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John Ford


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Birth name John Martin Feeney
Born February 1, 1894(1894-02-01)
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, U.S.
Died August 31, 1973 (aged 79)
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Mary Ford (1920-1973)

John Ford (February 1, 1894August 31, 1973) was an American film director of Irish heritage famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His win of four Best Director Academy Awards (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record till today unmatched, although only one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, won Best Picture. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ... The Searchers is a 1956 epic Western film directed by John Ford, which tells the story of Ethan Edwards, a bitter, middle-aged loner and Civil War veteran played by John Wayne, who spends years looking for his abducted niece. ... The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 film directed by John Ford. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... How Green Was My Valley is 1941 film directed by John Ford and based on the Richard Llewellyn novel How Green Was My Valley. ...


His style of film-making has been tremendously influential, leading colleagues such as Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles to name him as one of the greatest directors of all time. In particular, Ford is a pioneer of location shooting and the extreme long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain. Ford has further influenced directors as diverse as Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Sam Peckinpah, Peter Bogdanovich, Sergio Leone, and Jean-Luc Godard.   (IPA: in Swedish; usually IPA: in English) (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007) was a Swedish film, stage, and opera director. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Location shooting is the practice of filming in an actual setting rather than on a sound stage or back lot. ... Akira Kurosawa , 23 March 1910—6 September 1998) was a prominent Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the...

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From Feeney to Ford

He was born John Martin Feeney (though he later often gave his given names as Sean Aloysius, sometimes with surname O'Feeny or O'Fearna) in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to John Augustine Feeney and Barbara (Abbey) Curran, both of whom were born in Spiddal,[1] County Galway, Ireland in 1856. Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the states most affluent municipality (per household median income) based on Census 2000 data. ... Spiddal (Irish: Bud Asal ) is a village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, home to the stuff of lengends Diarmaid O Connor. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Galway Code: G (GY proposed) Area: 6,148 km² Population (2006) 231,035 (including Galway City); 159,052 (without Galway City) Website: www. ...


John A. Feeney's grandmother, Barbara Morris, was said to be a member of a local (impoverished) gentry family, the Morrises of Spiddal, headed at present by Lord Killanin. Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (July 30, 1914 - April 25, 1999) was an Irish journalist and sports official, the sixth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ...


John Augustine and Barbara Feeney arrived in Boston and Portland respectively within a few days of each other in May and June 1872, were married in 1875, and became American citizens three years later. They had eleven children: Mamie (Mary Agnes), born 1876; Delia (Edith), 1878-1881; Patrick; Francis Ford, 1881-1953; Bridget, 1883-1884; Barbara, born and died 1888; Edward, born 1889; Josephine, born 1891; Hannah (Johanna), born and died 1892; John Martin, 1894-1973; and Daniel, born and died 1896. “Boston” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Sir Patrick Johnstone Ford, 1st Baronet (5 March 1880 – 28 September 1945)[1] was a Scottish Unionist Party politician. ... Francis Ford (August 14, 1881 - September 5, 1953) a prolific film actor, writer, and director. ...


Feeney attended Portland High School in Portland, where the auditorium is named after him. Several schools in the U.S. are named Portland High School including: Portland High School, Portland, Connecticut Portland High School, Portland, Maine South Portland High School, located in South Portland, Maine Portland High School, Portland, Tennessee Gregory-Portland High School, Portland, Texas This is a disambiguation page: a list of...


Many of his films contain direct and indirect references to his Irish and Gaelic heritage. His family referred to him as Seán.


Feeney began acting in 1914, taking "Jack Ford" as a stage name. In addition to credited roles, he appeared uncredited as a Klansman in D.W. Griffith's 1915 classic, The Birth of a Nation, as the man who lifts up one side of his hood so he can see clearly. Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... // Events June 18 : The Motion Picture Directors Association (MPDA) was formed by twenty-six film directors in Los Angeles, California. ... For the 1982 film of the same name, see Birth of a Nation (1982 film). ...


He married Mary McBryde Smith, on July 3, 1920 (two children). Ford never divorced his wife, but had a five-year affair with Katharine Hepburn after they met during the filming of Mary of Scotland (1936). The longer revised version of Directed by John Ford shown on Turner Classic Movies in November, 2006 features directors Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Martin Scorsese, who suggest that the string of classic films Ford directed 1936-1941 was due in part to his affair with Hepburn. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... Mary of Scotland is a 1936 film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary I of Scotland. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ...


Director

John Ford Point in Monument Valley
John Ford Point in Monument Valley

In 1921, Ford turned to directing, beginning as an assistant to Lois Weber. During the 1920s, he served as president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a forerunner to today's Directors Guild of America. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 587 pixel Image in higher resolution (1493 × 1096 pixel, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Monument Valley, John Fords Point Creator/photographer: User:Nikater Uploader: User:Nikater Date: 26 April 2006 Other Versions: no License status... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 587 pixel Image in higher resolution (1493 × 1096 pixel, file size: 358 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Monument Valley, John Fords Point Creator/photographer: User:Nikater Uploader: User:Nikater Date: 26 April 2006 Other Versions: no License status... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... Lois Weber (June 13, 1881 - November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actor and producer and director, and was the first woman to direct a full-length feature film when she directed The Merchant of Venice in 1914. ... The Motion Picture Directors Association (MPDA) was an American non-profit fraternal organization formed by twenty-six film directors on June 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, California. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ...


Over 35 years John Wayne appeared in more than twenty of Ford's films, including Stagecoach (1939), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), The Wings of Eagles (1957), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ... She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a western film. ... The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 film about Frank Spig Wead and US Naval Aviation from its inception through World War II. The film is a tribute to Wead from his friend, director John Ford. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ...


Ford's favorite location for his films was in southern Utah's Monument Valley. Ford defined images of the American West with some of the most beautiful and powerful cinematography ever shot, in such films as Stagecoach, The Searchers, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, while the influence on the films of classic Western artists such as Frederic Remington and others has been examined.[2] This article is about the U.S. state. ... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Fort Apache is a 1948 western film starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford. ... She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a western film. ... The Hunters Supper, 1909, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Frederic Remington (October 4, 1861 - December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American West. ...


He tended only to shoot the footage he needed and in the right sequence, minimizing the job of his film editors[3].


His good friend Merian C. Cooper, the director of King Kong (1933), produced several of Ford's most admired films. Merian C. Cooper Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893, Jacksonville, Florida, USA — April 21, 1973, San Diego, California, USA, died of cancer) was an American aviator, American Air Force and Polish Air Force officer, adventurer, director, screenwriter and producer. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ...


Navy career and subsequent work

During World War II Commander John Ford, USNR, served in the United States Navy and made documentaries for the Navy Department. He won two more Academy Awards during this time, one for the semi-documentary The Battle of Midway (1942), and a second for the propaganda film December 7 (1943).[4][5][6] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... USN redirects here. ... For other uses, see Propaganda (disambiguation). ...


Ford was present on Omaha Beach on D-Day. As head of the photographic unit for the Office of Strategic Services, he crossed the English Channel on the USS Plunkett (DD-431), anchored off Omaha Beach at 0600. He observed the first wave land on the beach from the ship, landing on the beach himself later with a team of US Coast Guard cameramen who filmed the battle from behind the beach obstacles, with Ford directing operations. The film was edited in London, but very little was released to the public. Ford explained in a 1964 interview that the US Government was "afraid to show so many American casualties on the screen," adding that all of the D-Day film "still exists in color in storage in Anacostia near Washington, D.C."[7] Thirty years later, historian Stephen E. Ambrose reported that the Eisenhower Center had been unable to find the film.[8] After the war, Ford became a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy Reserve. Combatants United States Germany Commanders Omar Bradley, Norman Cota, Clarence R. Huebner Dietrich Kraiss Strength 43,250 Unknown Casualties 3,000 1,200 Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the principal landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency and was the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Special Forces, and Navy SEALs. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: , the sleeve) is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... Plunkett (DD-431: dp. ... Stephen Ambrose, at the 2001 premier of Band of Brothers Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 - October 13, 2002) was a popular historian and biographer of Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. ... The Eisenhower Presidential Center includes the Eisenhower presidential library, President Dwight David Eisenhowers boyhood home, Museum, and gravesite. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ... The United States Navy Reserve is the reserve component of the United States Navy. ...


In 1955, Ford was tapped to direct the classic Navy comedy Mister Roberts, starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, and James Cagney. However, Mervyn LeRoy replaced Ford during filming when he suffered a ruptured gallbladder. Mister Roberts is a novel, a Tony Award–winning play, and a 1955 Academy Award–nominated film. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ... Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor. ... The gallbladder (or cholecyst, sometimes gall bladder) is a pear-shaped organ that stores about 50 ml of bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ...


Ford cast Ward Bond as John Dodge, a character based on Ford himself, in the 1957 movie The Wings of Eagles, again starring his good friends John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 - November 5, 1960) was an American film actor. ... The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 film about Frank Spig Wead and US Naval Aviation from its inception through World War II. The film is a tribute to Wead from his friend, director John Ford. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ...


Ford used many of the same actors repeatedly in his films, far more so than many directors. John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Chill Wills, Ward Bond, Grant Withers, Harry Carey, Jr., Ken Curtis, Victor McLaglen, Woody Strode, Francis Ford (Ford's older brother), Hank Worden, John Qualen, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields, John Carradine, and Carleton Young were among this group, informally known as the John Ford Stock Company. For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Ben Johnson Jr. ... Chill Theodore Wills (July 18, 1903 in Seagoville, Texas – December 15, 1978) was a movie actor and singer in the Avalon Boys Quartet. ... Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 - November 5, 1960) was an American film actor. ... Grant Withers, (January 17, 1905, Pueblo, Colorado – March 27, 1959, North Hollywood, California), born Granville G. Withers, was a prolific American film actor with a sizeable body of work. ... Harry Carey, Jr. ... Ken Curtis (born July 2, 1916; died April 29, 1991), Singer-Actor, best known as Festus of Gunsmoke fame. ... Victor Andrew de Bier McLaglen (December 10, 1886[1] - November 7, 1959) was a British boxer and Academy Award winning actor, who later became a naturalized American citizen. ... Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode (born July 25, 1914, Los Angeles, California; died December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star at UCLA before becoming a pioneering African-American film actor. ... Francis Ford (August 14, 1881 - September 5, 1953) a prolific film actor, writer, and director. ... Hank Worden was an American cowboy-turned-character-actor. ... John Qualen in Casablanca John Qualen (December 8, 1899 - September 12, 1987) was a film character actor. ... Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 – January 14, 1961) was an Irish actor. ... Arthur Shields (February 15, 1896 -April 27, 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor. ... John Carradine (February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was a Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns. ... Carleton Young (born October 21, 1905, died November 7, 1994) was an American character actor, known for his deep voice. ... The John Ford Stock Company is the name given to the large collection of actors used repeatedly in the films of American director John Ford. ...


Ford died in Palm Desert, California, aged 79 from stomach cancer. He was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. A statue of Ford in Portland, Maine depicts him sitting in a director's chair. Palm Desert is a city located in Riverside County, California, in the Palm Springs area, approximately eleven miles east of Palm Springs. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs; particularly the esophagus and the small intestine. ... Holy Cross Cemetery may refer to: Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California Holy Cross Cemetery in New York City, New York Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Category: ... Culver City sign near the intersection of the 405 and the 90. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ...


Awards

Ford won four Academy Awards as Best Director for The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952) - none of them Westerns (also starring in the last two was Maureen O'Hara, "his favorite actress"). He was also nominated as Best Director for Stagecoach (1939). Ford is the only director to have won four Best Director Academy Awards: both William Wyler and Frank Capra won the award three times. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Informer is a 1935 dramatic film. ... The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 film directed by John Ford. ... How Green Was My Valley is 1941 film directed by John Ford and based on the Richard Llewellyn novel How Green Was My Valley. ... The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ... William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... This article is about the film director. ...


As a producer he received nominations for Best Picture for The Quiet Man and The Long Voyage Home. The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 film which tells the story of the crew and passengers aboard a doomed freighter. ...


He was the first recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1973. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Politics

Ford's politics were conventionally progressive as his favorite presidents were Democrats FDR and JFK and Republican Abraham Lincoln[9] But despite these leanings, many thought he was a right-wing Republican because of his long association with actors John Wayne, James Stewart and Ward Bond. Time Magazine editor Whittaker Chambers wrote a harsh review of The Grapes of Wrath as a left-wing propaganda assuming Steinbeck, the author, and Ford to be of that political stripe. FDR redirects here. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 - November 5, 1960) was an American film actor. ... Whittaker Chambers, 1948 Jay Vivian (David Whittaker) Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American writer, editor, Communist party member and spy for the Soviet Union who defected and became an outspoken opponent of communism. ...


Ford's attitude to McCarthyism in Hollywood is expressed by a story told by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. A faction of the Directors Guild of America led by Cecil B. DeMille had tried to make it mandatory for every member to sign a loyalty oath. A whispering campaign was being conducted against Mankiewicz, then President of the Guild, alleging he had communist sympathies. At a crucial meeting of the Guild, DeMille's faction spoke for four hours until Ford spoke against DeMille and proposed a vote of confidence in Mankiewicz, which was passed. According to Mankiewicz, Ford's words were: A 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the dangers of a Communist takeover. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 6, 1993) was an American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... A loyalty oath is an oath of loyalty to an organization, institution, or state to which an individual is a member. ...


"My name's John Ford. I make Westerns. I don't think there's anyone in this room who knows more about what the American public wants than Cecil B. DeMille - and he certainly knows how to give it to them. But I don't like you, C.B., and I don't like what you've been saying here tonight."[1]

Awards
Preceded by
Frank Capra
for It Happened One Night
Academy Award for Best Director
1935
for The Informer
Succeeded by
Frank Capra
for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Preceded by
Victor Fleming
for Gone with the Wind
Academy Award for Best Director
1940
for The Grapes of Wrath
1941
for How Green Was My Valley
Succeeded by
William Wyler
for Mrs. Miniver
Preceded by
George Stevens
for A Place in the Sun
Academy Award for Best Director
1952
for The Quiet Man
Succeeded by
Fred Zinnemann
for From Here to Eternity
Preceded by
None
AFI Life Achievement Award
1973
Succeeded by
James Cagney

This article is about the film director. ... It Happened One Night is a 1934 romantic comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her fathers thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Informer is a 1935 dramatic film. ... Mr. ... Victor Fleming (February 23, 1883 - January 6, 1949) (sometimes Vic Fleming) was an American film director. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 film directed by John Ford. ... How Green Was My Valley is a novel of 1939, by Richard Llewellyn. ... William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... Mrs. ... George Stevens examining film from A Place in the Sun. ... A Place in the Sun is a 1951 film which tells the story of a working class young man who is entangled with two women, one who works in his wealthy uncles factory and the other the daughter of the same uncle. ... The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907–March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-American film director. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ...

Filmography

Silent films

As Jack Ford: All films were made by Universal Studios unless otherwise noted. This article is about the American media conglomerate. ...

  • The Tornado (1917)
  • The Fighting Gringo (1917)
  • The Scrapper (1917)
  • The Soul Herder (1917)
  • Cheyenne's Pal (1917)
  • Straight Shooting (1917)
  • The Secret Man (1917)
  • A Marked Man (1917)
  • Bucking Broadway (1917)
  • The Phantom Riders (1918)
  • Wild Women (1918)
  • Thieves' Gold (1918)
  • The Scarlet Drop (1918)
  • Hell Bent (1918)
  • A Woman's Fool (1918)
  • Three Mounted Men (1918)
  • Roped (1919)
  • The Fighting Brothers (1919)
  • A Fight for Love (1919)
  • By Indian Post (1919)
  • The Rustlers (1919)
  • Bare Fists (1919)
  • Gun Law (1919)
  • The Gun Packer (1919)
  • Riders of Vengeance (1919)
  • The Last Outlaw (1919)
  • The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)
  • The Ace of the Saddle (1919)
  • Rider of the Law (1919)
  • A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)
  • Marked Men (1919)
  • The Prince of Avenue (1920)
  • The Girl in No. 29 (1920)
  • Hitchin' Posts (1920)
  • Just Pals (1920), Fox Films
  • The Big Punch (1920), Fox Films
  • The Freeze-Out (1921)
  • The Wallop (1921)
  • Desperate Trails (1921)
  • Action (1921)
  • Sure Fire (1921)

At this point he moved to Fox Films The Fighting Gringo is a 1917 film featuring Harry Carey. ... The Soul Herder is a 1917 film featuring Harry Carey. ... Cheyennes Pal is a 1917 film featuring Harry Carey. ... Straight Shooting is a 1917 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... A book by Bob Woodward based on his relationship with Deep Throat who has been revealed as Mark Felt. ... A Marked Man is a 1917 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Bucking Broadway is a 1917 film by John Ford, probably his sixth feature film. ... The Phantom Riders is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Wild Women is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Thieves Gold is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... The Scarlet Drop is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Hell Bent is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... A Womans Fool is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Three Mounted Men is a 1918 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Roped is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... A Fight for Love is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Bare Fists is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Riders of Vengeance is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Ace of the Saddle is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Rider of the Law is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... A Gun Fightin Gentleman is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Marked Men is a 1919 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... The Fox Film Corporation was an American company which produced motion pictures, formed in 1915 when founder William Fox merged two companies he had established in 1913: Greater New York Film Rental, a distribution firm, which was part of the Independents; and Fox (or Box, depending on the source) Office... The Freeze-Out is a 1921 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... The Wallop is a 1921 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ... Desperate Trails is a 1921 Western film featuring Harry Carey. ...

  • Jackie (1921)

As John Ford:

  • 3 Bad Men (1926)
  • Upstream (1927)
  • Hangman's House (1928), producer & director (uncredited)

All but around 10 of his silent films are lost, although Bucking Broadway was rediscovered in 2002. The Iron Horse is a silent movie directed by John Ford from 1924. ... Hangmans House was a 1928 Irish silent film drama directed and written by Malcolm Stuart Boylan based on a novel by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. ... Bucking Broadway is a 1917 film by John Ford, probably his sixth feature film. ...


Sound films

Child actor Philippe De Lacy starred in the film, aged 11 Mother Macree was a 1928 silent film based on a novel by Rida Johnson Young about a poor Irish immigrant in America. ... Four Sons was a 1928 film drama directed by John Ford and screen written by Philip Klein based on a story by I.A.R. Wylie. ... Official name The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Colonel-in-Chief HRH The Prince of Wales Nicknames Motto Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Anniversaries Red Hackle Day (5 January) Marches Quick: All the Blue Bonnets are oer the Border Slow: The Garb of Old Gaul Pipes & Drums Quick: Hielan Laddie... Men Without Women is a 1930 American action film directed and written by John Ford with the script by James Kevin McGuinness. ... Born Reckless is a 1930 American crime comedy directed by Andrew Bennison and John Ford written by Donald Henderson Clarke based on a novel by Louis Beretti. ... Up the River is a 1930 comedy film about escaped convicts, directed by John Ford and featuring Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart in their feature film debuts. ... Arrowsmith is a 1931 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Flesh is a 1932 black-and-white drama film directed by John Ford (uncredited) and starring Wallace Beery as a German wrestler. ... Original movie Poster for The Lost Patrol (1934 film) The Lost Patrol is a 1934 war film made by RKO. It was directed and produced by John Ford, with Merian C. Cooper as executive producer and Cliff Reid as associate producer. ... The Informer is a 1935 dramatic film. ... Mary of Scotland is a 1936 RKO film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary I of Scotland. ... The Hurricane is a 1937 film directed by John Ford about a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean. ... Submarine Patrol is a 1938 film starring Richard Greene and Nancy Kelly. ... Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. ... Young Mr. ... Drums Along the Mohawk is an historical novel of the American Revolution written by Walter D. Edmonds. ... The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 film directed by John Ford. ... The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 film which tells the story of the crew and passengers aboard a doomed freighter. ... Tobacco Road is a 1941 comedy film directed by John Ford starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney and William Tracy. ... How Green Was My Valley is 1941 film directed by John Ford and based on the Richard Llewellyn novel How Green Was My Valley. ... They Were Expendable is a war film released in 1945. ... My Darling Clementine is a 1946 western film, directed by John Ford, based on the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang. ... The Fugitive is a 1947 film starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford. ... Fort Apache is a 1948 western film starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford. ... Three Godfathers is a 1948 western film directed by John Ford. ... Pinky is a 1949 film which tells the story of a young lightskinned African American woman passing as white, who becomes torn between the needs of her grandmother and the love of a white doctor. ... She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a western film. ... Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. ... Rio Grande is a 1950 film and the third installment of John Fords cavalry trilogy, following Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). ... The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... For the 1926 version, see What Price Glory? (1926 film). ... Mogambo (Passion in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. ... Mister Roberts is a novel, a Tony Award–winning play, and a 1955 Academy Award–nominated film. ... Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor. ... The Searchers is a 1956 epic Western film directed by John Ford, which tells the story of Ethan Edwards, a bitter, middle-aged loner and Civil War veteran played by John Wayne, who spends years looking for his abducted niece. ... The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 film about Frank Spig Wead and US Naval Aviation from its inception through World War II. The film is a tribute to Wead from his friend, director John Ford. ... The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel The Last Hurrah by Edwin OConnor that was directed by John Ford. ... Commander George Gideon of Londons Scotland Yard is a fictional policeman created by John Creasey under the pseudonym J.J. Marric. ... Film adaptation of John Creaseys novel - the first to feature the character George Gideon of Scotland Yard, here played by Jack Hawkins. ... IAIN HOWE HAS A HORSE gordy stew is a shag ... Sergeant Rutledge is a 1960 film directed by John Ford, with Woody Strode in the title role. ... The Alamo was released in 1960 by United Artists, starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis, and featuring Frankie Avalon, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia as Juan Seguin, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, Richard Boone as... Two Rode Together is a western film directed by John Ford. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ... Donovans Reef is a 1963 American action/comedy motion picture from director John Ford, about a snooty young woman from Boston who comes to a South Pacific isle in search of her missing father and encounters a pair of old sailors. ... Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 western starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. ... 7 Women is a 1966 film starring Anne Bancroft. ...

Documentaries and shorts

  • Napoleon's Barber (1928, short sound film)
  • Sex Hygiene (1942, documentary)
  • The Battle of Midway (1942, documentary)
  • We Sail at Midnight (1943, documentary)
  • December 7 (1943, documentary)
  • This is Korea! (1951, documentary)
  • Korea (1959, documentary)
  • Vietnam! Vietnam! (1971, documentary)
  • Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (1976, documentary)

A 1942 documentary film directed by Oscar-winning director John Ford. ... December 7 was a propaganda film produced by the US Navy and directed by John Ford in 1943, about that date in 1941. ...

Documentaries about Ford

Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Film directors frequently choose to work with the same actor or actress across several projects. ...

References

  1. ^ Probably better known at the time by its Irish name An Spidéal.
  2. ^ Peter Cowie, see below
  3. ^ BBC Radio 4 programme 10:30am 29 September 2007
  4. ^ John Ford - at IMDb
  5. ^ Biography of Rear Admiral John Ford; U.S. Naval Reserve - at Naval Historical Center
  6. ^ "Oral History - Battle of Midway:Recollections of Commander John Ford" - at Naval Historical Center
  7. ^ Interview with Pete Martin "We Shot D-Day on Omaha Beach (An Interview With John Ford)" in The American Legion Magazine (c/o www.thefilmjournal.com). June 1964.
  8. ^ Ambrose, Stephen E. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1994. pp 395-397. ISBN 0-671-67334-3
  9. ^ Peter Bogdanovich, John Ford, See below, pp 18-19.

old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... The Naval Historical Center (NHC) is the official history program of the United States Navy. ... The Naval Historical Center (NHC) is the official history program of the United States Navy. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ...

Other sources

  • Bogdanovich, Peter, John Ford, Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, revised 1978
  • Cowie, Peter, John Ford and the American West, Harry Abrams Inc., New York, 2004
  • Eyman, Scott, Print the Legend, 1999.
  • Ford, Dan, The Unquiet Man: The Life of John Ford, 1982.
  • Gallagher, Tag, John Ford: The Man and His Films, 1985.
  • Mitry, Jean, John Ford, 1954.
  • McBride, Joseph, Searching for John Ford: A Life, 2001.
  • Rollet, Patrice and Nicolas Saada, John Ford, 1990.
  • Sinclair, Andrew, John Ford, 1979.

Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ...

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