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John Wayne’s salute to Harry Carey

Harry Carey, noted western actor, died on September 21, 1947. When filming “The Searchers"  (1956) John Ford cast Carey’s wife (Olive Carey) as Mrs. Jorgensen and Harry Carey Jr. as one of the Texas Rangers. In the closing scene Wayne holds his right elbow with his left hand, a pose often used by Carey. Olive watched just off camera.

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“Trader Horn’ (1931)The cast and crew traveled to Africa. This was the first feature ‘filmed on location’. During filming one African boy was killed by a charging Rhino. The incident was captured on film and is in the movie.