John Wayne After Asked a Producer What Tends to make a Fantastic Western Title, Reply Astonished Him

The name John Wayne became synonymous with westerns. Wayne was a little bit player in westerns of the ‘20s just before he began headlining them himself. From 1939’s Stagecoach to his last film, The Shootist, lots of motion pictures featured Wayne in a cowboy hat, on a horse or even putting on a sheriff’s star. However, Wayne questioned what built a great western film title. 

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The response was exposed in a way on the new 4K UHD release of The Gentleman Who Shot Liberty Valance. In a collection of reward characteristics from earlier house video releases, the late producer A.C. Lyles speaks about Wayne. Below was his solution to Wayne’s issue. 

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