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Hondo

Hondo

John Wayne
Director: John Farrow Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
, Ward Bond
Ward Bond
John Farrow
Hondo

Hondo

John Wayne
Director: John Farrow Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
, Ward Bond
Ward Bond
John Farrow

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

Hondo is so "perfect" a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford--or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the "Duke" only twice in his career (the second film was an oddball war drama, The Sea Chase [55]). In Hondo, John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, star of TV's Rin Tin Tin). Try as he might, Wayne can't convince Page to move off her land in anticipation of an Apache attack. He leaves her ranch, only to be ambushed by desperado Leo Gordon--who happens to be Page's long-absent husband. Having killed Gordon, Hondo returns to the ranch to protect Page from the Indians, and to rekindle the woman's hesitant love for him. The climactic attack sequence is enhanced by Hondo's 3-D photography, one of the few truly effective utilizations of this much-maligned process. Long unavailable thanks to the labyrinthine legal tangles of the John Wayne estate, Hondo was finally released to videotape in the early 1990s.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2012
UPC: 0097361461946
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 15,746

Special Features

Introduction by Leonard Maltin; Commentary by Leonard Maltin, western historian Frank Thompson, and actor Lee Aaker; The making the Hondo; Profile: James Edward Grant; The John Wayne stock company: Wawrd Bond; From the Batjac vaults; The apache; Photo gallery; Theatrical trailer HD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Hondo Lane
Geraldine Page Angie Lowe
Ward Bond Buffalo
Michael Pate Vittorio
James Arness Lennie
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Silva
Leo Gordon Ed Lowe
Tom Irish Lieutenant McKay
Lee Aaker Johnny Lowe
Paul Fix Major Sherry
Rayford Barnes Pete
Lassie the Dog Actor

Technical Credits
John Farrow Director
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Ralph Dawson Editor
Robert M. Fellows Producer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
James Edward Grant Screenwriter
Emil Newman Score Composer
Louis Clyde Stoumen Cinematographer
Archie J. Stout Cinematographer
John Wayne Producer
Alfred Ybarra Art Director
Louis L'Amour Source Author

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