John Wayne's son Ethan Wayne hosts a special block honoring his father's 111th birthday on May 26

Source: HDNET Press Release
John Wayne and Ethan/Credit John R Ham...Wayne Enterprises.

HDNET MOVIES will be airing a birthday block for acting legend John Wayne on May 26 starting at 7 p.m. EST. The birthday block will be featuring special introductions by John Wayne's son, Ethan Wayne.

So the birthday tribute will include the two legendary John Wayne films "The Alamo" at 7 p.m. EST and "The Sons of Katie Elder" at 9:45 p.m. EST.

The block is also part of the network's Western Icons with Ethan Wayne, which started on May 18. The 10-nights of western classics celebrates both John Wayne and the legendary actors of his generation.

The "Western Icons" lineup will also include a 24-hour Memorial Day Marathon which here is the schedule for that (all times are Eastern):

"THE UNDEFEATED" (6 a.m.)
"YOUNG BILLY YOUNG" (8 a.m.)
"BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE" (9:30 a.m.) 
"MACKENNA’S GOLD" (10:50 a.m.)
"WILL PENNY" (1 p.m. EST)
"THE UNFORGIVEN" (2:50 p.m.)
"THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER" (4:55 p.m.)
"TWO RODE TOGETHER" (7 p.m.)
"HIGH NOON" (8 p.m.)
"THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE!" (10:20 p.m.)
"GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL" (12:05 a.m.)
"THE GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY" (2:10 a.m.)
"PAINT YOUR WAGON" (3:35 a.m.)

So both John Wayne and Western movie fans won't want to miss this event from HDNET MOVIES. To learn more about each film and the schedule, please click here.

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