Sep 3, 2007

Trouble Along the Way

The Duke finally proved to my wife that he could act. Wayne’s interaction with Sherry Jackson, who would eventually put some va-va into the voom of one of Star Trek’s androids is particularly appealing. I’m rather inclined to think that Wayne was under-rated by many, like Ronald Reagan, because of his conservative politics. He usually managed to deliver a solid performance, and while he might not be a good fit for Laurence Olivier’s roles, Olivier would have been a disaster in any of the Duke’s roles.