John Ford (I) (1894–1973)

John Ford (I) (1894–1973)Director  | Producer  | ActorSEE RANK
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John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied “The train”. He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered “serious” film. He won six Oscars, counting (he always did) the two that he won for his …  See full bio »Born: February 11894  in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USADied: August 311973  (age 79) in Palm Desert, California, USA

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John Ford in The Searchers (1956)
John Ford, Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, and Jack Holt in The Broken Coin (1915)
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The Quiet Man

The Quiet ManDirector(1952)

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of WrathDirector(1940)



The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceDirector(1962)Show Show all  |   Show by… Job Year » Rating » Number of Ratings » Genre » Keyword »   |  Edit


Jump to: Director | Producer | Actor | Writer | Additional Crew | Second Unit Director or Assistant Director | Cinematographer | Soundtrack | Stunts | Art department | Editor |Thanks | Self | Archive footageHide HideDirector (147 credits) 1976Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (Documentary) 
 19667 Women
 1965Young Cassidy (uncredited) 
 1964Cheyenne Autumn
 1963Donovan’s Reef
 1962How the West Was Won (segment “The Civil War”) 
 1962Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode) 
– Flashing Spikes (1962) 1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
 1961Two Rode Together
 1960Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode) 
– The Colter Craven Story (1960) 1960Sergeant Rutledge
 1959Korea (Documentary short) 
 1959The Horse Soldiers
 1958The Last Hurrah
 1958Gideon of Scotland Yard
 1957The Rising of the Moon
 1957The Wings of Eagles
 1956The Searchers
 1955Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode) 
– Rookie of the Year (1955) 1955Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode) 
– Bamboo Cross (1955) 1955Mister Roberts
 1955The Long Gray Line
 1953The Sun Shines Bright
 1952What Price Glory
 1952The Quiet Man
 1951This Is Korea! (Documentary) (as Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret.) 
 1950Rio Grande
 1950Wagon Master
 1950When Willie Comes Marching Home
 1949Pinky (uncredited) 
 1949She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
 1949Fireside Theatre (TV Series) 
 19483 Godfathers
 1948Fort Apache
 1947The Fugitive
 1946It’s Your America (Short) 
 1946My Darling Clementine
 1945They Were Expendable (as John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.) 
 1944Undercover (Documentary) (uncredited) 
 1943December 7th (Documentary) 
 1943German Industrial Manpower (Documentary) 
 1943How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
 1943We Sail at Midnight (Documentary short) (uncredited) 
 1943At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army (Documentary short) (uncredited) 
 1942Torpedo Squadron (Documentary short) 
 1942The Battle of Midway (Documentary short) (as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.) 
 1942Sex Hygiene (Short) (dramatic sequences) 
 1941How Green Was My Valley
 1941Tobacco Road
 1940The Long Voyage Home
 1940The Grapes of Wrath
 1939Drums Along the Mohawk
 1939Young Mr. Lincoln
 1938Submarine Patrol
 1938Four Men and a Prayer
 1937The Hurricane
 1937Wee Willie Winkie
 1936The Plough and the Stars
 1936Mary of Scotland
 1936The Prisoner of Shark Island
 1935Steamboat Round the Bend
 1935The Informer
 1935The Whole Town’s Talking
 1934Judge Priest
 1934The World Moves On
 1934The Lost Patrol
 1933Doctor Bull
 1932Flesh (uncredited) 
 1932Air Mail
 1931The Brat
 1931Seas Beneath
 1930Up the River
 1930Born Reckless
 1930Men Without Women
 1929Salute (uncredited) 
 1929The Black Watch
 1929Strong Boy
 1928Riley the Cop (uncredited) 
 1928Napoleon’s Barber (Short) 
 1928Hangman’s House (uncredited) 
 1928Four Sons
 1927Mother Machree (uncredited) 
 1926The Blue Eagle
 19263 Bad Men
 1926The Shamrock Handicap
 1925The Fighting Heart
 1925Thank You
 1925Kentucky Pride
 1924Hearts of Oak
 1924The Iron Horse (uncredited) 
 1923Hoodman Blind
 1923North of Hudson Bay
 1923Cameo Kirby
 1923Three Jumps Ahead (as Jack Ford) 
 1923The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (as Jack Ford) 
 1922/IThe Village Blacksmith (as Jack Ford) 
 1922Silver Wings (as Jack Ford, prologue only) 
 1922Little Miss Smiles (as Jack Ford) 
 1921Jackie (as Jack Ford) 
 1921Sure Fire (as Jack Ford) 
 1921Action (as Jack Ford) 
 1921Desperate Trails (as Jack Ford) 
 1921The Wallop (as Jack Ford) 
 1921The Freeze-Out (as Jack Ford) 
 1921The Big Punch (as Jack Ford) 
 1920Just Pals (as Jack Ford) 
 1920Hitchin’ Posts (as Jack Ford) 
 1920The Girl in Number 29 (as Jack Ford) 
 1920The Prince of Avenue A (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Marked Men (as Jack Ford) 
 1919A Gun Fightin’ Gentleman (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Rider of the Law (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Ace of the Saddle (as Jack Ford) 
 1919The Outcasts of Poker Flat (as Jack Ford) 
 1919The Last Outlaw (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Riders of Vengeance (as Jack Ford) 
 1919By Indian Post (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919The Gun Packer (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Gun Law (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Bare Fists (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Rustlers (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919A Fight for Love (as Jack Ford) 
 1919The Fighting Brothers (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1919Roped (as Jack Ford) 
 1918Three Mounted Men (as Jack Ford) 
 1918The Craving (as Jack Ford) 
 1918A Woman’s Fool (as Jack Ford) 
 1918Hell Bent (as Jack Ford) 
 1918The Scarlet Drop (as Jack Ford) 
 1918Thieves’ Gold (as Jack Ford) 
 1918Wild Women (as Jack Ford) 
 1918The Phantom Riders (as Jack Ford) 
 1917Bucking Broadway (as Jack Ford) 
 1917A Marked Man (as Jack Ford) 
 1917The Secret Man (as Jack Ford) 
 1917Straight Shooting (as Jack Ford) 
 1917Cheyenne’s Pal (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1917The Soul Herder (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1917The Scrapper (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
 1917The Trail of Hate (Short) 
 1917The Tornado (Short) (as Jack Ford) 
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 Radio: Appeared in a “Screen Director’s Playhouse” broadcast of “Stagecoach”. 

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 13 Biographical Movies  | 25 Print Biographies  | 2 Portrayals  | 1 Interview | 31 Articles  | 1 Magazine Cover Photo  | See more »

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Alternate Names:

 Commander John Ford | Jack Ford | Jack Francis | John | John Ford Production | Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret. | John Ford Captain U.S.N.R. | Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R. | RAdm. John Ford USNR [Ret.]


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 [on early cinema] None of us thought we were making anything but entertainment for the moment. Only Ernst Lubitsch knew we were making art.  See more »


 Directed nine films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards: Arrowsmith(1931), The Informer (1935), Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Long Voyage Home (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Quiet Man (1952), Mister Roberts (1955), and How the West Was Won (1962) (co-directed). Only “How Green Was My Valley” won Best Picture.  See more »


 Frequently cast John WayneHenry FondaMaureen O’HaraWard Bond, and James Stewart.  See more »


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