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Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero

Author: Nancy Schoenberger
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese Doubleday, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John "Duke" Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in "B" Westerns, but he was  Read more...
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Named Person: John (cinéaste américain) Ford; John Wayne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Schoenberger
ISBN: 9780385534857 038553485X
OCLC Number: 1013907634
Description: 240 p. : ill.
Responsibility: Nancy Schoenberger.

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For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John "Duke" Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in "B" Westerns, but he was strapping and handsome, and Ford saw his potential. In 1939 Ford made Wayne a star in Stagecoach, and from there the two men established a close, often turbulent relationship. Their most productive years saw the release of one iconic film after another: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. But by 1960 the bond of their friendship had frayed, and Wayne felt he could move beyond his mentor with his first solo project, The Alamo. Few of Wayne's subsequent films would have the brilliance or the cachet of a John Ford Western, but viewed together the careers of these two men changed moviemaking in ways that endure to this day.

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