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      John Ford

      John Ford

      Highest Rated: 100% Wagon Master (1950)

      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

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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 46% Young Cassidy Director - 1965
      60% 45% Cheyenne Autumn Director,
      Producer
      - 1964
      54% 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% 52% Two Rode Together Director,
      Producer
      - 1961
      90% 89% Sergeant Rutledge Director - 1960
      81% 75% The Horse Soldiers Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Director - 1958
      86% 81% The Last Hurrah Director,
      Producer
      - 1958
      No Score Yet 60% The Rising of the Moon Director - 1957
      40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Director - 1957
      94% 88% The Searchers Director - 1956
      93% 85% Mister Roberts Director - 1955
      90% 75% The Long Gray Line Director - 1955
      60% 71% The Sun Shines Bright Director,
      Producer
      - 1954
      77% 55% Mogambo Director - 1953
      63% 39% What Price Glory? Director - 1952
      91% 91% The Quiet Man Director,
      Producer
      - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is Korea! Director - 1951
      100% 67% Wagon Master Director,
      Producer
      - 1950
      No Score Yet 29% When Willie Comes Marching Home Director - 1950
      71% 70% Rio Grande Director,
      Producer
      - 1950
      91% 63% Mighty Joe Young Producer - 1949
      92% 79% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 1949
      85% 78% 3 Godfathers Director,
      Producer
      - 1948
      100% 82% Fort Apache Director,
      Executive 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 67% December 7th Director - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines J. P. Baldwin (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1943
      No Score Yet 65% The Battle of Midway Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Squadron Director - 1942
      No Score Yet 36% Tobacco Road Director - 1941
      93% 81% How Green Was My Valley Director - 1941
      100% 70% The Long Voyage Home Director,
      Producer
      - 1940
      100% 88% The Grapes of Wrath Director - 1940
      82% 59% Drums Along the Mohawk Director - 1939
      100% 81% Young Mr. Lincoln Director - 1939
      100% 86% Stagecoach Director,
      Producer
      - 1939
      50% 50% Four Men and a Prayer Director - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Director - 1938
      No Score Yet 66% The Hurricane Director - 1937
      No Score Yet 73% Wee Willie Winkie Director - 1937
      No Score Yet 44% The Plough and the Stars Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 45% Mary of Scotland Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 72% The Prisoner of Shark Island Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 72% Steamboat 'Round the Bend Director - 1935
      94% 77% The Informer Director,
      Producer
      - 1935
      100% 78% The Whole Town's Talking Director - 1935
      100% 64% The Lost Patrol Director - 1934
      80% 46% Judge Priest Director - 1934
      No Score Yet 33% The World Moves On Director - 1934
      No Score Yet 40% Dr. Bull Director - 1933
      83% 50% Pilgrimage Director - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh Director,
      Producer
      - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Mail Director - 1932
      No Score Yet 0% The Seas Beneath Director - 1931
      89% 42% Arrowsmith Director - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brat Director - 1931
      No Score Yet 20% Men Without Women Director - 1930
      No Score Yet 11% Born Reckless Director - 1930
      No Score Yet 15% Up the River Director - 1930
      No Score Yet 0% The Black Watch Director - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute Director - 1929
      No Score Yet 83% Four Sons Director - 1928
      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 No Score Yet Upstream Director - 1927
      No Score Yet 74% Three Bad Men Director - 1926
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shamrock Handicap 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 No Score Yet The Freeze-Out Director - 1921
      No Score Yet 40% Just Pals Director - 1920
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Bent Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1918
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Drop Director - 1918
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bucking Broadway Director - 1917
      No Score Yet 50% Straight Shooting Director - 1917
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tornado Jack Dayton (Character),
      Director
      - 1917

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