John Wayne’s Son, Ethan Wayne, Hosts a Special Bock Honoring His Father’s 111th Birthday Saturday
May 22, 2018
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 ALONE; Omar Shariff and Gregory Peck in MACKENNA’S GOLD; Charlton Heston in WILL PENNY; James 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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