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John Wayne’s Son, Ethan Wayne, Hosts a Special Bock Honoring His Father’s 111th Birthday Saturday

May 22, 2018

'Western Icons with Ethan Wayne' on HDNET MOVIES

JOHN WAYNE’S SON, ETHAN WAYNE, HOSTS A SPECIAL BLOCK HONORING HIS FATHER’S 111TH BIRTHDAY FEATURING THE ALAMO & THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER ON SATURDAY, MAY 26 AT 7pE, AS PART OF HDNET MOVIES’ “WESTERN ICONS” LINEUP

The Event also Features a 24-Hour Memorial Day Marathon Starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, James Stewart, & More on May 28 Starting at 6aE

Los Angeles – May 22, 2018 – HDNET MOVIES presents a heartfelt tribute to the quintessential Western icon, John Wayne, putting the spotlight on two of his finest films on Saturday, May 26—what would have been Wayne’s 111TH Birthday—at 7pE.

The birthday block features special introductions by John Wayne’s son, Ethan Wayne, and airs as part of the network’s Western Icons With Ethan Wayne event running from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. The celebration begins with Wayne’s trademark role as real life revolutionary Davy Crocket in THE ALAMO at 7pE. Then, at 9:45pE, Wayne shares the screen with fellow legend Dean Martin, starring as brothers on a quest to avenge their father’s murder in THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER.

The “Western Icons” lineup also includes a 24-hour Memorial Day Marathon on Monday, May 28 starting at 6aE, as HDNET MOVIES rounds up a posse of 13 cowboy classics starring some of cinema’s most beloved actors. Highlights include Rock Hudson inTHE UNDEFEATED; Western hero Randolph Scott in BUCHANAN RIDES ALONEOmar Shariff and Gregory Peck in MACKENNA’S GOLDCharlton Heston in WILL PENNYJames Stewart in TWO RODE TOGETHER; Western favorite Lee Van Cleef inTHE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE!Kirk Douglas as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp in GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL; and Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin in the 1969 Western farce PAINT YOUR WAGON, among others.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit hdnetmovies.com/feature/western-icons/

HDNET MOVIES’ “John Wayne Birthday Block” and “Western Icons Memorial Day Marathon” schedules are as follows (all times eastern):

John Wayne Birthday Block—Sat., May 26

THE ALAMO (1960) – 7pE

THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (1965) – 9:45pE

Western Icons Memorial Day Marathon—Mon., May 28

THE UNDEFEATED (1969) – 6aE

YOUNG BILLY YOUNG (1969) – 8aE

BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (1958) – 9:30aE

MACKENNA’S GOLD (1969) – 10:50aE

WILL PENNY (1967) – 1pE

THE UNFORGIVEN (1960) – 2:50pE

THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (1965) – 4:55pE

TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961) – 7pE

HIGH NOON (1952) – 8:50pE

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE! (1972) – 10:20pE

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (1957) – 12:05aE

THE GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY (1959) – 2:10aE

PAINT YOUR WAGON (1969) —3:35aE

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