Saturday, August 14, 2010

John Wayne: "What I Want for My Daughter"

It was a different world back then.  John Wayne tells Dean Martin what he wants for his baby daughter.  And don't let Dean-o fool you, he was great in "Five Card Stud."

Network TV would censor this today...


Linda said...

Where are the John Wayne's today? Why is our country letting this administration tear down our country? November and 2012 can't come soon enough!

Always On Watch said...

Back when I was a teenager, I was enamored of Dean Martin. So, I recall this particular show very well.

We don't often associate Dean Martin, a Democrat for most of his life, with patriotism. But I think that he was indeed a patriot.

In any case, the Duke has it right in this clip.

And look where America is today! Sheesh.

Fredd said...

Yeah, ol' Duke was a patriot, wasn't he? And that was circa 1970or so when he did this clip.

He said being proud to be an American was considered 'corny' then, but now so many Americans consider it down right shameful to be an American, and virtually hate this country as it was founded.

We need to marginalize those who are ashamed of our country, starting with the Shamed-One In Chief, Barack Hussein Obama.

Silverfiddle said...

It's a different time now. A Democrat back then was far different than one today. My whole family was Democrat when I was growing up. Now we're all Republicans except for one stubborn granny who remembers the depression and has a particular fondness for FDR. We all understand, so nobody hassles her over it. Anyway, she's so disgusted she doesn't vote anymore.

Will said...

For the last few years, the movies I watch most, are pre late sixties: John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Ava Gardner... Did I mention Ava Gardner? Whoo Hooo! Watching these folks is like watching adults I grew up around, unlike the self-absorbed, mindless jabber that persist in perennial infantilism today.

And yes Doug, my family, like yours is now all Republican of various flavors. Even my dad who is now eighty-seven recently registered as a Republican. Never thought I'd see the day, but many people from his generation were duped into thinking the evil tyrant, FDR, saved them from the "great" depression.

Silverfiddle said...

Ya know, Will, I think the actors were just better back. Real people. I can only say the same about a few from today. Will Smith would be one.

Actors back then just seemed more authentic.

Always On Watch said...

Actors back then just seemed more authentic.

I agree.

Most of today's actors, particularly in movies, aren't much without special effects.

Bastiatarian said...

>I think the actors were just better back

I agree too. Not just the actors, but the screenwriters, directors, etc., as well. Story, dialogue, and character development mattered back in the "olden days."

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