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Wagon Master is a 1950 American Western film produced and directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Joanne Dru, and Ward Bond. The screenplay concerns a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River in Utah. The film inspired the US television series Wagon Train (1957–1965), which starred Ward Bond until his death in 1960. The film was a personal favorite of Ford himself, who told Peter Bogdanovich in 1967 that "Along with The Fugitive and The Sun Shines Bright, Wagon Master came closest to being what I wanted to achieve." While the critical and audience response to Wagon Master was lukewarm on its release, over the years several critics have come to view it as one of Ford's masterpieces.
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Written by||Patrick Ford|
Frank S. Nugent
|Produced by||John Ford|
Merian C. Cooper
|Cinematography||Bert Glennon (director of photography)|
|Edited by||Jack Murray|
|Music by||Richard Hageman|
|Distributed by||RKO-Radio Pictures Inc.|