I've just finished watching Big Jake starring John Wayne, a film that confirms to me that he was a bland over rated actor with little ability to differenciate beween a cowboy, a US Army Colonel and a circus artist. He has a cult following but I don't understand how. The Big Jake was itself a dire film, a plot where Big Jakes grandson is kidnapped and more than a dozen of his friends and family massacred yet still the film has a feeling of comedy and no show of urgency or emotion from him or his co stars. The scene where he shoots the baddie in the shower and we get to see his figure hugging pantyhose really summed his career up for me! Am I alone in thinking he was pants?