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    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      Yep. PW made eight films/TV episodes with Pappy, so that qualifies him, no question.

      Also, Maureen is a member as well, even though others have more appearances, her roles were in some of the most iconic films of their (and all) time.
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      The Tennesseean wrote:

      Yep. PW made eight films/TV episodes with Pappy, so that qualifies him, no question.

      Also, Maureen is a member as well, even though others have more appearances, her roles were in some of the most iconic films of their (and all) time.

      Hi Russ,
      Yes Maureen is included, her 5 films.
      Just look for the gals names in red.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      I'm a little confused, Gorch!

      I was listing movies Maureen was in with JF. I hadn't listed individual movies with Pat!

      In another post, I stated that this thread has him down for 8 appearances with Ford, but I just discovered that IMDb lists 10.

      There's a movie I never even heard of called "The Sun Shines Bright," from 1953...

      If I misread your post, forgive me!!
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      Just so you know Russ, The Sun Shines Bright was a little picture, (1953) that Ford put with Wagon Master as two of his favorites.......the ones that he actually accomplished what he set out to do. It has been missing for quite a while, I believe. I saw an interview where Pappy said he had never seen it and would like to. I just know that it was a comedy but had the lynching of Stepin Fetchit in it........the black guy who played Smoke Screen in Salute......actually, I think the original one had him lynched, but this one he was saved. It stared Charles Winninger and Arleen Waylen. Ford seemed very wistful when talking about it.....he really would have liked to see it. I don't even know the actors, but I imagine a lot of folks do. KEITH

      The Tennesseean wrote:

      I'm a little confused, Gorch!

      I was listing movies Maureen was in with JF. I hadn't listed individual movies with Pat!

      In another post, I stated that this thread has him down for 8 appearances with Ford, but I just discovered that IMDb lists 10.

      There's a movie I never even heard of called "The Sun Shines Bright," from 1953...

      If I misread your post, forgive me!!
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      LOL, very funny MB. At least your sense of humor is still going strong! And WATCH OUT shoveling snow with that flu and bad foot. You are liable to wind up UNDER it and your wife will have to dig you out! KEITH

      Gorch wrote:

      Nope, I screwed up again. But I'm running a high fever and am medicated. I just answered the wrong question. Last time I did that, I got married.




      We (don't necessarily) deal in lead, friend.
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      New book now released

      LEST WE FORGET: The John Ford Stock Company
      Bill Levy (2013)

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      John Ford (1894-1973) directed scores of memorable movies that feature countless scenes that linger in one’s memory. He is the only director to have won four Best Director Academy Awards, for The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952).

      There have been many biographies and film studies of John Ford and his motion pictures. There has never been a single volume devoted to the stock company of actors and actresses who worked for him, some continually, many intermittently, from his silent westerns of the ‘teens to his final films of the 1960s. This book spotlights 112 members of Ford’s fluid repertory company and includes a mini-chapter on each member of the troupe.

      And it was a diverse group. One wrote three books on the Baha’i Faith religion; another boxed the heavyweight champion of the world to a draw; one eloped with Loretta Young when she was seventeen; one participated in the Yukon gold rush; a photograph of one player’s ear is the clublogo for a professional wrestling association; another taught Lucy how to jitterbug; one was a legendary undercover agent for the OSS in France during World War II; another was a member of the advisory board to the Bank of America concerning loans to the studios; two were rodeo world champions.

      All of them, from obscure bit players to barely-remembered character actors to legendary film stars, made substantial contributions to Ford’s movie legacy.

      April, who runs the great directedbyjohnford.com website, has interviewed Levy
      and you can read the interview here:

      directedbyjohnford.com/blog/

      Information courtesy of Paula
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

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      I now have a copy of Bill Levy's Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company. I think this is a book many JWMB members would enjoy, especially the bios on the lesser known names. Some of these people led really amazing lives off-screen! Thumbs up. :)
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      Paula wrote:

      I now have a copy of Bill Levy's Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company. I think this is a book many JWMB members would enjoy, especially the bios on the lesser known names. Some of these people led really amazing lives off-screen! Thumbs up. :)

      Thanks for this Paula.
      On the top post you will also notice
      we have profiled many of the Stock Company,
      including many of the lesser known ones,
      in
      Pals Of The Saddle- Cowboys
      and
      Pals Of The Saddle- Cowgirls
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England