Here’s Ward Bond, John Wayne and Dorothy Jordan in the greatest single scene to be found in an American film. In less than a minute, it says more than most movies say in two hours. Without a word being said, and completely without pretense.
Of course, it’s from John Ford’s The Searchers (1956), a film this blog has pretty much stayed away from. It’s been written about so much, and I’d rather help lead people to more obscure pictures like Quantez (1957). And truth be told, I don’t think I’m up to it. It scares me.
So I’ll just say the greatest (Western) film ever made will be at the Aero Theatre on the 11th. It’d make a great way to pay tribute to Harry Carey, Jr.
The Searchers (1956)
Monday, March 11, 7:30 PM
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Glenn Frankel will sign copies of his book The Searchers: The Making Of An American Legend in the lobby at 6:30 PM. Monday’s my daughter’s birthday, and if the Aero wasn’t a couple thousand miles away…