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Directed by John Ford (1971)

A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

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Peter Bogdanovich
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
Clint Eastwood ... Himself (2006)
Katharine Hepburn ... Herself
Walter Hill ... Himself (2006)
Maureen O'Hara ... Herself (1992)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself (2006)
Steven Spielberg ... Himself (2009)
John Wayne ... Himself (1969)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ward Bond ... (archive footage)
Harry Carey ... (archive footage)
Jeffrey Hunter ... (archive footage)
Richard Widmark ... (archive footage)
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Storyline

In 1971, Peter Bogdanovich was, perhaps, America's most promising young filmmaker, having directed the remarkable "Targets" (1968) and "The Last Picture Show" (1971) earning him an Academy Award nomination for the latter. At this point, he chose to make a documentary about legendary film director John Ford. The result was a documentary that drew excellent reviews, following a screening at the 1971 New York Film Festival and a television broadcast. It was later withdrawn from circulation because of legal rights. It was only in early 2006 that Bogdanovich - who was reportedly never totally happy with the 1971 version - went back and revamped the documentary to his satisfaction. He recorded totally new interviews with Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg and incorporated a rare audio recording of Ford and his rumored 'significant other' Katharine Hepburn. He has integrated these new elements alongside the strongest sections from the first version - including extended ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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Director: John Ford See more »

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Runtime:

| (restored longer 2006)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Significant and Informative
21 November 2006 | by jrichmon-2See all my reviews

Extremely interesting. Captivating through the commentaries from such stalwarts as Spielberg and The Duke. Spielberg's studies of Ford's symbolic portrayals of traditional ceremonies and John Wayne, as eloquent as one might not expect, are worth the viewing. Truly, Wayne expresses a sincere admiration and fondness for the artist that Ford was. A moving piece delivered by Maureen O'Hara. Very interesting that her comments were read from a written speech, but after she finished reading the speech, she broke down in tears. Hank Fonda and Jimmy Stewart's recollections of Ford's gift for creating character was a brilliant entry by Bogdanovich. John Ford's career spanned 140 films, including the silent era. Thanks to this documentary, we realize what a divine national treasure American film had.


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