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John Ford (I) (1894–1973)


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 »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man Director
(1952)
The Grapes of Wrath
(1940)
Stagecoach
Stagecoach Director
(1939)

Filmography

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 1976 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (Documentary)
 1966 7 Women
 1965 Young Cassidy (uncredited)
 1962 How the West Was Won (segment "The Civil War")
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Flashing Spikes (1962)
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Korea (Documentary short)
 1956 The Searchers
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bamboo Cross (1955)
 1953 Mogambo
 1952 The Quiet Man
 1951 This Is Korea! (Documentary) (as Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret.)
 1950 Rio Grande
 1950 Wagon Master
 1949 Pinky (uncredited)
 1949 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 3 Godfathers
 1948 Fort Apache
 1947 The Fugitive
 1946 It's Your America (Short)
 1945 They Were Expendable (as John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.)
 1944 Undercover (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 December 7th
 1943 German Industrial Manpower (Documentary)
 1943 We Sail at Midnight (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1943 At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 Torpedo Squadron (Documentary short)
 1942 The Battle of Midway (Short documentary) (as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.)
 1942 Sex Hygiene (Short) (dramatic sequences)
 1941 Tobacco Road
 1939 Stagecoach
 1937 The Hurricane
 1935 The Informer
 1934 Judge Priest
 1933 Doctor Bull
 1933 Pilgrimage
 1932 Flesh (uncredited)
 1932 Air Mail
 1931 Arrowsmith
 1931 The Brat
 1931 Seas Beneath
 1930 Up the River
 1930 Born Reckless
 1929 Salute (uncredited)
 1929 Strong Boy
 1928 Riley the Cop (uncredited)
 1928 Napoleon's Barber (Short)
 1928 Hangman's House (uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons
 1927 Mother Machree (uncredited)
 1927 Upstream
 1926 3 Bad Men
 1925 Thank You
 1925 Lightnin'
 1924 Hearts of Oak
 1924 The Iron Horse (uncredited)
 1923 Hoodman Blind
 1923 Cameo Kirby
 1923 Three Jumps Ahead (as Jack Ford)
 1923 The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (as Jack Ford)
 1922/I The Village Blacksmith (as Jack Ford)
 1922 Silver Wings (as Jack Ford, prologue only)
 1922 Little Miss Smiles (as Jack Ford)
 1921 Jackie (as Jack Ford)
 1921 Sure Fire (as Jack Ford)
 1921 Action (as Jack Ford)
 1921 Desperate Trails (as Jack Ford)
 1921 The Wallop (as Jack Ford)
 1921 The Freeze-Out (as Jack Ford)
 1921 The Big Punch (as Jack Ford)
 1920 Just Pals (as Jack Ford)
 1920 Hitchin' Posts (as Jack Ford)
 1920 The Girl in Number 29 (as Jack Ford)
 1920 The Prince of Avenue A (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Marked Men (as Jack Ford)
 1919 A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Rider of the Law (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Ace of the Saddle (as Jack Ford)
 1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (as Jack Ford)
 1919 The Last Outlaw (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Riders of Vengeance (as Jack Ford)
 1919 By Indian Post (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 The Gun Packer (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Gun Law (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Bare Fists (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Rustlers (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 A Fight for Love (as Jack Ford)
 1919 The Fighting Brothers (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1919 Roped (as Jack Ford)
 1918 Three Mounted Men (as Jack Ford)
 1918 The Craving (as Jack Ford)
 1918 A Woman's Fool (as Jack Ford)
 1918 Hell Bent (as Jack Ford)
 1918 The Scarlet Drop (as Jack Ford)
 1918 Thieves' Gold (as Jack Ford)
 1918 Wild Women (as Jack Ford)
 1918 The Phantom Riders (as Jack Ford)
 1917 Bucking Broadway (as Jack Ford)
 1917 A Marked Man (as Jack Ford)
 1917 The Secret Man (as Jack Ford)
 1917 Straight Shooting (as Jack Ford)
 1917 Cheyenne's Pal (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1917 The Soul Herder (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1917 The Scrapper (Short) (as Jack Ford)
 1917 The Trail of Hate (Short)
 1917 The Tornado (Short) (as Jack Ford)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast of "Stagecoach".

Publicity Listings:

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

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.]

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's no use talking to me about art, I make pictures to pay the rent. See more »

Trivia:

Quote from Pat O'Brien: "John Ford, the old master, is the orderly type. Working for him is like being part of a ballet. He hardly ever moves the camera, but composes his shots like a master painter, a Rembrandt or Degas. The actor becomes part of the scene. Ford lets the action swirl past his lens. But the reality of his seamen, miners, dust-bowlers, horse soldiers, or western heroes, when he is... See more »

Trademark:

Funeral goers in his movies usually sing the hymn "Shall We Gather at the River." See more »

Nickname:

Coach See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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