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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 ...

Full NameJohn Ford
Net Worth$950,000
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1894
DiedAugust 31, 1973, Palm Desert, California, United States
Place Of BirthCape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
Height6ft 0in
OccupationFilm director/producer
ProfessionFilm director, Actor, Film producer, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Television Director
Work PositionAwards for John Ford
EducationPortland High School, University of Maine
ReligionRoman Catholic
SpouseMary Ford
ChildrenBarbara Ford, Patrick Ford
ParentsBarbara Curran, John Augustine Feeney
SiblingsFrancis Ford, Edward O'Fearna, Barbara Feeney, Josephine Feeney, Patrick Feeney, Bridget Feeney, Daniel Joseph Feeney, Delia Feeney, Hannah Feeney, Mamie Feeney
NicknamesFord, John, John Ford
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director, AFI Life Achievement Award, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, DGA Lifetime Achievement Award, International Award, Golden Globe Special Achievement Award, Medal of Special Recommendation
Music GroupsStrawbs, Hudson Ford, The Monks, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Part of the Union, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Lay Down
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Venezia Classici Award for Best Restored Film
MoviesThe Searchers, Stagecoach, The Quiet Man, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Grapes of Wrath, Fort Apache, How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, Rio Grande, The Informer, Young Mr. Lincoln, Cheyenne Autumn, They Were Expendable, The Horse Soldiers, Wagon Master...
Star SignAquarius
1Rarely shot a scene with more than two takes
2His characters are often morally grey individuals trying to survive a harsh world
3Westerns and war movies
4Rarely used camera movements in his films, reserving them only for very specific moments. Also avoided close-ups as much as possible.
5Frequently cast John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, and James Stewart.
6If a doomed character plays poker, the last hand he plays before going to his death will be the "death hand" (two aces, one of them the ace of spades, and two 8s; so-called because Wild Bill Hickok held this hand when he was murdered). The hand will be shown in close-up.
7Funeral goers in his movies usually sing the hymn "Shall We Gather at the River."
8Regardless of where his westerns were set, filming exteriors at Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah, USA.
Two Rode Together (1961)$225,000 plus 25% of the net profits
They Were Expendable (1945)$300,000
How Green Was My Valley (1941)100,000
Stagecoach (1939)$50,000
1None of my so called better pictures are westerns.
2[on the CinemaScope anamorphic aspect ratio] I hated it. You've never seen a painter use that kind of composition - even the great murals, it still wasn't this huge tennis court. Your eyes pop back and forth, and it's very difficult to get a close-up.
3Maureen O'Hara is one of the actresses I most dislike. Everybody thought I was her lover. Actually, I hated her and she hated me, but she was right for the parts.
4[on Native American Indians] We've treated them badly, it's a blot on our shield; we've robbed, cheated, murdered and massacred them, but they kill one white man and God, out come the troops.
5[1967] I am a liberal Democrat and a rebel.
6My name is John Ford and I make Westerns.
7As a beauty, Dolores del Rio is in a class with [Greta Garbo]. Then she opens her mouth and becomes Minnie Mouse.
8[on John Wayne] Duke is the best actor in Hollywood.
9For 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.
10I didn't show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.
11It's no use talking to me about art, I make pictures to pay the rent.
12It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.
13Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
14I love making pictures but I don't like talking about them.
1Along with Ernst Lubitsch, Jack Conway, Michael Curtiz, Victor Fleming, Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Wood, Francis Ford Coppola, Herbert Ross and Steven Soderbergh, he is one of ten directors to have more than one film nominated for Best Picture in the same year. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and The Long Voyage Home (1940) were both so nominated at the 13th Academy Awards in 1941.
2He liked to watch Henry Fonda dance in scenes from his movies, particularly in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946).
3Funded the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
4Whenever Ford filmed a scene that dealt with violence, he liked to film it as quickly as possible because he did not like violence.
5Had English and Irish ancestry.
6He had a flair for languages, which took some people by surprise. Jean Renoir (a close friend), reported in his autobiography that Ford usually spoke to him in French whenever they met in Hollywood, while Henry Brandon--born Heinrich von Kleinbach in Berlin, Germany--and Jane Chang, a Chinese-American actress, separately told Ford's biographer Joseph McBride that he had directed them in German and Chinese, respectively. When making films in Ireland, the land of his forefathers, he would often demonstrate his fluent Gaelic.
7Enjoyed playing a card game called pitch.
8There were occasional rumors about his sexuality. In her 2004 autobiography "'Tis Herself", 'Maureen O'Hara' recalled seeing Ford kissing a famous male actor (whom she did not name) in his office at Columbia Studios.
9Loved dogs.
10Three of Ford's films--Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Stagecoach (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946)--are in the Criterion Collection.
11Was the youngest of 13 children of John Augustine Feeney and Barbara Curran.
12Quote 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 at his best, is a literature that the screen rarely gets. Working for him one feels a special pride. Lewis Milestone is a bouncing camera mover. For him the seeing eye is all. He stands the camera on its head, rolls it, rushes it, brings it in on the run. The actors are part of the scenery, and they must fight to survive, come alive while he catches them on the run. Neither men are static directors. They don't care for too much talk in their script, or stage business over meaningless chatter.".
13He was the godfather for all of John Wayne's children.
14Among Ford's favorite of his films are The Sun Shines Bright (1953), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and Wagon Master (1950).
15In June 2012 the 1st John Ford Ireland Film Symposium (organized by the Irish Film & Television Academy [IFTA)] was held in Dublin, Ireland, celebrating the work of John Ford. The festival is set to become an annual event.
16In December 2011 Clint Eastwood received the first John Ford Award from John Ford Ireland Film Symposium.
17Honored on a US postage stamp in May 2012 (along with Frank Capra, John Huston and Billy Wilder).
18He was famously untidy and his office was often littered with papers and books.
19Has won more Academy Awards for Best Director than any other director in history.
20Was named the most influential filmmaker of all time by Moviemaker magazine.
21Following his death, he was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.
22During the Depression, Ford--at the time a very wealthy man--was accosted outside his office by a former Universal actor who was destitute and needed $200 for an operation for his wife. As the man related his misfortunes, Ford appeared to become enraged and then, to the horror of onlookers, he launched himself at the man, knocked him to the floor. However, as the shaken old man left the building, Frank Baker saw Ford's business manager Fred Totman meet him at the door, where he handed the man a check for $1,000 and instructed Ford's chauffeur to drive him home. There, an ambulance was waiting to take the man's wife to the hospital where a specialist, flown in from San Francisco at Ford's expense, performed the operation. Some time later, Ford purchased a house for the couple and pensioned them for life.
23Had a great dislike of foul language and would often assault anyone who spoke that way in front of a woman.
24Often cast his older brother Francis Ford in very small and uncredited parts in his films. He had followed Francis out to Hollywood. Francis was a silent-era director-actor who helped John establish a career. Allegedly, the employment of Francis was for sadistic purposes, since John seemed to enjoy giving him small, unimportant parts and yelling at him in front of the cast and crew.
25His favorite actress was Maureen O'Hara and his favorite actor was John Wayne.
26His filmmaking experience proved valuable to the US Navy during World War II. He photographed the attack on Omaha Beach on D-Day for the OSS.
27In the fifth edition of "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" (edited by Steven Schneider), nine of his films are listed: Judge Priest (1934), Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), My Darling Clementine (1946), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
28John Wayne gave the eulogy at his funeral.
29President Richard Nixon and California Gov. Ronald Reagan were present at the dinner at which Ford received the first American Film Institute dinner Lifetime Achievement Award. Nixon presented Ford with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and declared that, as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, he was promoting Rear Admiral John Ford to full Admiral for the remainder of the night. (It was 10:37 pm on the night of March 31, 1973, when Nixon began speaking). After the President's remarks, Ford responded with his own speech: "Thank you, sir. As [former POW] Captain Jeremiah Denton said--I hope I get through with this; I am about ready to bust out in crying--as Captain Denton said as he set foot for the first time in many years on continental American soil, 'I am stunned and bewildered at this reception.' He ended with 'God bless America.' I quote his words with feeling. There are some people in this world who don't think that we movie folks have any religion, but a glance around this distinguished audience is living refutation of that nonsense. In a recent telephone conversation with the President, he said, 'What is your reaction to the prisoners coming home?' I said, 'Frankly, sir, I broke down and blubbered and cried like a baby. Then I reached for my rosary and said a few decades of the beads, and I uttered a short fervent prayer, not an original prayer, but one spoken in millions of American homes today. It is a simple prayer, simply, God bless Richard Nixon'.".
30Profiled in "Through a Catholic Lens: Religious Perspectives of 19 Film Directors from Around the World", ed. by Peter Malone. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007.
31Was a character in "Short Letter, Long Farewell", a 1974 novel by the innovative Austrian writer and filmmaker Peter Handke.
32A young would-be director once came to him for advice, and Ford pointed out two landscape photographs in his office. One had the horizon at the top of the picture, and the other had it at the bottom of the picture. Ford said "when you know why the horizon goes at the top of the frame or the bottom of a frame, then you're a director," and threw the kid out of his office. The would-be director was Steven Spielberg.
33Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1934, commissioned as a lieutenant commander. He served on reserve and active status until 1951, when Captain John Ford was retired with the honorary rank of Rear Admiral. While on active duty during World War II he worked with the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the CIA. While he produced a number of documentaries and training films for the OSS, perhaps one of his more notable achievements was a one-hour compilation of films which had been produced by order of Gen. (and future President) Dwight D. Eisenhower, showing liberated concentration camps. The film, Nazi Concentration Camps (1945), was entered as evidence at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials.
34Was the first director to receive back-to-back Best Director Oscars (1941 and 1942).
35Ford was disgusted by John Wayne's refusal to enlist in 1941. When Ford filmed They Were Expendable (1945) after World War II he included every actor's former military rank and branch (Ford himself was a Navy officer and combat photographer). Of course, there were no credentials behind Wayne's name, which the actor took as a real slap.
36Because his friends and colleagues John Wayne, James Stewart and Ward Bond were very conservative Republicans, many assumed that Ford was as well. According to his friends, family, and co-workers, nothing could be further from the truth, as he was an activist liberal Democrat. His favorite Presidents were Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Ford once went up to the right-wing Victor McLaglen and Wayne on a film set and said, "You know, all of you guys should stop complaining. You made your money under Roosevelt." Wayne, who hated Roosevelt, said nothing and changed the subject. His respect for Ford meant that politics were rarely discussed.
37Has won more directing Oscars than any other director: four, for The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952). He also won an Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subject for The Battle of Midway (1942) and an Oscar for Best Documentary for December 7th: The Movie (1943).
38Prior to making The Searchers (1956), Ford entered the hospital for the removal of cataracts. While recuperating after the surgery, he became impatient with the bandages covering his eyes and tore them off earlier than his doctors told him to. The result of that rash action was that Ford suffered a total loss of sight in one eye, which is how he came to wear his famous eyepatch.
39He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1640 Vine St. on February 8, 1960.
40In 1973 he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Richard Nixon.
41Directed ten different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Victor McLaglen, Thomas Mitchell, Edna May Oliver, Jane Darwell, Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Sara Allgood, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Jack Lemmon. McLaglen, Mitchell, Darwell, Crisp and Lemmon won Oscars.
42While John Ford is the director's "Hollywood" name, and his American birth name is John Feeney, his Irish name was Sean Aloysius O'Fearna. Allegedly his parents referred to him as "Sean".
43When 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.
44His apparently madcap affair with Katharine Hepburn, when both were married, inspired his friend Dudley Nichols to write the script for Bringing Up Baby (1938). When (after Hepburn broke off her relationship with Ford) she began her lifelong affair with Spencer Tracy, Ford was allegedly incensed and, after the two had had a fruitful collaboration early on in their careers, he neither spoke with or worked with Tracy for about 20 years.
45May be the most influential director of sound films on other directors. Many of the greatest directors of all time point directly to him as their favorite or one of their favorite filmmakers: Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone (and his own star, Clint Eastwood), Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Bernardo Bertolucci and many members of the French New Wave or their disciples, from Jean-Luc Godard to François Truffaut.
46Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890- 1945". Pages 360-369. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
47Embarrassed Jean-Luc Godard, then a young journalist for "Les Cahiers du Cinema", during an interview. When Godard asked the famous question, "What brought you to Hollywood?" Ford replied, "A train".
48Was voted the 3rd Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, right after Orson Welles, who himself considered Ford to be the best director of all time.
49He was an infamously prickly personality, having constantly mocked John Wayne as a "big idiot" and having punched an unsuspecting Henry Fonda during the shooting of Mister Roberts (1955).
50Has referred to Northern Irish director Brian Desmond Hurst as his "cousin".
51Godfather of actress Anna Massey.
52His gravestone is marked "Admiral John Ford".
53He often used members of his family (including his two brothers, Francis Ford and Edward O'Fearna) in his films, but only in subordinate roles. Patrick Ford recalled, "My conversations with him, as his only son--that I know of--were always 'Yessir', until one day I said 'no sir', and then I was no longer around. Our family life was pretty much that of a ship master and his crew, or a wagon master and his people. He gave the orders, and we carried them out".
54The character John Dodge in Ford's movie The Wings of Eagles (1957) is a spoof of Ford.
55Supporting members of Ford's "Stock Company" include Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Jane Darwell, Francis Ford, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen, Mae Marsh, Mildred Natwick, John Qualen, Woody Strode, Tom Tyler and Patrick Wayne.
56Younger brother of actor-director Francis Ford.
57In 1973 he was the first recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.
58John Wayne usually called him by the nickname "Coach" or "Pappy" in private, but several times publicly, including during Wayne's acceptance speech for the 1970 Oscar for Best Actor, Wayne called him "Admiral John Ford", in reference to Ford's rank at retirement from the U.S. Naval Reserves.
59Father of Barbara Ford, grandfather of Dan Ford.
60There was a group of actors, known informally as the John Ford Stock Company (John Wayne, Harry Carey, John Carradine, Henry Fonda, etc.) that turned up regularly in Ford's films. They knew how to work with Ford and each other, which suited Ford's directing style: "I tell the actors what I want and they give it to me, usually on the first take.".


The Sun Shines Bright1953
What Price Glory1952
The Quiet Man1952
This Is Korea!1951Documentary as Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret.
Rio Grande1950
Wagon Master1950
When Willie Comes Marching Home1950
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949
Fireside Theatre1949TV Series
3 Godfathers1948
Fort Apache1948
The Fugitive1947
My Darling Clementine1946
They Were Expendable1945as John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.
Undercover1944Documentary uncredited
December 7th: The Movie1943
German Industrial Manpower1943Documentary
How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines1943Documentary
We Sail at Midnight1943Documentary short uncredited
At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army1943Documentary short uncredited
Torpedo Squadron1942Documentary short
The Battle of Midway1942Short documentary as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.
Sex Hygiene1942Short dramatic sequences
How Green Was My Valley1941
Tobacco Road1941
The Long Voyage Home1940
The Grapes of Wrath1940
Drums Along the Mohawk1939
Young Mr. Lincoln1939
Submarine Patrol1938
Four Men and a Prayer1938
The Hurricane1937
Wee Willie Winkie1937
The Plough and the Stars1936
Mary of Scotland1936
The Prisoner of Shark Island1936
Steamboat Round the Bend1935
The Informer1935
The Whole Town's Talking1935
Judge Priest1934
The World Moves On1934
The Lost Patrol1934
Doctor Bull1933
Air Mail1932
The Brat1931
Seas Beneath1931
Up the River1930
Born Reckless1930
Men Without Women1930
The Black Watch1929
Strong Boy1929
Riley the Cop1928uncredited
Napoleon's Barber1928Short
Hangman's House1928uncredited
Four Sons1928
Mother Machree1928uncredited
The Blue Eagle1926uncredited
3 Bad Men1926
The Shamrock Handicap1926
The Fighting Heart1925
Thank You1925
Kentucky Pride1925
Hearts of Oak1924
The Iron Horse1924uncredited
Hoodman Blind1923
North of Hudson Bay1923
Cameo Kirby1923
Three Jumps Ahead1923as Jack Ford
The Face on the Bar-Room Floor1923as Jack Ford
The Village Blacksmith1922/Ias Jack Ford
Silver Wings1922as Jack Ford, prologue only
Little Miss Smiles1922as Jack Ford
Jackie1921as Jack Ford
Sure Fire1921as Jack Ford
Action1921as Jack Ford
Desperate Trails1921as Jack Ford
The Wallop1921as Jack Ford
The Freeze-Out1921as Jack Ford
The Big Punch1921as Jack Ford
Just Pals1920as Jack Ford
Hitchin' Posts1920as Jack Ford
The Girl in Number 291920as Jack Ford
The Prince of Avenue A1920as Jack Ford
Marked Men1919as Jack Ford
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman1919as Jack Ford
Rider of the Law1919as Jack Ford
Ace of the Saddle1919as Jack Ford
The Outcasts of Poker Flat1919as Jack Ford
The Last Outlaw1919Short as Jack Ford
Riders of Vengeance1919as Jack Ford
By Indian Post1919Short as Jack Ford
The Gun Packer1919Short as Jack Ford
Gun Law1919Short as Jack Ford
Bare Fists1919as Jack Ford
Rustlers1919Short as Jack Ford
A Fight for Love1919as Jack Ford
The Fighting Brothers1919Short as Jack Ford
Roped1919as Jack Ford
Three Mounted Men1918as Jack Ford
The Craving1918as Jack Ford
A Woman's Fool1918as Jack Ford
Hell Bent1918as Jack Ford
The Scarlet Drop1918as Jack Ford
Thieves' Gold1918as Jack Ford
Wild Women1918as Jack Ford
The Phantom Riders1918as Jack Ford
Bucking Broadway1917as Jack Ford
A Marked Man1917as Jack Ford
The Secret Man1917as Jack Ford
Straight Shooting1917as Jack Ford
Cheyenne's Pal1917Short as Jack Ford
The Soul Herder1917Short as Jack Ford
The Scrapper1917Short as Jack Ford
The Trail of Hate1917Short
The Tornado1917Short as Jack Ford
Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend1976Documentary
7 Women1966
Young Cassidy1965uncredited
Cheyenne Autumn1964
Donovan's Reef1963
How the West Was Won1962segment "The Civil War"
Alcoa Premiere1962TV Series 1 episode
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962
Two Rode Together1961
Wagon Train1960TV Series 1 episode
Sergeant Rutledge1960
Korea1959Documentary short
The Horse Soldiers1959
The Last Hurrah1958
Gideon of Scotland Yard1958
The Rising of the Moon1957
The Wings of Eagles1957
The Searchers1956
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV Series 1 episode
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955TV Series 1 episode
Mister Roberts1955
The Long Gray Line1955


Vietnam! Vietnam!1971Documentary executive producer
7 Women1966producer - uncredited
Cheyenne Autumn1964producer - uncredited
Donovan's Reef1963producer
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962producer - uncredited
Two Rode Together1961producer - uncredited
Korea1959Documentary short producer
The Last Hurrah1958producer
The Sun Shines Bright1953producer - uncredited
The Quiet Man1952producer - uncredited
Rio Grande1950producer - uncredited
Wagon Master1950executive producer - uncredited
Mighty Joe Young1949executive producer - uncredited
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949executive producer - uncredited
3 Godfathers1948producer - uncredited
Fort Apache1948executive producer - uncredited
The Fugitive1947producer - uncredited
They Were Expendable1945producer
Nazi Concentration Camps1945Documentary producer
Undercover1944Documentary producer
December 7th: The Movie1943producer
German Industrial Manpower1943Documentary producer
How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines1943Documentary producer
The Battle of Midway1942Short documentary producer - uncredited
The Long Voyage Home1940producer
Stagecoach1939producer - uncredited
The Informer1935producer - uncredited
The Whole Town's Talking1935producer - uncredited
The Lost Patrol1934producer - uncredited
Flesh1932producer - uncredited
Arrowsmith1931producer - uncredited
Seas Beneath1931producer
Men Without Women1930producer - uncredited
Riley the Cop1928producer - uncredited
Hangman's House1928producer - uncredited
Four Sons1928producer - uncredited
Mother Machree1928producer - uncredited
The Blue Eagle1926producer
3 Bad Men1926producer - uncredited
The Shamrock Handicap1926producer - uncredited
The Iron Horse1924producer - uncredited
The Wallop1921producer


Dommage qu'elle soit une putain1961TV Movie
The Quiet Man1952contributing writer - uncredited
Wagon Master1950story - uncredited
The Battle of Midway1942Short documentary
The Last Outlaw1936story
Up the River1930uncredited
Men Without Women1930story
Three Jumps Ahead1923as Jack Ford
The Big Punch1921as Jack Ford
Under Sentence1920Short story - as Jack Ford
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman1919story - as Jack Ford
The Last Outlaw1919Short story
Riders of Vengeance1919as Jack Ford
The Gun Packer1919Short story - as Jack Ford
The Craving1918writer
Hell Bent1918story - as Jack Ford, Jack Ford
The Scarlet Drop1918story - as Jack Ford
Wild Women1918story
A Marked Man1917story - as Jack Ford
The Secret Man1917scenario - as Jack Ford
Cheyenne's Pal1917Short story - as Jack Ford
The Scrapper1917Short as Jack Ford
The Trail of Hate1917Short scenario
The Tornado1917Short as Jack Ford
The Doorway of Destruction1915Short scenario - as Jack Ford


Film Night1970TV Series
The Scrapper1917ShortBuck - the Scrapper (as Jack Ford)
The Trail of Hate1917ShortLt. Jack Brewer (as Jack Ford)
The Tornado1917ShortJack Dayton (as Jack Ford)
The Lumber Yard Gang1916ShortJack McClean - Cecil's Brother (as Jack Ford)
The Purple Mask1916unconfirmed
The Bandit's Wager1916Short as Jack Ford
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring1916Lund's Accomplice (as Jack Ford)
Chicken-Hearted Jim1916ShortRoughneck Crewman (as Jack Ford)
The Campbells Are Coming1915ShortUndetermined Role (as Jack Ford)
The Broken Coin1915Sacchio's Accomplice (as Jack Ford)
The Doorway of Destruction1915ShortEdward Feeney (as Jack Ford)
The Hidden City1915ShortLt. Johns' Brother (as Jack Ford)
Three Bad Men and a Girl1915ShortJim (as Jack Ford)
The Birth of a Nation1915Klansman on Horse Holding Up Hood with Hand (uncredited)
Smuggler's Island1915ShortSmuggler (as Jack Ford)
A Study in Scarlet1914/IIShortJohn H. Watson, M.D. (as Jack Francis)
The Call of the Waves1914Short
The District Attorney's Brother1914ShortJack - Frank's Twin Brother (as Jack Ford)
The Mysterious Rose1914ShortDopey (as Jack Ford)
The Mysterious Hand1914ShortUndetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed)
Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery1914as Jack Ford
The Honor of the Regiment1913ShortJack (as Jack Ford, unconfirmed)


Taiwan: Island of Freedom1963Documentary short supervised by - as RAdm. John Ford USNR [Ret.]
Bullfighter and the Lady1951advisor - uncredited
Wagon Master1950presenter
Mighty Joe Young1949presenter
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949presenter
3 Godfathers1948presenter
Fort Apache1948presenter
The Fugitive1947presenter
Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery1914production assistant

Assistant Director

Hondo1953second unit director - uncredited
Mighty Joe Young1949second unit director - uncredited
The Adventures of Marco Polo1938second unit director - unconfirmed, uncredited
What Price Glory1926second unit director - uncredited
The Craving1918assistant director - as Jack Ford
The Broken Coin1915assistant director
The Doorway of Destruction1915Short assistant director


The News Parade of the Year 19421942Documentary short segment "Battle of Midway", as Commander John Ford
The Battle of Midway1942Short documentary as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R., photographer


The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentary performer: "The Whifffenpoof Song" - uncredited
The Quiet Man1952"The Isle of Innisfree" 1950, uncredited


The Tornado1917Short stunts
Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery1914stunts

Art Department

Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery1914props


The Battle of Midway1942Short documentary


Rifle2016the director wishes to thank
A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers1998Documentary short dedicatee
Unforgiven1992dedicated to - as John
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment
Directed by John Ford1971Documentary thanks


How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines1943DocumentaryJ. P. Baldwin (uncredited)
Show-Business at War1943Documentary shortHimself
At the Front1943Documentary shortHimself
At the Front in North Africa with the U.S. Army1943Documentary shortHimself
Big Time1929Himself
John Wayne's 'The Alamo'1992Video documentary shortHimself (photo)
Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend1976DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHimself (Honoree)
The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
Directed by John Ford1971DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
John Ford - Filmemachen als Job1971TV Short documentaryHimself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
Cinéastes de notre temps1966TV Series documentaryHimself
Wide Wide World1958TV Series documentaryHimself
The Screen Director1951ShortHimself (staged 'archive' footage) (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Reno's Silver Spur Awards1951Documentary shortHimself
Undercover1944DocumentaryJ.P. Baldwin (uncredited)

Archive Footage

National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts2017TV Series documentary shortHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
Spanish Western2014DocumentaryHimself
What Is Cinema?2013DocumentaryHimself
John Ford et Monument Valley2013DocumentaryHimself
Cinéphiles de notre temps2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Una lunga vacanza2012
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Apologize2007DocumentaryHimself
Monument Valley: John Ford Country2006Video documentary shortHimself
Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner2006Video shortHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Budd Boetticher: An American Original2005Video documentaryHimself
Universum2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Filmmakers in Action2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper2005DocumentaryHimself
John Ford Goes to War2002DocumentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinéma, de notre temps2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs2000TV Movie documentary
Shooting War2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Backstory2000TV Series documentaryHimself
National Geographic Explorer1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Filmmaker
The Making of 'How the West Was Won'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
John Ford1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Katharine Hepburn: All About Me1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Quiet Man'1992Video documentary short
Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHimself - Subject
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1998OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationCreative
1997Founder's AwardGolden Boot Awards
1973Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1972Trustees AwardWestern Heritage AwardsFor outstanding contribution to the motion picture industry.
1971Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
1965Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureCheyenne Autumn (1964)
1964Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureHow the West Was Won (1962)
1963Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1963Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1640 Vine Street.
1958NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest DirectorThe Last Hurrah (1958)
1955Special AwardGolden Globes, USASpecial "Pioneer" award in the motion picture industry.
1954Lifetime Achievement AwardDirectors Guild of America, USA
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Quiet Man (1952)
1953DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Quiet Man (1952)
1952International AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Quiet Man (1952)
1952OCIC AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Quiet Man (1952)
1952Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Quiet Man (1952)
1950Grand PrixLocarno International Film FestivalWhen Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
1948Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)My Darling Clementine (1946)
1948PrizeLocarno International Film FestivalBest DirectorFort Apache (1948)
1948International AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Fugitive (1947)
1943Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)How Green Was My Valley (1941)
1942OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorHow Green Was My Valley (1941)
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1941NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorHow Green Was My Valley (1941)
1940NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1939NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorStagecoach (1939)
1936OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Informer (1935)
1936NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Informer (1935)
1936Special RecommendationVenice Film FestivalMary of Scotland (1936)
1934Special RecommendationVenice Film FestivalThe World Moves On (1934)

Nominated Awards

1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director6th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director7th place.
1960DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Horse Soldiers (1959)
1957DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Searchers (1956)
1956DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesMister Roberts (1955)
1956DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Long Gray Line (1955)
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Quiet Man (1952)
1953Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorThe Quiet Man (1952)
1953Grand Prize of the FestivalCannes Film FestivalThe Sun Shines Bright (1953)
1952Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Quiet Man (1952)
1948Grand International AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Fugitive (1947)
1940OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorStagecoach (1939)
1936Mussolini CupVenice Film FestivalBest Foreign FilmMary of Scotland (1936)
1935Mussolini CupVenice Film FestivalBest Foreign FilmThe Informer (1935)
1934Mussolini CupVenice Film FestivalBest Foreign FilmThe World Moves On (1934)

3rd Place Awards

1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director
1947NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Fugitive (1947)

Known for movies

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