Saturday, July 11, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Late John Wayne sci-fi role sees release on DVD | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle: "Any fan of old westerns would probably say that the 1976 movie, The Shootist, was John Wayne’s last film.

They’d be mistaken, according to Dave Burleson.

Burleson, who played minor parts in more than 70 westerns and was friends with Wayne, is releasing an independently produced film that contains Duke’s final unseen performance.

The film, a science-fiction western entitled Thunder Riders of the Golden West, was produced by Burleson in 1984, and includes footage that Wayne filmed before his death in 1979.

“It’s not the last movie he acted in, but it’s the last performance to be released,” said Burleson, who now resides in Barksdale, about two hours Southwest of Kerrville."


Fred Blosser said...

I'd like to see new footage of the Duke as much as anyone else, but this story doesn't quite add up.

Doc Quatermass said...

You want to pull those space ships in a circle, Pilgrim. LOL

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Thunder Riders last appear in Gene Autry's unimaginably weird serial, The Phantom Empire? Is this a sequel?
Art Scott