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Paul Ford

Highest Rated:   97% All the King's Men (1949)
Lowest Rated:   27% The Comedians (1967)
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After having drifted from job to job--with a wife and five children in tow--Baltimore native Paul Ford decided in his late 30s to give acting a try. He worked with the Depression-era W.P.A. agency in a puppet show project and also wrote shows for the Federal Theatre; his biggest break came when he and his co-workers staged a puppet production for the 1939 New York World's Fair. Radio, stage and film work followed, but Ford wouldn't truly hit the big time until 1955, when he was engaged to play the apoplectic Colonel Hall on Phil Silvers' situation comedy You'll Never Get Rich. For four seasons, TV fans were regaled by the efforts of conniving Sgt. Bilko (Silvers) and long-suffering Col. Hall to outsmart one another. During this period, Ford worked steadily in the theatre, recreating his popular stage role as Colonel Purdy in Teahouse for the August Moon when the play was committed to film in 1955. After Phil Silvers' series was cancelled, Ford continued his stage and screen career, scoring a major success in 1965 in the play Never Too Late, in which he played a fiftyish husband who discovered that his middle-aged wife was pregnant. Never Too Late was filmed in 1967, with Ford once again in the starring role; five years and many lucrative acting assignments later, Paul Ford retired.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Journey Back to Oz
  • Uncle Henry
1974
No Score Yet Lola (Twinky)
  • Scott's Father
1972
27% The Comedians
  • Mr. Smith
1967
No Score Yet The Spy With a Cold Nose
  • American General
1966
No Score Yet A Big Hand for the Little Lady
  • Ballinger
1966
84% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Fendall Hawkins
1966
No Score Yet Never Too Late
  • Harry Lambert
1965
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Col. Wilberforce
1963
No Score Yet Who's Got the Action?
  • Boatwright
1963
94% The Music Man
  • Mayor Shinn
1962
82% Advise and Consent
  • Sen. Stanley Dante
1962
No Score Yet The Matchmaker
  • Horace Vandergelder
1958
No Score Yet The Missouri Traveler
  • Finas Daugherty
1958
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers
  • Judge James Byron
1950
97% All the King's Men
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Sheriff Lynn Early
1949
86% The Naked City
  • Henry Fowler
1948
60% The House on 92nd Street
  • Sergeant
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015

Quotes from Paul Ford's Characters