Season 20, Episode 1 John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend
First Aired: May 10, 2006
“John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend.” A 19th season starts with an absorbing look at the director and actor, who made 14 films together. “Ford was a mythmaker,” says director Peter Bogdanovich, “and Duke Wayne was the stuff of legend.” Included: clips from the Ford (1894-1973) and Wayne (1907-79) movies, including Stagecoach,” “The Quiet Man” and “The Searchers”; home movies; comments from directors, writers, Dan Ford (grandson), Patrick Wayne (son). Narrated by Sydney Pollack.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)
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