Ward Bond

Born: 9 April 1905, Denver, Colo.
Died: 5 November 1960

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    John Ford created perhaps the greatest of all westerns with this tale of a Civil War veteran doggedly hunting the Comanche who have kidnapped his niece.

  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    A decade after Red River (1947), Howard Hawks reteamed with John Wayne for this rambling western riffing on the director’s usual themes of friendship and professionalism.

  • My Darling Clementine

    My Darling Clementine

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    First-time director John Huston made a star of Humphrey Bogart with this early example of film noir, adapted from Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 detective novel.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Undervalued on its initial release, this small-town drama has become a Christmas favourite, though its tearful affirmation is laced with darker emotions.

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable strike sparks in one of the first, greatest and – despite the American censor – sexiest of romantic screwball comedies.

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Novelist John Steinbeck’s great chronicle of Depression-era America reached the screen in director John Ford’s stark and powerful adaptation.

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    An epic romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War which broke box-office records and swept the board at the 1939 Academy Awards.

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