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Wagon Master

  • Film

Time Out says

Another Fordian epic positing the American community as the sum of its bands of outsiders, with a Mormon wagon train bound for the westward Promised Land in alliance with a pair of rootless horse-traders, a trio of theatricals, and a tribe of nomadic Navajos, tested by the landscape and the threat of their perverse familial mirror image, the villainous Uncle Shiloh Clegg and his boys. A moral fable, but with a refreshing lack of rhetoric to its poetry. Athlete/actor Jim Thorpe, here playing the Navajo leader, was himself portrayed by Burt Lancaster the following year in the biopic Jim Thorpe - All-American.
Written by PT

Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Ford
  • Screenwriter:Frank S Nugent, Patrick Ford
  • Cast:
    • Ben Johnson
    • Joanne Dru
    • Harry Carey Jr
    • Ward Bond
    • Alan Mowbray
    • Jane Darwell
    • Charles Kemper
    • Russell Simpson
    • James Arness
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