(3/5/47) Radio: Appeared on "The Hedda Hopper Show--This Is Hollywood" in a broadcast of "Angel and the Badman".
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(1970) certainly wasn't any different from most of my Westerns. Nor was Chisum
(1970), the one before that. But there still seems to be a very hearty public appetite for this kind of film - what some writers call a typical John Wayne Western. That's a label they use disparagingly ... If I depended on the critics' judgment and recognition, I'd never have gone into the motion-picture ...
Although it has often been written that Wayne was dying of cancer when he made The Shootist
(1976), his final film, this is not actually true. Following the removal of his entire left lung in 1964, he was cancer-free for the next 12 years. It wasn't until Christmas 1978 that he fell seriously ill again, and in January of the following year the cancer was found to have returned.
His movies frequently reflected his conservative values