Join us May 27 as we offer running commentary while watching “The Horse Soldiers,” “The Comancheros” and “McLintock!” on Turner Classic Movies.
Turner Classic Movies has corralled three classic John Wayne westerns for our viewing pleasure Wednesday, May 27 —and we’d like you to join us as we Live Tweet the triple bill starting at 8 pm ET.
Specifically: We’ll be providing running commentary on The Horse Soldiers (8 pm ET), The Comancheros (10:15 pm ET) and McLintock! (12:15 am). Look for the hashtag #ciTCMwestern on Twitter, and don’t be shy about sharing your own thoughts and observations in real time.
Wayne plays Col. John Marlowe, a Union cavalry brigade commander who leads his men on a dangerous behind-enemy-lines mission during the Civil War, in director John Ford’s The Horse Soldiers. William Holden co-stars in the 1959 drama as Maj. Henry Kendall, a regimental surgeon who’s often at odds with his commanding officer — but gradually gains Marlowe’s grudging respect by demonstrating uncommon valor.
In 1961’s The Comancheros, the final theatrical feature credited to director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy), Wayne is Jake Cutter, a Texas Ranger on the trail of white renegades who are selling liquor and guns to the marauding Comanche. Stuart Whitman plays Cutter’s unlikely ally, a roguish gambler who became a wanted man after killing an influential judge’s son in a duel, and gets a shot a clearing his name by aiding the Texas Ranger.
And as for McLintock! — well, here is what we had to say when we celebrated the enduringly popular 1963 comedy-drama on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.