John Wayne - John Ford Film Collection
  • John Wayne - John Ford Film Collection
  • John Wayne - John Ford Film Collection

John Wayne - John Ford Film Collection

Cast: John Ford, John Wayne

     
 

The first of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy," Fort Apache stars John Wayne as captain Kirby York and Henry Fonda as Custer clone Lt. Col. Owen Thursday. Resentful of his loss in rank and transfer to the West after serving gallantly in the Civil War, the vainglorious Thursday insists upon imposing rigid authority on rough-and-tumble Fort Apache. He is particularlySee more details below

Overview

The first of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy," Fort Apache stars John Wayne as captain Kirby York and Henry Fonda as Custer clone Lt. Col. Owen Thursday. Resentful of his loss in rank and transfer to the West after serving gallantly in the Civil War, the vainglorious Thursday insists upon imposing rigid authority on rough-and-tumble Fort Apache. He is particularly anxious to do battle with the local Indians, despite York's admonitions that the trouble around the fort is being fomented not by the so-called savages but by corrupt white Indian agents. Thursday nonetheless ends up in a climactic set-to with Indian chief Cochise. He and his men are needlessly slaughtered, but the Eastern press builds "Thursday's Charge" into an incident of conspicuous valor--and York, ever loyal to the cavalry, is not about to tell the whole truth. The bare bones of Fort Apache's plotline are fleshed out with several subplots, including the romance between Thursday's daughter Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) and Lt. Mickey O'Rourke (John Agar), the son of Fort Apache veteran Sgt. Michael O'Rourke (Ward Bond). There's also plenty of time for the expected drunken-brawl humor of Victor McLaglen. Not in the least politically correct, Fort Apache is a classic of its kind, and together with Rio Grande (1950) the best of the John Ford/John Wayne Cavalry films.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The legendary careers of actor John Wayne and director John Ford are inextricably bound together. It was Ford who gave Wayne his first important break and the subsequent roles that helped define his iconic stature. With Wayne as his larger-than-life leading man, Ford was able to craft films whose monumental power drew from the actor's presence. Eight of their collaborations -- three of them making their DVD debuts -- are included in this deluxe box set, anchored by two-disc Special Editions of Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956). The former, a seminal western, made Wayne a star; while the latter is a Ford masterpiece that featured Wayne's most gripping performance. Both have been remastered, although Stagecoach, for which no original negative material exists, doesn't look significantly better than its previous DVD incarnation. The bonus materials, however, more than compensate for whatever minor shortcomings the worn preprint exhibits. Together, the feature-length American Masters episode, "John Ford / John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend," and the newly produced documentary, Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption, provide valuable context for both this landmark film and the complex Wayne-Ford relationship. The Searchers: Ultimate Collector's Edition is a fan's bonanza that includes a full-length documentary, various featurettes, a commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, full-color reproductions of the 36-page press book, and a Dell Comics adaptation, among other goodies. The three titles appearing on disc for the first time are The Long Voyage Home (1940, a not entirely successful Eugene O'Neill adaptation, redeemed by Gregg Toland's brilliant cinematography), Fort Apache (1948, first of Ford's classic Cavalry Trilogy), and The Wings of Eagles (a 1957 biopic of Navy flyer and author Frank "Spig" Wead). Rounding out the set are the previously released WW II epic They Were Expendable (1945), and the westerns 3 Godfathers (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). Warner Bros.' handsome presentation and packaging make this a very appealing collection for everyone from casual movie buffs to serious film students investigating Ford's important work to those who are simply fans of the Duke.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0012569767003
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
15:02:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; New american masters John Ford/John Wayne collaborations retrospective on Stagecoach; Commentaries on the Searchers and Stagecoach; Making-of documentaries on the Searchers, Stagecoach, Fort Apache and the Long Voyage Home; And more!

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - John Wayne: The Searchers - The Movie
1. Credits [1:27]
2. Ethan Returns Home [1:38]
3. Aaron, Martha, Debbie and Lucy [1:16]
4. Martin Pauley [4:37]
5. Capt. Rev. Sam Johnson [2:51]
6. One Oath at a Time [1:14]
7. Martha's Reverie and Farewell [1:13]
8. Search for Cattle [:57]
9. Riders on the Rim [:33]
10. A Murder Raid [:40]
11. Mose's Indian Dance [:51]
12. Terror at Dusk [3:00]
13. Shadow of Chief Scar [:39]
14. Terrible Discovery [2:18]
15. "Put an Amen to It!" [1:47]
16. The Search Begins [3:19]
17. "That'll Be the Day." [1:18]
18. Surrounded By Hostiles [4:05]
19. Battle at the River [6:23]
20. "Don't Ever Ask Me More!" [2:07]
21. A Blizzard and a Lost trail [1:30]
22. Return to the Jorgensens [4:01]
23. A Letter for Ethan [1:16]
24. Laurie and Martin [1:30]
25. Futterman's Trading Post [3:13]
26. Ambush in the Night [1:31]
27. Charlie Brings a Letter [3:47]
28. An Indian Bride [4:12]
29. Scar's Trail [3:48]
30. Buffalo Country [1:34]
31. A Little Girl and a Doll [4:07]
32. Reunited With Mose [4:27]
33. Information About Debbie [:35]
34. Meeting With Scar [2:49]
35. Debbie Found [2:45]
36. Surprise Attack [3:55]
37. Last Will and Testament [1:58]
38. A Wedding [2:29]
39. A Fair Fight [5:50]
40. News of Scar [5:08]
41. Martin's Rescue Attempt [4:54]
42. Attacking Scar's Camp [3:15]
43. "Let's Go Home, Debbie." [4:05]
44. A Man Alone [1:35]
Disc #3 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - Stagecoach - The Movie
1. Credits: Trouble Near Lordsburg [2:30]
2. Tonto [3:01]
3. Victims of Social Prejudice [3:16]
4. All Aboard - And Duly Warned [5:08]
5. Wide-Open Spaces [3:51]
6. Ringo Kid: Getting Acquainted [5:11]
7. Dry Fork: Opposite Ends [12:06]
8. Water for the Ladies: Cold Vigil [4:32]
9. Apache Wells: Into Labor [7:40]
10. The Baby Arrives [2:37]
11. Strays in the Night [3:40]
12. Recovering and Romancing [5:58]
13. Just Can't Run Away [2:33]
14. Options and Smoke Signals [3:39]
15. Crossing the River [3:11]
16. Watchful Apache Eyes [:28]
17. The Attack [2:36]
18. Surrounded [3:40]
19. Cavalry Charge [2:19]
20. Lordsburg: Dead Man's Hand [3:35]
21. Curley's Promise [8:42]
22. Bracing for a Showdown [1:21]
23. Gunfire [1:25]
24. Saved From Civilization's Blessings [2:05]
25. Cast List [:39]
Disc #4 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - Stagecoach - Bonus Features
1. Introduction [3:05]
2. Silent Westerns [4:10]
3. Chips on His Shoulders [3:43]
4. Guy Stuff [2:57]
5. Stagecoach [5:23]
6. War Efforts [4:54]
7. The Were Expendable [4:04]
8. Fort Apache [6:11]
9. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [4:58]
10. At Opposite Ends [4:07]
11. Somewhere in the Middle [1:46]
12. The Quiet Man [7:25]
13. The Searchers [8:18]
14. The Alamo [3:45]
15. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [6:51]
16. His Own Myth [4:55]
17. Paying Tribute [5:06]
18. End Credits [2:07]
Disc #5 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - The Long Voyage Home
1. Credits and Foreword [2:02]
2. Bed Check [5:19]
3. Drisk's Return [2:30]
4. Ladies and Their Wares [4:00]
5. A Hold of Smitty [3:54]
6. Decked on Deck [5:54]
7. Explosive Cargo [5:16]
8. Smitty's Run [2:34]
9. Casting Off [3:52]
10. Rough Seas [4:29]
11. Yank's Dire Condition [3:58]
12. Burial at Sea [5:42]
13. War Zone Nervousness [6:04]
14. Suspicious Behavior [5:28]
15. Confronting Smitty [4:21]
16. Love Letters [5:57]
17. Air Attack [5:44]
18. Taking Care of Ole [4:57]
19. Joe's Place [5:23]
20. Enter the Ladies [3:43]
21. Ole Shanghaied [4:19]
22. Telltale Parrot [2:58]
23. Rescue and Capture [2:23]
24. Lost Comrade [3:46]
25. Cast List [:43]
Disc #6 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - The Wings of Eagles
1. Credits and Dedication [2:09]
2. Army for a Ride [3:39]
3. Flying Low [3:22]
4. Party Crasher [3:15]
5. Family Tragedy [5:00]
6. Seperate Ways [3:38]
7. Disconnected [2:22]
8. Army/Navy Battle [5:22]
9. Not Taking Off [3:13]
10. Schneider Cup Shenanigans [4:00]
11. Daddy's Girls [3:26]
12. Two Fools Reconcile [3:52]
13. Spig's Accident [3:37]
14. Take Your Turn [2:15]
15. Alcohol Therapy [3:22]
16. Rehabilitation [6:50]
17. First Steps [5:22]
18. First Sale [5:09]
19. Frank Dodge [3:03]
20. Successful Scribe [3:38]
21. Nowhere if Not Together [3:03]
22. War [5:59]
23. Keyword Jeep [4:26]
24. Carrier Action [5:45]
25. Line of Fire [5:23]
26. Forced Retirement [2:30]
27. Over the Side [2:51]
Disc #7 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - Fort Apache
1. Credits [2:38]
2. Disgruntled Soldier Boy [4:39]
3. Escort to the Fort [3:50]
4. Reunions [5:06]
5. Duty Call [4:05]
6. Officers Call [4:02]
7. No Place for Glory [2:19]
8. Ladies Aid [3:28]
9. First Day's Drill [4:32]
10. Comforts of Home [3:30]
11. Sentimental Evening [6:08]
12. Beginner Horsemen! [3:36]
13. Desert Discovery [3:33]
14. Dressed Down, Ordered Out [5:33]
15. Enemy Engagement [5:37]
16. Merchant Meacham [4:27]
17. Judges of Whiskey [4:58]
18. Riding to Meet Cochise [4:10]
19. Wedding Ban [4:27]
20. Desert Meeting [3:24]
21. Officers Dance [6:40]
22. Thursday's Orders [3:33]
23. Keep for His Return [4:01]
24. Where the Apaches Are [3:39]
25. War Threats [4:57]
26. Relieved of Command [4:45]
27. Into An Ambush [4:16]
28. Commander's Apologies [4:43]
29. Dust in the Wind [2:34]
30. Thursday's Legacy [4:18]
Disc #8 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - 3 Godfathers
1. Credits and Dedication [3:06]
2. Ain't Backing Down [2:19]
3. The Sweets [3:56]
4. A Little Bank Robbery [3:32]
5. Escape Into the Desert [3:56]
6. More Deputies, Less Water [2:58]
7. No Tanks [3:14]
8. Heading Northeast [3:15]
9. Windstorm [3:24]
10. No Horses [2:07]
11. Miss Florie's Guests [2:22]
12. A Woman Alone [4:41]
13. Mother's Helper [4:25]
14. Godfathers [5:21]
15. Change of Plan [3:46]
16. For Baby [3:36]
17. Doctor's Advice [4:10]
18. Lullaby [4:21]
19. To Jerusalem [6:39]
20. $150 Dead [4:37]
21. Dying Prayer [6:59]
22. Pedro's Fall [3:58]
23. End of the Water [3:50]
24. End of the Trail [3:12]
25. As the Book Said [1:50]
26. Christmas Arrivals [2:18]
27. Extenuating Circumstances [5:22]
28. Godfather's Sendoff [2:40]
Disc #9 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
1. Credits [1:40]
2. Six Days Left [4:28]
3. The Mark of Cheyenne [3:02]
4. Half a Picnic [2:52]
5. Beloved Dead [4:46]
6. Put it in Writing [2:30]
7. Olivia's Ribbon [3:32]
8. Outward Bound [3:34]
9. Changing Partners [1:49]
10. Changing Routes [3:14]
11. Educated Guessing [4:13]
12. Arapaho Encounter [4:39]
13. Tyree's Cheyenne Encounter [2:23]
14. Quayne's Close Call [3:53]
15. Stormy Spat [1:37]
16. Mission Failure [5:07]
17. Words Over the Dead [1:51]
18. Fighting Mad [2:49]
19. Armed and Dangerous [4:10]
20. Strategic Deployments [3:53]
21. A Kiss for the Brave [3:42]
22. The Old Soldier [3:58]
23. Final Morning [2:46]
24. Lest We Forget [4:12]
25. Quincannon's Toast [5:48]
26. Four Hours Left [3:56]
27. Too Old for War [3:59]
28. Surprise Attack [3:22]
29. News for the Retiree [2:34]
30. Making His Report [2:22]
31. Coda [:38]
Disc #10 -- John Wayne: John Ford Film Collection - They Were Expendable
1. Logos/Title/Credits [1:51]
2. "Make 'Em Look Good" [3:32]
3. "A One-Man Band" [2:12]
4. Songs & Speeches [2:04]
5. "Let Freedom Ring" [2:12]
6. Mapping Out a War [2:22]
7. Air Raid! [1:51]
8. "Good Shooting!" [3:12]
9. Attack's Aftermath [2:06]
10. Shaken But Ready [2:27]
11. Truth to a Rumor [3:14]
12. "A Swell Diet" [2:36]
13. Green Light to Sink [3:03]
14. Benched By An Arm [2:56]
15. Hospital - Corregidor [3:14]
16. Sabotaged at Sea [3:46]
17. Victories & Losses [2:14]
18. Surgery Under Fire [2:38]
19. Does He Dance? [3:02]
20. They Come Closer [4:07]
21. "Tough Luck, Andy" [2:49]
22. A Beautiful Ghost [3:09]
23. The Floor Show [2:00]
24. Alone at Last [2:16]
25. A Secret Mission [4:06]
26. Farewell, Sailor [3:38]
27. Hats Off/Shove Offs [10:21]
28. 3 0f 4 Boats Return [4:00]
29. The Silver Cat Award [1:13]
30. Left High & Dry [1:52]
31. Cracker Box Prepping [4:46]
32. "Can Do? Can Try!" [1:23]
33. So Long, Sirs! [2:28]
34. There She Blows! [5:17]
35. Under Heavy Fire [1:12]
36. Washed Ashore [2:13]
37. Poetic Funerals [3:25]
38. Tragic News [3:30]
39. "Make 'Em Pay" [1:51]
40. Reunions/Departures [3:45]
41. Fine Heels/Good Men [5:44]
42. One Plane/One Sandy [2:05]
43. Selective Roll Call [4:56]
44. A Promise/Credits [1:53]

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