The Cowboys is truly the Duke's last great western. True, the Shootist was his last, but it didn't have that epic feel that this one had. I don't think I've truly seen a god-awful Wayne oater, the closest being, as I said before Alamo, which really wasn't all that bad. North to Alaska was weak. Most of his dogs were in other genres, Hatari, Genghis Kahn and McQ.