Ernest Borgnine is his exec as Ford commands a sub against the Japanese. Great movie. Big vote on "The Rounders". Fonda and Ford made fine cowboys. You could see the military service in a lot of those guys, looking back, whether it was Ted Williams, Ford, Jimmy Stewart, or even Eddie Albert. Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda always made fine officers on film. No nonsense, straight-up guys who were so believable.
Ford had a dark side, it seems. I believe that he had a serious bout with the bottle. I always found his role in the made-for-T.V. movie "The Sacketts", with Tom Selleck, as interesting and speculated whether it portrayed an autobiographical aspect to Ford's life.
He was an interesting old-school actor. Yet another icon...
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