John Wayne Collection: 24 Features [2 Discs] [DVD]

This comprehensive collection includes 24 feature-length films starring the iconic actor John Wayne.
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The Three Musketeers: Rebel Rifles
The Hurricane Express: The Wrecker
In the first episode of the twelve-chapter serial The Hurricane Express, a mysterious figure known as "The Wrecker" is systematically sabotaging the L&R railroad, crashing trains, stealing shipments, and killing personnel. One of "The Wrecker"'s victims is engineer Jim Baker (J. Farrell McDonald, the father of young aviator Larry Baker (John Wayne). Determined to avenge his father's death, Larry makes it his mission to expose "The Wrecker"'s true identity. Meanwhile, railroad president Howard Edwards (Tully Marshall), whose secretary Gloria (Shirley Grey) is sweet on Larry, is convinced that Larry's boss, Air Transport Company owner Walter Gray (Lloyd Whitlock), is in the fact "The Wrecker", determined to put the L&R out of business. Other prime suspects include Gloria's own father Frank (Edmund Breese), an escaped convict out to prove he is innocent of the crimes charged against him by Howard Edwards; Tom Jordan (Matthew Betz), disgruntled ex-employee of the L&R; and even Edwards' trusted associate, railroad attorney Stevens (Conway Tearle). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: One For All - All For One
The Three Musketeers: Pirates of the Desert
The Three Musketeers: The Master Spy
The Hurricane Express: Outside the Law
In the eighth chapter of The Hurricane Express, it looks like Larry (John Wayne) has managed to get the goods on the mysterious "Wrecker" when he captures the elusive villain's chief henchman Carlson (Al Bridge). Unfortunately, Carlson is murdered, and Frank Stratton (Edmund Breese), the escaped-convict father of Larry's sweetheart Gloria (Shirley Grey). Meanwhile, Gloria barely escapes a car crash, only to be kidnapped by the bad guys, who intend to flush out Frank and forced him to tell them whereabouts of a fortune in stolen gold. Gloria manages to get word to Larry, who has been enlisted by railroad executive Edwards (Tully Marshall) to prove that Edwards' business rival Gray (Lloyd Whitlock). Most of this episode is a "cheater", with highlights from earlier chapters appearing as flashbacks. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: The Master Strikes
The Hurricane Express: Sealed Lips
Larry (John Wayne) manages to escape the henchmen of the mysterious "Wrecker" in Episode Seven of The Hurrican Express). Meanwhile, Larry's girlfriend Gloria is being pursued not only by the villains, who believe she knows where a shipment in stolen gold is buried, but also by the police, who believe that Gloria's escaped-convict father Frank Stratton (Edmund Breese) is the elusive "Wrecker". After several thrilling adventures, Larry manages to capture one of the "Wrecker"'s henchman, a railroad agent named Carlson (Al Bridge). Brought before railroad executive Edwards, Carlson offers to tell all he knows about the "Wrecker"--but he never gets the chance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: Trapped
The Hurricane Express: The Invisible Enemy
Larry (John Wayne) saves Gloria (Shirley Grey) from the clutches of the "Wrecker's" gang during a fierce gun battle between crooks and cops in Chapter Nine of The Hurrican Express). Larry pretends to be shot in order to commandeer the villains' car and lead them on a wild goose chase in search of the gold stolen from the L&R railroad. Meanwhile, the police arrest Gloria's ex-father Frank (Edmund Breese), who though suspected of being the "Wrecker" has actually been trying to prove his evidence by strongarming L&R executive Edwards (Tully Marshall). As Larry prepares to meet the real "Wrecker" face-to-face, a new plot twist sends the story in an entirely new direction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: The Fiery Circle
The Hurricane Express: Flying Pirates
In the second episode of The Hurrican Express, aviator Larry Baker (John Wayne) continues to seek out the mysterious "Wrecker", the man responsible for the death of Larry's railroad-engineer father. A trap has been set for the "Wrecker" on the Hurricane Express, which is carrying a huge gold shipment. The villain manages to board the train wearing a rubber mask to make him look like the conductor, but while he and his minions manage to steal the gold, Larry manages to prevent the destruction of the Express. Meanwhile, Larry's girl friend Gloria tries to keep her escaped-convict father Frank (Edmund Breese), who has sworn revenge against railroad executive Edwards (Tully Marshall), from being recaptured. The episode's cliffhanger ending finds Larry manning the controls of the "Wrecker"'s plane--when suddenly a fire breaks out on board. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Hurricane Express: Wings of Death
Disguised as railroad executive Edwards (Tully Marshall), the "Wrecker" engages in a fierce gun battle with Larry Baker (John Wayne) and the cops in Chapter Eleven of The Hurrican Express). But the "Wrecker" manages to escape by plane, killing the real Edwards in the process. Now the L&R railroad is in the hands of Edwards' trusted attorney Stevens (Conway Tearle), who steps up the search for Larry's boss, airline owner Gray (Lloyd Whitlock), now the chief suspect in the search for the elusive "Wrecker". But Frank Stratton (Edmund Breese), the escaped-convict father of Larry's sweetheart Gloria (Shirley Grey), is certain that Gray is NOT the "Wrecker"--and he formulates a dangerous strategy to prove it. Much of this episode is comprised of "flashbacks" from the serial's earlier chapters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Hurricane Express: The Wrecker's Secret
In Chapter Ten of The Hurricane Express, Larry (John Wayne) is convinced that he has finally captured the mysterious "Wrecker", and summons the police to the villain's hideout. But the "Wrecker" turns the tables and escapes--wearing a rubber mask that makes him look exactly like Larry! In a dizzying turn of events, the "fake" Larry kidnaps the "real" Larry, with escaped-convict Frank Stratton (Edmund Breese), father of the "real" Larry's girlfriend Gloria (Shirley Grey), in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, Larry pretends to know where a cache of stolen gold is hidden in order to bring the "Wrecker"'s minions out in the open--while at the same time, Gloria thinks she has enough evidence to prove that Larry's boss Grey (Lloyd Whitlock) is himself the "Wrecker". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: The Measure of a Man
The Three Musketeers: Death's Marathon
The Three Musketeers: The Glory of Comrades
The Three Musketeers: The Fatal Cave
The Hurricane Express: The Masked Menace
Episode Three of The Hurricane Express finds aviator Larry Baker (John Wayne) managing to escape from a burning plane at the last minute. Now he must continue his mission of retrieving the gold shipment stolen from the L&R railroad by the mysterious "Wrecker", the man responsible for the death of Larry's father. Chasing after the "Wrecker"'s minions, Larry climbs aboard the Hurricane Express, where he thinks he has finally cornered the "Wrecker". Once he realize his mistake, our must must rescue his girl friend Gloria (Shirley Grey)--whose father may or may not be the elusive "Wrecker"--from the villains' henchmen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Hurricane Express: Danger Lights
As Episode Five of The Hurrican Express gets under way, Larry (John Wayne) and Gloria (Shirley Grey) manage to escape being blown up in a mine shaft. Now Larry is convinced that L&R railroad president Edwards (Tully Marshall) is himself the mysterious "Wrecker" who has not only been sabotaging the L&R but was also responsible for the death of Larry's father. What Larry doesn't know is that his trusted aide, "railroad detective" Frank (Edmund Breese) is actually Gloria's father, an escaped convict determined to wreak his own vengeance against Edwards and the L&R. When Larry finds out, he agrees to keep mum for Gloria's sake, and help Frank prove his innocence. But a runaway boxcar districts Larry's attention, forcing him to commandeer a motorcycle to prevent the boxcar's bound-and-gagged occupant from certain death. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Three Musketeers: Naked Steel
The Hurricane Express: The Airport Mystery
In Chapter Six of The Hurrican Express, Larry (John Wayne) rescues L&R railroad executive Edwards (Tully Marshall) from a horrible death. Now convinced that Edwards is not the mysterious criminal mastermind known as "The Wrecker", Larry now shifts his attention to disgruntled ex-railroad employee Jordan (Matthew Betz), who always seems to be lurking around where he shouldn't. When Jordan escapes custody, he apparently kidnaps rail station agent Carlson (Alan Bridge)--who, unbeknownst to Larry, is actually a minion of the "Wrecker". Meanwhile, the police discover that Larry's girlfriend Gloria (Shirley Grey) has been harboring her escaped-convict father Frank (Edmund Breese), who may well by the "Wrecker" himself. In the episode's thrilling climax, Larry is captured by the "Wrecker"'s minions, and now faces yet another death trap. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Hurricane Express: Unmasked
The concluding chapter of The Hurricane Express) would seem to indicate that Frank Stratton (Edmund Breese), wrongly imprisoned father of Gloria Stratton (Shirley Grey), is in fact the "Wrecker", the mysterious criminal mastermind who has been sabotaging the L&R railroad and is responsible for killing the father of Gloria's aviator boyfriend Larry Baker (John Wayne). In truth, however, the "Wrecker" is wearing a rubber mask to make himself resemble Stratton, and it may well be that Gloria's missing boss Walter Gray (Lloyd Whitlock) is the real villain. After a fierce shootout between the cops and the "Wrecker"'s gang, Larry sidetracks the authorities to enable the real Stratton to escape and to track down the genuine "Wrecker" himself. Another wild melee aboard a moving train follows, whereupon the true identity of the "Wrecker" is finally revealed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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