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John Wayne Movie Tie-In Books

 

Stagecoach (original title: by Rope or Lead)
by Ernest Haycox
1973 (June)
Signet Books #T5534
Note: short story collection.
Includes the short story "Stage to Lordsburg" which was filmed as the movie "Stagecoach" in 1939
To the best of my knowledge this is the only edition to mention the movie.

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1973, Signet #T5534 1st thus
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Back Cover
 

 
The Long Voyage Home (selected plays)
by Eugene O'Neill
1940, 1943
Armed Services Edition #Q-35
Note: Contains the 4 short plays which were made into the motion picture the Long Voyage Home.
To the best of my knowledge this is the only edition to mention the movie. See close up of the back cover.

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1943, Armed Services Edition #Q-35 1st thus
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Back Cover
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Back Cover - close up

 

The Shepherd Of The Hills
by Harold Bell Wright
1941
Grosset & Dunlap
Note: originally published in 1907.
Hardback with dustjacket.

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1941, Grosset & Dunlap
   

 

Reap The Wild Wind
by Thelma Strabel
1941 (November)
Triangle Books #93
Note: Forword by Cecil B. DeMille, small mention of movie at front bottom of dustjacket cover.
Hardback with dustjacket.

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1941, Triangle Books, 1st edition
   

The Spoilers
by Rex Beach
1942
Grosset & Dunlap
Note: originally published in 1905.
Hardback with dustjacket.

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1942, Grosset & Dunlap
   

Tall In The Saddle
by Gordon Young
1944
Western Novel Classic #42
Note: Digest sized paperback.

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1944, Western Novel Classic #42
   

They Were Expendable
by W. L. White
1945 (October)
Forum Books, Motion Picture Edition
#F-28
The World Publishing Company.
Hardback with dustjacket.

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1945, Forum Books #F-28
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Back Cover
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Inside photo

Red River
by Borden Chase
1948 (September)
Bantam Books #205
Note: originally titled "Blazing Guns on the Chisolm Trail"

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1948, Bantam #205 1st printing
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Back Cover
 

Fort Apache
by Hunter Ingram (Giles A. Lutz)
1975 (March)
Ballantine Books #24413
Note: I'm not positive this book is based on the 1948 John Wayne movie of the same name, but it sure looks like John Wayne in the artwork on the cover.
The 1948 movie was based on a short story by James Warner Bellah.

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1975, Ballantine Books #24413 1st edition
   

The Quiet Man
by Maurice Walsh
1964
Anvil Books #(no book number)
Printed in the Republic of Ireland
Although the movie came out in 1952, this 1964 paperback seems to be the earliest edition to mention the movie.

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1964 Anvil Books, printed in Ireland
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Back Cover
 

 
Hondo
by Louis L'Amour
1953 (October)
Gold Medal Books #347
Note: based on a screenplay by James Edward Grant.
Which was based on the short story "The Gift of Cochise" by Louis L'Amour

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1953, Gold Medal #347 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

Blood Alley
by A. S. Fleischman
1955 (July)
Gold Medal Books #499

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1955, Gold Medal #499 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

 

The Searchers
by Alan Le May
1956 (March) reprinted 1956 (June)
Popular Library #731
Popular Library #1731 (second printing)

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1956, Popular Library #1731 2nd printing
   

 

The Wings of Eagles
by Walt Grove
1957 (February)
Gold Medal Books #s649
Note: based on the screenplay by Frank Fenton and William Wister Haines.

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1957, Gold Medal #s649 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

 
Legend of the Lost
by Bonnie Golightly
1957 (December)
Berkley Books #G-92
Note: based on the screenplay by Robert Presnell, Jr. and Ben Hecht.

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1957, Berkley Books #G-92, 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

 

The Barbarian And The Geisha
by Robert Payne
1958 (April)
Signet Books #S1513
Basen on a screenplay by Ellis St. Joseph

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1958, Signet Books #S1513 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

Rio Bravo
by Leigh Brackett
1959 (January)
Bantam Books #1893
Basen on a script by Jules Furthman and Leigh Brackett

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1959, Bantam #1893 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

The Horse Soldiers
by Harold Sinclair
1959 (May)
Dell Books #F76

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1959, Dell Books #F76 1st printing
   

 

The Alamo
by Steve Frazee
1960
Avon #T-446
Note: movie photos inside front and back cover.

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1960, Avon Books #T-446 1st printing
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Back Cover
 

 

The Alamo
by Lon Tinkle
1960 (September)
Signet #S1776
Note: movie mention and photo on back cover.

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1960, Signet Books #S1776 1st printing
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Back Cover
 

North To Alaska
by Frank Brennand
1961
Four Square Books #275 (British)
Note: To the best of my knowledge this book was not released in the USA.

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1961, Four Square Books #275 1st edition (British)
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Back Cover
 

 
The Comancheros
by Paul I. Wellman
1961 (October)
Permabooks #M-4194 (2nd printing)
Note: the 1st printing does not have the John Wayne movie cover.

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1961, Permabooks #M-4194, 2nd printing
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Back Cover
 

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by James Warner Bellah
1962 (February)
Permabooks #M-4238
Note: Based on a Screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck.
Which was based on a short story of the same title by Dorothy M. Johnson.

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1962, Permabooks #M-4238 1st printing
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Back Cover
 

 
Hatari!
by Michael Milner
1962 (May)
Carinal Edition #C-437 (Pocket Books, Inc.)

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1962, Cardinal Edition #C-437, 1st printing
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Back Cover
 

The Longest Day
by Cornelius Ryan
1962 (October)
Crest Books #R575
Note: 4th printing shown
Complete title: "The Longest Day: June 6, 1944"

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1962, Crest Book #R575
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Back Cover
 

How The West Was Won
by Louis L'Amour
1963 (March)
Bantam Books #F2548
Note: Based on a screenplay by James R. Webb

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1963, Bantam #F2548 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

McLintock
by Richard Wormser
1963 (October)
Gold Medal Books #k1350

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1963, Gold Medal Books #k1350 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

 

In Harm's Way
by James Bassett
1962, 1965
Signet Books #T2387
Note: Third printing shown.

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1965, Signet Books #T2387
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Back Cover
 

 

Cast A Giant Shadow
by Ted Berkman
1966 (March)
Pocket Books #50294
Note: First published by Pocket Books in 1963, the 1966 2nd printing has the movie tie-in cover.

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1966, Pocket Books #50294 2nd printing
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Back Cover
 

 

The War Wagon
by Clair Huffaker
1967
Fawcett Gold Medal Books #d1807
Note: novel originally published in 1957 as Badman

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1967, Gold Medal Books #d1807 1st thus
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Back Cover
 

 

The Green Berets
by Robin Moore
1965, 1968
Avon Books #N128
19th printing shown
Note: movie tie-in edition will have a sticker on the cover as shown.

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1968, Avon Books #N128 with Sticker
   

 

True Grit
by Charles Portis
1969
Signet Books #Q3761
10th printing shown.

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1969, Signet Books #Q3761
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Back Cover
 

 
The Undefeated
by Jim Thompson
1969
Popular Library #60-8104
Based on a screenplay by James Lee Barrett

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1969, Popular Library #60-8104 1st edition
   

Chisum
by Sam Bowie
1970
Ace Books #10470
Based on a screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady

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1970, Ace Books #10470 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

 

Big Jake
by Richard Deming
1971 (June) reprinted 1972 (July), also reprinted with a variant cover.
Paperback Library #64-676
Based on a screenplay by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink.

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1972, Paperback Library #64-676, 2nd printing
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Back Cover
 

 

The Cowboys
by William Dale Jennings
1972 (February)
Bantam Books #N7018

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1972, Bantam Books #N7018, 3rd printing
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Back Cover
 

 

The Train Robbers
by Sam Bowie
1973 (March)
Ace Books #82170
Based on a screenplay by Burt Kennedy

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1973, Ace Books #82170 1st edition
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Back Cover
 

Cahill: United States Marshal
by Joe Millard
1973 (July) reprinted 1975 (March)
Award Books #AN1145
Based on a screenplay by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink.

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1975,, Award Books #AN1145 2nd printing
   

McQ
by Alexander Edwards
1974 (February)
Warner Paperback Library #76-494
based on a screenplay by Lawrence Roman

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1974, Warner Paperback Library #76-494 1st Edition
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Back Cover
 

 

Rooster Cogburn
by Martin Julien
1975 (October)
Signet Books #W6696

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1975, Signet Books #W6696 1st edition
   

The Shootist
by Glendon Swarthout
1976 (August)
Bantam Books #02259-8

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1976, Bantam #02259-8