Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 218 pages
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When Harry Carey, Sr. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's 26 year-old son, Harry, Jr. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory. Company Of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. In it, Harry Carey, Jr. casts a remarkably observant eye on the process of filming Westerns by one of the true masters of the form. From She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Wagonmaster to The Searchers and Cheyenne Autumn, he shows the care, tedium, challenge, and exhilaration of movie-making at it's highest level. It is the most intimate look of John Ford at work ever written. He also gives us insightful and original portraits of the men and women who were part of Ford's vision of America: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, and Ben Johnson. Funny, insightful, and brutally honest, Company Of Heroes is a rip-roaring good read that presents the remarkable life story of Harry Carey, Jr. and his many and continuing fine performances.

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

When John Ford died in 1973, I cried. I loved his films: Again and again, I pop my favorite titles in the DVD and watch them, marveling at how effortlessly Ford made everything look perfect. One of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

Harry Carey Jr or Dobe as he was called (comes from his adobe colored hair) writes this recollection of the movies he made with John Ford. It's a very revealing history of Ford and all the actors who ... Read full review

Contents

In the Beginning
1
Myself When Young With Cowboys and Navajos
44
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
55
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Harry Carey, Jr. was born in Saugus, California. He has appeared in over 100 feature films and scores of television shows. His screen credits include, 3 Godfathers, the Searchers, Wagonmaster, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and five other John Ford films. His recent films include The Long Riders, The Whales of August, Crossroads, and Tombstone.

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