Wallace Ford

Highest Rated: 100% A Patch of Blue (2000)
Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Birthday: Feb 12, 1898
Birthplace: Not Available
Once there was a film historian who opined that Wallace Ford was in more movies than any other character actor of his prominence. This is unlikely, but Ford was certainly kept busy in roles of all shapes and sizes during his 35-year movie career. Orphaned in infancy, Ford grew up in various British orphanages and foster homes (his search in the mid-1930s for his natural parents drew worldwide headlines). He first set foot on stage at age 11, playing in vaudeville and music halls before working his way up to Broadway. His inauspicious feature-film debut was in Swellhead (1931), a baseball melodrama which lay on the shelf for nearly five years before its release. He went on to play wisecracking leading roles in such "B"s as Night of Terror (1933), The Nut Farm (1935) and The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1935); the critics paid no heed to these minor efforts, though they always showered Ford with praise for his supporting roles in films like John Ford's The Informer (1935) and Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). He occasionally took a leave of absence from films to accept a stage role; in 1937, he created the part of George in the original Broadway production of Of Mice and Men (1937). As he grew balder and stockier, he remained in demand for middle-aged character roles, often portraying wistful drunks or philosophical ne'er-do-wells. Wallace Ford ended his film career with his powerful portrayal of Elizabeth Hartman's vacillating father in A Patch of Blue (1965).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% A Patch of Blue Ole Pa 2000
No Score Yet Warlock Judge Holloway 1959
No Score Yet The Matchmaker Malachi Stack 1958
90% The Last Hurrah Charles J. Hennessey 1958
No Score Yet The Rainmaker Sheriff Thomas 1956
No Score Yet The First Texan Henry Delaney 1956
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen Jamie 1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers Flapjack Simms 1955
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Amos 1955
No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Gus Basserman 1955
100% The Man From Laramie Charley O'Leary 1955
100% Wichita Whiteside 1955
No Score Yet Destry Doc Curtis 1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Joe 1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Sam Morley 1954
No Score Yet The Nebraskan 'Mac' McBride 1953
No Score Yet The Great Jesse James Raid Elias Hobbs 1953
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury Jack Richardson 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Pvt. Potts 1951
100% He Ran All the Way Fred Dobbs 1951
No Score Yet Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Sam Parks 1951
85% Harvey Lofgren 1950
100% The Breaking Point Duncan 1950
100% The Furies Scotty Hyslip 1950
86% The Set-Up Gus 1949
No Score Yet Coroner Creek Andy West 1948
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Jed 1948
100% T-Men Schemer 1947
50% Magic Town Lou Dicketts 1947
67% Dead Reckoning McGee 1947
No Score Yet Crack-Up Lt. Cochrane 1946
No Score Yet Black Angel Joe 1946
No Score Yet The Green Years Jamie Nigg 1946
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie Al Morgan 1946
83% Spellbound Stranger in Hotel Lobby 1945
90% They Were Expendable Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Woman Who Came Back Actor 1945
No Score Yet Blood on the Sun Ollie Miller 1945
No Score Yet Machine Gun Mama John O'Reilly 1944
No Score Yet The Cross of Lorraine Pierre 1943
No Score Yet The Ape Man Jeff Carter 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Fred Saunders 1943
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave Sgt. Mead 1942
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot Actor 1942
29% The Mummy's Tomb Babe Hanson 1942
No Score Yet Inside the Law Billy 1942
100% All Through the Night Spats Hunter 1941
No Score Yet Blues in the Night Brad Ames 1941
No Score Yet Murder by Invitation Bob White 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Casey 1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press Wally Williams 1941
67% The Mummy's Hand Bebe Jenson 1940
No Score Yet Love, Honor & Oh-Baby! Joe Redmond 1940
No Score Yet Isle of Destiny 'Milly' Barnes 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Jed Marlowe 1940
No Score Yet Mystery of Mr. Wong Actor 1939
No Score Yet Back Door to Heaven Frankie Rogers 1939
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai Ted Young 1937
No Score Yet Jericho (Dark Sands) Mike Clancy 1937
No Score Yet Mad About Money Peter Jackson 1937
No Score Yet Swing It, Sailor! Pete Kelly 1937
No Score Yet The Rogues Tavern Jimmy Flavin 1936
No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Jack 1936
No Score Yet Another Face Joe Haynes 1935
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) "Finger" Boston 1935
No Score Yet Get That Man Jack Kirkland 1935
92% The Informer Frankie McPhillip 1935
No Score Yet One Frightened Night Joe Luvalle 1935
No Score Yet The Nut Farm Willie Barton 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Healy 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Curly 1934
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Wong Jason H. 'Jay' Barton 1934
No Score Yet Money Means Nothing Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay 1934
100% The Lost Patrol Morelli 1934
No Score Yet A Woman's Man Actor 1934
No Score Yet Men in White Shorty 1934
No Score Yet My Woman Chick Rollins 1933
No Score Yet Three Cornered Moon Kenneth Rimpleger 1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter Mike 1933
No Score Yet Night of Terror Tom Hartley 1933
No Score Yet Employees' Entrance Martin West 1933
No Score Yet She Had to Say Yes Actor 1933
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls Slim 1932
No Score Yet Are You Listening? Larry 1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade Jerry Tyler 1932
94% Freaks Phroso 1932
No Score Yet The Beast of the City Det. Ed Fitzpatrick 1932
No Score Yet Possessed Al 1931
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot Ted Lloyd 1931
No Score Yet Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist Actor 1925

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Roger Hanover
  • 1964
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Nick
  • 1958
  • 1954

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