When asked by Peter Bogdanovich to comment on WAGONMASTER during their famous interview in 1966, director Ford replied that he thought the film, "along with THE FUGITIVE and THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT . . . came closest to being what I had wanted to achieve." Written by the director's son
Patrick together with Frank Nugent, and based on a story by Ford himself, WAGONMASTER is a deceptively simple tale about a Mormon wagon train headed for the promised land. Along the way the group, led by Bond, forges alliances with two young horse traders (Johnson and Carey), four members of a
traveling medicine show (Mowbray, Clifford, Francis Ford, and Dru), and a tribe of nomadic Na...