Western In The 40’s

Hi everyone!! Today is the Western day! One of the most known genres of the American cinema.

How you’ve already know, this genre has like maximum exponent the job of the director John Ford, who boosted the John Wayne’s career. Some of the movies he directed were:

  • My Darling Clementine” (1946), starring Henry Fonda and Linda Darnell;
  • Fort Apache” (1948), starring Henry Fonda, John Wayne and Shirley Temple;
  • The Three Godfathers” (1948), starring John Wayne;
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (1949), starring John Wayne and Joanne Dru.
My Darling Clementine (1946)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

 

John Ford and John Wayne

John Ford and John Wayne

Other Western movies that stood out in the 40’s were:

  • 1940 – “The Westerner”, starring Gary Cooper and directed by William Wyler;
  • 1943 – “The Ox-Bow Incident”, starring Henry Fonda and directed by William A. Wellman;
  • 1946 – “Duel in the Sun”, starring Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotton, directed by King Vidor;
  • 1948 – Yellow Sky”, starring Gregory Peck and directed by William A. Wellman / Red River”, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, directed by Howard Hawks and Arthur Rosson.

About this last one, this was the movie that marked the debut of Montgomery Clift in the screens. Listen here the movie’s theme:

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