John Ford

Born: 1 February 1894, Cape Elizabeth, Main
Died: 31 August 1973, Palm Desert, Calif.

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Highlighted works

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Novelist John Steinbeck’s great chronicle of Depression-era America reached the screen in director John Ford’s stark and powerful adaptation.

  • Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    The classic story of a stagecoach travelling through treacherous Apache territory, John Ford’s first western of the sound era made a star of John Wayne.

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The coming of civilisation brings an end to the wildness of the west in John Ford’s elegiac late film teaming John Wayne and James Stewart.

  • My Darling Clementine

    My Darling Clementine

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    John Ford created perhaps the greatest of all westerns with this tale of a Civil War veteran doggedly hunting the Comanche who have kidnapped his niece.

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