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Bond, Ward 1903-1960

Works: 345 works in 763 publications in 6 languages and 25,650 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Interviews  Biographical films  Fiction  Western films  Epic films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ward Bond
The searchers by John Ford ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soon after the end of the American Civil War, Ethan Edwards, an unrepentant Confederate officer, finds a mission in the ten year search for his two nieces who were kidnapped by indians. The search ranges across the American landscape, physical, emotional and mythical in this epic Western. Ford shows the frontier myth in a sober and disenchanted light. This mood is supported by John Wayne's brilliant portrail of a man who is a brutal and embittered survivor of frontier life and war
The quiet man by John Ford ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member 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
Rio Bravo by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing a murderous cohort from jail. On the other is Sheriff John T. Chance and his two deputies: one a recovering drunkard, the other a crippled codger. Also in their ragtag ranks are an unseasoned, trigger-happy youth and a woman with a past-- and her eye on Chance
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wyatt Earp becomes the marshal of Tombstone to avenge his brother's death. He meets up with Doc Holliday and the Clanton brothers, resulting in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Hondo by John Farrow ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member 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
The Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,167 WorldCat member 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
Fort Apache by John Ford ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
Gone with the wind by Victor Fleming ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member 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
3 godfathers by John Ford ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member 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 Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece
They were expendable by John Ford ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member 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. Flying leathernecks: An embattled Marine fighter squadron VMF 247 at Guadalcanal is led by John Wayne and campaigning to coordinate ground combat with low-flying aerial sorties
Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member 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 by John Ford ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 472 WorldCat member 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
Mister Roberts by John Ford ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and French and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member 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
Operation Pacific ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member 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
The long gray line by John Ford ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member 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
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member 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
Wagon master by John Ford ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Mormon wagon train headed for Utah hooks up with two horse traders, the members of a traveling medicine show, and a tribe of Navajo Indians. The group is threatened by a gang of outlaws who use the wagon train as a hideout
The best of Bonanza ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Welcome to the Ponderosa, where Pa, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright bring order and family values to the Wild West"--Container
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Bond, Wardell
Bond, Wardell E., 1903-1960
Bond, Wardell Edwin, 1903-1960