• John Wayne's acting range comes through loud and clear on this one. In Old California, Duke's romantic side is on full display. For this there is no better leading lady than Brit Binnie Barnes. The casting was perfect for this one. Albert Dekker played the heavy to perfection. The comic relief was brilliantly played by arguing couple Patsy Kelly and Edgar Kennedy. Good to see the world's first Captain America, DIck Purcell and every town needs a town drunk like Emmett Lynn. Great action and great acting in this classic western.