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List of John Ford Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Searchers (1956)
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3
The Searchers
TV-G
21
3

This highly acclaimed movie is about the quest of a Civil War-veteran to rescue his niece from the Comanches. Ex-Confederate soldier, Ethan Edwards, returns to his brother’s Texas ranch, but finds his family massacred and 9-year-old niece Debbie abducted by Chief Scar’s people. Edwards’ nephew Martin Pawley joins him in his long arduous mission to find Debbie. Does he get his niece back?

Starring:
John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter
Directed By:
John Ford
2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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4
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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4

While visiting frontier town Shinbone for old friend Tom Doniphon’s funeral, Senator Ransom Stoddard tells local journalist that years ago he had arrived there as a lawyer, and was assaulted by outlaw Liberty valance, but Doniphon had saved him. Later, Stoddard gets elected as representative while Valance continues to harass, so Stoddard confronts him with gun and becomes a legend. But what’s truth?

Starring:
Directed By:
John Ford
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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5
The Grapes of Wrath
17
5

During the Great Depression of 1930s, the Joad family of Oklahoma loses their draught-ridden farm to bank-seizure. As they migrate to West with truckload of belongings, they endure hardships along the way, and realize that they are not the only ones in such situation. After reaching California, they discover that the advertised ‘land of opportunity’ is after-all not the dreamland they imagined. 

Starring:
Henry Fonda, John Carradine, Jane Darwell, Charley Grapewin, Dorris Bowdon
Directed By:
John Ford
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director
4. Stagecoach (1939)
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3
Stagecoach
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3

During late 1880s, a stagecoach carrying a mixed group of interesting passengers traverses through the hazardous Arizona wilderness. The disparate group that includes a banker, a drunken doctor, a dance-hall girl, a whisky salesman, an army officer’s wife, a Marshall and a notorious outlaw, soon gets to know each other. But the threat of Geronimo’s raiding Apaches looms large over their travel.  

Starring:
John Wayne, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Andy Devine, Claire Trevor
Directed By:
John Ford
5. The Quiet Man (1952)
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3
The Quiet Man
19
3

After killing his opponent in the ring accidentally, a boxer Sean Thornton leaves the States and returns to his native village in Ireland. He soon falls in love with a young woman Mary, but her brother is not happy with their relationship.

Starring:
Victor McLaglen, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Ward Bond, Barry Fitzgerald, Maureen O'Hara
Directed By:
John Ford
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director
6. My Darling Clementine (1946)
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3
My Darling Clementine
17
3

While on a cattle-drive, the Earp brothers leave youngest James with the cattle after reaching Tombstone, only to find him murdered and their cattle stolen. Determined to avenge James, Wyatt takes job as Town Marshal and often encounters alcoholic Doc Holliday and the brutal Clanton family. As an ornament leads Wyatt to the killer, the Earps get set for a showdown at OK Corral. 

Starring:
Walter Brennan, Victor Mature, Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Cathy Downs
Directed By:
John Ford
7. Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945)
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6
Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps
15
6
Starring:
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears, Herman Bolker
Directed By:
George Stevens
8. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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3
How Green Was My Valley
15
3
Starring:
Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
John Ford
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director
9. Fort Apache (1948)
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3
Fort Apache
18
3

An honorable and veteran captain finds himself in a complicated situation when his regime is placed under the command of a young Lieutenant Colonel, who doesn’t have any respect for the local Indian tribe.

Starring:
Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Pedro Armendáriz
Directed By:
John Ford
10. Mister Roberts (1955)
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5
Mister Roberts
16
5

Mister Roberts is a war comedy drama film which tells the story of a Naval officer who is longing for active duty, but he finds himself in conflict with his captain.

Starring:
James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, Henry Fonda, Patrick Wayne, Betsy Palmer, William Powell
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy, John Ford, Joshua Logan
11. 3 Bad Men (1926)
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3 Bad Men
17
3

Known as one of John Ford's greatest silent westerns, 3 Bad Men tells us the story of three desperate outlaws, heading towards Dakota in search of gold. But when they come across a young lady whose father has been killed, they decide to protect her from other outlaws and find her a groom.  Meanwhile, they must also deal with the corrupt sheriff and his gang. 

Starring:
Tom Santschi, Lou Tellegen, J. Farrell MacDonald, George O'Brien, Olive Borden
Directed By:
John Ford
12. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
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3
Young Mr. Lincoln
15
3

In this biographical drama film, we see the early years of the life of Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th President, before he had become known to the country and the rest of the world. The film revolves around how he had begun his law practice, his defense of two men accused of murder, the death of his girlfriend Ann, his meeting with Mary Todd, his future wife, and his decision to enter the world of politics.

Starring:
Henry Fonda, Eddie Collins, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan
Directed By:
John Ford
13. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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4
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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4

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a Western drama film which tells the story of Captain Nathan Brittles, who is on the eve of retirement.  He takes out one last patrol hoping to prevent a war against the Indians. But the job seems more complicated than he imagined.

Starring:
John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ben Johnson, John Agar
Directed By:
John Ford
14. They Were Expendable (1945)
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3
They Were Expendable
17
3

They were Expendable is a war drama film which tells the story of a Navy commander during the Second World War, who fights to prove that the American PT boats are worthy of being used in battle.

Starring:
Donna Reed, Blake Edwards, John Wayne, Ward Bond, Robert Montgomery, Jack Holt
Directed By:
Robert Montgomery, John Ford
15. The Informer (1935)
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4
The Informer
14
4

The Informer is a crime drama film which tells the story of Gypo Nolan, who is impoverished after he is forced to quit the rebel organization he was a part of. Upon finding out that his sweetheart Katie has been reduced to prostitution, he decides to tell the police about the location of his best friend Frankie, in order to win the reward.

Starring:
Victor McLaglen, Wallace Ford, Margot Grahame, Preston Foster, Heather Angel
Directed By:
John Ford
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director
16. Cameo Kirby (1923)
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4
Cameo Kirby
13
4

Cameo Kirby is wrongly blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, whose daughter he is in love with. Now, he must clear his name and find the real culprit before it is too late.

Starring:
Jean Arthur, Alan Hale, W.E. Lawrence, John Gilbert, Gertrude Olmstead, Eric Mayne
Directed By:
John Ford
17. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
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6
Sergeant Rutledge
15
6
Starring:
Billie Burke, Juano Hernandez, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Woody Strode
Directed By:
John Ford
18. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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3
The Horse Soldiers
17
3

The Horse Soldiers is an adventure war film which tells the story of Colonel John Marlowe, who faces a lot of obstacles while leading his team of Union Cavalry soldiers to destroy enemy railroads. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the mission turns out to be way harder than his expectations.

Starring:
William Holden, John Wayne, Denver Pyle, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson
Directed By:
John Ford
19. The Last Hurrah (1958)
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4
The Last Hurrah
14
4
Starring:
Spencer Tracy, John Carradine, Anna Lee, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone
Directed By:
John Ford
20. The Hurricane (1937)
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3
The Hurricane
14
3
Starring:
John Carradine, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Astor, Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall
Directed By:
John Ford
21. The Iron Horse (1924)
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3
The Iron Horse
14
3
Starring:
Jean Arthur, Will Walling, Madge Bellamy, Cyril Chadwick, George O'Brien, Charles Edward Bull
Directed By:
John Ford
22. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
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4
The Whole Town's Talking
13
4
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Byron, Wallace Ford
Directed By:
John Ford
23. Rio Grande (1950)
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3
Rio Grande
15
3

Rio Grande is a Western film which revolves around a cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande, who faces against murderous Apaches, and their uprisings. Things get complicated when he finds himself in shortage of troops, and soon one of the new recruits turn out to be his son.

Starring:
John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.
Directed By:
John Ford
24. 3 Godfathers (1948)
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3
3 Godfathers
15
3

3 Godfathers is a Western drama film which tells the story of Bob, Pete and William, three men who are outlaws. They are on the run from the authorities, but things get complicated when a dying mother asks them to save her child and be his godfathers. The men decide to return the child to civilization, even if it means risking their freedom and their lives.

Starring:
John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond, Pedro Armendáriz, Mae Marsh
Directed By:
John Ford
25. Wagon Master (1950)
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3
Wagon Master
15
3
Starring:
James Arness, Ward Bond, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Charles Kemper
Directed By:
John Ford
26. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
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3
The Prisoner of Shark Island
13
3
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, John Carradine, Claude Gillingwater, Warner Baxter, O.P. Heggie, Arthur Byron
Directed By:
John Ford
27. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
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4
Steamboat Round the Bend
13
4

A Louisiana con man decides to enter a race with his steamboat, not only to win the prize but also to locate an eyewitness, who is crucial to exonerating his nephew, wrongly sentenced to death for murder. 

Starring:
Stepin Fetchit, Will Rogers, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley
Directed By:
John Ford
28. Pilgrimage (1933)
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3
Pilgrimage
12
3
Starring:
Lucille La Verne, Norman Foster, Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Maurice Murphy
Directed By:
John Ford
29. The Long Gray Line (1955)
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3
The Long Gray Line
12
3
Starring:
Peter Graves, Patrick Wayne, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond, Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara
Directed By:
John Ford
30. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
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3
Drums Along the Mohawk
13
3

Gilbert and Lana are a newly married couple, who decides to take up a rural lifestyle. They try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley, but things don’t go as expected, and their quiet life is interrupted due to the American Revolutionary War.

Starring:
Claudette Colbert, John Carradine, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins
Directed By:
John Ford
31. Pinky (1949)
13
3
Pinky
13
3
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael
Directed By:
32. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
14
3
The Long Voyage Home
TV-G
14
3
Starring:
John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Ian Hunter, Wilfrid Lawson
Directed By:
John Ford
33. Four Sons (1928)
13
3
Four Sons
13
3

Four Sons is a 1928 silent drama film revolving around a widowed mother and her four sons, and the film tries to show how the events of the First World War impact them.  

Starring:
John Wayne, Francis X. Bushman Jr., June Collyer, James Hall, Margaret Mann
Directed By:
John Ford
34. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
13
3
Wee Willie Winkie
13
3
Starring:
Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang, Michael Whalen
Directed By:
John Ford
35. How the West Was Won (1962)
13
4
How the West Was Won
TV-G
13
4

How the West Was Won is an epic Western film which takes us to the 19th century, and covers several events such as the Gold Rush, the Civil War, as well as the building of the railroads.

Starring:
Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Debbie Reynolds, Eli Wallach, George Peppard, Carolyn Jones
Directed By:
John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
36. Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (1976)
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3
Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend
12
3

This biographical documentary film revolves around the life of General Lewis B Puller, one of the most decorated US Marines, who had served in the World War II as well as the Korean War.

Role:
Himself
Starring:
John Wayne, Lewis B. Puller
Directed By:
John Ford
37. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
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3
Mighty Joe Young
14
3
Starring:
Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Mr. Joseph Young
Directed By:
Ernest B. Schoedsack
38. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
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3
The Sun Shines Bright
12
3
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Patrick Wayne, Stepin Fetchit, John Russell, Russell Simpson, Charles Winninger
Directed By:
John Ford
39. Donovan's Reef (1963)
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2
Donovan's Reef
13
2

Donovan’s Reef is an adventure romantic comedy film which revolves around the adventures of John Wayne, a World War II hero, who has worked hard to own a shipping company, and is now living on a beautiful South Sea island.  

Starring:
John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Patrick Wayne, Cesar Romero, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen
Directed By:
John Ford
40. The Rising of the Moon (1957)
13
3
The Rising of the Moon
13
3
Starring:
Tyrone Power, Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jack MacGowran, Jimmy O'Dea
Directed By:
John Ford
41. The Lost Patrol (1934)
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4
The Lost Patrol
13
4
Starring:
Victor McLaglen, Reginald Denny, Wallace Ford, Boris Karloff, J.M. Kerrigan
Directed By:
John Ford
42. 7 Women (1966)
12
3
7 Women
12
3
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Anne Bancroft, Mildred Dunnock, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Sue Lyon
Directed By:
John Ford
43. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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3
The Birth of a Nation
14
3

Two families, the Stonemans and the Camerons, are close friends, but when the Civil War breaks out, they find themselves on opposite sides of the war.

Starring:
Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Mary Alden
Directed By:
44. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
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4
Cheyenne Autumn
13
4
Starring:
Sal Mineo, James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Patrick Wayne, Carroll Baker, John Carradine, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
John Ford
45. The Wings of Eagles (1957)
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4
The Wings of Eagles
13
4
Starring:
John Wayne, Ken Curtis, Ward Bond, Dan Dailey, Maureen O'Hara
Directed By:
John Ford
46. Mogambo (1953)
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3
Mogambo
13
3

Mogambo is a romantic adventure drama film which tells the story of Eloise Kelly, a socialite, who arrives at a remote African outpost. She is upset after finding out that her acquaintance has canceled his trip, due to unrest in his region. She soon meets a hunter and wild animal catcher Victor Marswell, who soon develops a liking towards her.  

Starring:
Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton
Directed By:
John Ford
47. Two Rode Together (1961)
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4
Two Rode Together
12
4

Guthrie is a corrupt Marshall who is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of several white prisoners of the Comanches, as the Army is also under pressure from their relatives. However, it soon seems that reintegrating them into society won’t be so easy.  

Starring:
James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Andy Devine, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal
Directed By:
John Ford
48. Tobacco Road (1941)
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2
Tobacco Road
12
2
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Elizabeth Patterson, Marjorie Rambeau, Charley Grapewin, William Tracy
Directed By:
John Ford
49. Doctor Bull (1933)
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3
Doctor Bull
12
3

A small-town maverick doctor finds himself in a fix when he fails to save a young girl. With the locals turned against him, he must contain a typhoid outbreak to prove his mettle. The iconic Will Rogers plays Dr Bull in this comedy from the 1930s.

Starring:
Will Rogers, Marian Nixon, Vera Allen, Howard Lally, Berton Churchill
Directed By:
John Ford
50. Hangman's House (1928)
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3
Hangman's House
12
3

Hogan is an exiled Irish patriot with a price on his head. When he receives a telegram, he decides to go back to Ireland to settle a family matter. 

Starring:
John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, June Collyer, Hobart Bosworth, Larry Kent
Directed By:
John Ford
51. Just Pals (1920)
12
3
Just Pals
12
3
Starring:
William Buckley, Duke R. Lee, Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone
Directed By:
John Ford
52. Young Cassidy (1965)
11
3
Young Cassidy
11
3

The movie, based on the Irish playwright Sean O’Casey autobiography, Mirror in My House, is set in 1911 Dublin when the Irish were protesting against the British. It follows the journey of young John Cassidy who begins working as a labourer during the day and pamphlet writer during nights and eventually rises to become an internationally acclaimed playwright. 

Starring:
Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans
Directed By:
John Ford, Jack Cardiff
53. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)
11
3
Gideon of Scotland Yard
11
3
Starring:
Anna Lee, Howard Marion-Crawford, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins, Andrew Ray
Directed By:
John Ford
54. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
11
3
When Willie Comes Marching Home
11
3
Starring:
William Demarest, Jimmy Lydon, Dan Dailey, Colleen Townsend, Corinne Calvet
Directed By:
John Ford
55. Air Mail (1932)
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2
Air Mail
11
2

Air Mail is an adventure drama film, which revolves around the life of a daredevil mail pilot, who risks his life to deliver important mail, despite bad weather conditions.

Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Slim Summerville, Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Lilian Bond
Directed By:
John Ford
56. Flesh (1932)
11
3
Flesh
11
3

Flesh is an American drama film which tells the story of a gifted German wrestler Polokai, who falls in love with Laura, an ex-con. She manages to persuade him to immigrate to America, where she gets him involved with crooked promoters. 

Starring:
Wallace Beery, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan, Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley
Directed By:
John Ford
57. The Last Outlaw (1936)
11
2
The Last Outlaw
11
2
Starring:
Henry B. Walthall, Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson, Tom Tyler, Margaret Callahan
Directed By:
Christy Cabanne
58. Mary of Scotland (1936)
12
2
Mary of Scotland
12
2
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine, Douglas Walton, Florence Eldridge
Directed By:
Leslie Goodwins, John Ford
59. The Fugitive (1947)
11
3
The Fugitive
11
3
Starring:
Mel Ferrer, Henry Fonda, J. Carrol Naish, Leo Carrillo, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz
Directed By:
John Ford, Emilio Fernández
60. Judge Priest (1934)
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2
Judge Priest
12
2

Judge Priest is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Judge William Priest, a civil war veteran, who now presides over the court in Fairfield, Kentucky. He is well-known among the people for dispensing justice with humanity and common sense. His nephew Jerome is also interested in pursuing law as a career, and he has just returned home after passing the bar. He tries to rekindle his romance with Ellie, but she seems to have other interests now. Meanwhile, Mrs. Priest feels that Virginia, the daughter of Senator Horace Maydew, is going to be a better match for Jerome.

Starring:
Hattie McDaniel, Will Rogers, Stepin Fetchit, Henry B. Walthall, David Landau, Tom Brown
Directed By:
John Ford
61. What Price Glory (1952)
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2
What Price Glory
13
2

During the First World War, while stationed at France, lifelong rival,s Captain Flagg and 1st Sergeant Quirt, compete for the love of French beauty Charmaine. While their shenanigans land them in trouble, they also form a brotherhood as the horrific realities of the War set in.  

Starring:
Robert Wagner, James Cagney, William Demarest, Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet
Directed By:
John Ford
62. Upstream (1927)
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2
Upstream
11
2
Starring:
Earle Foxe, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Emile Chautard, Nancy Nash, Grant Withers
Directed By:
John Ford
63. Hell Bent (1918)
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2
Hell Bent
11
2

Hell Bent is a Western film which tells the story of a young woman named Bess Thurston, who is forced to work at a dance hall, since her brother is neither able nor willing to support her. This hurts Harry, the man who had fallen in love with her. However, he is later forced to rescue her from a man named Beau, who takes Bess with him into the desert, after an attempted robbery.

Starring:
Harry Carey, Vester Pegg, Duke R. Lee, Neva Gerber, Joe Harris
Directed By:
John Ford
64. The Battle of Midway (1942)
12
2
The Battle of Midway
TV-G
12
2
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Donald Crisp, Irving Pichel, Jane Darwell, James Roosevelt
Directed By:
John Ford
65. December 7th: The Movie (1943)
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2
December 7th: The Movie
12
2

 This Oscar winning documentary film provides a chronological breakdown of the incidents that occurred in Honolulu on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked US installations at Pearl Harbor and then goes on to describe its aftermath.  Originally 82 minutes long, the film was later censored and a 32 minutes version was released. 

Starring:
Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, George O'Brien, Paul Hurst, Dana Andrews
Directed By:
John Ford, Gregg Toland
66. Straight Shooting (1917)
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2
Straight Shooting
11
2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Ted Brooks
Directed By:
John Ford
67. Torpedo Squadron (1942)
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2
Torpedo Squadron
11
2
Directed By:
John Ford
68. Arrowsmith (1931)
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2
Arrowsmith
11
2
Starring:
Helen Hayes, Ronald Colman, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson, Clarence Brooks
Directed By:
John Ford
69. Up the River (1930)
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3
Up the River
13
3

The story focuses on the friendship between three prison convicts, Saint Louis, Dan and Steve. After his release, Steve heads for his hometown, where people are not aware of his criminal past. But in comes Frosby, a dishonest salesman, who blackmails him into taking part in a scheme to defraud the neighbors. When Louis and Dan learn about this, they escape from the prison to foil Frosby’s plan. 

Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, William Collier Sr., Claire Luce
Directed By:
John Ford
70. Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
11
2
Four Men and a Prayer
TV-PG
11
2

After being discharged dishonorably, for issuing a costly and fatal order, Colonel Loring Leigh, is murdered before he could prove his innocence as a victim of a conspiracy. Therefore his sons seek the ones who are guilty, and also attempt to restore the integrity of their father. 

Starring:
Loretta Young, David Niven, John Carradine, George Sanders, Richard Greene, William Henry
Directed By:
John Ford
71. The Black Watch (1929)
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2
The Black Watch
11
2

At the outbreak of WWI, Captain Donald King of British Army’s Black Watch regiment goes to India. while his regiment proceeds to France on war-duty. His comrades consider him a coward, but he is on a secret assignment to rescue captured British soldiers. Capt. King earns trust and affection of tribal Princess Yasmani and succeeds in preventing a revolt of the tribe.  

Starring:
John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence, David Rollins
Directed By:
John Ford
72. This Is Korea! (1951)
11
2
This Is Korea!
11
2
Starring:
Irving Pichel, John Ireland, Edward A. Craig, Turner Joy, Douglas MacArthur
Directed By:
John Ford
73. The Brat (1931)
11
2
The Brat
11
2
Starring:
Sally O'Neil, Frank Albertson, William Collier Sr., Alan Dinehart, Virginia Cherrill
Directed By:
John Ford
74. Undercover (1944)
11
2
Undercover
11
2
Role:
J.P. Baldwin
Starring:
Peter Lorre, Pierre Watkin, Osa Massen, Martin Garralaga
Directed By:
John Ford
75. The World Moves On (1934)
10
2
The World Moves On
10
2

Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family, who works closely with the English family, the Warburtons. Richard eventually gets married to Mary Warburton, but during the Great Depression, they face a lot of struggles.

Starring:
Stepin Fetchit, Louise Dresser, Reginald Denny, Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone
Directed By:
John Ford
76. How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943)
10
2
How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
10
2

A documentary World War II training film, plays on heartstring to undercover agent techniques like how to avoid enemy capture, camouflage and ambush techniques by agents who are to be dropped behind enemy lines. Each type of possible agent behaviour is demonstrated with their pros and cons, advantages and detriments.  

Role:
J. P. Baldwin (uncredited)
Starring:
Peter Lorre, Osa Massen, Martin Garralaga, Eddie Foster
Directed By:
John Ford
77. Riley the Cop (1928)
10
2
Riley the Cop
10
2

Riley the Cop is a silent drama film which tells the story of a veteran cop who is sent to Germany in order to fetch a boy who has been accused of swindling money from a bakery.

Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Louise Fazenda, Billy Bevan, Nancy Drexel, David Rollins
Directed By:
John Ford
78. Bucking Broadway (1917)
11
2
Bucking Broadway
11
2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg, William Steele
Directed By:
John Ford
79. Seas Beneath (1931)
10
2
Seas Beneath
10
2

During the First World War, a submarine captain Robert Kingsley comes across news that might compromise his decision to attack a German vessel.

Starring:
George O'Brien, Mona Maris, Warren Hymer, Marion Lessing, Walter C. Kelly
Directed By:
John Ford
80. Men Without Women (1930)
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Men Without Women
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This war drama film tells the story of a few divers who make an attempt to save the survivors of a destroyed submarine.    

Starring:
John Wayne, Warren Hymer, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Kenneth MacKenna
Directed By:
John Ford
81. Submarine Patrol (1938)
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Submarine Patrol
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Submarine Patrol is a war drama action adventure film which tells the story of a Navy official who is demoted due to his negligence. He is put in charge of a run-down submarine chaser, but along with his crew, he tries to prove himself as a worthy soldier.  

Starring:
John Carradine, Slim Summerville, George Bancroft, Preston Foster, Richard Greene
Directed By:
John Ford
82. The Shamrock Handicap (1926)
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The Shamrock Handicap
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This silent drama film revolves around Sir Miles O’Hara, and his daughter, who rent out living quarters to a poor family. The problem is that due to their financial condition, they can never pay the rent on time.

Starring:
Janet Gaynor, Claire McDowell, J. Farrell MacDonald, Willard Louis, Leslie Fenton
Directed By:
John Ford
83. Lightnin' (1925)
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Lightnin'
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Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Richard Travers, Wallace MacDonald, Otis Harlan, Jay Hunt
Directed By:
John Ford
84. Vietnam! Vietnam! (1971)
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Vietnam! Vietnam!
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This war documentary film was made to provide a ‘balance’ to the view which war critics were providing during the Vietnam War.

Starring:
Charlton Heston
Directed By:
Sherman Beck
85. The Plough and the Stars (1936)
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The Plough and the Stars
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Based on a epoonymous play by Seán O'Casey, the film is set during the Easter Rebellion in Ireland and tells the story of an insurgent, who has joined the citizen’s army against the wishes of his wife, turning a deaf ear to her pleas that he lay down his arm. .

Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Fitzgerald, Preston Foster, Denis O'Dea, Eileen Crowe
Directed By:
John Ford
86. Kentucky Pride (1925)
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Kentucky Pride
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Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Gertrude Astor, Peaches Jackson, Man o' War, Winston Miller
Directed By:
John Ford
87. The Bandit's Wager (1916)
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The Bandit's Wager
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Role:
(as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford
Directed By:
Francis Ford
88. Korea (1959)
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Korea
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Starring:
George O'Brien
Directed By:
John Ford
89. The Blue Eagle (1926)
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The Blue Eagle
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The Blue Eagle is an action drama film which tells the story of George and Big Jim, who are comrades in the Navy, but in the outside world, they are rivals since they both are attracted to the same woman, i.e. Rose, daughter the local policeman. Eventually, it is decided that they will settle their differences through a boxing fight.

Starring:
Janet Gaynor, William Russell, Robert Edeson, Margaret Livingston, George O'Brien
Directed By:
John Ford
90. The Trail of Hate (1917)
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The Trail of Hate
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Role:
Lt. Jack Brewer (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Duke Worne, Louise Granville, Jack Lawton
Directed By:
John Ford
91. The Tornado (1917)
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The Tornado
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Role:
Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Duke Worne, Peter Gerald, Jean Hathaway, Elsie Thornton
Directed By:
John Ford
92. Born Reckless (1930)
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Born Reckless
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In order to gain publicity, a judge sentences a notorious gangster named Louise to fight in the war. Louise survives the war and eventually returns to town, and opens a club to be able to maintain ties with all his former criminal friends.

Starring:
John Wayne, Warren Hymer, Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Churchill, Catherine Dale Owen
Directed By:
John Ford, Andrew Bennison
93. Salute (1929)
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Salute
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An army man and a navy man try to focus their rivalry on the big Army-Navy football game.

Starring:
Stepin Fetchit, John Wayne, Frank Albertson, Joyce Compton, George O'Brien, Helen Chandler
Directed By:
David Butler, John Ford
94. Mother Machree (1928)
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Mother Machree
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Mother Machree is a silent drama film which tells the story of Ellen, a poor immigrant from Ireland, living in America. She manages to send her son Brian to a proper school, but when they learn about her, they decide to expel him. Eventually the principal of the school and his wife decide to adopt her son.   

Starring:
John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Belle Bennett, Philippe De Lacy, Ted McNamara
Directed By:
John Ford
95. By Indian Post (1919)
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By Indian Post
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2
Starring:
Duke R. Lee, Pete Morrison, Magda Lane, Edward Burns, Jack Woods
Directed By:
John Ford
96. Action (1921)
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Action
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Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Francis Ford, Hoot Gibson, Buck Connors, Clara Horton
Directed By:
John Ford
97. Jackie (1921)
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Jackie
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Starring:
William Scott, John Cook, Harry Carter, Georgie Stone, Shirley Mason
Directed By:
John Ford
98. Sex Hygiene (1942)
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Sex Hygiene
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While several servicemen are having a good time playing pool, one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. However, he soon finds that he has contracted a sexually transmitted disease. The film then gives its viewers knowledge about the types and treatment of such diseases.

Starring:
George Reeves, Richard Derr, Kenneth Alexander, Robert Conway, Robert Cornell
Directed By:
John Ford, Otto Brower
99. Ace of the Saddle (1919)
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Ace of the Saddle
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Peggy Pearce, Duke R. Lee, Joe Harris, Jack Walters
Directed By:
John Ford
100. The Secret Man (1917)
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The Secret Man
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Vester Pegg, Edythe Sterling, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes
Directed By:
John Ford
101. The Village Blacksmith (1922)
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The Village Blacksmith
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Starring:
Virginia Valli, David Butler, Will Walling, Virginia True Boardman, Ida Mae McKenzie
Directed By:
John Ford
102. North of Hudson Bay (1923)
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North of Hudson Bay
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2
Starring:
Jennie Lee, Frank Campeau, Tom Mix, Kathleen Key, Eugene Pallette
Directed By:
John Ford
103. The Scrapper (1917)
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The Scrapper
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Role:
Buck - the Scrapper (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Duke Worne, Jean Hathaway, Louise Granville
Directed By:
John Ford
104. The Soul Herder (1917)
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The Soul Herder
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Jean Hersholt, Fritzi Ridgeway, Elizabeth James, Hoot Gibson
Directed By:
John Ford
105. The Craving (1918)
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The Craving
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2
Starring:
Francis Ford, Duke Worne, Peter Gerald, Jean Hathaway, Mae Gaston
Directed By:
John Ford, Francis Ford
106. The Phantom Riders (1918)
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The Phantom Riders
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, William Steele, Buck Connors
Directed By:
John Ford
107. The Big Punch (1921)
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The Big Punch
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2
Starring:
George Siegmann, Buck Jones, Barbara Bedford, Jack Curtis, Jack McDonald
Directed By:
John Ford
108. Thank You (1925)
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Thank You
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2
Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Alec B. Francis, Jacqueline Logan, Cyril Chadwick, George O'Brien
Directed By:
John Ford
109. The Last Outlaw (1919)
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The Last Outlaw
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2
Starring:
Jack Walters, Richard Cummings, Lucille Hutton, Edgar Jones
Directed By:
John Ford
110. Cheyenne's Pal (1917)
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Cheyenne's Pal
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Vester Pegg, Gertrude Astor, Jim Corey, Steve Pimento
Directed By:
John Ford
111. Strong Boy (1929)
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Strong Boy
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Starring:
Victor McLaglen, J. Farrell MacDonald, Leatrice Joy, Clyde Cook, Buddy Roosevelt
Directed By:
John Ford
112. Marked Men (1919)
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Marked Men
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ted Brooks, Joe Harris, Winifred Westover
Directed By:
John Ford
113. Rider of the Law (1919)
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Rider of the Law
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Vester Pegg, Ted Brooks, Joe Harris, Jack Woods
Directed By:
John Ford
114. The Wallop (1921)
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The Wallop
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, William Steele, Joe Harris, Charles Le Moyne, Mignonne Golden
Directed By:
John Ford
115. Hitchin' Posts (1920)
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Hitchin' Posts
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2
Starring:
Mark Fenton, Frank Mayo, Beatrice Burnham, C.E. Anderson, Matthew Biddulph
Directed By:
John Ford
116. Wild Women (1918)
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Wild Women
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, Martha Mattox, Ed Jones
Directed By:
John Ford
117. Sure Fire (1921)
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Sure Fire
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2
Starring:
Molly Malone, Hoot Gibson, Harry Carter, B. Reeves Eason Jr., Fritzi Brunette
Directed By:
John Ford
118. A Marked Man (1917)
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A Marked Man
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Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, Harry L. Rattenberry, Anna Townsend
Directed By:
John Ford
119. Gun Law (1919)
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Gun Law
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2
Starring:
Hoot Gibson, Pete Morrison, Jack Woods, Helen Gibson, Otto Meyer
Directed By:
John Ford
120. A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)
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A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Lydia Yeamans Titus, J. Barney Sherry, Kathleen O'Connor, Harry von Meter
Directed By:
John Ford
121. Three Jumps Ahead (1923)
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Three Jumps Ahead
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2
Starring:
Edward Peil Sr., Virginia True Boardman, Alma Bennett, Tom Mix, Joseph W. Girard
Directed By:
John Ford
122. Three Mounted Men (1918)
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Three Mounted Men
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Neva Gerber, Joe Harris, Harry Carter, Ruby Lafayette
Directed By:
John Ford
123. A Fight for Love (1919)
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A Fight for Love
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Mark Fenton, Neva Gerber, Joe Harris
Directed By:
John Ford
124. The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (1916)
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The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring
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2
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Mark Fenton, Peter Gerald
Directed By:
Francis Ford, Jacques Jaccard
125. A Woman's Fool (1918)
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A Woman's Fool
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, Betty Schade, Molly Malone, Millard K. Wilson, Ed Jones
Directed By:
John Ford
126. Roped (1919)
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Roped
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2
Starring:
Harry Carey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Neva Gerber, Mollie McConnell, Arthur Shirley
Directed By:
John Ford
127. We Sail at Midnight (1943)
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We Sail at Midnight
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2
Directed By:
John Ford, Julian Spiro
128. Rustlers (1919)
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Rustlers
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2
Starring:
Hoot Gibson, Pete Morrison, Jack Woods, Helen Gibson
Directed By:
John Ford
129. Bare Fists (1919)
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Bare Fists
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, Betty Schade, Vester Pegg, Joe Harris, Mollie McConnell
Directed By:
John Ford
130. Desperate Trails (1921)
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Desperate Trails
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, Irene Rich, Georgie Stone, Helen Field, Edward Coxen
Directed By:
John Ford
131. The Freeze-Out (1921)
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1
The Freeze-Out
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joe Harris, Helen Ferguson, Charles Le Moyne
Directed By:
John Ford
132. Thieves' Gold (1918)
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Thieves' Gold
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg, John Cook
Directed By:
John Ford
133. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)
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1
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, Cullen Landis, Gloria Hope, Joe Harris, Frank Capra
Directed By:
John Ford
134. Riders of Vengeance (1919)
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Riders of Vengeance
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Seena Owen, Joe Harris, Alfred Allen
Directed By:
John Ford
135. Silver Wings (1922)
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Silver Wings
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1
Starring:
Mary Carr, Lynn Hammond, Knox Kincaid, Joseph Monahan, Maybeth Carr
Directed By:
John Ford, Edwin Carewe
136. The Lumber Yard Gang (1916)
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The Lumber Yard Gang
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Role:
Jack McClean - Cecil's Brother (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Francis Ford, Elsie Maison, William White, Danny Bowen
Directed By:
Francis Ford
137. The Scarlet Drop (1918)
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1
The Scarlet Drop
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1
Starring:
Harry Carey, Betty Schade, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, Millard K. Wilson
Directed By:
John Ford
138. Three Bad Men and a Girl (1915)
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1
Three Bad Men and a Girl
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1
Role:
Jim (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Major Paleolagus, Lew Short
Directed By:
Francis Ford
139. The Fighting Brothers (1919)
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1
The Fighting Brothers
7
1
Starring:
Hoot Gibson, Duke R. Lee, Pete Morrison, Jack Woods, Yvette Mitchell
Directed By:
John Ford
140. Hoodman Blind (1923)
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Hoodman Blind
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1
Starring:
Marc McDermott, Frank Campeau, David Butler, Gladys Hulette, Regina Connelly
Directed By:
John Ford
141. Under Sentence (1920)
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Under Sentence
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1
Starring:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Jennie Lee, C.E. Anderson, Robert Anderson, Ethel Ritchie
Directed By:
Edward O'Fearna
142. The Fighting Heart (1925)
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The Fighting Heart
7
1
Starring:
Victor McLaglen, J. Farrell MacDonald, Billie Dove, George O'Brien, Diana Miller
Directed By:
John Ford
143. The Gun Packer (1919)
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The Gun Packer
7
1
Starring:
Hoot Gibson, Ed Jones, Pete Morrison, Magda Lane, Jack Woods
Directed By:
John Ford
144. Little Miss Smiles (1922)
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Little Miss Smiles
6
1
Starring:
Arthur Rankin, Shirley Mason, George B. Williams, Gaston Glass, Martha Franklin
Directed By:
John Ford
145. The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (1923)
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1
The Face on the Bar-Room Floor
6
1
Starring:
Henry B. Walthall, Frederick Sullivan, Ruth Clifford, Ralph Emerson, Alma Bennett
Directed By:
John Ford
146. Hearts of Oak (1924)
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1
Hearts of Oak
6
1
Starring:
Hobart Bosworth, James Gordon, Pauline Starke, Theodore von Eltz, Francis Powers
Directed By:
John Ford
147. The Prince of Avenue A (1920)
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1
The Prince of Avenue A
6
1
Starring:
Cora Drew, James J. Corbett, Richard Cummings, Frederick Vroom, Mary Warren
Directed By:
John Ford
148. Napoleon's Barber (1928)
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1
Napoleon's Barber
6
1
Starring:
Frank Reicher, Otto Matieson, Philippe De Lacy, Natalie Golitzen, Helen Ware
Directed By:
John Ford
149. The Girl in Number 29 (1920)
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1
The Girl in Number 29
6
1
Starring:
Robert Bolder, Frank Mayo, Elinor Fair, Claire Anderson, Ruth Royce
Directed By:
John Ford
150. Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery (1914)
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Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery
11
2
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Ernest Shields
Directed By:
Francis Ford
151. The Purple Mask (1916)
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The Purple Mask
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2
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Peter Gerald, Jean Hathaway
Directed By:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford
152. German Industrial Manpower (1943)
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German Industrial Manpower
10
2
Directed By:
John Ford
153. The Broken Coin (1915)
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2
The Broken Coin
9
2
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Ernest Shields
Directed By:
Francis Ford
154. The Campbells Are Coming (1915)
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The Campbells Are Coming
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2
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Ervin Denecke
Directed By:
Francis Ford
155. A Study in Scarlet (1914)
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A Study in Scarlet
9
2
Role:
John H. Watson, M.D. (as Jack Francis)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm
Directed By:
Francis Ford
156. The Hidden City (1915)
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The Hidden City
9
2
Role:
Lt. Johns' Brother (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Eddie Polo
Directed By:
Francis Ford
157. The Mysterious Rose (1914)
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The Mysterious Rose
8
2
Role:
Dopey (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Wilbur Higby
Directed By:
Francis Ford
158. The Doorway of Destruction (1915)
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1
The Doorway of Destruction
7
1
Role:
Edward Feeney (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Mina Cunard, Howard Daniels
Directed By:
Francis Ford
159. Smuggler's Island (1915)
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Smuggler's Island
6
1
Role:
Smuggler (as Jack Ford)
Starring:
Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Abe Mundon
Directed By:
Francis Ford

TV Shows and Videos

Fireside Theatre (1949)
Fireside Theatre
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, John Banner, Charles Bronson, Jane Wyatt, Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Amanda Blake
Directed By:
Fred Coe, Frank Wisbar, Gene Raymond, William Cameron Menzies, John Ford
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955)
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
Starring:
Claude Akins, Frances Bavier, Jane Wyman, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Fernando Lamas, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Sidney Lanfield, Allen H. Miner, Don Weis, Jacques Tourneur, William Asher
Wagon Train (1957)
Wagon Train
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Don Rickles, Bette Davis, Mickey Rooney, Leslie Nielsen, Leonard Nimoy, David Carradine
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Joseph Pevney, Jerry Hopper, Allen H. Miner, Herschel Daugherty
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)
Screen Directors Playhouse
Starring:
Bea Benaderet, Buddy Ebsen, Buster Keaton, Fred MacMurray, Dennis Hopper, Rod Steiger, Errol Flynn
Directed By:
Frank Borzage, Tay Garnett, John Brahm, George Waggner, Leo McCarey
Alcoa Premiere (1961)
Alcoa Premiere
Starring:
Robert Redford, Shelley Winters, John Forsythe, Telly Savalas, Bobby Troup, Joyce Bulifant, George Harris Kennedy, Jr
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Alan Crosland Jr., Herschel Daugherty, Bernard Girard
Film Night (1970)
Film Night
Role:
Himself (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Starring:
Frankie Howerd, Tony Bilbow, Philip Jenkinson, Sheridan Morley

John Ford Awards

Academy Awards
The Quiet Man Best Director 1953
How Green Was My Valley Best Director 1942
The Grapes of Wrath Best Director 1941
The Informer Best Director 1936