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The Best Ward Bond Movies  

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List of the best Ward Bond movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ward Bond's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ward Bond movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ward Bond movies will be at the top of the list. Ward Bond has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ward Bond movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ward Bond films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ward Bond role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ward Bond performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Hondo, The Time of Your Life and more!

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ward Bond movies?" and "What are the greatest Ward Bond roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Ward Bond include names like John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Jean Renoir. Movie fans who love Ward Bond have also been known to enjoy films starring Edgar Buchanan and Warren Oates.

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ward Bond Movies
John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles
The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, and starring John Wayne as a middle-aged veteran who spends ...more
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James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more
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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank ...more
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John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery
They Were Expendable is a 1945 American film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed. The film is based on the book by William L. White, ...more
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John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson
Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Written by ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor
The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam ...more
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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more
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Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
Mister Roberts is a 1955 American CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell ...more
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James Arness, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond
Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film about a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River in Utah. The film was conceived, produced, and directed by John Ford, who is often listed among the ...more
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Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond
Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. The film was the first of the director's "cavalry trilogy" and was followed ...more
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Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie
Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of WWI. It was directed by Howard Hawks and was the highest-grossing film of ...more
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Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell
My Darling Clementine, a 1946 film, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by Director John Ford, stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to Gunfight at the OK ...more
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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond
The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, based on the true story of Frank "Spig" Wead and the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its inception through World ...more
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Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine
Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and ...more
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Errol Flynn, Ward Bond, William Frawley
Gentleman Jim is a 1942 film starring Errol Flynn as heavyweight boxing champion James J. Corbett. The supporting cast includes Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, and Ward ...more
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Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek
Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 partly fictionalized biopic about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck ...more
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John Wayne, Ward Bond, Harry Carey
3 Godfathers is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and filmed primarily in Death Valley, California. The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based ...more
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Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more
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John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page
Hondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film starring John Wayne and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay is based on the July 5, 1952 Collier's short story "The Gift of Cochise" by ...more
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Anne Baxter, Ward Bond, Thomas Mitchell
The Fighting Sullivans, originally released as The Sullivans, is a 1944 American biographical war film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Edward Doherty, Mary C. McCall Jr., and Jules ...more
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John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond
Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and Walter Brennan. The supporting cast features Ward Bond and Mike Mazurki. Wayne stars as John Devlin, ...more
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John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond
Operation Pacific is a 1951 World War II submarine film starring John Wayne and Patricia Neal, featuring Ward Bond and Philip Carey and directed by George Waggner. The technical advisor for this ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Peter Graves
The Long Gray Line is a 1955 American Technicolor drama film in CinemaScope directed by John Ford based on the life of Marty Maher. Tyrone Power stars as the scrappy Irish immigrant whose ...more
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John Wayne, Ward Bond, George "Gabby" Hayes
Tall in the Saddle is a 1944 American Western film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring John Wayne and Ella Raines. Written by Paul Fix and Michael Hogan, based on the serialized novel of the ...more
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Ward Bond, Denver Pyle, Stuart Whitman
China Doll is a film directed by Frank Borzage released on December 3, 1958.