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By Tag Gallagher

This radical re-reading of Ford's paintings reviews his motion pictures within the context of his complicated personality, demonstrating their sizeable intelligence and their profound critique of our culture.

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97 96. O’Brien, born San Francisco, 1900, son of the police chief, got into films with Tom Mix’s help, played leads in six other Fords after this first big part, then in cameos as late as 1964. His career highpoint was Sunrise; after 1931 he starred in numerous B westerns. 97. Author’s interview with George O’Brien, May 1979. 53 John Wayne met Ford in 1926. His name then was Michael Morrison, and lie was working summers as a prop boy at Fox to pay his costs at the University of Southern California.

Fenin and William K. Everson, The Western (New York: Grossman, 1973), p. 139. 83. Quoted in Bertrand Tavernier, “John Ford à Paris,” Positif 82 (March 1967), p. 20. My translation. 84. Anderson, p. 20. 85. Quoted in Kevin Brownlow, The War, the West, and the Wilderness (New York: Knopf, 1978), p. 392. 46 The Iron Horse. John Ford’s career was on the line. He avoided premieres like poison — his nerves could not control his stomach — and feigned casual aloofness toward his work. Thus he played bored while those who had attended the Los Angeles opening aired their verdicts.

I am proud of him. Never once has he been disorderly or uncouth and at all times he is a credit to the industry…This trip has done me a lot of good. I’ve never felt better and certainly never looked better in my life. Even O’Brien looks at me admiringly. )…114 In the Philippines, after a twenty-seven day voyage, they spent mornings on polo, swimming, tennis, and boxing, and evenings being royally feted. On a “stinky steamer” they sailed south around the archipelago: Cebu, Illoweila, Dumagita, Jolo, Zamboanga, Mindanao.

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