Wagon Master

V' 14

Wagon Master

John Ford
USA, 1950
85min, OF

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Wagon Master

John Ford
USA, 1950
, 85min, OF

Cast: 
Ben Johnson
Joanne Dru
Harry Carey Jr.
Ward Bond
Charles Kemper
Jane Darwell
Ruth Clifford
Kathleen O'Malley
James Arness
Francis Ford
Screenplay: 
Frank S. Nugent
Patrick Ford
Sound: 
Clem Portman
Frank Webster
Camera: 
Bert Glennon
Editor: 
Jack Murray
Barbara Ford
Composer: 
Richard Hageman
Decoration: 
James Basevi
Costume: 
D.R.O. Hatswell

Production: 
Argosy Pictures Corporation
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

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.