John Wayne

John Wayne’s The Searchers co-star ‘walked around naked trying to attract leading lady’

The Searchers director John Ford was actually far more enraged by the actor over what he did to John Wayne on set.

John Wayne and John Ford collaborated on some of the Hollywood Golden Age’s best-loved Westerns from She Wore a Yellow Ribbon to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Perhaps their most famous was 1956’s The Searchers, which saw Duke play a Civil War veteran spending years looking for his abducted niece, portrayed by Natalie Wood. Since she was still a student in high school at the time, Wayne and co-star Jeffrey Hunter had to pick the rising star up and take her to set on a number of occasions.

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