WorldCat Identities

Bond, Ward 1903-1960

Works: 293 works in 950 publications in 7 languages and 28,044 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  War films  History  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Epic films  Christmas films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ward Bond
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

83 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness
The quiet man by John Ford( Visual )

48 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( Visual )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral
Rio Bravo by Howard Hawks( Visual )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western. Le shérif de Rio Bravo vient d'arrêter un dangereux bandit protégé par son frère, puissant et riche propriétaire d'un ranch. Celui-ci cerne la ville avec ses hommes pour empêcher les renforts extérieurs ou le transport du prisonnier. Une lutte sans merci s'engage entre les hors-la-loi et les représentants de la justice. Le shérif n'a que de faibles assistants, trop peu nombreux: un vieil infirme, un alcoolique, un jeune garçon et une femme de réputation douteuse. [(c) Médiafilm]
Hondo by Way( Visual )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

17 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Fort Apache by John Ford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive bank robbers care for the newborn of the woman they just buried, knowing it ruins any chance of escape. Director John Ford's western retelling of the Bibilical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and French and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Guitar rides into a lonely Arizona town, passing by a dynamite blast and a stage robbery in the canyon below, arriving at Vienna's saloon in the middle of a raging dust storm. He's looking for a new life, for a job where he can play guitar and be nice to the customers. There's no sense, to him anyway, in resurrecting Johnny Logan, the deadly gunslinger he once was and hopes never to be again. But Vienna's feud with local cattle baron Emma Small--over the favors of a cowboy called the Dancin' Kid and the location of the railroad--is approaching its apex, and Johnny's skills will be needed. Both lauded and lamented by critics, the film has been called a psycho sexual melodrama, an anti-McCarthy parable, an expressionistic experiment, and a masterpiece of symbolism in Technicolor so lurid it almost overwhelms the neurotic story. Whatever the final verdict, this is certainly not a typical Western
They Were Expendable by John Ford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and German and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were expendable: Two PT-boat skippers defend the Philippines and give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the crippling losses at Pearl Harbor. Flying leathernecks: An embattled Marine fighter squadron VMF 247 at Guadalcanal is led by John Wayne and campaigning to coordinate ground combat with low-flying aerial sorties
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic adventures of the crew of a navy cargo freighter in the South Pacific during World War II
Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small Texas town of Rio Bravo, law and order is maintained by three unlikely enforcers: hard-boiled sheriff Chance; former quick draw artist Dude, now gone drunk and disheveled; and the crippled, wisecracking Stumpy, who patrols the jail with a shotgun. The arrest and incarceration of Joe Burdette for murder has set these three at odds with his brother, corrupt and wealthy landowner Nathan Burdette. Nathan assembles a force of hired guns to spring Joe, while Chance enlists hotshot gunslinger Colorado. Complications arise in the form of Feathers -- not the usual saloon floozy but a competent professional gambler accustomed to sparring with men -- who has an eye for Chance
Dodge City by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett and his gang, with the support of the decent local people
The wings of eagles by John Ford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Naval Commander Frank "Spig" Wead - from his first solo flight that ends in the admiral's swimming pool to his assignment as commander aboard an aircraft carrier in World War II
Wagon train( Visual )

62 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of westward-bound emigrants must rely on their courage and perseverance as they make their way by Conestoga wagon from the banks of the Mississippi to California's Pacific shores in the face of great odds
Operation Pacific( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II rages across the Pacific and Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford is in the thick of it. He evacuates children from enemy-held islands, oversees the development of torpedoes at Pearl Harbour, and prowls the depths in the submarine Thunderfish for a chance to aim his improved "tin fish"--Torpedoes--at the enemy
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
Alternative Names
Bond, Wardell

Bond, Wardell E. 1903-1960

Bond, Wardell Edwin 1903-1960

Ward Bond acteur américain

Ward Bond Amerikaans acteur

Ward Bond amerikansk skådespelare

Ward Bond amerikansk skodespelar

Ward Bond amerikansk skuespiller

Ward Bond amerykański aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Ward Bond attore statunitense

Ward Bond US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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The quiet manFrank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeJohn Ford's My darling ClementineRio BravoHondoThe Maltese falconFort ApacheGone with the Wind