Originally Posted by oink
Westerns can stand the test of time.
Unfortunately, John Wayne Westerns won't.
Future generations won't take to the clichés, corny dialog and John Ford's repressed man-crush on Wayne.
Clichés and all, I still love em, although I think his older movies hold up better than the ones he did in his later years. I can watch Tall in the Saddle, Angel and the Badman, Fort Apache, Red River, She Worn a Yellow Ribbon, The Alamo, The Searchers, and still enjoy them. But the one that stands head and shoulders above them all is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - my favorite Wayne western.
I also like what the actors that surround him bring. Gabby Hayes, Ward Bond, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Andy Devine, Ben Johnson, Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Chill Wills, and of course the beautiful Maureen O'Hara, just to name a few. But hey, that's just me, Wayne isn't everyone's cup of tea