Ford, John; Marshall, George; Hathaway, Henry: How The West Was Won (1962). Ruthlessly; it’s mostly gone now, so quickly. Without this sentiment rising, the film would be merely a ruckus of silliness. Ford’s segment on the Civil War is the best. How a country supposedly built on lofty ideals could have descended into that barbarity are a question, lesson, and fact too often put aside.
Yakima Canute would have admired the stunts. Odd how the whites, with right and without retribution, can drive the reds from their lands and enslave the blacks away from theirs. And then progress to the building of four-level freeways over a waterless Los Angeles.
Ford, John: The Informant (1935). The CulturalRites article is here.
Ford, John: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). Another fine film by Ford, with excellent acting by John Wayne.
Ford, John: Wagon Master (1950). The CulturalRites article is here.