John Wayne, Stagecoach
As far as I’m concerned, one of the best Westerns ever made was Stagecoach (1939). The cast includes John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, George Bancroft, Louise Platt, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill.
The outstanding cast was directed by the wonderful John Ford and is absolutely a perfect film.
You can find Stagecoach on dvd (Amazon link) or watch the movie on Prime Video. I simply CANNOT recommend this one enough – the “entry scene” for John Wayne is one of the best character introductions in the history of film.