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.

 

Shorts & Documentaries

 

YearTitleTypeDirector(s)Writer(s)
1917 The Tornado Silent Short John Ford John Ford
1917 The Trail of Hate Silent Short John Ford John Ford
1917 The Scrapper Silent Short John Ford John Ford
1917 The Soul Herder Silent Short John Ford George Hively
1917 Cheyenne's Pal Silent Short John Ford John Ford, Charles J Wilson
1919 The Fighting Brothers Silent Short John Ford George Hively, George C Hull
1919 Rustlers Silent Short John Ford N/A
1919 Gun Law Silent Short John Ford H Tipton Steck
1919 By Indian Post Silent Short John Ford William Wallace Cook, H Tipton Steck
1919 Gun Packer Silent Short John Ford John Ford, Harry Carey, 
1919 The Last Outlaw Silent Short John Ford John Ford, Evelyn Campbell
1920 Under Sentence Silent Short Edward Feeney John Ford
1928 Hangman's House Silent Short John Ford Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Brian Oswold Donn-Byrne
1928 Napoleon's Barber Silent Short John Ford Arthur Caesar
1942 Torpedo Squadron Sound Short Doc John Ford N/A
1942 Sex Hygiene Sound Short Otto Brower, John Ford W Ulman
1943 The Battle of Midway Sound Short Doc John Ford John Ford, Dudley Nichols
1943 December 7th Sound Short John Ford, Greg Toland John Ford
1943 We Sail at Midnight Sound Short Doc John Ford Julian Spiro
1943 German Industrial Manpower Sound Doc John Ford N/A
1943 How To Operate Behind Enemy Lines Sound Doc John Ford N/A
1945 They Were Expendable Sound Doc John Ford William L White, Frank Wead
1951 This is Korea! Sound Doc John Ford N/A
1959 Korea Sound Short Doc John Ford N/A
1976 Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend Sound Doc John Ford Jay Simms