More about The Searchers (1956)- John Ford directs Ward Bond!

On TCM today 1/14/17- By composing Ward Bond as Capt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Clayton having his last sip of coffee before embarking on the posse to hunt down the Indian raiders with Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) getting an extra tender good bye from his sister-in-law Martha Edwards (Dorothy Jordan), Ford communicates economically without dialogue (like a silent film) another aspect of the story-that perhaps Martha and Ethan have a past. Great acting by Bond as a man attempting to mind his own business and an example of that unique Fordian touch which bring out such nuances in his movies.

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