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John Ford

Director, Actor

Iron Horse, TheIron Horse, The (1924) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy
An early silent western presenting an idealised portrayal of the development of the first American transcontinental railroad. Its romantic,…
Informer, TheInformer, The (1935) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Victor McLaglen
Stunning character study unfolds when an IRA leader is sold out by his dim–witted friend for reward money. Full–blooded acting by all was…
Whole Town's Talking, TheWhole Town's Talking, The (1935)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl
Edward G. Robinson stars in a duel role as a meek office clerk who bares a resemblance to Public Enemy Number One. Entertaining mix of farce and…
Prisoner of Shark Island, ThePrisoner of Shark Island, The (1936) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart
Gripping John Ford–directed prison yarn is based on the ordeal of Dr. Samuel Mudd, a famous victim of circumstance who unknowingly cared for…
Mary of ScotlandMary of Scotland (1936)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine
Katharine Hepburn stars as Mary, Queen of Scots who, after languishing in jail for 18 years at Elizabeth I's command, is offered a pardon if she will…
Wee Willie WinkieWee Willie Winkie (1937)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen
Charming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure story, with young Shirley negotiating between the British army and Afghani rebels.
Hurricane, TheHurricane, The (1938)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall
A doomed South Seas romance between islander natives, provides the melodramatic prelude to an awesome special f/x typhoon. Vintage Hollywood…
StagecoachStagecoach (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Claire Trevor, John Wayne, John Carradine
As the first fully realised Western, this blazed the trail for all subsequent efforts, as well as carrying John Wayne to stardom. Panoramic…
Young Mr. LincolnYoung Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver
A fresh–faced Henry Fonda gives credence to the formative years of Abraham Lincoln, seen here as a country boy–turned–lawyer…
Drums Along the MohawkDrums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, Edna May Oliver
Minor Ford drama with Fonda and Colbert as newlyweds whose farming career gets stymied by the Revolutionary War and attacks from Native Americans.…

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