Originally Posted by Seamus
It's a beautiful movie to watch. I think that's the most impressive thing about it. Walsh went on to direct many excellent films including Rebel Without a Cause, High Sierra and White Heat. I have spent a lot of time in the area which it was filmed so I am kind of biased.
Not the most complex of plots but there is a ferocity to the vengeance and a naivete in the romance that I like.
Oh well, googled John Wayne's height and a lot of anecdotal evidence that he was in the 6-3 to 6-4 range.
Wlad KO8 Marciano.
A comparison between Wayne and 6' 6"James Arness is possible via that anti -commie pot boiler Big Jim McClain.