John Ford

John Ford

Highest Rated: 100% Stagecoach (1939)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1894

Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

As one of the most influential directors in Hollywood history, John Ford was as famous for defining the Western genre as he was for his collaborations with screen icon John Wayne. Having started his career in the silent era, Ford honed his craft making scores of short films before become one of Hollywood's most decorated directors, winning a total of four Best Director Academy Awards. His first came with "The Informer" (1935), but it was his second for the seminal "Stagecoach" (1939) that cemented his place in cinema history. The film marked the true beginning of his collaboration with Wayne, even though the actor had appeared in uncredited roles in a number of his silent movies. His ability to blend art and commerce in films like "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) and "The Quiet Man" (1952) assured performers of a platform for displaying their finest work. Ford was also a pioneer of location shooting and often shot in Utah's Monument Valley, a virtually prehistoric landscape that he helped make famous in "The Searchers" (1956), widely considered the best Western ever made. With "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), his last great film, Ford capped a career that influenced generations of directors while offering audiences some of cinema's most important films.

Highest rated movies

A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself (archive footage) (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam! Vietnam! Executive Producer - 1971
100% 69% Seven Women Director - 1966
No Score Yet 40% Young Cassidy Director - 1965
60% 46% Cheyenne Autumn Director,
Producer
- 1964
50% 76% Donovan's Reef Director,
Producer
- 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Director - 1962
94% 92% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Director,
Producer
- 1962
83% 53% Two Rode Together Director,
Producer
- 1961
90% 90% Sergeant Rutledge Director - 1960
85% 75% The Horse Soldiers Director - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Director - 1958
86% 81% The Last Hurrah Director,
Producer
- 1958
40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Director - 1957
No Score Yet 58% The Rising of the Moon Director - 1957
96% 88% The Searchers Director - 1956
93% 85% Mister Roberts Director - 1955
100% 76% The Long Gray Line Director - 1955
No Score Yet 71% The Sun Shines Bright Director,
Producer
- 1954
77% 55% Mogambo Director - 1953
63% 38% What Price Glory? Director - 1952
91% 91% The Quiet Man Director,
Producer
- 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is Korea! Director - 1951
No Score Yet 29% When Willie Comes Marching Home Director - 1950
100% 67% Wagon Master Director,
Producer
- 1950
71% 70% Rio Grande Director,
Producer
- 1950
95% 64% Mighty Joe Young Producer - 1949
95% 80% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Director,
Executive Producer
- 1949
100% 83% Fort Apache Director,
Executive Producer
- 1948
85% 78% 3 Godfathers Director,
Producer
- 1948
75% 61% The Fugitive Director,
Producer
- 1947
100% 86% My Darling Clementine Director - 1946
91% 73% They Were Expendable Director,
Producer
- 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines Director,
Producer
- 1943
No Score Yet 71% December 7th Director - 1943
No Score Yet 64% The Battle of Midway Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Squadron Director - 1942
No Score Yet 37% Tobacco Road Director - 1941
89% 81% How Green Was My Valley Director - 1941
100% 88% The Grapes of Wrath Director - 1940
100% 71% The Long Voyage Home Director,
Producer
- 1940
100% 86% Stagecoach Director,
Producer
- 1939
82% 60% Drums Along the Mohawk Director - 1939
100% 81% Young Mr. Lincoln Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Director - 1938
50% 45% Four Men and a Prayer Director - 1938
No Score Yet 66% The Hurricane Director - 1937
No Score Yet 72% Wee Willie Winkie Director - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Mary of Scotland Director - 1936
No Score Yet 38% The Plough and the Stars Director - 1936
No Score Yet 71% The Prisoner of Shark Island Director - 1936
94% 77% The Informer Director,
Producer
- 1935
No Score Yet 69% Steamboat 'Round the Bend Director - 1935
100% 77% The Whole Town's Talking Director - 1935
80% 46% Judge Priest Director - 1934
100% 64% The Lost Patrol Director - 1934
No Score Yet 38% The World Moves On Director - 1934
No Score Yet 44% Dr. Bull Director - 1933
80% 50% Pilgrimage Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Mail Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brat Director - 1931
89% 40% Arrowsmith Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seas Beneath Director - 1931
No Score Yet 20% Men Without Women Director - 1930
No Score Yet 16% Up the River Director - 1930
No Score Yet 0% Born Reckless Director - 1930
No Score Yet 0% The Black Watch Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute Director - 1929
No Score Yet 40% Hangman's House Director,
Producer
- 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riley the Cop Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Machree Director - 1928
No Score Yet 83% Four Sons Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstream Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shamrock Handicap Director - 1926
No Score Yet 70% Three Bad Men Director - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Eagle Director - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightnin' Director - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kentucky Pride Director - 1925
82% 81% The Iron Horse Director - 1924
50% No Score Yet The Village Blacksmith Director - 1922
No Score Yet 40% Just Pals Director - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Bent Director,
Screenwriter
- 1918
No Score Yet 50% Straight Shooting Director - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tornado Jack Dayton (Character),
Director
- 1917

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Director 1955