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John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 154

Birthday 1894-02-01

Day of Death 1973-08-31

Place of Birth Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Commander John Ford
  • Jack Ford
  • Jack Francis

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1976 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend Director
1966 7 Women Director
1965 Young Cassidy Director
1964 Cheyenne Autumn Director
1963 Donovan's Reef Director
1962 The Civil War Director
1962 How the West Was Won Director
1962 Flashing Spikes Director
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Director
1961 Alcoa Premiere (1 episode)Director
1961 Two Rode Together Director
1960 Sergeant Rutledge Director
1959 The Horse Soldiers Director
1959 Korea Director
1958 The Last Hurrah Director
1958 Gideon's Day Director
1957 The Rising of the Moon Director
1957 The Wings of Eagles Director
1957 The Growler Story Director
1956 The Searchers Director
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year Director
1955 Screen Director's Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1955 The Jane Wyman Show (1 episode)Director
1955 Mister Roberts Director
1955 The Long Gray Line Director
1953 Mogambo Director
1953 The Sun Shines Bright Director
1952 What Price Glory Director
1952 The Quiet Man Director
1951 This Is Korea! Director
1950 Rio Grande Director
1950 Wagon Master Director
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home Director
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Director
1948 3 Godfathers Director
1948 Fort Apache Director
1947 The Fugitive Director
1946 My Darling Clementine Director
1945 They Were Expendable Director
1944 In Memoriam Manuel Quezon Director
1943 At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army Director
1943 How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines Director
1943 December 7th Director
1942 The Battle of Midway Director
1942 Sex Hygiene Director
1942 Torpedo Squadron Director
1941 Women in Defense Director
1941 How Green Was My Valley Director
1941 Tobacco Road Director
1940 The Long Voyage Home Director
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Director
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk Director
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln Director
1939 Stagecoach Director
1938 Submarine Patrol Director
1938 Four Men and a Prayer Director
1937 The Hurricane Director
1937 Wee Willie Winkie Director
1936 The Plough and the Stars Director
1936 Mary of Scotland Director
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Director
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend Director
1935 The Informer Director
1935 The Whole Town's Talking Director
1934 Judge Priest Director
1934 The World Moves On Director
1934 The Lost Patrol Director
1933 Doctor Bull Director
1933 Pilgrimage Director
1932 Flesh Director
1932 Air Mail Director
1931 Arrowsmith Director
1931 The Brat Director
1931 Seas Beneath Director
1930 Up the River Director
1930 Born Reckless Director
1930 Men Without Women Director
1929 Salute Director
1929 The Black Watch Director
1929 Strong Boy Director
1928 Riley the Cop Director
1928 Napoleon's Barber Director
1928 Hangman's House Director
1928 Four Sons Director
1928 Mother Machree Director
1927 Upstream Director
1926 The Blue Eagle Director
1926 3 Bad Men Director
1926 The Shamrock Handicap Director
1925 The Fighting Heart Director
1925 Thank You Director
1925 Kentucky Pride Director
1925 Lightnin' Director
1924 Hearts of Oak Director
1924 The Iron Horse Director
1923 North of Hudson Bay Director
1923 Cameo Kirby Director
1923 Three Jumps Ahead Director
1922 The Village Blacksmith Director
1921 Action Director
1920 Just Pals Director
1919 Marked Men Director
1919 A Gun Fightin' Gentleman Director
1919 Rider of the Law Director
1919 The Ace of the Saddle Director
1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat Director
1919 The Last Outlaw Director
1919 Riders of Vengeance Director
1919 The Gun Packer Director
1919 By Indian Post Director
1919 Gun Law Director
1919 Bare Fists Director
1919 The Rustlers Director
1919 A Fight For Love Director
1919 The Fighting Brothers Director
1919 Roped Director
1918 Three Mounted Men Director
1918 A Woman's Fool Director
1918 Hell Bent Director
1918 The Scarlet Drop Director
1918 Thieves' Gold Director
1918 Wild Women Director
1918 The Phantom Riders Director
1917 Bucking Broadway Director
1917 A Marked Man Director
1917 The Secret Man Director
1917 Straight Shooting Director
1917 Cheyenne's Pal Director
1917 The Soul Herder Director
1917 The Scrapper Director
1917 The Tornado Director
1915 The Broken Coin Assistant Director

Production

1971 Vietnam! Vietnam! Executive Producer
1966 7 Women Producer
1964 Cheyenne Autumn Producer
1963 Donovan's Reef Producer
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Producer
1958 The Last Hurrah Producer
1952 The Quiet Man Producer
1950 Rio Grande Producer
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Executive Producer
1949 Mighty Joe Young Executive Producer
1948 3 Godfathers Producer
1948 Fort Apache Executive Producer
1947 The Fugitive Producer
1945 Nazi Concentration Camps Producer
1943 December 7th Producer
1942 The Battle of Midway Producer
1941 Women in Defense Producer
1940 The Long Voyage Home Producer
1939 Stagecoach Producer
1935 The Informer Producer
1934 The Lost Patrol Producer
1932 Flesh Producer
1930 Men Without Women Producer
1928 Riley the Cop Producer
1928 Hangman's House Producer
1928 Four Sons Producer
1928 Mother Machree Producer
1926 The Blue Eagle Producer
1926 3 Bad Men Producer
1926 The Shamrock Handicap Producer
1924 The Iron Horse Producer

Acting

Film Night (1 episode)
2019 John Ford, the man who invented America as himself (archive footage)
2013 John Ford & Monument Valley as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Shooting War as himself
1999 National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) (unaccredited)
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode)
1971 The American West of John Ford as Himself
1971 Directed by John Ford as Himself (uncredited)
1970 My Name Is John Ford, I Make Westerns as Himself
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year as Himself
1951 The Screen Director
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines as J.P. Baldwin
1917 The Scrapper as Buck, the scrapper
1917 The Trail of Hate as Lt. Jack Brewer
1917 The Tornado as Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford)
1916 A Bandit's Wager
1915 The Birth of a Nation as Klansman on Horse Holding Up Hood with Hand

Writing

1966 My Sister My Love Theatre Play
1952 The Quiet Man Writer
1950 Wagon Master Story
1936 The Last Outlaw Story
1930 Men Without Women Story
1923 Three Jumps Ahead Writer
1919 Riders of Vengeance Screenplay
1919 The Gun Packer Story
1918 The Craving Writer
1918 Hell Bent Story
1918 The Scarlet Drop Story
1917 Cheyenne's Pal Story
1917 The Scrapper Writer
1917 The Tornado Writer

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