By John Agar
Agar's upward thrust to status used to be meteoric: in the course of global struggle II, the $83-a-month dollar sergeant met and later married "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple, and used to be quickly provided a reveal try and dramatic guide via Hollywood mega-mogul David O. Selznick. He co-starred in his first actual movie, director John Ford's fabulous fortress Apache (1948), and parlayed that spectacular debut function right into a two-decade string of heroic leads. regular paintings was once the key to Agar, who simply alternated among A-pictures (Ford classics, Sands of Iwo Jima, more), drive-in favorites (Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula) and low-low-budget exploitation items.
A gracious, mild guy, Agar tells the bittersweet story of his trip via existence during this tribute quantity, which additionally comprises extra interview fabric and images not just from his movies but in addition his deepest life.
This is John's story.
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