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Ward Bond

Ward Bond

Birthdate: April 9, 1903

Deathdate: November 5, 1960

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wardell Edwin "Ward" Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) was an American film actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm featured in numerous roles. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ward Bond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


Rio Bravo (1959)

In the town of Rio Bravo, Texas, former sheriff's deputy Dude (Dean Martin), who has acquired the contemptuous nickname Borrachón (pronounced: [bo.ra?t?on], Spanish for "drunk"), enters a saloon to get a drink. Joe Burdette (Claude Akins), brother of rancher Nathan Burdette, tosses a silver dolla...

The Halliday Brand (1957)

Daniel and Martha Halliday, son and daughter of the powerful Big Dan, strenuously object to his bigotry and violence. When he leads the lynching of her half-breed beau, Jivaro Burris, it is the last straw. Dan becomes estranged from his father and closer to his rival, Jivaro's father, while also ...

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Soon after World War I is over, "Spig" Wead, along with John Dale Price (Ken Curtis), tries to prove to the Navy the value of aviation in combat. To do this, Wead pushes the Navy to compete in racing and endurance competitions. Several races are against the US Army aviation team led by Captain He...

The Searchers (1956)

In 1868, Ethan Edwards (Wayne) returns from the American Civil War, in which he fought for the Confederacy, to the home of his brother Aaron (Walter Coy) in the wilderness of west Texas. Wrongdoing or legal trouble in Ethan's past is suggested by his three-year absence, a large quantity of gold c...

Dakota Incident (1956)

Rick Largo and the Banner brothers hold up a bank. Frank is persuaded to shoot brother Johnny by the greedy Largo, so the loot can be split just two ways. Johnny, left for dead, recovers and rides to town. He challenges his brother to a showdown, then spares his life but orders him out of town. H...

Mister Roberts (1955)

The film takes place in the waning days of World War II on the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant, in the back areas of the Pacific Ocean. The unpopular captain, Lieutenant Commander Morton (James Cagney), is proud of his spotless record. His executive officer/cargo chief, Lieutenant, junior...

A Man Alone (1955)

On foot after the mercy killing of his horse, Wes Steele finds a stagecoach and a number of dead passengers. He takes a horse and rides to Mesa. A corrupt banker, Stanley, and partner Joiner discuss their stagecoach holdup with Clanton, their hired gun. Joiner, upset over the deaths, begins to le...

The Long Gray Line (1955)

West Point staffer Marty Maher (b. 1876), who came there from Tipperary as a waiter, enlisted in 1898, instructed several generations of plebes in boxing, swimming and tradition, stayed at West Point all his life, his romance and marriage to Mary O'Donnell, and his declining years after her death...

Hondo (1953)

Hondo Lane (John Wayne) arrives on foot at a ranch where Mrs. Angie Lowe (Geraldine Page) and her son Johnny (Lee Aaker) have been deserted by her husband for months. Part Apache, Hondo tries to avoid confrontation with war chief Vittorio (Michael Pate), but finally bails out inexperienced West P...

Blowing Wild (1953)

Blowing Wild is a 1953 film starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Anthony Quinn in a love triangle set in a Latin American oilfield. Ruth Roman also stars and adds to the romantic entanglements. Frankie Laine sang the title song, "Blowing Wild (The Ballad of Black Gold)".

The Quiet Man (1952)

In the 1920s, Sean Thornton (John Wayne), an Irish-born American from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, travels to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm in Innisfree. He meets and falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate Danagher (Maureen O'Hara), the spinster sister of the bullying, loud-mouthed landowner ...

On Dangerous Ground (1952)

The film opens with Bernard Herrmann's music, played over the both the RKO logo and then the title credits as the camera cruises down a dark city street. The stark nighttime scenery immediately establishes a noir atmosphere. The police officers are getting ready for a day's work and head to the s...

Operation Pacific (1951)

The executive officer aboard USS Thunderfish, Lieutenant Commander Duke Gifford (Wayne), assumes command of the boat when the skipper (Ward Bond) is killed. A scene where the crew solves a complex torpedo performance-design problem is based on fact, as are many others. The scene where Commander P...

Only the Valiant (1951)

Gregory Peck, in a role he considered a low-point of his career, plays Captain Richard Lance, a by-the-book West Point graduate who is not very popular with the men under his command. The conflict in the story arises when Captain Lance assigns a popular officer, Lieutenant Holloway, to lead a sm...

Wagon Master (1950)

Learning of their ability as experienced horsemen, Mormon Elder Wiggs (Bond), hires Travis Blue (Johnson) and Sandy Owens (Carey) to guide a small group of Mormons across the West to the San Juan River country in southeastern Utah Territory, in 1849.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Ralph Cotter is a career criminal who escapes from prison, then murders his partner in crime. Along the way he attempts to woo his ex-partner's sister (Barbara Payton) by threatening to expose her role in his escape. Cotter quickly gets back into the crime business, only to be shaken down by corr...

The Time of Your Life (1948)

The Time of Your Life is a 1948 film starring James Cagney adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title. A Cagney Production, The Time of Your Life was produced by Cagney's brother William, adapted by Nathaniel Curtis, and directed by H. C. Potter. Cinematography was by James Wong...

Tap Roots (1948)

Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from Mississippi. Made by Walter Wanger Productions and Universal International Pictures, it was directed by Georg...

Fort Apache (1948)

After the American Civil War, highly-respected veteran Captain Kirby York (John Wayne) is expected to replace the outgoing commander at Fort Apache, an isolated U.S. cavalry post. York had commanded his own regiment during the Civil War and was well-qualified to assume permanent command. To the s...

Joan of Arc (1948)

Unlike the play Joan of Lorraine, which is a drama that shows how the story of Joan affects a group of actors who are performing it, the film is a straightforward recounting of the life of the French heroine. It begins with an obviously painted shot of the inside of a basilica with a shaft of lig...