Harry Carey Jr. (Sandy), Ben Johnson (Travis), and prominently featured horse
Harry Carey Jr. (Sandy), Ben Johnson (Travis), and prominently featured horse
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Might Wagon Master be John Ford's greatest film? With so many worthy candidates, we needn't insist. But it's the purest. No one else could or would have made it. There's not a second, not a frame, that answers to any convention, any imperative beyond the director's wish that it be as it is, look at what it looks at the way it does. Read about this remarkable Ford picture—and 17 others, if you like—at http://www.fipresci.org/undercurrent/issue_0509/wagon_master.htm