View Full Version : What's John Wayne's Best Fist Fight
July 22nd, 2003, 11:31 AM
Beside his shootoutscene's he fight with his fists many times in many movies
If you're movie not on the list please make a reply allready thanks
July 22nd, 2003, 11:34 AM
I voted on the Undefeated, I know It is not one of his best movies but It has a nice fist Fight.
Chisum is also great while he is fighting with Forrest Tucker
And The Cowboys is very memorable, while he protecting his dignity against the children.
July 22nd, 2003, 01:10 PM
I've got to go with the Quiet Man on this one. The fight scene is long and funny, and exciting. It's definately one of the best. I usually don't like a lot of fight scenes because I'm not real big on violence in moview, but I really like this one.
July 22nd, 2003, 03:59 PM
Hello Again :rolleyes:
I think this topic was already posted :unsure:
But anyhoot B) I vote for the Quietman, Has to be one of if not the best fight scene ever :P
In alot of the dukes movies the fight scenes add a touch of humor to them :rolleyes:
When Maureen O'hara hits the Duke over the head in McLintock! as the duke is saying "If my name isn't George Washinton McL (BANG) Toooooooock!" :)
El Dorado ad the Duke hit Robert Mitchem over the head with a frying pan :)
Or the Army/Navy fights "In the Wings of Eagles" as the Duke is hit he spins infront of the camera rolling his eyes :rolleyes:
it goes on and on. Thats one reason we love his movies :rolleyes:
July 25th, 2003, 05:38 AM
The fight in North to Alaska is a good comedy fight even the dog clancy gets involved ,the sound effects were funny and well to the heck with it attitude we can afford it.
July 25th, 2003, 01:07 PM
Without a doubt the best fist fight is the one in The Quiet Man. There are many many close seconds though. The Cowboys being one, the one in Big Jake where he gets his butt kicked is another one, Chisum is also classic, and the many scuffles in Donovan's Reef are good too.
General Sterling Price
July 25th, 2003, 10:10 PM
The Quiet Man is tops..."Marquis of Queensbury rules"
July 26th, 2003, 09:24 AM
my son loves the fist fight in mclintoc he laughs through the whole fight scene as they are always falling down the muddy slope and when they get to the top down they go again but for me the quite man which ends at the pub :lol:
July 26th, 2003, 01:02 PM
No doubt the best is The Quiet Man. But I think an underrated one is The Spoilers. That was one of the longest and best fight scenes in Hollywood history up to that point, (so says TCM) ;) .
July 27th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Of course "The Quiet Man" wins hands down but I liked the fight in the "Sons of katie Elder". There are a a number of reasons 1st of all there was a real serious scene before that and this fight injected some humour back into the film. Secondly its great fun, thirdly it is well directed and finallythe fight concludes with Duke crashing through a door, this is a great stunt by any standard especially when you consider that this was his comeback movie from a recent cancer operation. Although regarding fist fights "Angel and the Badman" has one of the poorest I have ever seen, bad stunt doubles poorly directed awful altogether, anyone agree with me on this.
Hondo Duke Lane
July 27th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Has anyone seen The Spoilers? That has to be the best fight scene ever shot, and I can't believe no one hasn't seen it to comment on it. Just wondering if anyone knows what I'm talking about. It stars Marlene Dietrich, and Randolf Scott with Duke.
Cheers, Hondo B)
July 27th, 2003, 08:42 PM
I made mention of it a couple of posts up. It was a great fight scene. Very long and well done. One of the best in Hollywood.
August 5th, 2003, 01:54 PM
I voted for The Quiet Man
August 19th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Hondo I havent seen the spoilers its one of those little movies that I'm saving but I hear its a really good well made/acted movie.
Hondo Duke Lane
August 19th, 2003, 10:34 PM
The Spoilers (April 13, 1942) Cast: John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, William Farnum, George Cleveland, Samuel S. Hinds, Marietta Canty, Robert W. Service, Russell Simpson, Jack Norton, Charles Halton, Ray Bennett.
Credits: Produced by Frank Lloyd. Directed by Ray Enright. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard and Tom reed. Based on the novel by Rex Beach. Photographed by Milton Krasner. Art direction by Jack Otterson and John B. Goodman. Musical director: Charles Previn. Music by Frank Skinner.
Synopsis: Cherry Malotte (Marlene Dietrich) is in love with Roy Glennister (John Wayne), part owner of a gold mine. Roy, blinded by his attraction for Helen Chester (Margaret Lindsay), allows her uncle, Judge Stillman (Samuel S. Hinds) to double-cross him in a case that would decide the fate of the mine.
When the marshal is killed, the new gold commissioner McNamara (Randolf Scott) unjustly jails Roy. Cherry opens a confession from Helen that she, Stillman and McNamara are in a conspracy to rob the miners. Roy escapes from jail and with his partner, Destry (Harry Carey), they open the mine that has been guarded by McNamara's men. Roy returns to town, kills Stillman, and then beats McNamara in a no-holds-barred fist fight.
Running Time 84 minutes. Released through - Universal Pictures
Cheers, Hondo :cool:
March 11th, 2004, 08:59 PM
I have to agree with Hondo....THE SPOILERS is my all time favorite fight scene. Duke and Randolph Scott start the fight in one room, then move to barroom, and they don't stop until the entire saloon is completely distroyed; and one guy ain't walking away from this one! Good stunt work. A classic.
William T Brooks
October 2nd, 2004, 11:03 AM
"The Quite Man", Duke and Victor!!! Chilibill
The Ringo Kid
October 16th, 2004, 04:40 PM
:cowboy: I think hands down his best fist fight was in The Quiet Man and I might be hated for saying, I really am not very fond of that movie. He did have a great fistfight in Red River though.
October 18th, 2004, 11:51 AM
No one had it coming more than Bruce Dern in the Cowboys.
Duke knew what he was doing by telling Dern, 'people are going to hate you for a long time.... I'm glad I'm not you .'
Just ask Dern what happened to his employment status after that.
The Ringo Kid
October 18th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Hi Rick, thanks for that. I had forgotten about that fight he had with Bruce Dern in The Cowboys. :cowboy: T.R.K.
The Ringo Kid
October 18th, 2004, 04:59 PM
:cowboy: PS, glad I am no longer a newby. TRK.
October 19th, 2004, 09:18 AM
It has to be The Quiet Man followed closely by the Spoilers, the fist fight? in Red River was handbags at ten paces.
November 1st, 2004, 10:55 PM
I agree Arthur, I finally purchased The Spoilers and enjoyed it, allot. And since I heard so much about the fight I was hoping that it would not disappoint me, and it didn't. Its close, but I would still put The Quiet Man's fight seqeunce just slightly ahead of it.
November 9th, 2004, 01:05 PM
I guess I have to get the SPOILERS too,
But I voted for The Quiet Man,
I Think North to Alaska is good and funny.
March 13th, 2005, 03:36 AM
I love the fistfight in McLintock! The Indian yelling about whiskey is hilarious on top of everything else. :P
"No whiskey! We go home!" :lol:
May 8th, 2005, 12:16 PM
Man, that fight in The Spoilers is simply amazing! Two Western legends, The Duke and Randoph Scott, giving that one everything they've got! It is a truly unforgettable scene.
The fight in The Quiet Man is great, but the fight in The Spoilers gets my vote.
And The Spoilers is a great movie, too!
May 22nd, 2005, 02:27 PM
It has to be THE QUIET MAN. I know duke had some great fights, but, as soon as Victor Mc Laglen hits Duke, you know he's for it.
May 22nd, 2005, 04:57 PM
THE QUIET MAN
August 21st, 2005, 02:33 AM
Oh....McClintock, the clay pit is a classic. Oh Maclin, good party, no whiskey, we go home. You gotta love it.
August 21st, 2005, 11:46 PM
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August 21st, 2005, 11:55 PM
I just realized I had never voted in this poll . . . don't know how I missed it the first time around.
I voted for The Spoilers, although it was hard to decide between that and The Quiet Man.
Randolph Scott and John Wayne got one of the most difficult workouts I've ever seen.
August 23rd, 2005, 11:21 AM
I'm with you Chester, I never knew about that movie and after people here recommended it I bought it and the fight scene alone is worth the price. Then add Marlene and Randolph, very fun movie.
Jay J. Foraker
August 23rd, 2005, 12:16 PM
I'm in the same boat as Chester - I hadn't voted or made a comment on this topic! I voted for "The Quiet Man," mainly because it was one on one with a lot of humor.
Cheers - Jay :D
August 23rd, 2005, 12:32 PM
I voted for THE QUIET MAN,
but the fight in THE SPOILERS,
is incredible, especially the scene,
where they topple off the balcony!
Credit must go to all the guys involved in these,
fight sequences, as it must take more than a few, cuts and bruises,
and painstaking hours, to co-ordinate them,
before they them on the silver screen!
September 2nd, 2005, 11:01 AM
I need to get the Spoilers. The mud fight in McLintock! is always popular
at my house!!!!!!!
September 12th, 2005, 09:20 AM
I voted for the Quiet man as a both of you. The fights is very special thing for the Fords movies. He shows that something can be decide only in the open fight. I like the beginning of the fight in The Horse Solgies. For a pity I didn't see McLintok.
September 25th, 2005, 08:50 AM
This was a difficult one but I voted for North to Alaska in the end.That was so funny,specially when his toupet went flying.I had a huge dicussion with a friend of mine about that,she never realized he "cheated" with his hair.
March 12th, 2007, 01:22 PM
North to Alaska cause the fights at the beginning and the end of the movie were very amusing, especially where the Duke loses his toupee near the end of the movie. The mud fight scene in McClintock was a VERY close second.
March 12th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Has to be The Quiet Man but Mc Lintock and North to Alaska must be contenders as well
March 13th, 2007, 09:34 AM
While I get a roar out of the McLintock mud fight, it is no contest, The Quiet Man fight scene is the best of all time, ever, anywhere!
April 24th, 2007, 11:15 PM
The Quiet Man has the best and most memorable fist fight I can recall right off.... It's just so kick-ass awesome!
April 24th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Definitely McLintock... especially the spankings.
April 25th, 2007, 02:11 AM
McLintock had the biggest brawl in any film I think, but The Quiet Man was amazing for it just being two men.
July 10th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Yes the Quiet Man has the best fight scene, But I voted for The Cowboys Solely because I thoroughly enjoy watching the Duke kick the crap out of the punk played by Bruce Dern.
August 2nd, 2009, 06:25 PM
I think the greatest fight scenes are in The Quiet Man But my favorites are in The Sons of Katie Elder. :shades_smile:
August 3rd, 2009, 07:22 AM
McClintock is the best in my opinion, it was so ggod it looked like it was choregraphed. Watch ALL the action in the background next time you watch it, there is alot of brawling going on.
October 26th, 2009, 11:53 PM
My favourite was not on the list - its the War Wagon. I just love that fight scene with John wayne, the indian guy and Kirk Douglas. Its hilarious but also lots of good hits and breaking stuff.
October 27th, 2009, 10:56 PM
I picked the Quiet Man with Duke and Will going at it.
My favorite line goes with the fight in Undefeated:'That's the biggest Reb I've ever seen. Duke:That's the biggest anything I've ever seen', in reference to Little George (Merlin Olson).
BILL OF PA
November 24th, 2009, 06:36 PM
missing from this list The war Wagon and a good fight scene in Pittsburg.
November 24th, 2009, 08:42 PM
i think his best screen fight is in the spoilers with randy scott
January 21st, 2010, 02:16 AM
Well...The Quiet Man, Red River, The Spoilers, Seven Sinners...Oh, and Donovan's Reef!
June 6th, 2010, 04:45 PM
It has to be the Spoilers for me..very realistic...and two stalwarths of the cinema.
October 18th, 2010, 09:06 AM
I agree with everyone on all the fights. My pick would have to be The Quiet Man fisticuffs also, but all are great. Plus, all the incredible stuntwork/doubling. I think the best "doubling" overall was in TQM. I like the fight in Angel & The Badman-it was fun, but as said, has some of the worst doubling (Fred Graham was a great stuntman, but not that great a double for Duke).
November 29th, 2011, 10:21 PM
i choose Chisum. Because he did what the whole town wanted to do! kill him!
November 30th, 2011, 12:34 PM
"The Quiet Man" gets my vote as well.
"Chisum" is a good one, but Chuck Roberson does more fighting than Duke. The substitutions are too visible.
I think the most realistic is "The Cowboys". You can really feel the damage being inflicted.
We deal in lead, friend.