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Wagon Master(1950)

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  • wagon master

    • kevin sellers
    • 4/6/18

    Sure, it's not as good a John Ford western as, say, "Searchers", "Liberty Valance" or even, for that matter, "Fort Apache" (as a general rule the darker this director is, the better) but, hell, this movie's got Ben Johnson in the lead (and a romantic lead at that!) Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond at the top of their game in supporting roles, the usual magnificent cinematography of Monument Valley, this time provided by Bert Glennon, great music by the Sons Of The Pioneers, and an unusually progressive for 1950 view of Native Americans So, what's not to like? Well, maybe Ford's view of 19th century Mormons as peaceful, monogamous, dancing folk, but we'll let that one slide. Give it a B plus. P.S. Try as hard as I might, I just couldn't buy James Arness and Hank Worden as bad guys.

  • Wagon Train prequel

    • Oliver Cutshaw
    • 3/27/18

    A nice sturdy Western. A small film by John Ford standards. No mega-stars like Fonda or Wayne. No cattle stampedes or sweeping battles just the story of two likeable cowpokes well played by Harry Carey Jr. and Ben Johnson, that meet up with a wagon train lead by Ward Bond. There are some hardships and a few malevolent malcontents but don't worry the cowpokes take care of them before long. The film has a odd sense as a prequel to Ward Bond's famous TV series Wagon Train that premiered a few years later. Take a look. A good film and a good trip. And Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Jr. work so well together that you wish they might have had a series of B westerns.

  • Wagon Master (1950)

    • James Higgins
    • 1/9/10

    A pleasant cast, not quite what I would expect from director John Ford. It's a fine film, very simple. Having a cast with no big star names in it is a plus. The art direction was a bit crude, but it's a fine film.

  • An all around good movie

    • jackie
    • 1/16/09

    This movie has my 3 favorite b actors. Ward Bond, Ben Johnson & Harry Carey, Jr.Ben Johnson & Harry Carey, Jr. worked great together. This movie is right up there with "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" & "Fort Apache" & "Rio Grande". Ashame it's not shown more often.

  • One of John Ford's Best!

    • Nette
    • 1/16/09

    This is a wonderful movie. With John Ford's favorite character actors in place it doesn't get much better. A true joy to watch!

  • Wagon Master iz "daBOMB" !!

    • DeWayne D.
    • 5/9/06

    if you LOVE John Ford movies & you LOVE Ben Johnson, you can't get ANY better than this classic flick... one must wonder why its NOT on dvd yet... mayyyyyyyyyyybe one day, eh ??? :)

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