Francis Ford (I) (1881–1953)

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Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of authority - men sometimes ruthless if not downright ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Purple Mask Phil Kelly / The Sphinx
Crimson Shoals Jack Quinn, the son / Frederick Fielding, the father / Thomas Fielding, the grandfather
The Black Masks Fred Francis
Berlin Via America Phil Kelly


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 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
Gramps (uncredited)
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Elderly Man (uncredited)
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Feeney - Old Backwoodsman
 1952 The Living Bible (TV Series)
Samaritan Leper
- Jesus and the Lepers ... Samaritan Leper
 1952 The Lawless Breed
Charlie - Saloon Janitor (uncredited)
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
 1952 The Quiet Man
Dan Tobin
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Rimrock Robby / Old Zeke
- Savvy, the Smart Little Dog (1952) ... Rimrock Robby
- Indian Pony Express (1951) ... Old Zeke
 1950-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Hurry, Hurry (1952)
- The Tunnel (1951)
- Close Shave (1951)
- The Parasol (1950)
 1951 Rim of the Wheel (Short)
Mr. Dickerson
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Jed - Rancher / Whopper Darrow
- The Devil's Brand (1950) ... Jed - Rancher
- The Posse (1950) ... Whopper Darrow
 1950 Father Makes Good
 1950 Wagon Master
Mr. Peachtree
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sam Dingle
- Gold Fever (1950) ... Sam Dingle
 1949 San Antone Ambush
Major Farnsworth
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Connelly - Fort Stark Suttlers Barman (uncredited)
 1949 Frontier Investigator
Ed Garnett
 1948 The Far Frontier
Alf Sharper
 1948 3 Godfathers
Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 The Plunderers
 1948 Eyes of Texas
Thad Cameron
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Race Checker / Fisherman (uncredited)
 1948 The Timber Trail
Ralph Baker
 1948 Fort Apache
Fen - Stage Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon
Horse Trader
 1947 Unconquered
Frontiersman on Fort Pitt Roof (uncredited)
 1947 Driftwood
Abner Green
 1947 High Tide
Pop Garrow
 1947 Gunfighters
Cook (uncredited)
 1947 California
Jessie (uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Old Man at Counter (uncredited)
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Dad - Old Soldier (uncredited)
 1946 Accomplice
King Connors
 1946 Sister Kenny
Patrick O'Shea (uncredited)
 1946 A Tale of Two Cafes (Short)
Colonel (uncredited)
 1946 College Queen (Short)
Pop, The Janitor
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (uncredited)
 1946 Renegades
Eph (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Old Cowboy Greeting Coach (uncredited)
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Old Sea Dog (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
R.C. Martin (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Ranch Owner (uncredited)
 1945 Wildfire
Ezra Mills (as Frances Ford)
 1945 The White Gorilla
Mr. Stacey
 1945 Murder, He Says
Lee - Old Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Hangover Square
Ogilby - Fulham Antique Dealer (uncredited)
 1945 Mom and Dad
Dr. Rubin
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Daley (uncredited)
 1944 Bowery Champs
Newspaper Sports Writer (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
 1944 The Climax
Backstage Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 The Big Noise
Train Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
Hughes Campaign Orator (uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana
Ed - Seated Opposite J.T. in Bar (uncredited)
 1943 Jitterbugs
Skeptical Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1943 The Desperadoes
Hank (uncredited)
 1943 Girls in Chains
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1942 The Ox-Bow Incident
Alva 'Dad' Hardwicke (uncredited)
 1942 Outlaws of Pine Ridge
 1942 King of the Mounties
Zeke Collins (Ch. 4)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Tavern Keeper
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Campaign Committee Member (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Veteran (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of the Purple Sage
Inebriated Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Luke Stevens
 1941 Tobacco Road
Vagabond on Road (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
Eastbound Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Romance of the Rio Grande
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Diamond Frontier
Derek Bluje
 1940 South of Pago Pago
 1940 Three Faces West
Farmer Bill - with Higgins (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Court Clerk
 1940 Viva Cisco Kid
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Horseman on Bridge (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Migrant (uncredited)
 1939 Geronimo
Army Scout (uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Joe Boleo
 1939 Bad Lands
Charlie Garth
 1939 Colorado Sunset
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Sam Boone (uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach
Sgt. Billy Pickett (uncredited)
 1938 The Texans
Uncle Dud
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Grandpa Hatfield
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
Miner (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Dog Pound Man (uncredited)
 1938 In Old Chicago
 1937 Mannequin
Tim O'Rourke (uncredited)
 1937 Checkers
Daniel Snodgrass
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (scenes deleted)
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Pedro Elias (uncredited)
 1937 The Road Back
Street Cleaner (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
William Gregory (uncredited)
 1936 The Plough and the Stars
Old Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Anderson - Old Veteran (uncredited)
 1936 Sins of Man
Town Drunk
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Educating Father
Sheriff Hart
 1936 Gentle Julia
Tubbs, Fish Peddler
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus
John Gaines
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Cpl. O'Toole
 1936 Paddy O'Day
Tom McGuire - Immigration Officer
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret
Captain of Salvage Ship (uncredited)
 1935 This Is the Life
'Sticky' Jones
 1935 The Arizonian
Mayor Ed Comstock
 1935 Paris in Spring
Drunken Peasant (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
'Judge' Flynn
 1935 Goin' to Town
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Newspaper Reporter at Dock (uncredited)
 1935 The County Chairman
Cattle Rancher (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1934 Judge Priest
Juror No. 12
 1934 Charlie Chan's Courage
 1934 The World Moves On
Legionaire in Trench (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
 1934 Cheaters
 1934 Sleepers East
Well-Wisher at Train Station (uncredited)
 1934 The Lost Patrol
Arab (uncredited)
 1934 Pirate Treasure
Aero Club Member
 1933 Smoky
Horse Buyer (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Roman Citizen (uncredited)
 1933 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
Captain Hallett
 1933 Doctor Bull
Mr. Herring (uncredited)
 1933 Gordon of Ghost City
The Mystery Man
 1933 The Man from Monterey
Don Pablo Gonzales
 1933 Pilgrimage
Mayor Elmer Briggs
 1933 Life in the Raw
Sheriff Myles
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Frank (uncredited)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted
Inspector Cabot
 1932 The Lost Special
Botter Hood
 1932 Air Mail
Passenger Who'll Die on a Train (uncredited)
 1932 Heroes of the West
Cavalry Captain Donovan
 1932 Destry Rides Again
Judd Ogden
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Belmont Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Scarface
Prison Guard (alternate ending) (uncredited)
 1932 Tangled Fortunes
Matt Higgins
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Insane Asylum Warden (uncredited)
 1932 Discarded Lovers
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1931 The Last Ride
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Jim Rodney
 1931 Possessed
Drunken Husband (uncredited)
 1931 Frankenstein
Hans (uncredited)
 1931 The Spirit of Notre Dame
Alumnus (uncredited)
 1931 A Free Soul
Skid Row Drunk (uncredited)
 1931 Let's Play (Short)
 1931 The Front Page
Carl - a Detective (uncredited)
 1931 Seas Beneath
Eric - Captain of Trawler (uncredited)
 1931 Resurrection
Drunken Soldier on Train (uncredited)
 1930 The Indians Are Coming
George Woods / Tom Woods
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Sheridan's Aide (uncredited)
 1930 Sons of the Saddle
'Red' Slade
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Don Pedro Madero
 1930 Kathleen Mavourneen
James, the butler
 1930 Captain of the Guard
Hussars Officer (uncredited)
 1930 The Jade Box
Martin Morgan
 1930 The Mounted Stranger
'Spider' Coy
 1929 The Talkies (Short)
 1929 Mister Antonio
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1929 The Drake Case
Juror (uncredited)
 1929 The Lariat Kid
Cal Gregg
 1929 The Black Watch
Maj. MacGregor (uncredited)
 1929 The Charlatan
Detective (uncredited)
 1928 Sisters of Eve
 1928 The Chinatown Mystery
The Sphinx
 1928 The Four-Footed Ranger
Brom Hockley
 1928 The Trail of '98
Gold Commissioner's Assistant (uncredited)
 1928 The Branded Sombrero
Link Jarvis
 1927 One Glorious Scrap
Ralph Curtis
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Captain (uncredited)
 1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus
John Hazzard
 1927 The Cruise of the Hellion
 1927 The Heart of Maryland
Jefferson Davis
 1927 The Devil's Saddle
Pete Hepburn
 1927 Men of Daring
Black Roger
 1927 Upstream
 1926 Speed Cop
The Silk Thief
 1926 The Silent Trailer (Short)
Mrs. Coleman's Physician (uncredited)
 1926 Lash of the Whip
'Hurricane' Smith
 1926 Officer '444'
Fire Chief
 1925 The Fighting Heart
Town Fool
 1925 The Red Rider
Brown Bear
 1925 Ridin' Thunder
Frank Douglas
 1925 The Power God
Government Secret Service Man (Chapter 15) (uncredited)
 1925 Scar Hanan
Jury foreman
 1925 Taming the West
Frosty Miller
 1925 A Roaring Adventure
Colonel Burns / Bennett Hardy
 1925 The Sign of the Cactus
Panhandle George
 1925 Soft Shoes
Quig Mundy
 1924 The Diamond Bandit
Friar Aloysius
 1924 The Measure of a Man
'Pale' Peter
 1924 Hearts of Oak
 1924 Western Yesterdays
 1924 A Rodeo Mixup
Her Uncle
 1924 Western Feuds
J.P. Hartley
 1923 Mine to Keep
Jack Deering
 1923 The Haunted Valley
 1923 Three Jumps Ahead
Ben McLean
 1922 The Boss of Camp Four
Dude McCormick
 1922/I The Village Blacksmith
Asa Martin
 1922 Storm Girl
Dr. Blake
 1922 Bells of San Juan
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1922 They're Off
Col. Blake
 1922 Thundering Hoofs
Daddy Bill / 'Colonel' Bill
 1922 Another Man's Boots
The Stranger
 1922 So This Is Arizona
Ned Kendall
 1921 Flower of the Range (Short)
 1921/II The Stampede
Robert Wagner
 1921 The Lady from Longacre
Count de Freitas
 1921 Action
Soda Water Manning
 1921 Eat and Be Happy (Short)
 1921 The Great Reward
The American Adventurer
 1921 I Am the Woman
'Sloe Gin' Charlie
 1921 When Eve Fell (Short)
 1920 A Man from Nowhere
The Town Drunkard
 1919 Crimson Shoals
Jack Quinn, the son / Frederick Fielding, the father / Thomas Fielding, the grandfather
 1919 The Mystery of 13
Phil Kelly / Jim Kelly
 1918 The Silent Mystery
Phil Kelly
 1918 The Craving
Carroll Wayles
 1918 Berlin Via America
Phil Kelly
 1917 John Ermine of Yellowstone
John Ermine
 1917 Who Was the Other Man?
James Walbert / Ludwig Schumann
 1917 Unmasked (Short)
Fred Francis - a Crook
 1917 The Puzzle Woman (Short)
Phil Kelly aka Cliff Jordan
 1917 True to Their Colors (Short)
 1917 The Terrors of War (Short)
The Gallant Northern Officer
 1917 The Rebel's Net (Short)
 1916 The Yellow Streak (Short)
Phil Kelley
 1916 The Purple Mask
Phil Kelly / The Sphinx
 1916 Mister Vampire (Short)
The Vampire Man
 1916 The Heroine of San Juan (Short)
The American Lieutenant
 1916 The Bandit's Wager (Short)
The Bandit / Nan's Brother's Friend
 1916 Poisoned Lips (Short)
Mr. Gyblin
 1916 The Princely Bandit (Short)
Prince Frederick
 1916 Brennon o' the Moor (Short)
Willy Brennon
 1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring
Dr. Lund, Junior
 1916 Chicken-Hearted Jim (Short)
Jimmie Endicott aka Chicken-Hearted Jim
 1916 The Unexpected (Short)
The Mexican Foreman
 1916 The Sham Reality (Short)
James Brooks
 1916 Behind the Mask (Short)
Prince Frederick aka Dick Turpin
 1916 Her Sister's Sin (Short)
Dr. Brock's Brother
 1916 Lady Raffles Returns (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1916 The Madcap Queen of Crona (Short)
Prince Frederick
 1916 The Cry of Erin (Short)
Shemus O'Brien
 1916 The Dumb Bandit (Short)
The Sheepherder / The Dumb Bandit
 1916 His Majesty Dick Turpin (Short)
Prince Frederick aka Dick Turpin
 1916 The Phantom Island (Short)
John Harding
 1915 The Campbells Are Coming (Short)
Nana Sahib
 1915 The Broken Coin
Count Frederick
 1915 One Kind of Friend (Short)
Bill Westcott - Civil Engineer
 1915 Nabbed (Short)
The Chief of Police
 1915 The Doorway of Destruction (Short)
Col. Patrick Feeney
 1915 And They Called Him Hero (Short)
 1915 The Hidden City (Short)
Lieutenant Johns
 1915 The Curse of the Desert (Short)
 1915 Three Bad Men and a Girl (Short)
 1915 The Heart of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
 1915 The Girl of the Secret Service (Short)
Francis Gordon
 1915 The Madcap Queen of Gredshoffen (Short)
Dana - the American Tourist
 1915 Old Peg Leg's Will (Short)
Peg Leg
 1915 Smuggler's Island (Short)
Francis McGarry
 1915 The Mystery of the Throne Room (Short)
Hugo - the International Spy
 1914/II A Study in Scarlet (Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1914 The Call of the Waves (Short)
 1914 The Ghost of Smiling Jim (Short)
Smiling Jim
 1914 The District Attorney's Brother (Short)
Frank - the District Attorney
 1914 The Mysterious Rose (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1914 The Phantom Violin (Short)
Ellis Zahring
 1914 The Mysterious Hand (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1914 Be Neutral (Short)
 1914 The Return of the Twins' Double (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1914 The Man of Her Choice (Short)
 1914/II The Tangle (Short)
 1914 How Green Saved His Wife (Short)
Mr. Green
 1914 Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery
Hugo Loubeque
 1914 The Mystery of the White Car (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1914 Washington at Valley Forge (Short)
The Spy
 1914 The Mysterious Leopard Lady (Short)
Detective Kelly
 1914 The Twins' Double (Short)
Detective Phil Kelly
 1914 A Bride of Mystery (Short)
The Detective
 1914 In the Fall of '64 (Short)
Capt. Ford - the Southern Officer
 1914 The Mad Hermit (Short)
Gray - the Mad Hermit
 1914 An Unsigned Agreement (Short)
 1914 A Wartime Reformation (Short)
Dave Hart
 1913 From Rail Splitter to President (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913 The Belle of Yorktown (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The White Vaquero (Short)
The White Vaquero
 1913 Wynona's Vengeance (Short)
Col. Feeney
 1913 The Madonna of the Slums (Short)
Paul - the Artist
 1913 From Dawn Till Dark (Short)
The Trapper
 1913 The Black Masks (Short)
Fred Francis
 1913/I The She Wolf (Short)
Fred - the Husband
 1913 Captain Billie's Mate (Short)
Captain Billie's Mate
 1913/III The Struggle (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 A Cow-Town Reformation (Short)
 1913 An Orphan of War (Short)
John Waldron
 1913 The Battle of Manila (Short)
Captain Alverez
 1913 The Capture of Aguinaldo (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 An Indian's Gratitude (Short)
Lt. Randall
 1913 The Battle of San Juan Hill (Short)
Simmons - Soldier of Fortune
 1913 The Honor of the Regiment (Short)
 1913 The Stars and Stripes Forever (Short)
 1913 The Toll of War (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913 The Vengeance of the Skystone (Short)
 1913 Will o' the Wisp (Short)
Jim Dorne
 1913 War (Short)
 1913 Taps (Short)
 1913 With Lee in Virginia (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913 The Half Breed Parson (Short)
 1913 Texas Kelly at Bay (Short)
 1913 The Iconoclast (Short)
Mike Flanagan
 1913 A Frontier Wife (Short)
Ford - the Gamekeeper
 1913 The Pride of the South (Short)
Col. William Mosby C.S.A.
 1913 The Battle of Bull Run (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913/I The Sins of the Father (Short)
 1913 The Lost Dispatch (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Barrier (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 His Brother (Short)
 1913 The Telltale Hatband (Short)
 1913 The Coward's Atonement (Short)
 1913 The Counterfeiter (Short)
 1913 The Favorite Son (Short)
 1913 When Life Fades (Short)
 1913 When Lincoln Paid (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913 A Bluegrass Romance (Short)
 1913 In the Ranks (Short)
Sgt. Allen
 1913 The Great Sacrifice (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1913 The Burning Brand (Short)
 1912 The Law of the West (Short)
Bob Welch
 1912 Blood Will Tell (Short)
 1912 A Double Reward (Short)
Jack Williams
 1912 His Squaw (Short)
 1912 The Invaders (Short)
Colonel James Bryson
 1912 Linked by Fate (Short)
John - First Mate of the Ship
 1912 The Ball Player and the Bandit (Short)
A Baseball Fan
 1912 The Army Surgeon (Short)
Rowan - the Half Breed
 1912 The Civilian (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Altar of Death (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Mary of the Mines (Short)
 1912 When Lee Surrenders (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Man They Scorned (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 On Secret Service (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1912 How Shorty Kept His Word (Short)
Lawyer Jim Burns
 1912 An Indian Legend (Short)
 1912 Custer's Last Fight (Short)
General George A. Custer
 1912 On the Firing Line (Short)
 1912 Sundered Ties (Short)
 1912 The Frontier Child (Short)
John Adams, a Trapper
 1912/II The Fugitive (Short)
 1912 An Old Tune (Short)
 1912 The Bandit's Gratitude (Short)
The Bandit
 1912/I The Reckoning (Short)
 1912 The Garrison Triangle (Short)
Jim (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Reformed Outlaw (Short)
 1912/I His Partner's Share (Short)
Tom Harding
 1912 The Gambler and the Girl (Short)
 1912 The Desert (Short)
 1912 The Last Resource (Short)
 1912 His Double Life (Short)
Joseph King
 1912 Snowball and His Pal (Short)
The Scout
 1912 Reconciled (Short)
 1912 His Nemesis (Short)
 1912 On the Warpath (Short)
Cavalry Officer
 1912 A Soldier's Honor (Short)
Frank - The Cowardly Officer
 1912 Ghosts at Circle X Camp (Short)
 1912 The Outcast (Short)
Evans, a Trapper
 1912/II Making Good (Short)
 1912 The Lieutenant's Last Fight (Short)
Colonel Garvin
 1912 The Post Telegrapher (Short)
Bob Evans - the Post Telegrapher
 1912 The Ghost of Sulphur Mountain (Short)
 1912 Blazing the Trail (Short)
 1912 Wanted: A Wife (Short)
Tom - the Lonesome Cowboy
 1912 The Crisis (Short)
 1912 Troubles of the XL Outfit (Short)
Tidewater Pete
 1912 The Deserter (Short)
The Deserter
 1912 The Battle of the Red Men (Short)
 1912 Seven Bars of Gold (Short)
 1912 The Heart of an Indian (Short)
Mountain Rock - the Indian Chief
 1912 Oil (Short)
Oil Man
 1912 War on the Plains (Short)
Drake - A Treacherous Prospector
 1912 The Deputy's Sweetheart (Short)
 1912 The Wild West Circus (Short)
 1912 Smiling Bob (Short)
Smiling Bob
 1912 A Tenderfoot's Revenge (Short)
The Tenderfoot
 1912 The Empty Water Keg (Short)
The Prospector
 1912 Love and Jealousy (Short)
 1912 The Ranch Girl's Love (Short)
 1912 The Sub-Chief's Choice (Short)
 1912 Melita's Ruse (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Run on the Bank (Short)
 1912 The Honor of the Tribe (Short)
 1912 The Laugh on Dad (Short)
 1912 The Gambler's Heart (Short)
 1912 A Woman's Gratitude (Short)
Pedro - the Half Breed
 1912 Chinese Smugglers (Short)
 1911 Getting His Man (Short)
The Sheriff
 1911 The Ranchman's Debt of Honor (Short)
Frank Hawley
 1911 Falsely Accused (Short)
 1911 An Indian Martyr (Short)
 1911 The Mission Father (Short)
Don Hernando
 1911 Cowgirls' Pranks (Short)
 1911 The Foreman's Courage (Short)
 1911 The Better Man (Short)
The Losing Suitor
 1911 Bar Z's New Cook (Short)
 1911 A Western Girl (Short)
 1911 The Oil Country Romance (Short)
The Foreman
 1911 Mexican as It Is Spoken (Short)
 1911 Right or Wrong (Short)
Dick Dresler
 1911 The Mission Waif (Short)
The Mission Father
 1911 A Spanish Love Song (Short)
Don Jose
 1911 The Local Bully (Short)
Roaring Bill - The Local Bully
 1911 Red Cloud's Secret (Short)
Philip Armstrong - a Young Clergyman
 1911 Bessie's Ride (Short)
John Burton
 1911 In the Right of Way (Short)
John Walsh
 1911 The Strike at the Gringo (Short)
 1911 The Great Heart of the West (Short)
 1911 The Kiss of Mary Jane (Short)
Black Bill (unconfirmed)
 1911 When the Tables Turned (Short)
 1911 Her Spoiled Boy (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 In Time for Press (Short)
Jim Ford
 1911 The Immortal Alamo (Short)
 1911 The Redemption of Rawhide (Short)
Reverend Simpson
 1911 The Spring Round-Up (Short)
Jim Dempsey - a Gambler
 1911 Mary's Stratagem (Short)
 1911 The Reformation of Jack Robbins (Short)
Jack Robbins - a Gentleman Bandit
 1911 An Unwilling Cowboy (Short)
Jim Edwards
 1911 Jack Mason's Last Deal (Short)
Jim Saunders - a Sneak
 1911 Her Faithful Heart (Short)
Bill Rank - the Foreman
 1911 The Warrant for Red Rube (Short)
Red Rube
 1911 Sir Percy and the Punchers (Short)
Sir Percy Granville
 1911 The Snake in the Grass (Short)
Texas Ed - a Desperado
 1911 In the Hot Lands (Short)
The Country Doctor
 1911 Only a Sister (Short)
John (unconfirmed)
 1911 Billy and His Pal (Short)
Jim - the Cowpuncher
 1911 The Owner of L.L. Ranch (Short)
 1910 In the Tall Grass Country (Short)
 1910 A Western Welcome (Short)
 1910 Old Norris' Gal (Short)
Frank Gray - a Young Lawyer (unconfirmed)
 1910 What Great Bear Learned (Short)
 1910 Pals (Short)
Denton - the Young Easterner
 1910 The Cowboys and the Bachelor Girls (Short)
The Cowboy Hero
 1910 His Sergeant's Stripes (Short)
The Corporal
 1910 A Mountain Wife (Short)
 1910 Under the Stars and Bars (Short)
A Young Officer of the Confederate Army
 1910 Uncle Jim (Short)
 1910 Out for Mischief (Short)
The Father
 1910 Billy's Sister (Short)
 1910 A Plucky American Girl (Short)
 1910 Salt on the Bird's Tail (Short)
 1910 In the Mission Shadows (Short)
 1910 Baseball, That's All (Short)
The Husband
 1910 Won in the Fifth (Short)
Young Minister / Pugilist
 1910 The Romance of Circle Ranch (Short)
Honest Jim
 1910 Return of Ta-Wa-Wa (Short)
 1910 A Postal Substitute (Short)
Jack Flynn
 1910 The Golden Secret (Short)
Will Brown
 1910 The Little Preacher (Short)
Joe Lane
 1910 The Ruling Passion (Short)
Tony Valero
 1910 White Doe's Lovers (Short)
The Cowboy
 1910 A Texas Joke (Short)
 1910 Love's C. Q. D. (Short)
Lt. Robert Bright
 1910 The Padre's Secret (Short)
 1910 The Paleface Princess (Short)
Captain Keen
 1910 Speed Versus Death (Short)
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J. Francis O' Fearna | Frances Ford | J. Francis O'Fearna


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According to Garry Wills' biography of John Wayne, "John Wayne's America," John Ford kept Francis as part of his stock company partly so he could humiliate him by giving him small, meaningless roles and yelling at him on the set. The younger Ford could not handle feelings of indebtedness, which was one of the reasons he only worked with Harry Carey once in the quarter-century after Carey left ... See more »

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