JOHN WAYNE: AMERICA AT ALL COSTS (Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival, Lyon Territory France 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

John Wayne: America at All Costs—great documentary—tells a general overview of John Wayne’s life. While it may lack the depth that audiences may desire to know about this beloved western/war actor, the outstanding feature of the documentary is that it shows the humble beginnings of this star as it details his early years as a person who set the scenes for movies and his work as an ‘extra’ in silent films. The documentary also reveals some poor health choices that may have led to his contraction of cancer and early death. The film is put together well and follows a well-thought-out presentation of facts that is easy to follow. Simple and completely understandable, this documentary will not let down fans of the late Marion Robert ‘Duke’ Morrison AKA John Wayne, actor.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The story of John Wayne’s life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jean-Baptiste Péretié for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Arte France for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John Wayne (archival footage).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie easily earns its watch.

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