In praise of David Meuel’s excellent volume, Women in the Films of John Ford, which focuses on an often ignored aspect of the director’s work. Review includes a dissection of Meuel’s chapter about Henrietta Crosman in Ford’s Pilgrimage.
A review of Scott Allen Nollen’s Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond. Published by McFarland in March 2013.
Like Roddy McDowall I find myself focused on Donald Crisp throughout the Academy Award winning How Green Was My Valley (1941). Labor unrest invades the valley and Crisp’s once stable world changes.
An interview with author Scott Allen Nollen about his latest, THREE BAD MEN: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond, coming from McFarland in April 2013. Includes several rare images courtesy of the author.
The classic John Ford western Stagecoach (1939) is a movie for everybody. Forget genre prejudices and thrill to John Wayne, Claire Trevor and all of the rest of one of the richest supporting casts you’ll ever encounter.
John Ford directed Flesh (1932) for MGM with Wallace Beery starring as a German wrestler and Karen Morley giving an outstanding performance as the shady girl he loves. With Ricardo Cortez.
This edition of the Where Are They Now, 1932 series focuses on Eva Novak. In the talkie era Novak would appear in several John Ford films.
There’s a lot to like here for Edward G. Robinson fans who get to see their hero play both the milquetoast “Jonesy” and gangster “Killer” Mannion—sometimes in the same scene!