Though it’s been a few decades, “1923” is not the first time Ford has appeared in a Western. Before Han Solo made him a household name in the original “Star Wars” film, Ford starred opposite Stacy Keach in the 1976 TV movie “Dynasty,” where he played a member of a pioneer family named the Blackwoods. In the same way that Indiana Jones defies death traps to go back for his hat, it’s as if Ford is reaching back to early pre-“Star Wars” career with “1923.”
“1923” co-stars Timothy Dalton, who had a two-movie stint as James Bond in “The Living Daylights” and “License to Kill.” Of course, this isn’t the first time Ford has acted opposite a former Bond, either; Sean Connery played his dad in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” In his classic black tuxedo and bowtie, Bond usually comes across as a well-dressed man, and while the cowboy life is obviously grimier, thanks to his “1923” hat (the “Jacob”), Ford, too, can continue his legacy of making hats of all kinds look good onscreen.
“1923” is now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.