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  John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time. In particular, Ford was a pioneer of location shooting and the long shot which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain.

Most Popular John Ford Trailers

Total trailers found: 126

How the West Was Won Trailer (1962)

01 November 1962

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.

The Searchers Trailer (1956)

13 March 1956

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Trailer (1949)

22 October 1949

After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety.

Rio Grande Trailer (1950)

15 November 1950

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches.

Two Rode Together Trailer (1961)

26 July 1961

Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.

Stagecoach Trailer (1939)

02 March 1939

A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.

The Horse Soldiers Trailer (1959)

11 June 1959

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander.

The Quiet Man Trailer (1952)

21 July 1952

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, the beautiful spinster and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Trailer (1962)

22 April 1962

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

The Grapes of Wrath Trailer (1940)

15 March 1940

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure.

Mighty Joe Young Trailer (1949)

27 July 1949

After being taken from his home in Africa, Gorilla "Joe" is an instant hit in a Hollywood nightclub. This fun and wonderfully entertaining slant on "King Kong" is much better than Kong's 1934 sequel, "Son of Kong".

3 Godfathers Trailer (1948)

01 December 1948

Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.

Cheyenne Autumn Trailer (1964)

03 October 1964

A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.

Fort Apache Trailer (1948)

26 March 1948

In John Ford's sombre exploration the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his.

Drums Along the Mohawk Trailer (1939)

03 November 1939

Set in America's Colonial period, John Ford's adventure tale follows Gilbert (Henry Fonda) and Lana Martin (Claudette Colbert) as they try to survive the rugged frontier.

They Were Expendable Trailer (1945)

20 December 1945

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese.

Mogambo Trailer (1953)

09 October 1953

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them.

Wagon Master Trailer (1950)

19 April 1950

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

How Green Was My Valley Trailer (1941)

28 October 1941

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Young Mr. Lincoln Trailer (1939)

09 June 1939

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

My Darling Clementine Trailer (1946)

03 December 1946

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd.

What Price Glory Trailer (1952)

22 August 1952

This remake of the 1926 silent film classic and play follows the adventures of a group of Marines stationed in France during World War I.

Tobacco Road Trailer (1941)

20 February 1941

Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters.

Donovan's Reef Trailer (1963)

12 June 1963

'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise.

The Lost Patrol Trailer (1934)

16 February 1934

A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotamian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits.

Shooting War Trailer (2000)

07 December 2000

A remarkable film that takes a special look at the first war to be truly reported and recorded by one of the more unsung heroes of World War II: the combat photographer.

Young Cassidy Trailer (1965)

25 February 1965

Dublin playwright Sean O'Casey (Rod Taylor) loves a librarian (Maggie Smith), sleeps with a chorus girl (Julie Christie) and meets Yeats.

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Trailer (1995)

21 May 1995

Martin Scorsese celebrates American movies from the silent classics to the Hollywood of the Seventies.

John Ford & Monument Valley Trailer (2013)

05 March 2013

John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart discuss working with John Ford

The Last Hurrah Trailer (1958)

24 October 1958

An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics.

The Informer Trailer (1935)

09 May 1935

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

The Wings of Eagles Trailer (1957)

22 February 1957

The story of Frank W. "Spig" Wead - a Navy-flyer turned screenwriter.

My Sister My Love Trailer (1966)

28 February 1966

Sweden, 1782. Jacob, a young noble, somewhat wild and vehement, returns from his studies in France. After his absence, he returns home happy, but is even happier of meeting his beloved sister Charlotte again.

Mister Roberts Trailer (1955)

13 July 1955

A hilarious and heartfelt military comedy-drama co-directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, Mister Roberts stars Henry Fonda as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a noncommissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Capt.

Judge Priest Trailer (1934)

28 September 1934

Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, restores the justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky using his common sense and his great sense of humanity.

The Sun Shines Bright Trailer (1953)

02 May 1953

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century.

The Fugitive Trailer (1947)

03 November 1947

Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead.

Wee Willie Winkie Trailer (1937)

30 July 1937

Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India.

Sergeant Rutledge Trailer (1960)

18 May 1960

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

The Hurricane Trailer (1937)

05 November 1937

The Hurricane is a 1937 film set in the South Seas, directed by John Ford and produced by Samuel Goldwyn, about a Polynesian who is unjustly imprisoned.

Hangman's House Trailer (1928)

13 May 1928

Forced by her mean-spirited father, Lord Chief Justice James O'Brien (Hobart Bosworth), to marry a man she doesn't love, Connaught O'Brien (June Collyer) gives up hope of ever with her true love, Dermot McDermot (Larry Kent).

Bucking Broadway Trailer (1917)

24 December 1917

On a ranch in Wyoming, one of the cowboys, Cheyenne Harry (Harry Carey), falls in love with his boss's daughter.

7 Women Trailer (1966)

05 January 1966

In a mission in China in 1935, Agatha Andrews is a rigid missionary beset by Mongolian bandits led by Warlord chief Tunga Khan.

Submarine Patrol Trailer (1938)

25 November 1938

A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser with a motley crew.

Four Sons Trailer (1928)

13 February 1928

A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

The Iron Horse Trailer (1924)

24 August 1924

Springfield, Illinois. Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west, but Marsh, a contractor, is sceptical.

Kentucky Pride Trailer (1925)

06 September 1925

Kentucky Pride is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by John Ford. It is the story of a Beaumont race horse, and it told through from the point of view of the horse via intertitles.

3 Bad Men Trailer (1926)

28 August 1926

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. A silent film directed by John Ford.

Gideon of Scotland Yard Trailer (1958)

25 March 1958

Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer.

Arrowsmith Trailer (1931)

26 December 1931

Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

A Gun Fightin' Gentleman Trailer (1919)

29 November 1919

Cheyenne Harry, owner of the biggest cattle ranch in his corner of the west, is having trouble with John Merritt, a land-grabbing Chicago meat-packer.

Mary of Scotland Trailer (1936)

28 August 1936

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

The Long Gray Line Trailer (1955)

09 February 1955

The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The Battle of Midway Trailer (1942)

14 September 1942

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

The Long Voyage Home Trailer (1940)

11 November 1940

The crew of the merchant ship Glencairn hope to survive a transatlantic crossing during World War II.

The Rising of the Moon Trailer (1957)

10 August 1957

Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault.

Philip Jenkinson Interviews John Ford Trailer (1968)

01 January 1968

Previously unaired interview with the director for BBC TV.

Straight Shooting Trailer (1917)

27 August 1917

Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him.

Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year Trailer (1955)

07 December 1955

A small town sportswriter attending the World Series recognizes a young ballplayer as the son of former baseball hero who was banned for throwing a game.

Pilgrimage Trailer (1933)

12 July 1933

The story of an Arkansas farm woman and her son. When the son expresses his desire to marry a girl who comes from a family that the mother thinks is trash, she enrolls him in the army.