John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, when paired together, were kind of like Bogey and Bacall. In this film, Wayne departs from being a cowboy or military man and plays the role of a boxer who returns to Ireland. Of course, I have somewhat of an affinity towards the movie as I'm Irish. Another John Ford film that's too good to miss.
How the West Was Won provides a historical narrative and stars such wonderful actors as Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Karl Malden, Walter Brennan and Carroll Baker among many others. It's not a cowboy film but rather a depiction of the struggles of those people who eventually called the West their home.
This is another Cavalry movie of Wayne's. It's a good movie like his other cavalary movies--Ft. Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Undefeated and The Alamo. In fact, if you like these types of war movies, you'll not be disappointed if you purchase any of the aformentoned titles.
I put The Shootist at the end of the list, where it really should go. Not because it's bad. It was the last Western and film that John Wayne made. Therefore, it's a little sad to watch. Good acting and a good flim.