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."

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.


Other Genres


1918 The Craving Silent Feature Drama Horror
1928 Riley the Cop Silent Feature Comedy Drama
1929 The Black Watch Sound Feature Adventure Drama
1929 Salute Sound Feature Drama Romantic
1930 Men Without Women Sound Feature Action Drama
1930 Born Reckless Sound Feature Crime Comedy Drama
1930 Up the River Sound Feature Crime Comedy Drama
1931 The Brat Sound Feature Comedy
1931 Arrowsmith Sound Feature Drama
1932 Air Mail Sound Feature Adventure Drama
1932 Flesh Sound Feature Drama Romace
1933 Pilgrimage Sound Feature Drama
1933 Doctor Bull Sound Feature Comedy Drama Romance
1934 The Lost Patrol Sound Feature Adventure War
1934 The World Moves On Sound Feature Drama History Romance
1934 Judge Priest Sound Feature Comedy Drama Romance
1935 The Whole Town's Talking Sound Feature Comedy Crime Drama
1935 The Informer Sound Feature Drama
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend Sound Feature Comedy Drama Romance
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Sound Feature Biography Drama History
1936 Mary of Scotland Sound Feature Biography Drama History
1936 The Plough and the Stars Sound Feature Drama
1937 Wee Willie Winkie Sound Feature Adventure Family
1937 The Hurricane Sound Feature Action Drama Romace
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo Sound Feature Drama
1938 Four Men and a Prayer Sound Feature Adventure Mystery
1938 Submarine Patrol Sound Feature Adventure
1939 Young Mr Lincoln Sound Feature Biography Drama
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk Sound Feature Drama Romace War
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Sound Feature Drama
1940 The Long Voyage Home Sound Feature Drama War
1941 Tobacco Road Sound Feature Comedy Drama
1941 How Green Was My Valley Sound Feature Drama Family
1942 Torpedo Squadron Sound Short Documentary War
1942 Sex Hygiene Sound Short Drama
1943 The Battle of Midway Sound Short Documentary War
1943 December 7th Sound Short Action History War
1943 We Sail at Midnight Sound Short Documentary N/A
1943 German Industrial Manpower Sound Documentary War
1943 How To Operate Behind Enemy Lines Sound Documentary War
1945 They Were Expendable Sound Documentary Drama War
1947 The Fugitive Sound Feature Drama History
1949 Pinky Sound Feature Drama
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home Sound Feature Comedy War
1951 The Lady and the Bullfighter  Sound Feature Drama
1951 This is Korea! Sound Documentary War
1952 The Quiet Man Sound Feature Comedy Drama Romance
1952 What Price Glory? Sound Feature Comedy Drama Musical
1953 The Sun Shines Bright Sound Feature Comedy Drama
1953 Mogambo Sound Feature Drama Adventure
1955 The Long Gray Line Sound Feature Biography Comedy Drama
1955 Mister Roberts Sound Feature Comedy Drama War
1957 The Wings of Eagles Sound Feature Biography Drama War
1957 The Rising of the Moon Sound Feature Comedy Drama
1958 Gideon's Day Sound Feature Action Comedy Drama
1958 The Last Hurrah Sound Feature Drama
1959 Korea Sound Short Documentary War
1963 Donovan's Reef Sound Feature Comedy Romance
1965 Young Cassidy Sound Feature Biography Drama
1966 7 Women Sound Feature Drama
1976 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend Sound Documentary Biography