The Good Old Hockey Game / Stompin’ Tom Connors
In 1937 John appeared in a real head scratcher:
Idol of the Crowds – a hockey movie!
Yes, John made an occasional non-Western,
but I never knew he ranged this far afield!?
I couldn’t access any video, but it looks like John
really knows what he’s doing out there!
In the synopsis you can see that John plays a guy called Johnny Hanson. This is rather interesting coincidence, because one of my favorite (guilty pleasure) movies is Slapshot (1977) – a hockey sendup Starring Paul Newman! (believe it or not) and these amazing characters: The Hanson Brothers, who have become big Canadian celebrities.
The Hanson Brothers deserve a Post to themselves
so I’ll get back to them later.
Meanwhile … John Wayne plays a chicken farmer who plays hockey. With all due respect to chicken farming, how does one go from
being a Western Hero to a chicken farmer hockey player?