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The Real Reason John Wayne Didn't Serve in World War 2 ...

In 1968, John Wayne starred in and codirected the Vietnam War feature The Green Berets. The film viewed the Vietnamese as animalistic villains, and John Wayne as the All-American hero. Though audiences were quick to eat the feature up, having grown up with John Wayne in similar roles, critics could no longer bare the hypocrisy.

The Duke's Green Berets - HistoryNet

John Wayne's 1968 take on the Vietnam War sang the praises of U.S. Special Forces but was panned by critics. John Wayne was drawn to the mystique of the elite U.S. Army Special Forces troops known as Green Berets when in the mid- 1960s he scoped out his next picture project.

'Green Berets' as Viewed by John Wayne

June 20, 1968 'Green Berets' as Viewed by John Wayne By RENATA ADLER . he Green Berets" is a film so unspeakable, so stupid, so rotten and false in every detail that it passes through being fun, through being funny, through being camp, through everything and becomes an invitation to grieve, not for our soldiers or for Vietnam (the film could not be more false or do a …

How accurate is the John Wayne movie 'The Green Berets ...

Answer (1 of 11): There were actually a lot of factual things in John Wayne's movie The Green Berets, based upon the book of the same name by Robin Moore. Listed in Wikipedia, Robin Moore was able to go through Army Airborne and Special Forces Training Course, as a civilian. The Wikipedia entry ...

The Green Berets (1968) - Trivia - IMDb

In 1967, John Wayne wrote a letter to Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson requesting military assistance for his pro-war film about Vietnam. The Defense Department had previously helped other war films like Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and The Longest Day (1962). Jack Valenti told the President, "Wayne's politics are wrong, but insofar as Vietnam is concerned, his …

John Wayne - Wikipedia

Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in films made during …

Jane Fonda and John Wayne: Two Sides of the Vietnam Coin

Many people believe John Wayne's "The Green Berets" was the first Vietnam War film. For the record the first was released on February 5, 1964 and was quickly forgotten, or just overlooked. It was actually filmed by director and star Marshall Thompson in South Vietnam with a Vietnamese cast and technical crew in areas of operation by the Viet ...

The Duke's Green Berets - HistoryNet

John Wayne's 1968 take on the Vietnam War sang the praises of U.S. Special Forces but was panned by critics. John Wayne was drawn to the mystique of the elite U.S. Army Special Forces troops known as Green Berets when in the mid- …

The Green Berets (film) - Wikipedia

The Green Berets is a 1968 American war film directed by John Wayne and Ray Kellogg and starring John Wayne, David Janssen and Jim Hutton, based on the 1965 novel by Robin Moore.Much of the film was shot in the summer of 1967. Parts of the screenplay bear little relation to the novel, although the portion in which a woman seduces a North Vietnamese communist …

john wayne and "the green berets" as pentagon propaganda ...

" The Green Berets is a film so un­speak­able, so stupid, so rotten and false in every de­tail that it passes through being fun, through being funny, through being camp, through every­thing and be­comes an in­vi­ta­tion to grieve, not for our sol­diers or for Vietnam (the film could not be more false or do a greater dis­ser­vice to ...

The Green Berets (1968) - IMDb

The Green Berets: Directed by Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, Mervyn LeRoy. With John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray. Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

The Green Berets: how the war was spun | John Wayne | …

The commander of the United States Army Airborne School at Fort Benning can be seen shooting trap with John Wayne in the film. He can be identified as the only soldier wearing the Vietnam-era "baseball" fatigue cap; the rest wear green berets. The soldiers exercising on the drill field which Wayne shouts to were Army airborne students in training.

The Green Berets: John Wayne, Vietnam and the Cultural Divide

In June 1968, The Green Berets made its debut in the United States at the height of the Vietnam War, which had grown increasingly unpopular amid the anti-war movement.The critics hated it. The American people loved it. With such one liners as "Out here, due process is a bullet," it eventually became the 13 th highest grossing film of 1968.. The movie was based on …