producer: Hal B. Wallis

This is the Army

July 6, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film is one from 1943 with a cast of stars. Jerry Jones and his friends performed a show for the soldiers and were shipped out directly from the stage to the fighting overseas. Now the war is over—the one they called the war of all wars—and the gang gets together and reminisces about the [...]

True Grit

May 22, 2007
"True Grit" is a gritty film (pun intended) about the man behind the grit, Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne), a cowboy who is friendly enough, but doesn't ever like to lose. When a teenage girl (Kim Darby) comes to him to help find her father's killer, he is reluctant at first but young Mattie Ross is [...]

Last Train from Gun Hill

November 9, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Although this film deals with a marshal (Kirk Douglas) who is determined to bring in the man who raped and murdered his Indian wife, it is really a well made picture with strong performances from Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. Quinn plays Craig Belden, the father of the man who murdered the [...]

Gunfight at the OK Corral

April 22, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This classic western has about everything most westerns have, but it does it better than a lot of them. It begins with the meeting of Wyatt Earp, who is Marshall of Dodge City, and Doc Holliday, who enjoys his gambling, drinking, and carousing. The plot leads up to the meeting with the Clanton [...]

The Sons of Katie Elder

June 5, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is another of John Wayne's classic westerns. Although this one was made in the 1940s, it contains all the elements needed. There are the good guys, the bad guys, and at least one woman to add to the story. Of course in a western you can't forget to add in the gun fights and explosions. To top [...]


February 15, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film deserves its status as a classic and it has, in fact, made many top-ten lists including being ranked number one. Rick (Bogart) runs a nightclub in Casablanca and the Gestapo is beginning to take a concentrated interest in the club and its activities. Rick is believed to be hiding some [...]