Bond, Ward 1903-1960
Most widely held works about Ward Bond
Most widely held works by Ward Bond
The searchers ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 2,163 libraries worldwide
Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family.
The quiet man ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,918 libraries worldwide
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition.
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland.
Hondo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie.
Gone with the wind ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Fort Apache ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
This classic portrait of the old West depicts a military martinet calvary officer whose by-the-book tactics and ignorance of the western frontier cause him to lead his men into a fatal Apache ambush.
Rio Bravo ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and French and held by 834 libraries worldwide
A Texas border sheriff fights off hired gunmen to keep a murderer in custody.
John Ford's My darling Clementine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.
3 godfathers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Fugitive bank robbers care for the newborn of the woman they just buried, knowing it ruins any chance of escape. Director John Ford's western retelling of the Bibilical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece.
My darling Clementine ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang.
Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
In the small Texas town of Rio Bravo, law and order is maintained by three unlikely enforcers: hard-boiled sheriff Chance; former quick draw artist Dude, now gone drunk and disheveled; and the crippled, wisecracking Stumpy, who patrols the jail with a shotgun. The arrest and incarceration of Joe Burdette for murder has set these three at odds with his brother, corrupt and wealthy landowner Nathan Burdette. Nathan assembles a force of hired guns to spring Joe, while Chance enlists hotshot gunslinger Colorado. Complications arise in the form of Feathers -- not the usual saloon floozy but a competent professional gambler accustomed to sparring with men -- who has an eye for Chance.
The wings of eagles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
The true story of Naval Commander Frank "Spig" Wead - from his first solo flight that ends in the admiral's swimming pool to his assignment as commander aboard an aircraft carrier in World War II.
Dodge City ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett and his gang, with the support of the decent local people.
Mister Roberts ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during the waning days of World War II. In the Navy Register it is listed as 'The Reluctant,' but to its crew it is known as 'The Bucket.' The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant martinet of a captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain.
The long gray line ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Newly arrived in America, Maher's first job was as a waiter at West Point. Clumsy and boisterous, he quickly broke so much of the military academy's china that he was forced to join the Army to repay his debts. But once in, the rough-and-ready Dubliner served his adopted nation with rare dedication, establishing himself as an inspriational coach at West Point. Spanning 50 years and two world wars, the film shows Maher at his best, molding and motivating the young men who would become America's heroes and presidents.
They were expendable ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
They were expendable: Two PT-boat skippers defend the Philippines and give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the crippling losses at Pearl Harbor.
Operation Pacific ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
World War II rages across the Pacific and Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford (John Wayne) is in the thick of it. He evacuates children from enemy-held islands ; oversees the research and development of torpedoes at Pearl Harbor ; and prowls the depths in the submarine Thunderfish, hoping for a chance to aim his improved "tin fish"--Torpedoes - at the hulls of the enemy fleet.
On dangerous ground ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect.
Joan of Arc ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Joan of Arc, a 15th-century French peasant girl rouses a nation and inspires the world with her faith and bravery. Fiercely believing that she is directed by God, Joan triumphantly leads an army into battle against the British, who are driven from France. When a new king is crowned, Joan's influence grows and makes him wary of her power, ultimately betraying her to martyrdom.
Action and adventure films Angels Christmas films Comanche Indians Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Dowry Drama Earp, Wyatt,--1848-1929 Families Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Frontier and pioneer life Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 Historical films History Indian captivities Ireland Law enforcement Le May, Alan,--1899-1964 Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Murderers Private investigators Racism Sheriffs Soldiers Southwest, New Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Success Suicidal behavior Swindlers and swindling Texas Theft Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States marshals Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films West (U.S.) Western films Western films Whites--Relations with Indians World War (1939-1945)