd Boetticher||Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Stuart Whitman, Chuck Roberson, and Don "Red" Berry.|
|1956||Gun the Man Down||Batjac
|Andrew V. McLaglen||James Arness, Angie Dickinson, Harry Carey, Jr., and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez.|
|1956||Man in the Vault||Batjac
|Andrew V. McLaglen||William Campbell, Karen Sharpe, Paul Fix, Mike Mazurki, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, and John Mitchum (uncredited).|
|Frank Borzage||Victor Mature, Li Li-Hua, Ward Bond, Denver Pyle, Don "Red Berry, and Stuart Whitman.|
|Francis D. Lyon||Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Slim Pickins, Ken Curtis, and X Brands.|
|1967||Hondo and the Apaches||Batjac
|Leo H. Katzin||Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Michael Rennie, Noah Beery, Jr., William Bryant, Jim Davis, and Hank Worden (uncredited). A remake of Wayne's 1953 Hondo and a pilot for a TV series.|
|Various||Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Michael Rennie, and Noah Beery, Jr.. A remake of Wayne's 1953 Hondo and a 17 episode TV series. Episodes are "Hondo and the Eagle Claw", "Hondo and the War Cry", "Hondo and the Singing Wire", "Hondo and the Superstition Massacre", "Hondo and the Savage", "Hondo and the Apache Kid", "Hondo and the War Hawkes", "Hondo and the Mad Dog", "Hondo and the Judas", "Hondo and the Comancheros", "Hondo and the Sudden Town", "Hondo and the Ghost of Ed Dow", "Hondo and the Death Drive", "Hondo and the Hanging Town", "Hondo and the Gladiators", "Hondo and the Apache Trail", and "Hondo and the Rebel Hat".|
Box office popularity
Results from Quigley's Motion Picture Herald annual poll of film exhibitors would determine the year's "Top Ten Stars". John Wayne appeared on the list every time between 1949 and 1973 with one exception – 1958 – indicating that he was one of cinema's most durable stars.
|1||Bob Hope||John Wayne||John Wayne||Martin & Lewis||Gary Cooper|
|2||Bing Crosby||Bob Hope||Martin & Lewis||Gary Cooper||Martin & Lewis|
|3||Abbott & Costello||Bing Crosby||Betty Grable||John Wayne||John Wayne|
|4||John Wayne||Betty Grable||Abbott & Costello||Bing Crosby||Alan Ladd|
|5||Gary Cooper||James Stewart||Bing Crosby||Bob Hope||Gary Cooper|
|6||Cary Grant||Abbott & Costello||Bob Hope||James Stewart||Marlon Brando|
|7||Betty Grable||Clifton Webb||Randolph Scott||Doris Day||Martin & Lewis|
|8||Esther Williams||Esther Williams||Gary Cooper||Gregory Peck||Humphrey Bogart|
|9||Humphrey Bogart||Spencer Tracy||Doris Day||Susan Hayward||June Allyson|
|10||Clark Gable||Randolph Scott||Spencer Tracy||Randolph Scott||Clark Gable|
|1||John Wayne||James Stewart||William Holden||Rock Hudson||Glenn Ford|
|2||Martin & Lewis||Grace Kelly||John Wayne||John Wayne||Elizabeth Taylor|
|3||Gary Cooper||John Wayne||James Stewart||Pat Boone||Jerry Lewis|
|4||James Stewart||William Holden||Burt Lancaster||Elvis Presley||Marlon Brando|
|5||Glenn Ford||Bing Crosby||Marilyn Monroe||Frank Sinatra||Rock Hudson|
|6||Martin & Lewis||Marilyn Monroe||Alan Ladd||Gary Cooper||William Holden|
|7||Gary Cooper||James Stewart||William Holden||William Holden||Brigitte Bardot|
|8||Marilyn Monroe||Bob Hope||Bing Crosby||James Stewart||Yul Brynner|
|9||Kim Novak||Susan Hayward||Jane Wyman||Jerry Lewis||James Stewart|
|10||Frank Sinatra||Randolph Scott||Marlon Brando||Yul Brynner||Frank Sinatra|
|1||Rock Hudson||Doris Day||Elizabeth Taylor||Doris Day||Doris Day|
|2||Cary Grant||Rock Hudson||Rock Hudson||Rock Hudson||John Wayne|
|3||James Stewart||Cary Grant||Doris Day||Cary Grant||Rock Hudson|
|4||Doris Day||Elizabeth Taylor||John Wayne||John Wayne||Jack Lemmon|
|5||Debbie Reynolds||Debbie Reynolds||Cary Grant||Elvis Presley||Cary Grant|
|6||Glenn Ford||Tony Curtis||Sandra Dee||Elizabeth Taylor||Elizabeth Taylor|
|7||Frank Sinatra||Sandra Dee||Jerry Lewis||Jerry Lewis||Elvis Presley|
|8||John Wayne||Frank Sinatra||William Holden||Frank Sinatra||Sandra Dee|
|9||Jerry Lewis||Jack Lemmon||Tony Curtis||Sandra Dee||Paul Newman|
|10||Susan Hayward||John Wayne||Elvis Presley||Burt Lancaster||Jerry Lewis|
|1||Doris Day||Sean Connery||Julie Andrews||Julie Andrews||Sidney Poitier|
|2||Jack Lemmon||John Wayne||Sean Connery||Lee Marvin||Paul Newman|
|3||Rock Hudson||Doris Day||Elizabeth Taylor||Paul Newman||Julie Andrews|
|4||John Wayne||Julie Andrews||Jack Lemmon||Dean Martin||John Wayne|
|5||Cary Grant||Jack Lemmon||Richard Burton||Sean Connery||Clint Eastwood|
|6||Elvis Presley||Elvis Presley||Cary Grant||Elizabeth Taylor||Dean Martin|
|7||Shirley MacLaine||Cary Grant||John Wayne||Sidney Poitier||Dustin Hoffman|
|8||Ann-Margret||James Stewart||Doris Day||John Wayne||Jack Lemmon|
|9||Paul Newman||Elizabeth Taylor||Paul Newman||Richard Burton||Lee Marvin|
|10||Richard Burton||Richard Burton||Elvis Presley||Steve McQueen||Elizabeth Taylor|
|1||Paul Newman||Paul Newman||John Wayne||Clint Eastwood||Clint Eastwood|
|2||John Wayne||Clint Eastwood||Clint Eastwood||George C. Scott||Ryan O'Neal|
|3||Steve McQueen||Steve McQueen||Paul Newman||Gene Hackman||Steve McQueen|
|4||Dustin Hoffman||John Wayne||Steve McQueen||John Wayne||Burt Reynolds|
|5||Clint Eastwood||Elliott Gould||George C. Scott||Barbra Streisand||Robert Redford|
|6||Sidney Poitier||Dustin Hoffman||Dustin Hoffman||Marlon Brando||Barbra Streisand|
|7||Lee Marvin||Lee Marvin||Walter Matthau||Paul Newman||Paul Newman|
|8||Jack Lemmon||Jack Lemmon||Ali MacGraw||Steve McQueen||Charles Bronson|
|9||Katharine Hepburn||Barbra Streisand||Sean Connery||Dustin Hoffman||John Wayne|
|10||Barbra Streisand||Walter Matthau||Lee Marvin||Goldie Hawn||Marlon Brando|
- "The tall, commanding figure of the prop boy looked right for the part and, when John Ford vouched for Wayne's dedication to work, [Raoul] Walsh arranged a screen test."
- Filmed as Arizona, the movie's makers applied to the New York State Censor Board for a new title, Men Are Like That, and the film was reviewed under that title in New York and other places.
- Not the radio comedian.
- A Walter Wanger production released thru United Artists.
- Tom Tyler played Wayne's role of Stoney Brooke in some of the later Mesquiteers series.
- These same incidents also formed the basis of the film The Baron of Arizona (1951), starring Vincent Price.
- The change in title was probably done to avoid confusion with the 1935 John Wayne film called The New Frontier (1936).
- Jennifer Jones' son, Robert Walker, Jr., appeared with Wayne in The War Wagon (1966).
- Namely, The Moon of the Caribees, In the Zone, Bound East For Cardiff, and The Long Voyage Home.
- When the film was re-issued in the 1950s Wayne and Susan Hayward received top billing in the advertisements.
- This story was also filmed in 1914, 1922, 1930 and 1955 with, respectively, William Farnum, Milton Sills, Gary Cooper, and Jeff Chandler in the Wayne role. Farnum also plays a supporting part in the Wayne version.
- This was Clift's first film, although the second one he made, The Search (1948), was released before Red River.
- Also filmed as Marked Men (1919), Hell's Heroes (1930), and Three Godfathers (1936) with, respectively, Harry Carey Charles Bickford, Chester Morris, in the Wayne role.
- One of only three sound films Hardy did without comic partner Stan Laurel.
- The working title was Rio Bravo, which would become the name of a 1959 Wayne western. The title Rio Grande had been used for a 1949 B-Western starring Sunset Carson.
- The character Wayne played here and in Fort Apache is the same character (just as it is in the short stories on which they are based), but here the character's last name has an added "e".
- Ward Bond plays a movie director named "John Dodge", an obvious spoof of the film's real director, John Ford.
- Reputedly, Curtiz was extremely ill during the shooting, as a result the majority of the film was directed by Wayne who refused to take credit.
- James Stewart received top billing over Wayne in the film's advertisements, but Wayne has top billing in the film's opening credits.
- Wayne had originally played Sherman in an episode of the TV series Wagon Train entitled "The Colton Craven Story." That episode was directed by John Ford.
- Technicolor prints were apparently used for only the Cinerama presentation while general release print used Metrocolor.
- Aside from the documentary film Chesty: Tribute to a Legend (1976).
- Walker Jr's mother, actress Jennifer Jones, made her film debut opposite Wayne in New Frontier (1939).
- Vera Miles appeared in some scenes as Wayne's wife, but these were cut from the final print.
- George Plimpton made a TV documentary about the making of this film. In this documentary, entitled "Shoot-out at Rio Lobo". Wayne frequently accidentally referred to Plimpton as "Pimpleton".
- Warren Oates would play Rooster Cogburn in a 1978 TV film entitled True Grit: A Further Adventure.
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