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Monday, April 9, 2018

John Wayne: Same Vehicle Stunt, Two Different Centuries (video)

In John Wayne's classic 1947 western "Angel and the Badman", there's an exciting chase sequence.

Duke's friend Yakima Canutt devised the stunts, including this unusual wagon jump.

First the front wheels pop up...then the back wheels.

They liked this stunt so much, it was repeated three times from different angles.

Fast-forward to 1974, and Duke's in a different chase...
...between two automobiles speeding down a West Coast beach. 

Very different vehicle...but very same stunt! 
And it looks cool both times. 

P.S. "McQ" also featured another great stunt, courtesy of Hal Needham...
...the very first cannon-assisted rollover.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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