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    • ward-bond-eb.jpg WARD BOND

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Date of birth
      9 April 1903
      Benkelman, Nebraska, USA

      Date of death
      5 November 1960
      Dallas, Texas, USA. (heart attack)

      Birth name
      Wardell E. Bond

      Height
      6' 3" (1.91 m)

      Trivia
      A popular urban myth holds that on the day he died, Bond was scheduled to meet singer Johnny Horton in Dallas to sign a contract to appear on "Wagon Train" (1957). Horton died in an auto accident, hit by a drunk driver, at 1:30 a.m. and Bond died in Dallas at noon the same day. However, Bond was only the star of the series and not a producer, so he had no say in casting.

      Many sources incorrectly quote 1905, and/or Denver, Colorado, USA regarding his birth.

      Entered films in 1928 while attending the University of Southern California.

      Family rumor is that Bond was a roommate at USC with John Wayne, who convinced him to go into acting. They were apparently best friends; one of their favorite activities in their youth was to go to bars, get drunk, and start fights.

      On a hunting trip, he was accidentally shot by John Wayne. Bond left Wayne the shotgun in his will.

      In The Wings of Eagles (1957), Bond played his friend, director John Ford, under the character name John Dodge (the name itself was a play on American automobile names. Ford was a real-life friend of the film's subject character). The set dressing, wardrobe, and Oscars in the scene are all actually Ford's.

      Often played a policeman or soldier.

      The muppet "Bert" on "Sesame Street" (1969) was rumored to be named after Bond's character (Bert the cop) in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

      Bond appears in the most films (seven) of the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Movies: It Happened One Night (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) , The Maltese Falcon (1941), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Searchers (1956).

      Was an epileptic, a closely guarded secret not made public until many years after his death.

      Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2001.

      Although John Ford mocked many actors mercilessly (including John Wayne), Bond probably was on the receiving end of the worst verbal punishment from the director (who counted Bond among his favorite actors). At Bond's funeral, Ford walked up to Andy Devine and said, "Now YOU'RE the biggest asshole I know."

      Although his career was cut short by his premature death in 1960 at the age of 57, he was one of the most prolific of Hollywood's actors over a period of 30 years. He regularly appeared in 10 to 20 films per year, with the record year for him being 1935, when he acted in 30 movies.

      Worked with director John Ford on 26 films. Few, if any, actors, have appeared in so many films for a single director.

      On his way to John Wayne's wedding he was hit by a car, but performed his duty as best man on crutches.

      Due to his heavy involvement with blacklisting suspected Communists, liberal directors sought to finish Bond's acting career by keeping him unemployed. For some years he could only find work in the movies of his friend John Wayne or other right-wing stars. Then in 1957, at the age of fifty-four, he made an enormous comeback as Major Seth Adams in "Wagon Train" (1957), and was finally a star in his own right.

      Bond has been officially remembered with a TV star on Hollywood Boulevard, by being inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and by a Ward Bond Memorial Park in his birthplace of Benkelman, Nebraska. However, he is probably most fondly remembered for his enormous output of solid work, with great respect by the industry.

      Bond's involvement with Johnny Guitar (1954) was ironic considering the director, Nicholas Ray, was a major left-winger who had been shielded from the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) by millionaire producer Howard Hughes. In addition, Johnny Guitar (1954) was a thinly-veiled attack on the HUAC's drive to uncover communist sympathizers. It was strange that Bond, an activist member of the right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, should have chosen to work with Ray and stranger still that his character John McIvers eventually appeared to show remorse for the hate-mongering he had helped foster.

      Died at the Town House Motor Hotel, 2914 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas.

      Campaigned for Republican Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election.

      John Wayne gave the eulogy at his funeral.

      According to Orson Welles, one night at Chasen's Restaurant in Hollywood Bond cut off Welles's tie.

      Once while on location, John Ford had a photo taken of himself and John Wayne standing on either side of the rear end of a horse. He sent the photo to Bond with the inscription, "Thinking of you"!.

      Mini Biography
      Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as an extra through a football teammate who would become both his best friend and one of cinema's biggest stars: John Wayne. Director John Ford promoted Bond from extra to supporting player in the film Salute (1929), and became another fast friend. An arrogant man of little tact, yet fun-loving in the extreme, Bond was either loved or hated by all who knew him. His face and personality fit perfectly into almost any type of film, and he appeared in hundreds of pictures in his more than 30-year career, in both bit parts and major supporting roles. In the films of Wayne and Ford, particularly, he was nearly always present. Among his most memorable roles are John L. Sullivan in Gentleman Jim (1942), Det. Tom Polhaus in The Maltese Falcon (1941) and the Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnson Clayton The Searchers (1956). An ardent but anti-intellectual patriot, he was perhaps the most vehement proponent, among the Hollywood community, of blacklisting in the witch hunts of the 1950s, and he served as a most unforgiving president of the ultra-right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. In the mid-'50s he gained his greatest fame as the star of TV's "Wagon Train" (1957). During its production, Bond traveled to Dallas, Texas, to attend a football game and died there in his hotel room of a massive heart attack.

      Filmography
      Actor
      1. Alias Jesse James (1959) (uncredited) .... Maj. Seth Adams
      2. Rio Bravo (1959) .... Pat Wheeler
      3. China Doll (1958) .... Father Cairns
      4. "Wagon Train" (1957) TV Series .... Maj. Seth Adams (1957-1961). aka Major Adams, Trail Master
      5. The Wings of Eagles (1957) .... John Dodge
      6. The Halliday Brand (1957) .... Big Dan Halliday
      7. Pillars of the Sky (1956) .... Dr. Joseph Holden. aka The Tomahawk and the Cross (UK)
      8. Dakota Incident (1956) .... Sen. Blakely
      9. The Searchers (1956) .... Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
      10. A Man Alone (1955) .... Sheriff Gil Corrigan
      11. Mister Roberts (1955) .... Chief Petty Officer Dowdy
      12. The Long Gray Line (1955) .... Capt. Herman J. Kohler
      12.TV-"Screen Directors Playhouse"- Rookie of the Year... Buck Goodhue, alias Buck Garrison
      13. The Bob Mathias Story (1954) .... Coach Jackson.. aka The Flaming Torch (UK)
      14. Johnny Guitar (1954) .... John McIvers
      15. Hondo (1953) .... Buffalo Baker, Army Indian Scout
      16. Blowing Wild (1953) .... Dutch Peterson
      17. The Moonlighter (1953) .... Cole Gardner
      18. Gypsy Colt (1953) .... Frank MacWade
      19. Thunderbirds (1952) .... Lt. John McCreery
      20. Hellgate (1952) .... Lt. Tod Voorhees
      21. The Quiet Man (1952) .... Father Peter Lonergan
      22. On Dangerous Ground (1952) .... Walter Brent
      23. Only the Valiant (1951) .... Cpl. Timothy Gilchrist
      24. The Great Missouri Raid (1951) .... Maj. Marshal Trowbridge
      25. Operation Pacific (1951) .... Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry
      26. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) .... Insp. Charles Weber
      27. Wagon Master (1950) .... Elder Wiggs
      28. Riding High (1950) .... Lee
      29. Singing Guns (1950) .... Sheriff Jim Caradac
      30. 3 Godfathers (1948) .... Perley 'Buck' Sweet
      31. Joan of Arc (1948) .... La Hire
      32. Tap Roots (1948) .... Hoab Dabney
      33. The Time of Your Life (1948) .... McCarthy (a blatherskite)
      34. Fort Apache (1948) .... Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke
      ... aka War Party
      35. The Fugitive (1947) .... James Calvert, aka 'El Gringo'
      ... aka Fugitivo, El (Mexico)
      36. Unconquered (1947) .... John Fraser
      37. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) .... Officer Bert
      ... aka Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (USA: complete title)
      38. My Darling Clementine (1946) .... Morgan Earp. aka John Ford's My Darling Clementine (USA: complete title)
      39. Canyon Passage (1946) .... Honey Bragg
      40. Dakota (1945) .... Jim Bender
      41. They Were Expendable (1945) .... 'Boats' Mulcahey
      42. Tall in the Saddle (1944) .... 'Judge' Robert Garvey
      43. Home in Indiana (1944) .... Jed Bruce
      44. The Sullivans (1944) .... Lieutenant Commander. aka The Fighting Sullivans
      45. A Guy Named Joe (1943) .... Al Yackey
      46. They Came to Blow Up America (1943) .... Mr. Craig
      47. Slightly Dangerous (1943) .... Jimmy
      48. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) .... Sharkey
      49. Gentleman Jim (1942) .... John L. Sullivan
      50. Hitler--Dead or Alive (1942) .... Steve Maschick
      51. Sin Town (1942) .... Rock Delaney
      52. Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) .... Sgt. Scully
      53. The Falcon Takes Over (1942) .... Moose Malloy
      54. Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) .... Sheriff Edmunds
      55. Swamp Water (1941) .... Tim Dorson
      ... aka The Man Who Came Back (UK)
      56. The Maltese Falcon (1941) .... Det. Tom Polhaus
      57. Doctors Don't Tell (1941) .... Barney Millen
      58. Manpower (1941) .... Eddie Adams
      59. The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) .... Wash Gibbs
      60. Sergeant York (1941) .... Ike Botkin
      61. A Man Betrayed (1941) .... Floyd, Amato's Goo.. aka Citadel of Crime (UK).. aka Wheel of Fortune (USA: reissue title)
      62. Tobacco Road (1941) .... Lov Bensey
      63. Santa Fe Trail (1940) .... Townley (abolitionist)
      64. The Long Voyage Home (1940) .... Yank
      65. Sailor's Lady (1940) .... Shore Patrolman
      66. The Mortal Storm (1940) .... Franz (Patrol)
      67. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) .... Outlaw #1
      68. Virginia City (1940) (uncredited) .... Confederate sergeant checking passengers
      69. Little Old New York (1940) .... Regan, Shipyard Owner
      70. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) .... Friendly policeman in Bakersfield
      71. Mexican Spitfire (1940) (uncredited)
      72. Kit Carson (1940) .... Ape
      73. The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939) .... Walton
      74. Gone with the Wind (1939) .... Tom (Yankee captain)
      75. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) .... Adam Hartman
      76. Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) .... Hunk
      77. Dust Be My Destiny (1939) (uncredited) .... Thug
      78. Frontier Marshal (1939) .... Town Marshal
      79. Waterfront (1939) .... Mart Hendler
      80. The Girl from Mexico (1939) .... Mexican Pete, the Wrestler
      81. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) .... John Palmer Cass
      82. The Kid From Kokomo (1939) .... Ladislaw Klewicki.. aka Orphan of the Ring (UK)
      83. Return of the Cisco Kid (1939) .... Accused rustler
      84. Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) (uncredited) .... American Legionnaire
      85. Union Pacific (1939) (uncredited) .... Tracklayer
      86. Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) .... Sailor Sam (wrestler)
      87. Dodge City (1939) .... Bud Taylor
      88. Trouble in Sundown (1939) .... Henchman Dusty
      89. The Oklahoma Kid (1939) .... Wes Handley
      90. Pardon Our Nerve (1939) .... Kid Ramsey
      91. Made for Each Other (1939) (uncredited) .... Jim Hatton (pilot)
      92. They Made Me a Criminal (1939) .... Lenihan (fight promoter)
      93. Son of Frankenstein (1939) (uncredited) .... Gendarme at gate
      94. Going Places (1938) (uncredited) .... Clarence, a Policeman
      95. Submarine Patrol (1938) .... Seaman Olaf Swanson
      96. The Law West of Tombstone (1938) .... Mulligan P. Martinez
      97. Fugitives for a Night (1938) (uncredited) .... Gambler in Fake Fight
      98. You Can't Take It with You (1938) (uncredited) .... Mike, the Detective
      99. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) .... Tug
      100. Professor Beware (1938) (uncredited) .... Motorcycle cop
      101. Prison Break (1938) .... Big Red Kincaid
      102. Reformatory (1938) .... Mac Grady
      103. Numbered Woman (1938). aka Private Nurse (UK)
      104. Gun Law (1938) .... Henchman Pecos
      105. Flight Into Nowhere (1938)
      106. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) (uncredited) .... Mongol Guard
      107. Over the Wall (1938) .... Eddie Edwards
      108. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) .... Big Moran
      109. Hawaii Calls (1938) .... Muller
      110. Bringing Up Baby (1938) (uncredited) .... Motorcycle cop at jail
      111. Born to Be Wild (1938) .... Bill Purvis
      112. The Kid Comes Back (1938) (uncredited) .... Spike, the sparring partner. aka Don't Pull Your Punches (UK)
      113. Of Human Hearts (1938) (uncredited) .... Lout Laughing in Church
      114. Penitentiary (1938/I) (uncredited) .... Prison Barber
      115. Fight for Your Lady (1937) (uncredited) .... Mr. Walton - Wrestler
      116. The Westland Case (1937) (uncredited) .... Connors, death row inmate
      117. Music for Madame (1937) (uncredited) .... Violets, a Henchman
      118. The Game That Kills (1937)
      119. Escape by Night (1937) .... 'Spudsy' Baker
      120. Dead End (1937) .... Doorman. aka Dead End: Cradle of Crime (USA: reissue title)
      121. Souls at Sea (1937) (uncredited) .... Sailor
      122. Topper (1937) (uncredited) .... Taxi Cab driver
      123. Marry the Girl (1937) (uncredited) .... First Motorcycle Policeman
      124. The Singing Marine (1937) (uncredited) .... First Sergeant
      125. A Fight to the Finish (1937) .... Eddie Hawkins
      126. Mountain Music (1937) (uncredited) .... G-Man
      127. The Wildcatter (1937) .... Johnson
      128. The Go Getter (1937) (scenes deleted) .... Logger
      129. They Gave Him a Gun (1937) (uncredited) .... MP
      130. Night Key (1937) .... Fingers
      131. The Soldier and the Lady (1937) .... First Tartar Chief.. aka Michael Strogoff (UK). aka The Adventures of Michael Strogoff (UK). aka The Bandit and the Lady (USA: reissue title)
      132. 23 1/2 Hours Leave (1937) .... Top Sgt. Burke
      133. Park Avenue Logger (1937) .... Paul Sanger
      ... aka Millionaire Playboy (UK)
      ... aka Tall Timber (USA: reissue title)
      134. When's Your Birthday? (1937) (uncredited) .... Police Detective
      135. You Only Live Once (1937) (uncredited) .... Casey, guard
      136. The Devil's Playground (1937) .... Sidecar Wilson
      137. Woman-Wise (1937) (uncredited) .... Kramer
      138. Conflict (1936) .... Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan
      139. The Accusing Finger (1936) (uncredited) .... Prison Guard
      140. Legion of Terror (1936) .... Don Foster
      141. Without Orders (1936) .... Tim Casey
      142. The Big Game (1936) (uncredited) .... Gambler
      143. The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) .... John 'Gloves' Baker
      144. They Met in a Taxi (1936) (uncredited) .... Policeman
      145. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) (uncredited) .... Officer
      146. Second Wife (1936) (uncredited) .... Politician
      147. Crash Donovan (1936) .... The Drill Master
      148. White Fang (1936) (uncredited) .... Thief
      149. The Bride Walks Out (1936) (uncredited) .... Taxi Driver
      150. High Tension (1936) (uncredited) .... Husky Man
      151. The Cattle Thief (1936) .... Ranse Willard
      152. Fatal Lady (1936) (uncredited) .... American Stage Manager
      153. Avenging Waters (1936) .... Marve Slater
      154. The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) (uncredited) .... Newspaper Buyer
      155. The First Baby (1936) (uncredited)
      156. Pride of the Marines (1936) .... Gunner Brady
      157. Colleen (1936) (uncredited) .... Sweeney, second officer
      158. Boulder Dam (1936) (uncredited) .... Pa's Guest
      159. The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936) .... Tex.. aka The Marines Have Landed (UK)
      160. Muss 'em Up (1936) .... 'John Doe,' a Gangster. aka Sinister House (UK). aka The House of Fate (UK)
      161. Two in the Dark (1936) (uncredited) .... Policeman in Park
      162. Hitch Hike Lady (1935) .... Motorcycle Officer. aka Eventful Journey (UK)
      163. We're Only Human (1935) (uncredited) .... Grover's Bank Robber
      164. Too Tough to Kill (1935) .... Danny (dynamite foreman)
      165. Broadway Hostess (1935) (uncredited) .... Lucky's Henchman
      166. I Found Stella Parish (1935) (uncredited) .... Roman Soldier in Play
      167. Guard That Girl (1935) .... Budge Edwards
      168. Western Courage (1935) .... Lacrosse
      169. Three Kids and a Queen (1935) (uncredited).. aka The Baxter Millions (UK)
      170. The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) (uncredited) .... Murmex of Carthage, a Gladiator
      171. Waterfront Lady (1935) .... Jess
      172. His Night Out (1935) .... Lanky
      173. Little Big Shot (1935) .... Kell's henchman
      174. She Gets Her Man (1935) .... Chick
      175. Calm Yourself (1935) (uncredited) .... Detective with Roscoe
      176. Murder in the Fleet (1935) (uncredited) .... 'Heavy' Johnson
      177. Justice of the Range (1935) .... Bob Brennan
      178. Black Fury (1935) .... Mac, Company Policeman
      179. The Headline Woman (1935) .... Johnson
      ... aka The Woman in the Case (UK)
      180. Mary Jane's Pa (1935) (uncredited) .... Roughneck.. aka Wanderlust (UK)
      181. The Informer (1935) (uncredited) .... Man
      182. Go Into Your Dance (1935) (uncredited) .... Herman Lahey (Nellie's husband). aka Casino de Paree (UK)
      183. Fighting Shadows (1935) .... Brad Harrison
      184. 'G' Men (1935) (uncredited) .... Gunman at Train Station
      185. Strangers All (1935) (uncredited) .... Ward, Assistant Director on Film Set
      186. Times Square Lady (1935) (uncredited) .... Dugan, Hockey Player
      187. One New York Night (1935) (uncredited). aka The Trunk Mystery (UK)
      188. Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) .... Jimmy, senior instructor
      189. The Crimson Trail (1935) .... Luke Long
      190. Under Pressure (1935) (uncredited) .... Prize Fighter
      191. Grand Old Girl (1935) (uncredited) .... Mr. Clark, Football Coach
      192. Broadway Bill (1934) (uncredited) .... Morgan's Henchman. aka Strictly Confidential (UK)
      193. Men of the Night (1934) .... Det. John Connors
      194. Kid Millions (1934) (uncredited) .... Bit part
      195. Against the Law (1934) .... Tony Rizzo.. aka Urgent Call
      196. 6 Day Bike Rider (1934) (uncredited) .... First Officer
      197. Death on the Diamond (1934) (uncredited) .... Police guard
      198. Girl in Danger (1934) .... Wynkoski
      199. The Human Side (1934) .... Cop
      200. Chained (1934) (uncredited) .... Ship Steward
      201. The Defense Rests (1934) .... Good
      202. Here Comes the Groom (1934) .... Second Cop
      203. A Man's Game (1934) .... Dave
      204. The Circus Clown (1934) (uncredited) .... Unimpressed Man in Audience
      205. The Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) .... Head Coach Smith
      206. The Affairs of Cellini (1934) (uncredited) .... Palace Guard
      207. I'll Tell the World (1934) .... Officer
      208. Crime of Helen Stanley (1934) .... Jack Baker
      209. Whirlpool (1934) .... Farley. aka The Forgotten Man (USA)
      210. Voice in the Night (1934) .... Bob Hall
      211. The Fighting Ranger (1934) .... Dave, Cougar Henchman
      212. The Poor Rich (1934) .... Motor Cop
      213. It Happened One Night (1934) (uncredited) .... Bus driver #1
      214. Speed Wings (1934) (uncredited) .... Henchman.. aka Speedwings
      215. School for Romance (1934) .... Husband
      216. Frontier Marshal (1934) .... Ben Murchison
      217. The Fighting Code (1933) .... Krull
      218. Son of a Sailor (1933) (uncredited) .... Joe
      219. Straightaway (1933)
      220. College Coach (1933) (uncredited) .... Assistant coach. aka Football Coach (UK)
      221. Police Car 17 (1933) .... Bumps O'Neill
      222. Wild Boys of the Road (1933) (uncredited) .... Red, the Raping Brakeman.. aka Dangerous Days (UK)
      223. Lady for a Day (1933) (uncredited) .... Mounted Policeman
      224. The Wrecker (1933) .... Cramer
      225. Heroes for Sale (1933) (uncredited) .... Red.. aka Breadline (USA)
      226. When Strangers Marry (1933) .... Billy McGuire
      227. Unknown Valley (1933) .... Elder Snead
      228. Obey the Law (1933) .... Kid Paris
      229. State Trooper (1933) .... Undetermined Role
      230. Lucky Devils (1933) (uncredited)
      231. Sundown Rider (1932) .... Gabe Powers
      ... aka The Sundown Rider (USA: reissue title)
      232. Flesh (1932) (uncredited) .... Muscles Manning
      233. Airmail (1932) (uncredited) .... Joe Barnes
      234. Virtue (1932) .... Frank
      235. Rackety Rax (1932) .... Brick Gilligan
      236. White Eagle (1932) .... Bart
      237. Hold 'Em Jail (1932) (uncredited)
      238. Hello Trouble (1932) .... Henchman 'Heavy' Kennedy
      239. Bachelor's Affairs (1932) (uncredited) .... Cop
      240. The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) (uncredited) .... Johnson
      241. Careless Lady (1932) (uncredited)
      242. High Speed (1932) .... Ham
      243. The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) (uncredited) .... Taxi Driver.. aka Three Broadway Girls (USA: reissue title)
      244. Maker of Men (1931) (uncredited) .... Pat... aka Yellow
      245. Arrowsmith (1931) (uncredited) .... Cop
      246. Over the Hill (1931) (uncredited) .... Detective Escort
      247. Sob Sister (1931) (uncredited) .... Ward, a Cop.. aka The Blonde Reporter (UK)
      248. The Spider (1931) (uncredited) .... Cop
      249. Three Girls Lost (1931) (uncredited) .... Airline Steward
      250. Quick Millions (1931) (uncredited) .... Cop in montage
      251. A Connecticut Yankee (1931) (uncredited) .... Queen's Knight... aka The Yankee at King Arthur's Court (UK)
      252. The Big Trail (1930) (uncredited) .... Sid Bascom
      253. The Doorway to Hell (1930) (uncredited) .... Policeman ... aka A Handful of Clouds (UK)
      254. Up the River (1930) (uncredited) .... Baseball playing convict
      255. Born Reckless (1930) .... Soldier
      256. The Lone Star Ranger (1930) (uncredited) .... Townsman at the dance
      257. So This Is College (1929) (uncredited) .... USC Player... aka Happy Days
      258. Salute (1929) .... Midshipman Harold
      259. Words and Music (1929) (uncredited) .... Bit part

      Himself
      1. Know for Sure (1941) (uncredited) .... Patient

      Archive Footage
      1. Gunfighters of the Old West (1992) (V) (uncredited) .... Clanton
      2. Hollywood My Home Town (1965) .... Himself

      Notable TV Guest Appearances
      1. "General Electric Theater" in episode: "A Turkey for the President" (episode # 7.10) 23 November 1958
      2. "Cavalcade of America" in episode: "Once a Hero" (episode # 5.12) 11 December 1956
      3. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "Moment of Vengeance" (episode # 6.1) 28 September 1956
      4. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "Plague Ship" (episode # 5.33) 11 May 1956
      5. "Screen Directors Playhouse" playing "Buck Goodhue, alias Buck Garrison" in episode: "Rookie of the Year" (episode # 1.10) 7 December 1955
      6. "The Christophers" in episode: "Washington As a Young Man" 20 November 1955
      7. "Climax!" playing "Sheriff" in episode: "The Mojave Kid" (episode # 1.13) 27 January 1955
      8. "Cavalcade of America" playing "Lou Diamond" in episode: "The Marine Who Was Two Hundred Years Old" (episode # 3.11) 4 January 1955
      9. "The Ford Television Theatre" playing "Lieutenant Pannetti" in episode: "Segment" (episode # 3.3) 21 October 1954
      10. "Suspense" in episode: "The Hunted" (episode # 6.39) 29 June 1954
      11. "The Ford Television Theatre" playing "Hank" in episode: "Gun Job" (episode # 2.12) 17 December 1953
      12. "General Electric Theater" in episode: "Winners Never Lose" (episode # 1.5) 15 March 1953
      13. "The Gulf Playhouse" in episode: "You Can Look It Up" (episode # 1.2) 10 October 1952
      14. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "Apple of His Eye" (episode # 1.22) 29 February 1952
      15. "The Silver Theater" in episode: "My Brother's Keeper" (episode # 1.21) 20 February 1950

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      Only the Valiant

      Only the Valiant
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Ward Bond was one of Duke's earliest friends, that would
      become lifelong friends.

      the-searchers-john-wayne-ward-bond-1956.jpg

      Appearing in 22 movies, and 2 TV Films with Duke,
      some of which are Duke classics.
      Some of early ones, Duke may or not
      have been involved, but are listed in most filmographies.

      The chemistry between the two friends was obvious,
      and it showed in these films,

      "Wagon Train"- The Colter Craven Story (1960) TV Series .... Maj. Seth Adams (1957-1961)
      Rio Bravo (1959) .... Pat Wheeler
      The Wings of Eagles (1957) .... John Dodge
      The Searchers (1956) .... Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
      TV-"Screen Directors Playhouse"- Rookie of the Year (1955)... Buck Goodhue, alias Buck Garrison
      Hondo (1953) .... Buffalo Baker, Army Indian Scout
      The Quiet Man (1952) .... Father Peter Lonergan
      Operation Pacific (1951) .... Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry
      3 Godfathers (1948) .... Perley 'Buck' Sweet
      Fort Apache (1948) .... Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke
      Dakota (1945) .... Jim Bender
      They Were Expendable (1945) .... 'Boats' Mulcahey
      Tall in the Saddle (1944) .... 'Judge' Robert Garvey
      The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) .... Wash Gibb
      A Man Betrayed (1941) .... Floyd, Amato's Goon
      The Long Voyage Home (1940) .... Yank
      Conflict (1936) .... Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan
      College Coach (1933) (uncredited) .... Assistant coach
      Maker of Men (1931) (uncredited) .... Pat
      The Big Trail (1930) (uncredited) .... Sid Bascom
      Born Reckless (1930) .... Soldier
      The Lone Star Ranger(1930) (uncredited) .... Townsman at the dance
      Salute (1929) .... Midshipman Harold
      Words and Music (1929) (uncredited) .... Bit part

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      Here is a link to a previous thread relating to Ward Bond:-
      Ward Bond
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Another one of our favorites, of all Duke's co-stars, is Ward Bond. He is like Jack Pennick, in that he is a familiar face, but much easier to identify because he has bigger parts.

      My wife especially enjoys him in It's a Wonderful Life, as the policeman. Both in that movie and in They Were Expendable, he showed off a fairly decent singing voice (unlike John Wayne, who couldn't sing worth a lick :o ).

      Chester :newyear:
    • Originally posted by may2@Dec 29 2005, 03:07 PM
      I love Ward Bond.  I think his best performance was as John L. Sullivan in Gentleman Jim.
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      Hi May,
      I like him in Gentleman Jim too. 3 Godfathers is one of his finest performance to me.
      Regards,
      Senta
    • Ward Bond was a favorite in many roles, but I think he was excellent in "The Quiet Man" playing Father Lonergan. He was both authoritative and funny in a role that could have otherwise have been lost among all the other characterizations in that movie.
      Cheers - Jay :D
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
    • Hi,

      Having posted this link in the TV Movie Reviews,
      I thought it might be of interest, to post this link,
      to Ward and Wagon Train here,

      Good site, with some great photos,

      WAGON TRAIN- Ward Bond

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      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Ward Bond is another comfortable, familiar face. I'm sure his unexpected death greatly saddened John Wayne - they had been friends for so long :( !

      Check out what's on the 'net about Ward Bond -

      fiftiesweb.com/wt/ward-bond.htm
      thegoldenyears.org/wardbond.html
      nndb.com/people/053/000078816/
      funtrivia.com/en/Movies/Bond-Ward-13383.html
      jwayne.com/costars/bond.shtml
      Find a Grave Memorial site - Ward Bond

      Mrs. C :angel1:

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    • Has to be my favorite character actor. Too many to mention but wanted to be sure that I include The Quiet Man and It's a Wonderful Life as two of my favorites.

      Cheers B)


      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote