“John Wayne: American Icon, Patriotic Zealot, And Cold War Ideologue,” By Bonnie S. Jefferson, From War And Film In America: Historical And Critical Essays, Edited By Marilyn J. Matelski & Nancy Lynch Street

“Wayne was furious that all three of his films (The Alamo, Big Jim McLain, and The Green Berets) had been denounced by the New York critics but dismissed their criticism because he believed the critics to be communist sympathizers.”

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