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    Hi this has probably been asked before but here goes,in how many films did John Wayne's character die/get killed? I've got 7 but i'm sure there must be more.Also which actor/actress has appeared in the most( full feature length) films ?

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    Wayne's deaths:



    Reap the Wild Wind

    The Cowboys

    The Alamo

    The Shootist





    Oooh - now I'm struggling. Sands of Iwo Jima probably but I'm stumped on the others (they all must be pre 1945 where I haven't seen that many of his).

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    The Duke dies in these as well ...



    Central Airport

    The Fighting Seabees

    Wake Of The Red Witch




    He was probably killed in The Sea Chase but it is left open.

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    Thanks batman - haven't seen any of those.



    But what about:



    Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - completely forgot about that although he is already dead at the start of the film and he isn't actually killed per se.

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    He also plays a corpse in The Deceiver.

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    Sands of Iwo Jima and The Cowboys methinks!!

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    name='Harleybloke']Sands of Iwo Jima and The Cowboys methinks!!




    Yes I'm watching him heading towards the light right now on Channel 4

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    the 7 i know are

    the cowboys, wake of the red witch i think this is the same film as reap the wild wind,liberty valance,sands of iwo jima,fighting seebees,the alamo,the shootist i 'm not sure of the others mentioned here already

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    Wake of the Red Witch and Reap the Wild Wind are two different films. The Duke doesn't get killed during MWSLV, he is dead at the start are appears very much alive as a flashback.



    These are the fims in which The Duke is killed during the story ....



    Reap the Wild Wind

    The Cowboys

    The Alamo

    The Shootist

    Central Airport

    The Fighting Seabees

    Wake Of The Red Witch

    Sands of Iwo Jima

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    He definately copped it in Sands Of Iwo Jima.

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    Thanks Mark, I had forgotten to include that one.

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    did he go in Green berets?

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    name='gilly']did he go in Green berets?
    No, the reporter (David Janssen) was killed on their last patrol and Wayne brought his cap back for the young lad who had been hanging around



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    It was Jim Hutton's character Lt.Petersen who the kid was waiting for not the journalist.The sun sets into the ocean horizon as they walk away.Problem is ,in Vietnam the sun rises over the ocean horizon and sets over the Laotian border-oops,same geographical advisor as the one who got Krakatoa in the wrong place?

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    He dies in "Sands of Iwo Jima." Good war film, too, if you like that genre.

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    I think Arthur Franz survives in the movie. I'd have to watch it again to make sure. I like his war story better. :)

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    name='torinfan']I think Arthur Franz survives in the movie. I'd have to watch it again to make sure. I like his war story better. :)


    That reminded me of one of the few movies Franz starred in, Running Target (1956). I came across it back in the day when movies were frequently shown on TV because the Movies for TV book edited by Philip Schuer gave it three stars. Looking it up on imbd, there is not much interest in it. It turns out, this is the director's only movie and he died young, just ten years later. This is one weird movie, a manhunt movie with pretentious overtones, but very well done. I came across the novel as a paperback at a library sale and the movie is the novel almost word to word.

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    I enjoyed Johns last film The Shootest as he plays a gun fighter dying of cancer, which killed him in real life.

    Also has Richard Boone in the film who also died of cancer and at one time was considered the 'replacement' for John Wayne (probably not quite the right choice of words)

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    In "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" Wayne dies but I think it must be old age! The film begins with Wayne in a coffin as Jimmy Stewart tells the story to a local reporter in a flashback.

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    name='will.15']That reminded me of one of the few movies Franz starred in, Running Target (1956). I came across it back in the day when movies were frequently shown on TV because the Movies for TV book edited by Philip Schuer gave it three stars. Looking it up on imbd, there is not much interest in it. It turns out, this is the director's only movie and he died young, just ten years later. This is one weird movie, a manhunt movie with pretentious overtones, but very well done. I came across the novel as a paperback at a library sale and the movie is the novel almost word to word.


    I've only seen a handful of his many films but not Running Target. It sounds interesting! It wasn't until his death I learned of his service history. He escaped from a Romanian POW camp in WW2. I still have his autograph and personal note which he sent me years ago. He has a special spot in my heart.

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