Ford Filmogrpahy

 

John Ford directed over 137 films and worked on circa 80 other projects, documentaries and short films. 


Twenty three of Ford films received Oscars and with six going to him personally, four for Best Director - and Ford still holds the record for winning the most Oscars for Best Director along with claiming the very first AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

"A John Ford Film was a visual gratification."
ALFRED HITCHCOCK

During a prolific film career spanning almost six decades, Ford's epic body of work includes acclaimed films such as; 'The Informer’ ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, ‘The Quiet Man’, ‘Stagecoach’, ‘My Darling Clementine’,  ‘Fort Apache’ , ‘She Wore A Yellow Ribbon’, ‘Rio Grande’   ‘How Green Was My Valley’, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ and ‘The Searchers’ to name but a few. 

 

His directorial skill pushed cinema beyond entertainment into enduring cinematic works of art.

 

Feature Films

 

YearTitleTypeDirector(s)Writer(s)
1917 Straight Shooting Silent John Ford George Hively
1917 The Secret Man Silent John Ford John Ford, George Hively
1917 A Marked Man Silent John Ford John Ford, George Hively
1917 Bucking Broadway Silent John Ford George Hively
1918 The Phantom Riders Silent John Ford George Hively, Henry McRae
1918 Wild Women Silent John Ford John Ford, Hary Carey
1918 Thieves' Gold Silent John Ford Frederic R Bechdol, George Hively
1918 The Scarlet Drop Silent John Ford John Ford, George Hively
1918 Hell Bent Silent John Ford John Ford, Harry Carey
1918 A Woman's Fool Silent John Ford George Hively, Owen Wister
1918 The Craving Silent Francis Ford, John Ford John Ford, Francis Ford
1918 Three Mounted Men Silent John Ford Eugene B Lewis
1919 Roped Silent John Ford Eugene B Lewis 
1919 A Fight for Love Silent John Ford Eugene B Lewis
1919 Bare Fists Silent John Ford Eugene B Lewis, Bernard McConville
1919 Riders of Vengeance Silent John Ford John Ford, Harry Carey
1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat Silent John Ford Bret Harte, H Tipton Steck
1919 Ace of the Saddle Silent John Ford George Hively, Frederic J Jackson
1919 Rider of the Law  Silent John Ford GB Lancaster, H Tipton Steck
1919 A Gunfightin' Gentleman Silent John Ford Harry Carey, John Ford
1919 Marked Men Silent John Ford Peter B Kyne, H Tipton Steck
1920 The Prince of Avenue A Silent John Ford Charles T Dazey, Frank Mitchell Dazey
1920 The Girl in Number 29 Silent John Ford Philip D Hurn, Elizabeth Jordan
1920 Hitchin' Posts Silent John Ford George C Hull, Harold Shumate
1920 Just Pals Silent John Ford John McDermott, Paul Schofield
1921 The Big Punch Silent John Ford John Ford, Jules Furthman
1921 The Freeze-Out Silent John Ford George C Hull
1921 The Wallop Silent John Ford George C Hull, Eugene Manlove Rhodes
1921 Desperate Trails Silent John Ford Elliot J Clawson, Courtney Ryley Cooper
1921 Action Silent John Ford J Allan Dunn, Harvey Gates
1921 Sure Fire Silent John Ford George C Hull, Eugene Manlove Rhodes
1921 Jackie Silent John Ford Helena Buczynska, Dorothy Yost
1922 Little Miss Smiles Silent John Ford John Stone, Dorothy Yost
1922 Silver Wings Silent Edwin Carewe, John Ford Paul Sloane
1922 Nero Silent J Gordon Edwards, John Ford  
1922 The Village Blacksmith Silent John Ford Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Sloane
1923 The Face on the Bar-Room Floow Silent John Ford G Marion Burton, Hugh Antoine d'Arcy
1923 Three Jumps Ahead Silent John Ford John Ford
1923 Cameo Kirby Silent John Ford Robert N Lee, Booth Tarkington
1923 North of Hudson Bay Silent John Ford Jules Furthman
1923 Hoodman Blind Silent John Ford Henry Arthur Jones, Wilson Barrett
1924 The Iron Horse Silent John Ford Charles Kenyon, John Russell
1924 Hearts of Oak Silent John Ford James A Herne, Charles Kenyon
1925 Lightnin' Silent John Ford Frank Bacon, Frances Marion
1925 Kentucky Pride Silent John Ford Elizabeth Pickett, Dorothy Yost
1925 The Fighting Heart Silent John Ford Larry Evans, Lillie Hayward
1925 Thank You Silent John Ford Tom Cushing, Frances Marion
1926 The Shamrock Handicap Silent John Ford Peter B Kyne, John Stone
1926 3 Bad Men Silent John Ford Herman Whitaker, John Stone
1926 The Blue Eagle Silent John Ford Gerald Beaumont, Malcolm Stuart Boylan
1926 What Price Glory? Silent Raoul Walsh, John Ford N/A
1927 Upstream Silent John Ford Randall Faye, Wallace Smith
1927 7th Heaven Silent John Ford Frank Borzage, John Ford
1928 Mother Machree Silent John Ford Rida Johnson Young, Gertrude Orr
1928 Four Sons Silent John Ford Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie
1928 Riley the Cop Silent John Ford Fred Stanley, James Gruen
1929 Strong Boy Silent John Ford Andrew Bennison, Malcolm Stuart Boylan
1929 The Black Watch Sound John Ford James Kevin McGuinness, Talbot Mundy
1929 Salute Sound John Ford James Kevin McGuinnes, John Stone
1929 Big Time Sound Kenneth Hawks N/A
1930 Men Without Women Sound John Ford John Ford, James Kevin McGuinness
1930 Born Reckless Sound Andrew Bennison, John Ford Donald Henderson Clarke, Dudley Nichols
1930 Up the River Sound John Ford Maurine Dallas Watkins
1931 Seas Beneath Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, James Parker Jr 
1931 The Brat Sound John Ford SN Behrman, Maude Fulton
1931 Arrowsmith Sound John Ford Sinclair Lewis, Sidney Howard
1932 Air Mail Sound John Ford Dale Van Every
1932 Flesh Sound John Ford Edmund Goulding, Leonard Praskins
1933 Pilgrimage Sound John Ford Barry Conners, Philip Klein
1933 Doctor Bull Sound John Ford James Gould Cozzens, Paul Green
1934 The Lost Patrol Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Garrett Fort
1934 The World Moves On Sound John Ford Reginald Berkeley, 
1934 Judge Priest Sound John Ford Irvin S Cobb, Dudley Nichols
1935 The Whole Town's Talking Sound John Ford Jo Swerling, Robert Biskin
1935 The Informer Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Liam O'Flaherty
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend Sound John Ford Ben Lucien Burman, Dudley Nichols
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Sound John Ford Nunnally Johnson
1936 The Last Outlaw Sound Christy Cabane John Ford, Evelyne Murray Campbell
1936 Mary of Scotland Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Maxwell Anderson
1936 The Plough and the Stars Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Sean O'Casey
1937 Wee Willie Winkie Sound John Ford Ernest Pascal, Julien Josephson
1937 The Hurricane Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Oliver HP Garrett
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo Sound Archie Mayo, John Ford N/A
1938 Four Men and a Prayer Sound John Ford Richard Sherman, Sonya Levien
1938 Submarine Patrol Sound John Ford William Faulkner, Rian James
1939 Stagecoach Sound John Ford Ernest Haycox, Dudley Nichols
1939 Young Mr Lincoln Sound John Ford Lamar Trotti
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk Sound John Ford Lamar Trotti
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Sound John Ford Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck
1940 The Long Voyage Home Sound John Ford Eugene O'Neill, Dudley Nichols
1941 Tobacco Road Sound John Ford Erskine Caldwell, Jack Kirkland
1941 How Green Was My Valley Sound John Ford Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn
1946 My Darling Clementine Sound John Ford Samuel G Engel, Winston Miller
1947 The Fugitive Sound John Ford Dudley Nichols, Graham Greene
1948 Fort Apache Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, James Warner Bellah
1948 3 Godfathers Sound John Ford Laurence Stallings, Frank S Nugent
1949 Pinky Sound Elia Kazan Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Sound John Ford James Warner Bellah, Frank S Nugent
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home Sound John Ford Sy Gomberg, Richard Sale
1950 Wagon Master Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Patrick Ford
1950 Rio Grande Sound John Ford James Kevin McGuinness, James Warner Bellah
1951 The Lady and the Bullfighter  Sound John Ford Budd Boetticher
1952 The Quiet Man Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Maurice Walsh
1952 What Price Glory? Sound John Ford Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
1953 The Sun Shines Bright Sound John Ford Laurence Stallings, Irvin S Cobb
1953 Mogambo Sound John Ford John Lee Mahin, Wilson Collison
1955 The Long Gray Line Sound John Ford Edward Hope, Marty Maher
1955 Mister Roberts Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Joshua Logan
1956 The Searchers Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Alan Le May
1957 The Wings of Eagles Sound John Ford Frank Fenon, William Wister Haines
1957 The Rising of the Moon Sound John Ford Lady Augusta Gregory, Michael J McHugh
1958 Gideon's Day Sound John Ford T.E.B. Clarke, John Creasey
1958 The Last Hurrah Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Edwin O'Connor
1959 The Horse Soldiers Sound John Ford John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin
1960 Sergeant Rutledge Sound John Ford James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck
1961 Two Rode Together Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, Will Cook
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Sound John Ford James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck
1962 How the West Was Won Sound John Ford, Henry Hathaway James R Webb
1963 Donovan's Reef Sound John Ford Frank S Nugent, James Edward Grant
1964 Cheyene Autumn Sound John Ford Mari Sandoz, James R Webb
1965 Young Cassidy Sound Jack Cardiff, John Ford  John Whiting, Sean O'Casey
1966 7 Women Sound John Ford Norah Lofts, Janet Green