Plot Twist: John Wayne vs. James Arness

Good Friends Square Off! Who’s the Star: James Arness or John Wayne?

Two Hollywood greats, iconic legends in their own right. Both bold, righteous and larger than life, and best friends on the set and off. How well do you know their movies? Find out. Take this fun quiz. We’ll give you the plot and you guess the star. Will it be James Arness or John Wayne? Roll camera! And action!

Plot 1:
Our hero teams up with his prisoner and goes undercover to fight a brutal gang of arms dealers.
Correct
John
Movie: The Comancheros
The correct answer is
John
Movie: The Comancheros
Plot 2:
Our hero discovers he has a daughter, but the joy of that news is short-lived, as Apaches have kidnapped her. Now he must rescue her.
Correct
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: The Last Apache
The correct answer is
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: The Last Apache
Plot 3:
Our hero and an old sheriff friend take on a greedy cattle baron aiming to steal land and water.
Correct
John
Movie: El Dorado
The correct answer is
John
Movie: El Dorado
Plot 4:
Our hero finds an abandoned woman and her young son, and becomes their protector, as hostile Apache Indians are determined to make her and the boy one of their own.
Correct
John
Movie: Hondo
The correct answer is
John
Movie: Hondo
Plot 5:
A group of young boys steals the wild horses our hero has been training. Now he must sort out the foolish kids, but things get complicated when he finds one of the thieves has been courting his niece.
Correct
James
Movie: How the West Was Won: The Rustler
The correct answer is
James
Movie: How the West Was Won: The Rustler
Plot 6:
When he returns home for his mother’s funeral, our hero discovers she’d been swindled out of her land. Now he seeks justice.
Correct
John
Movie: The Sons of Katie Elder
The correct answer is
John
Movie: The Sons of Katie Elder
Plot 7:
A lying witness accuses our hero of murder, and he’s put on the Most Wanted list. Now our hero is on the run, and must hunt down the real killer before he’s captured—or killed first!
Correct
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: The Long Ride
The correct answer is
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: The Long Ride
Plot 8:
Our hero must find a dangerous French outlaw and return him to the authorities in Canada. Meanwhile, the General who requested his help has remained in town, and is happily flirting with someone close to our hero.
Correct
James
Movie: How the West Was Won: L’Affaire Riel
The correct answer is
James
Movie: How the West Was Won: L’Affaire Riel
Plot 9:
Our hero’s grandson has been kidnapped by a notorious gang, and though other men are out looking for the boy, our hero knows only he can bring the child home safely
Correct
John
Movie: Big Jake
The correct answer is
John
Movie: Big Jake
Plot 10:
A ruthless gang of outlaws kills a young mother, now her inexperienced son vows vengeance. It’s up to our hero to stop the boy before he shares his mother’s fate.
Correct
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice
The correct answer is
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice
Plot 11:
After a gang of cattle rustlers takes off with his livestock, our hero and his daughter head off in hot pursuit. But, now vicious vigilantes and feuding farmers may just pull them into a deadly land war.
Correct
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: To the Last Man
The correct answer is
James
Movie: Gunsmoke: To the Last Man

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