Commander John Ford | Jack Ford | Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret. | John Ford Captain U.S.N.R. | Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.
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For a director there are commercial rules that it is necessary to obey. In our profession, an artistic failure is nothing; a commercial failure is a sentence. The secret is to make films that please the public and also allow the director to reveal his personality.
When his western Hell Bent
(1918) for Universal was released, "Motion Picture News" praised Ford's direction, writing, "Few directors put such sustained punch in their pictures as does this Mr. Ford." It was the ninth in a series of films featuring Harry Carey
as "Cheyenne Harry," who was more of a saddle tramp than a conventional western hero.
Funeral goers in his movies usually sing the hymn "Shall We Gather at the River."
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