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Francis Ford

Highest Rated:   100% Wagon Master (1950)
Lowest Rated:   67% In Old Chicago (1937)
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Mainly remembered for offering younger brother John Ford his first opportunities in the movie business, Francis Ford (born Feeney) was a touring company actor before entering films with Thomas Edison in 1907. In the early 1910s, he served a tumultuous apprenticeship as a director/star for producer Thomas Ince -- who in typical Ince fashion presented many of Ford's accomplishments as his own -- before moving over to Carl Laemmle's Universal in 1913. A true auteur, Ford would direct, write, and star in his own Westerns and serials, often opposite Grace Cunard, the studio's top action heroine. Contrary to popular belief they never married, but their onscreen partnership resulted in such popular action serials as Lucille Love -- Girl of Mystery (1914), The Broken Coin (1915), and The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (1916). Both Ford's and Cunard's careers declined in the 1920s, with Ford directing mostly poverty row productions. He kept working in films as a supporting actor through the early '50s, mainly due to the influence of John, who often made Francis Ford and Victor McLaglen supply the corny Irish humor for which he exhibited a lifelong fondness. Francis Ford's son, Philip Ford, also became a director of Westerns, and also like his father, mainly of the poverty row variety.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bad Lands
  • Garth
2015
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright
  • Feeney
1953
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday
  • Old Gentleman
1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed
  • Old Timer
1953
No Score Yet The Marshal's Daughter
  • Gramps
1953
90% The Quiet Man
  • Tobin
1952
100% Wagon Master
  • Mr. Peachtree
1950
94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Barman
1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier
  • Alf Sharper
1948
82% Three Godfathers
  • Drunken Old-Timer at Bar
1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas
  • Thaddeus Cameron
1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
  • Actor
1948
100% Fort Apache
  • Fen, the Stagecoach Guard
1948
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Frontiersman on Fort Pitt Roof
1947
No Score Yet High Tide
  • Pop Garrow
1947
No Score Yet Driftwood
  • Abner Green
1947
100% My Darling Clementine
  • Town Drunk
1946
No Score Yet California
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Accomplice
  • Pete Connors
1946
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Old Cowboy Greeting Coach
1945
No Score Yet Hangover Square
  • Ogillo
1945
80% State Fair
  • Mr. Martin
1945
No Score Yet Wildfire
  • Ezra Mills
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Lee
1945
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pirate
  • Drunken Pirate
1944
No Score Yet The Big Noise
  • Station Attendant
1944
No Score Yet Home in Indiana
  • Ed
1944
No Score Yet Jitterbugs
  • Old-timer/Shill in League with Con Man Bailey
1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes
  • Hank
1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Old Man
1943
No Score Yet Girls in Chains
  • Jury Foreman
1943
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die
  • Caretaker
1942
80% Western Union
  • Stagecoach Driver
1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road
  • Vagabond
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Veteran
1941
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Foster
1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath
  • (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
1940
80% Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Joe Boleo
1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Sam Boone
1939
100% Stagecoach
  • Billy Pickett
1939
No Score Yet Colorado Sunset
  • drunk
1939
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Uncle Dud
1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Miner
1938
No Score Yet Mannequin
  • Tim, Hennessey Worker
1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Man
1937
No Score Yet The Last Train from Madrid
  • Pedro Elias
1937
No Score Yet The Road Back
  • Street Cleaner
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Prisoner
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Driver
1937
No Score Yet The Plough and the Stars
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Veteran
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Circus
  • John Gaines
1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Cpl. O'Toole
1936
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day
  • Immigration Officer
1935
No Score Yet This is the Life
  • Sticky
1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend
  • Efe
1935
91% The Informer
  • 'Judge' Flynn
1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking
  • Reporter at Dock
1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Sheriff
1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Secret
  • Boat Captain
1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On
  • Legionnaire
1934
100% The Lost Patrol
  • Arab
1934
No Score Yet Judge Priest
  • Juror #12
1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny
  • henchman
1934
No Score Yet Doctor Bull
  • Selectmen Chairman
1933
No Score Yet Pilgrimage
  • Mayor
1933
No Score Yet The Man from Monterey
  • Don Pablo
1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals
  • Citizen
1933
No Score Yet Secrets
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Air Mail
  • Passenger Plane Pilot
1932
No Score Yet Destry Rides Again
  • Judd Ogden
1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill
  • Jim Rodney
1931
100% Frankenstein
  • Villager
1931
No Score Yet A Free Soul
  • Skidrow Drunk
1931
100% Abraham Lincoln
  • Sheridan's Aide
1930
No Score Yet Seas Beneath
  • Trawler Captain
1930
No Score Yet Song of the Caballero
  • Don Pedro Madera
1930
No Score Yet The Black Watch
  • Major MacGregor
1929
No Score Yet Officer 444
  • Director
1926
No Score Yet The Bandit's Wager
  • Actor
  • Director
1916
No Score Yet When Lincoln Paid
  • Director
1913
No Score Yet The Invaders
  • Director
  • Colonel James Bryson
1912
No Score Yet Custer's Last Fight
  • Director
1912

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