Classic John Ford collection begins with 'My Darling Clementine' (1946), a classic paean to the Old West. Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and his brothers Virgil (Tim Holt) and Morgan (Ward Bond) head for a peaceful ranching life in California, but tragedy strikes and makes Wyatt take up the Sheriff's badge again in the town of Tombstone - home to Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) and the notorious Clanton Boys. It isn't long before the Earps, Holliday and the Clantons face off in the most famous gunfight in history - at the OK Corral. Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes Of Wrath' (1940), follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. Henry Fonda stars as Tom Joad, struggling against the forces of nature and the Depression to set down roots for the future. In 'The Horse Soldiers' (1959), John Wayne plays hardbitten Union Cavalry Colonel Marlowe, who teams up with a pacifist doctor (William Holden) in this Civil War western.Together with a feisty Southern belle (Constance Towers), the pair lead a cavalry patrol on a mission 300 miles into Confederate territory, in an attempt to destroy a railroad junction and choke off vital supply lines.The Grapes of Wrath - John Ford's memorable screen version of John Steinbeck's epic novel of the Great Depression--often regarded as the director's best film--stars Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. After having served a brief prison sentence for manslaughter, Joad arrives at his family's Oklahoma farm only to find it abandoned. Muley (John Qualen), a neighbour now nearly mad with grief, tells Tom of the drought that has transformed the farmland of Oklahoma into a desert and of the preying land agents who have ploughed under the shacks of the sharecroppers. Joined by former hellfire preacher Casy (John Carradine), Tom finds his extended family packing their ramshackle truck to seek work in the fields of California.
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Release Date: 01 October 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English
With Grapes of Wrath and 'Valley' included it has to be 5stars.
Some of the finest films made. A great box set for the collection.