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by Jr. Harry Carey

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ISBN:
0810828650
Author:
Jr. Harry Carey
Category:
Performing Arts
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Scarecrow Press; 1st edition (June 1994)
Pages:
280 pages
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1796 kb
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Carey shows the care, tedium, challenge, and exhiliration of filmmaking, and provides an intimate portrait of the great director at work and the actors and actresses, such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Maureen O'Hara, who were part of Ford's vision of America. Includes a filmography and numerous b&w photos. Since Ford remains the most honored . picturemaker, arguably its finest as well, Carey's book is both a valuable treasure and a complete delight.

When Harry Carey, S. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's twenty-six-year-old son, Harry, J. in the role of The . Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory. In it, Harry Carey, J. casts a remarkably observant eye on the process of filming Westerns by one of the true masters of the form.

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Company of Heroes book. When Harry Carey, S. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers

Company of Heroes book.

Henry George Carey Jr. (May 16, 1921 – December 27, 2012) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 90 films, including several John Ford Westerns, as well as numerous television series. Carey was born in the Saugus neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, the son of actor Harry Carey (1878–1947) and actress Olive Carey (1896–1988). As a child, he learned to speak Navajo. His maternal grandfather was vaudeville entertainer George Fuller Golden

Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics.

Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. Carey's portrayal of John Ford at work is the most intimate ever written.

I bought the book and read it so going to sell it. Great book. Company of heroes, My life as an actor in the John Ford stock company). If interested you can call or text me and ill get back with you. do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers.

When Harry Carey, Sr. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's 26-year-old son, Harry, Jr. In it, Harry Carey, Jr.

When Harry Carey, Sr. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's 26-year-old son, Harry, Jr. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory.Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. In it, Harry Carey, Jr. casts a remarkably observant eye on the process of filming Westerns by one of the true masters of the form. From She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Wagonmaster to The Searchers and Cheyenne Autumn, he shows the care, tedium, challenge, and exhilaration of movie-making at its highest level. Carey's portrayal of John Ford at work is the most intimate ever written. He also gives us insightful and original portraits of the men and women who were part of Ford's vision of America: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, and Ben Johnson. Funny, insightful, and brutally honest, Company of Heroes is a rip-roaring good read that presents the remarkable life story of Harry Carey, Jr. and his many continuing fine performances.
  • Umge
The value in this book is not just that it paints an interesting picture of the great John Ford, but that it also shows sides of the Ford stock actors we have not seen. Did you know that Ward Bond loved the ladies and had the hots for Vera Ralston when they were filming The Searchers? That Ford and Richard Widmark got along like gangbusters? That Ken Curtis's strange accent in The Searchers came about by accident and got him the part of Festus on Gunsmoke years later? Or that Victor Jory was a tough old bird?

The book is full of interesting little tidbits of information like this about actors I have known and loved. It even gave me an understanding of why The Long Grey Line - one of my favorite Ford films - was not well received. All the details of the problems, the ends and outs, the stuntmen, the jokes, the hard work of making each film made me want to pull all those films off the shelf and watch them again.

If you love old these truly classic films you will not want to miss this book.
  • Malien
The author, Harry Carey, Jr., had the privilege to work with some of our most famous movie stars through out his career. The 'Company' referred to is the group of people John Ford habitually turned to to bring his vision of a story to life on the screen. Whether it was John Wayne or Henry Fonda, Ford gave them a canvas to bring their brilliance to life.
The book is full of insights as to how these cinematic feats were accomplished. Ford wasn't the easiest man to work for. Once you were 'in', you were in.
You will find out how Ben Johnson (Trooper Tyree)became a star. You'll learn why John Wayne crossed his left arm to grab his elbow in the final scene of "The Searchers" ..... and who was brought to tears behind the camera.
  • Kesalard
This was a great story about many of my favorite movies and actors. His method of telling it was very enjoyable but I really wonder how anyone can remember all the details that he describes. This story is one that needed told and answered many questions I have always had about the character actors of the time. I only wish I could find another book that further described the life and times of other even lesser known actors of that time....those whose faces we all recognize but rarely know their names. Our favorite movies and TV shows would have been nothing without them!
  • Miromice
From an actor who was more than a footnote, but included initially among the "Ford Company" because of his father the book weaves a tale taking a young man through a career watching and working with some giants in the motion picture business - John Ford, John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Maureen O'Hara, stuntmen who helped him earn his "spurs," and other behind and before the cameras. A trip through movie history in the shadow of giants.
  • Inerrace
Very well-written autobiography of long-time and highly respected actor Harry Carey,Jr. It is written in a style that makes the reader feel as if Carey is telling you the stories of working with John Ford, John Wayne, and countless others ( such as stuntmen, horse wranglers, assistant directors) in your living room. So interesting and informative, it is hard to put down. Simply enjoyable, entertaining, and very educational for would-be western film buffs, baby-boomers and others who loved the golden age of westerns.
  • Zbr
Pretty good read. Lots of insight on Pedro Armendariz Jr. Liked the early background info and the photographs..
  • showtime
A really fine book by someone who has a true appreciation for the giants he worked with. Mr. Carey is a wonderful story teller, sensitive with a good sense of humor. His observations make for what may be the best book about John Ford ever written. But it is Dobe Carey's depiction of all the greats who worked for Ford that makes this book special indeed. They were unique and wonderful screen icons, the likes of which we will never see again. Mr. Carey brings them to life again in a way I shall never forget. Do not miss this book!
Loved this. I would have loved being a part of those days as a character actor on a Western film.