Monday, March 16, 2015

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Ward Bond

Ward Bond (1903 - 1960) was an American film and TV actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in over 200 titles. Bond was perhaps best remembered for his role in the "Wagon Train" TV Series (1957).

His Santa Susana locations filmography includes:

Unknown Valley (1933) - Buck Jones, Cecilia Parker, Wade Boteler (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Crimson Trail, The (1935) - Buck Jones, Polly Ann Young, Ward Bond (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Western Courage (1935) - Ken Maynard, Geneva Mitchell, Charles K. French - Columbia

Avenging Waters (1936) - Ken Maynard, Beth Marion and Ward Bond (Kernville) Columbia

They Gave Him a Gun (1937) - Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone (Chatsworth) MGM

Adventures of Marco Polo, The (1938) - Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie and Basil Rathbone (Iverson Ranch) UA

Flight Into Nowhere (1938) starring Jack Holt, Dick Purcell, Julie Bishop (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Gun Law (1938) - George O'Brien, Rita Oehmen, Ray Whitley (Corriganville) RKO

Oklahoma Kid, The (1939) - James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.

Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) - Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine (Iverson Ranch) 20th Century-Fox

Kit Carson (1940) - Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

Sergeant York (1941) - Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie (Burro Flats) Warner Bros.

Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) - Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William - Warner Bros.

Wild Dakotas, The (1956) - Bill Williams, Coleen Gray, Jim Davis (Iverson Ranch) Associated

Fort Apache (1948) - John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz and John Agar (Corriganville) RKO

Great Missouri Raid, The (1951) - Wendell Corey, Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Hellgate (1952) - Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond (Corriganville) Lippert

Moonlighter, The (1953) - Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond (Corriganville) Warner Bros.

"Wagon Train" (1957) TV Series -- Ward Bond as Major Seth Adams (59 episodes, 1957-1961)

Halliday Brand, The (1957) - Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) United Artists

Alias Jesse James (1959) - Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming and Wendell Corey (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

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