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Bond, Ward 1903-1960

Works: 372 works in 848 publications in 5 languages and 26,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Christmas films  Western films  Biography  War films  Interviews  Television adaptations  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ward Bond
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,801 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 )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,890 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,679 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 )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,469 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
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,355 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
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( Visual )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and wipes out the Clanton gang at the OK Corral. [c.f. Halliwell's]
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

14 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 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 )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,147 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her family's plantation only to find it in ruins, with no food, animals and her mother dead. Later, Rhett courts Scarlett and they get married and have a daughter, Bonnie. When Bonnie dies, Rhett goes mad. Then Melanie dies. Rhett feels that Scarlett will go to Ashley to be with him. Not understanding Scarlett's intentions, Rhett walks out on Scarlett
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After robbing a bank in Arizona, three bandits take off across the desert with Sheriff Buck Sweet in pursuit. The bandits discover a dying woman about to give birth in an abandoned wagon, and they promise to take her baby to the town of New Jerusalem
They Were Expendable by John Ford( Visual )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of World War II, the Japanese navy pressed relentlessly into the Philippines. Two American skippers are determined to prove that their small PT boats can be shaped into an effective battle fleet against the larger Japanese cruisers
Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 512 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
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic adventures of the crew of a navy cargo freighter in the South Pacific during World War II
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 477 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
The wings of eagles by John Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 469 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
Operation Pacific( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 405 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 best of Bonanza by Mill Creek Entertainment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 392 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
The long gray line( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 389 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 )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 382 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 )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 327 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
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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Alternative Names
Bond, Wardell

Bond, Wardell E. 1903-1960

Bond, Wardell Edwin 1903-1960

Ward Bond acteur amricain

Ward Bond Amerikaans acteur

Ward Bond amerikansk skdespelare

Ward Bond amerikansk skodespelar

Ward Bond amerikansk skuespiller

Ward Bond amerykański aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Ward Bond attore statunitense

Ward Bond US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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The quiet manFrank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeRio BravoHondoJohn Ford's My darling ClementineThe Maltese falconFort ApacheGone with the wind