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Episode 8: The Cowboys (1972) - Favorite Westerns, Famous Quotes, and Living The Western Lifestyle!

Updated: Sep 22

The Cowboys Greatest Western Ever? | Cowtown Drive-In | William Lee Martin Ep 8

It’s More than just Movies!

This week: Colorado and New Mexico - Famous Quotes - Favorite Westerns and The Cowboys

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Fun Facts About the Movie:
  • Even though they highly disagreed on political and social topics, John Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne both loved poetry and would quote their favorite verses between takes

  • Some of the boys’ parents are played by their actual parents

  • A Martinez wasn’t the original choice to play Cimarron, but the first actor couldn’t learn to ride a horse and the second got into legal trouble and ended up in jail

  • It was filmed primarily in Texas and New Mexico, such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Amarillo, DFW, Lubbock, Abilene, El Paso, and Tucson

Fun Facts About John Wayne:
  • John Wayne’s real name was actually Marion Mitchell Morrison

  • His hair began to thin when he was in his 30s, and he wore a hairpiece in public for most of his career

  • In 1967 he made a guest appearance in “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Instead of payment for the cameo he asked for a bottle of bourbon

  • Wayne’s voice was used in the original “Star Wars” as the voice of the Imperial spy Garindan

  • He was a chess enthusiast, playing frequently with Marlene Dietrich, Rock Hudson, and Robert Mitchum

  • He was fluent in Spanish and all of his wives were of Latin descent

  • His childhood family dog was a terrier named Duke

  • For decades Wayne smoked 5-6 packs of unfiltered Camels a day, making him one of the heaviest smokers in Hollywood

Our Ratings:

William Lee - 10

Lisa - 8.5

JT - 8

Audi - 10

Cowtown Drive-In Average - 9.125

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