The Selling of John Wayne … Smoke … Part 4 / The Conqueror

17 Jan

“Spectacular as its barbaric passions and savage conquests!”

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So … in 1956 John Wayne and Howard Hughes made The Conqueror.
It quickly became one of the most maligned and ridiculed movies in Hollywood history – though some now enjoy it as an entertainment curiosity
– a model of Hollywood big budget excesses.
John deeply regretting his involvement in the film, and agreed that he had been badly miscast.

I have to wonder however, if a lot of the scorn showered upon the movie wasn’t an indirect attack upon John and Howard Hughes personally.
Both were strongly outspoken and controversial individuals of the day with plenty of opponents
just waiting for a chance to knock them out or the saddle – or the sky.
And they got it.

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But The Conqueror wasn’t all bad …

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The Selling of John Wayne … Smoke … Part 5 / John leaves his mark … 

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