John Ford established himself as a major film director during the silent film era with classics such as THE IRON HORSE (1924), 3 BAD MEN (1926), and FOUR SONS (1928), among others. Then Ford made some of the finest films of the talkie era such as THE INFORMER (1935), THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND (1936) and GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), and many, many others. This book takes us behind the scenes of one of his best films – THEY WERE EXPENDABLE (1945) – using unpublished photos that only today are being seen for the first time in 70 years.
Author Lou Sabini and photographer Nicholas Scutti have provided a major addition to the John Ford Bibliography. This volume will continue to be a unique and important account of the filmmaker’s art and skill for many years to come.