Stars Of Silent MoviesStars Of Silent Movies is a classic American horror film that tells the story of a group of youngsters who wander off to their deaths in a rural cabin. John Wayne plays the title role, and his costar is Lee Strasberg. This movie was actually made as a response to the widespread popularity of Douglas Adams' book, "Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy." While it doesn't have nearly the same level of iconic status, it is still a wonderful watch for horror fans of all ages. As was the case with many of Douglas Adams' other works, the star of this movie is entirely inarguable. John Wayne is the most famous actor from the era of Hollywood screenwriting, and his performances in a variety of other movies has been well-received. As a matter of fact, no film is really complete without at least one or two John Wayne scenes. The problem is, no one seems to have recorded John Wayne's best work. Which leaves this list of his greatest roles in movies; some of which are extremely brief, but they still manage to leave a lasting impression. One of the first films to star John Wayne that comes to mind when discussing his career is the western drama "The Adventures of Anjuna Sally." This is a classic example of the type of tense, small-scale character drama that would define much of the work of John Wayne for decades to come. It also happens to be one of the few films featuring one of the true stars of Hollywood in modern history. After the death of his first wife, John Wayne decides to take on another woman (this time, Pamela Anderson). The couple's troubles don't go away as expected, and John (Wayne) eventually runs out of women to date and takes up with Anjuna (Ann-Margret), a native of India. Another early John Wayne movie that might be a good candidate for inclusion on this list is "The Magnificent Seven." Though not a great deal of attention is given to the movie at the time, it was a big hit for George C. Scott, and is often considered a classic. In this movie, he stars as sheriff Tommy Lee Jones, who is sent on a mission to deliver a shipment of gold to a friend of his (acted by Steve McQueen). Everything goes smoothly until the truck is ambushed by armed thieves, and Tommy is shot and killed. Now, years later, he must contend with hallucinations and emotional trauma, while trying to clear his name and regain his family. One other John Wayne film to discuss is "The Man Who Played Every Night." Though Ben Kingsley is best known for playing the title role in this movie, in fact, he actually co-stars in this picture as Dallas Smith, an alcoholic who works at night as a car thief. He eventually ends up helping an aging former World War II pilot find love in his life, but ultimately, he falls in love with a lady police officer (Greta Garbo) whom he romantically harasses throughout the rest of the film. Garbo proves to be a valuable asset to the film, as she not only helps save the pilot and his plane, but also teaches the hero about fighting for what's right. Of course, one more George C. Scott film to discuss is "A Christmas Story" with Steve McQueen. One of the most iconic films of all time, "A Christmas Story" follows the young (and somewhat obnoxious) young man, Clark Griswold, as he visits with his neighbors in his hometown of Springfield, where he shops and visits with his new friend, Mildred Swan. Following a particularly harsh winter, Mildred becomes obsessed with a local fairy tale she heard about from her mother and eventually convinces Clark to join her in search of the fabled Home. Clark meets several other characters, including a sheriff, a kindly butler, and an evil wizard. The movie's message is that all humans have the ability to create the life they want in their own home, and that families should stick together despite differences. Of course, there are many more great movies throughout the ages that I could write about, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention some of the more prominent silent films. Perhaps the most famous of these is George C. Scott's "Of Human Bondage," which is often cited as having created the modern genre of the adventure film. In this classic film, the title character (seen here as the sheriff) is visited by his own deceased father, who tells him that he must kill a man named Valentine to get his present. Though it doesn't compare to the other stars of the timeless Silent Movie, it's still a very entertaining and charming film... There are also some lesser known films that will make good candidates for this list, like Henry Ford's "riage ofails" or Jean Renoir's "My Fair Lady." These two particular films are definitely my favorites of the era, and I think the list could go on. Regardless of which films make the cut, you can't deny that the stars of Silent Movies are some of the most remembered people from this era. A few decades later, they're still remembered fondly by fans of the genre.