William Olkowski (7 out of 10 ) The book is better than the film. John Wayne is such a big gas bag. The real hero is the women, and I sure would like to me someone like her. That's what it took to live long and hard. She is my hero to today. Who among us would cut off their arm to save their own life. That's guts galore. John Wayne should be ashamed to play any role to top hers.