Alan Lemay

Novelist, Screenwriter


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Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Let's Go Home Significant SPOILER here in a landmark picture, Natalie Wood as the mature Debbie is rescued from five years captivity by her adoptive brother Marty (Jeffrey Hunter) from the Comanche chief Scar (Henry Brandon), as his partner Ethan (John Wayne), leading an attack with Rev. Clayton (Ward Bond), appears determined to execute her, in John Ford’s The Searchers, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) We've Seen Scalps Before Big reveal here as Mexican trader Figueroa (Antonio Moreno) leads the title characters (John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter as Ethan and Martin) to meet Comanche chief Scar (Henry Brandon), who is suspected of holding kidnapped Debbie (who’s grown up to be Natalie Wood), and who brandishes a medal long ago given to the girl, in John Ford’s celebrated Western The Searchers, 1956.
Adventures Of Mark Twain, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) You And Your Tall Tales Facing failure as miner in Nevada, with Alan Hale as his partner, Fredric March as Samuel Clemens doesn’t realize that Donald Crisp as J.B. Pond, is looking for “Mark Twain,” the pseudonym he first used when he submitted “The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County,” which had become a sensation back east, in The Adventures Of Mark Twain,1944.
Adventures Of Mark Twain, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) You Are Merely The Most Numerous Samuel Clemens (Fredric March, title character) uncomfortable and working with no introduction, in New York for his first lecture appearance as “Mark Twain,” improvises, with some real witticisms from the author, and Alexis Smith, her photo seen frequently before, appearing at last in the audience, with her brother, his old pal, Walter Hampden, in The Adventures Of Mark Twain,1944.
Adventures Of Mark Twain, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Safe Water Dickie Jones has assumed the title role as Samuel Clemens, age 15, learning to be a Mississippi River steamboat pilot, ca. 1850, Robert Barrat his crusty mentor captain Bixby, though the corresponding episodes in Clemens’ real life came later, in the Warner Bros. bio-pic The Adventures Of Mark Twain,1944, starring Fredric March.
Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) My, The Days Are Getting Shorter Piercing scream from Lucy (Pippa Scott) confirms director John Ford has moved into horror movie territory, as the Edwards family (Walter Coy, Dorotny Jordan, Robert Lyden, and Lana Wood, young sister of Natalie) detects the arrival of the raiding party in The Searchers, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Texas, 1868 The locale already established, director John Ford positions his star (John Wayne as Confederate veteran Ethan Edwards) among the landmarks in Monument Valley, with his quasi-family, Dorothy Jordan, Walter Coy, Lana Wood, Robert Lyden, Pippa Scott and Jefrrey Hunter, opening The Searchers, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Can't Enter The Spirit World Posse led by reverend Clayton (Ward Bond) comes upon a casualty from the Comanche band they're tracking, Nesby (Bill Steele) worrying, Jorgensen (Harry Carey Jr.) vengeful, Ethan (John Wayne) pushing Martin (Jeffrey Hunter) and everyone else around, in John Ford's The Searchers, 1956.
Searchers, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Unsurrounded Pictorial high point from director John Ford as Ethan (John Wayne) and Reverend Clayton (Ward Bond) lead their posse away from the Comanche raid party led by Scar (Henry Brandon) in The Searchers, 1956.
Along Came Jones (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Unsmiling Unaware that he's been mistaken for a feared gunman, Melody (Gary Cooper, also the producer) explains to sidekick George (William Demarest) how he commands respect in this new town, Erville Anderson the bartender, early in Along Came Jones, 1945.
Along Came Jones (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Henry's My Horse Melody (Gary Cooper), with sidekick George (William Demarest), has crept back to the ranch where Cherry (Loretta Young) is hiding her wounded, gone-bad boyfriend, meaning to point out that he's on to her scheme, and would rather not serve as her decoy, in Along Came Jones, 1945.
Along Came Jones (1945) -- (Movie Clip) What's Painful? Grumpy George (William Demarest) and laconic Melody Jones (Gary Cooper, also the producer) mosey into a town they don't know is threatened by a gunman with the initials "MJ," writer and co-producer Nunnally Johnson playing a pun, co-star Loretta Young introduced, in Along Came Jones, 1945.