Francis Ford

Francis Ford

  • Highest Rated: 100% Wagon Master (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 68% The Godfather, Part III (1990)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

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No Score Yet Bad Lands Garth 2015
68% The Godfather, Part III Screenwriter 1990
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
95% 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
80% 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
83% 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
90% 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
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Tavern Keeper 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
No Score Yet Geronimo Scout 1939
82% 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 Kentucky Moonshine Grandpa Hatfield 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
73% In Old Chicago Driver 1937
No Score Yet Slave Ship Scraps 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
93% The Informer 'Judge' Flynn 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Reporter at Dock 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Secret Boat Captain 1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Sheriff 1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On Legionnaire 1934
100% The Lost Patrol Arab 1934
80% Judge Priest Juror #12 1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny henchman 1934
No Score Yet Doctor Bull Selectmen Chairman 1933
80% 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
90% 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 Village Blacksmith Asa Martin 1922
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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