Retrospective 2014

Wagon Master

John Ford
USA 1950
85min
V'14

The story of a Mormon's trail led by two horse dealers. The events on the way – the expulsion of the Mormons by the middle-class provincial town inhabitants, the friendly reception of the moving theatre ensemble, the party with the Navaho – can be read as a pleading, rather atypical for this genre, for tolerance and a peaceful togetherness. Only once a character picks up his weapon for self-defense – just to throw it right afterwards in the desert.

Credits
  • Harry Carey Jr.
  • Ward Bond
  • Charles Kemper
  • James Arness - «The Thing»
  • Jane Darwell - Ma Joad
  • Joanne Dru - Olivia
  • Ben Johnson - Sgt. Tyree
  • Francis Ford
  • Ruth Clifford
  • Kathleen O'Malley
  • Frank S. Nugent
  • Patrick Ford
  • Clem Portman
  • Frank Webster
  • Bert Glennon
  • Jack Murray
  • Barbara Ford
  • Richard Hageman
  • James Basevi
  • D.R.O. Hatswell
Argosy Pictures Corporation
35 mm
bw
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