Company of heroes: my life as an actor in the John Ford stock company

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Art - 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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Wonderfully entertaining take on life making films with John Ford and John Wayne, etc. If you have any interest in Ford (and to my mind, you can't have interest in the development of film without at ... Read full review

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