Francis Ford


Director

About

Also Known As
Francis O'Feeney, Francis O'Fearna
Birth Place
Portland, Maine, USA
Born
August 15, 1882
Died
September 05, 1953

Biography

Francis Ford was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ford's earliest roles were in film, including "Custer's Last Fight" (1913), "Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery" (1914) and "The Mystery of 13" (1920). He also appeared in "The Village Blacksmith" (1922) and "Haunted Valley" (1923). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like the mystery "Charlie C...

Family & Companions

Mary Armstrong
Wife
Grace Cunard
Wife
Actor, screenwriter.

Biography

Francis Ford was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ford's earliest roles were in film, including "Custer's Last Fight" (1913), "Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery" (1914) and "The Mystery of 13" (1920). He also appeared in "The Village Blacksmith" (1922) and "Haunted Valley" (1923). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like the mystery "Charlie Chan's Greatest Case" (1933) with Warner Oland, "Gun Justice" (1933) and "The Man From Monterey" (1933). He also appeared in the drama "Pilgrimage" (1933) with Henrietta Crosman. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "The Man Who Wouldn't Die" (1942), "King of the Mounties" (1942) and the dramatic biopic "The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe" (1942) with Linda Darnell. He also appeared in "Girls in Chains" (1943) and the Henry Fonda drama "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943). Ford last acted in the Charles Winninger comedic drama "The Sun Shines Bright" (1953). Ford was married to Grace Cunard. Ford passed away in September 1953 at the age of 71.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Call of the Heart (1928)
Director
Wolf's Trail (1927)
Director
Melodies (1926)
Director
False Friends (1926)
Director
Her Own Story (1926)
Director
Wolves of the Air (1926)
Director
The Ghetto Shamrock (1926)
Director
The Winking Idol (1926)
Director
The Four From Nowhere (1925)
Director
Perils of the Wild (1925)
Director
The Lash of Pinto Pete (1924)
Director
Lash of the Whip (1924)
Director
Midnight Shadows (1924)
Director
Western Feuds (1924)
Director
Western Yesterdays (1924)
Director
A Rodeo Mixup (1924)
Director
Range Blood (1924)
Director
Cupid's Rustler (1924)
Director
The Cowboy Prince (1924)
Director
The Diamond Bandit (1924)
Director
The Fighting Skipper (1923)
Director
Cross Roads (1922)
Director?
Angel Citizens (1922)
Director
The Heart of Lincoln (1922)
Director
Storm Girl (1922)
Director
Trail's End (1922)
Director
Gold Grabbers (1922)
Director
So This Is Arizona (1922)
Director
They're Off (1922)
Director
Thundering Hoofs (1922)
Director
Cyclone Bliss (1921)
Director
The Stampede (1921)
Director
I Am the Woman (1921)
Director
The Great Reward (1921)
Director
The Man from Nowhere (1920)
Director
The Mystery of 13 (1920)
Director
Thunderbolt Jack (1920)
Director
Crimson Shoals (1919)
Director
The Craving (1918)
Director
Berlin Via America (1918)
Director
The Mystery Ship (1918)
Director
The Silent Mystery (1918)
Director
The Avenging Trail (1917)
Director
John Ermine of the Yellowstone (1917)
Director
Who Was the Other Man? (1917)
Director
The Purple Mask (1917)
Director
The Bandit's Wager (1916)
Director
Peg o' the Ring (1916)
Director
The Lumber Yard Gang (1916)
Director
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (1916)
Director
Chicken-Hearted Jim (1916)
Director
The Campbells Are Coming (1915)
Director
The Doorway of Destruction (1915)
Director
The Broken Coin (1915)
Director
Three Bad Men and a Girl (1915)
Director
The Phantom Violin (1914)
Director
Washington at Valley Forge (1914)
Director
The Mysterious Rose (1914)
Director
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery (1914)
Director
The Madonna of the Slums (1913)
Director
Custer's Last Fight (1913)
Director
The Ball Player and the Bandit (1912)
Director
Invaders, The (1912)
Director
The Hidden Trail (1912)
Director
For the Cause (1912)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Lawless Breed (1953)
Old timer
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
Old gentleman
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Feeney
The Marshal's Daughter (1953)
Gramps
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952)
Hanchette
The Quiet Man (1952)
Tobin
Father Makes Good (1950)
Fisherman
Wagon Master (1950)
Mr. Peachtree
Frontier Investigator (1949)
Editor Garnett
San Antone Ambush (1949)
Major J. B. Farnsworth
3 Godfathers (1949)
Drunk
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Bartender
The Plunderers (1948)
Barnaby
Eyes of Texas (1948)
Thaddius Cameron
The Timber Trail (1948)
Ralph Baker
The Far Frontier (1948)
Alf Sharper
Fort Apache (1948)
Fink
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
Checker
Driftwood (1947)
Abner Green
Bandits of Dark Canyon (1947)
Horse trader
High Tide (1947)
Pop Garrow
California (1947)
Jessie
Unconquered (1947)
Frontiersman
Sister Kenny (1946)
Heckler
Renegades (1946)
Eph
Accomplice (1946)
Pete Connors
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Town drunk
Wake Up and Dream (1946)
San Antonio (1945)
Old cowboy
State Fair (1945)
R. C. Martin, Whirlwind's owner
The White Gorilla (1945)
Stacey
Wildfire (1945)
Ezra Mills
Hangover Square (1945)
Ogilby
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945)
Merchant seaman
Mom and Dad (1945)
Country doctor
Murder, He Says (1945)
Heckler
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Ranch owner
Wilson (1945)
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Drunk pirate
Bowery Champs (1944)
Scoop
The Big Noise (1944)
Station attendant
Home in Indiana (1944)
Editor
The Big Bonanza (1944)
Daly
The Climax (1944)
Girls in Chains (1943)
Jury foreman
Jitterbugs (1943)
Desert rat
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Alva "Dad" Hardwick
The Desperadoes (1943)
Hank
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942)
Caretaker
Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)
Bartender
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
Tavern keeper
The Vanishing Virginian (1942)
Mountaineer
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Veteran
King of the Mounties (1942)
Romance of the Rio Grande (1941)
Stage driver
Last of the Duanes (1941)
Luke Stevens
Riders of the Purple Sage (1941)
Drunk
Western Union (1941)
Stagecoach driver
Tobacco Road (1941)
Man on road
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Court clerk
Viva Cisco Kid (1940)
Proprieter [of eating house]
South of Pago Pago (1940)
[Peg Legged] Foster
Diamond Frontier (1940)
Derek Bluje
The Man from Dakota (1940)
Horseman
Geronimo (1940)
First scout
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Joe Boleo
Bad Lands (1939)
Garth
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Frank Ford
Stagecoach (1939)
Sgt. Billy Pickett
The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
Miner
Kentucky Moonshine (1938)
Grandpa Hatfield
Checkers (1938)
Daniel Snodgrass
The Texans (1938)
Uncle Dud
In Old Chicago (1938)
Driver
Change of Heart (1938)
Dog pound man
The Last Train from Madrid (1937)
Pedro
The Road Back (1937)
Street cleaner
A Star Is Born (1937)
William Gregory
Slave Ship (1937)
Scraps
Mannequin (1937)
Tim O'Rourke
The Plough and the Stars (1937)
Souls at Sea (1937)
Slaver
Educating Father (1936)
Sheriff Hart
Sins of Man (1936)
Town drunk
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Corporal O'Toole
Gentle Julia (1936)
Mr. Tubbs
Paddy O'Day (1936)
Immigration officer [Tom] McGuire
Little Miss Nobody (1936)
Detective
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
John Gaines
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)
Boat captain
The Arizonian (1935)
Mayor Editor Comstock
This Is the Life (1935)
Sticky [Jones]
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Efe
The Informer (1935)
Flynn
The County Chairman (1935)
Cattle rancher
Goin' to Town (1935)
Sheriff
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Reporter
The World Moves On (1934)
Legionaire
Cheaters (1934)
Judge Priest (1934)
Juror No. 12
Murder in Trinidad (1934)
Davenant
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)
Hewitt
Bachelor of Arts (1934)
Pawnbroker
Pilgrimage (1933)
Elmer [Briggs]
Smoky (1933)
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
Captain Hallett
Man from Monterey (1933)
Don Pablo Gonzales
Life in the Raw (1933)
Myles
Gun Justice (1933)
Thundering Herd (1933)
Secrets (1933)
Gordon of Ghost City (1933)
Clancy of the Mounted (1933)
Rider of Death Valley (1932)
Gabe Dillon
Destry Rides Again (1932)
Judd Ogden
Tangled Fortunes (1932)
Matt Higgins
Heroes of the West (1932)
Frankenstein (1931)
Second male mourner
The Last Ride (1931)
Brady
Seas Beneath (1931)
Trawler captain
Battling With Buffalo Bill (1931)
Kathleen Mavourneen (1930)
Butler
The Mounted Stranger (1930)
"Spider" Coy
Sons of the Saddle (1930)
"Red" Slade
Song of the Caballero (1930)
Don Pedro Madera
The Indians Are Coming (1930)
The Jade Box (1930)
The Lariat Kid (1929)
Cal Gregg
The Black Watch (1929)
Major McGregor
The Branded Sombrero (1928)
Link Jarvis
The Four-Footed Ranger (1928)
Brom Hockley
Sisters of Eve (1928)
Pritchard
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928)
Lieutenant
The Chinatown Mystery (1928)
The Cruise of the Hellion (1927)
Peg-Leg
The Devil's Saddle (1927)
Pete Hepburn
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927)
John Hazzard
Men of Daring (1927)
Black Roger
One Glorious Scrap (1927)
Ralph Curtis
Upstream (1927)
Juggler
The Heart of Maryland (1927)
Jeff Davis
Speed Cop (1926)
The Taming of the West (1925)
Frosty Miller
The Red Rider (1925)
Brown Bear
The Fighting Heart (1925)
Town Fool
Scar Hanan (1925)
Jury foreman
A Roaring Adventure (1925)
Colonel Burns/Bennett Hardy
The Four From Nowhere (1925)
Ridin' Thunder (1925)
Frank Douglas
Soft Shoes (1925)
Quig Mundy
The Sign of the Cactus (1925)
Panhandle George
The Diamond Bandit (1924)
Friar Aluviscious
Western Feuds (1924)
J. P. Hartley
Hearts of Oak (1924)
Western Yesterdays (1924)
"Twitchie"
A Rodeo Mixup (1924)
Her uncle
In the Days of the Covered Wagon (1924)
The Measure of a Man (1924)
"Pale" Peter
Lash of the Whip (1924)
"Hurricane" Smith
The Village Blacksmith (1923)
Asa Martin
Mine To Keep (1923)
Jack Deering
Three Jumps Ahead (1923)
Virgil
Haunted Valley (1923)
Thundering Hoofs (1922)
Jimmy
So This Is Arizona (1922)
Ned Kendall
They're Off (1922)
Colonel Blake
Storm Girl (1922)
Dr. Blake
The Heart of Lincoln (1922)
Abraham Lincoln
Another Man's Boots (1922)
"The Stranger"
The Boss of Camp 4 (1922)
Dude McCormick
The Lady From Longacre (1921)
Count de Freitas
The Stampede (1921)
Robert Wagner
Action (1921)
Soda Water Manning
The Great Reward (1921)
The Woman of Mystery (1920)
The Man from Nowhere (1920)
The Drunkard
The Mystery of 13 (1920)
Crimson Shoals (1919)
Jack Quinn, the son/Frederick Fielding, the father/Thomas Fielding, the grandfather
The Craving (1918)
Carroll Wayles
Berlin Via America (1918)
Phil Kelly
The Silent Mystery (1918)
Who Was the Other Man? (1917)
James Walbert/Ludwig Schumann
John Ermine of the Yellowstone (1917)
John Ermine
The Purple Mask (1917)
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (1916)
The Campbells Are Coming (1915)
Nana Sahib
The Broken Coin (1915)
Washington at Valley Forge (1914)
The Spy
The Phantom Violin (1914)
Ellis
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery (1914)
Custer's Last Fight (1913)
Invaders, The (1912)
Baseball, That's All (1910)
In the Tall Grass Country (1910)
Under the Stars and Bars (1910)
Pals (1910)
A Western Welcome (1910)
Out for Mischief (1910)

Writer (Feature Film)

The Four From Nowhere (1925)
Writer
Range Blood (1924)
Writer
Lash of the Whip (1924)
Writer
Western Yesterdays (1924)
Adaptation
A Rodeo Mixup (1924)
Writer
Midnight Shadows (1924)
Writer
The Diamond Bandit (1924)
Writer
Cupid's Rustler (1924)
Writer
They're Off (1922)
Writer
Crimson Shoals (1919)
Story
The Craving (1918)
Story
The Craving (1918)
Scen
The Purple Mask (1917)
From Story
The Purple Mask (1917)
Screenwriter
Washington at Valley Forge (1914)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

The Four From Nowhere (1925)
Producer
The Heart of Lincoln (1922)
Producer
Berlin Via America (1918)
Producer
The Campbells Are Coming (1915)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)
Assistant

Life Events

1907

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Photo Collections

Wagon Master - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from John Ford's Wagon Master (1950), starring Ward Bond.

Videos

Movie Clip

Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - This Is A Posse Posse led by Judge Tyler (Matt Briggs), with reluctant Carter (Henry Fonda), rides up on sleeping suspected rustler-killers Morez (Anthony Quinn), "Dad" (Francis Ford) and Martin (Dana Andrews), trouble looming in William A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - So He Speaks American! Waiting to be hanged at dawn, accused killer Morez (Anthony Quinn) attempts an escape, then exhibits unexpected grit and language skills, conversing with Judge Tyler (Matt Briggs), "Ma" Grier (Jane Darwell) and others in Willian A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Fort Apache (1948) - Who And What Are You? En route to her father's new post, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) meets disrobed Michael (John Agar, his first scene), who offends Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), before the escort (Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen, Jack Pennick, Dick Foran) arrives, early in John Ford's Fort Apache, 1948.
Quiet Man, The (1952) - This Wild Colonial Boy John Ford directs a vignette in the rural Irish pub, Ken Curtis leading the song, Ford’s brother Francis greeting John Wayne as the American Thornton who’s bought his boyhood home, but local land-owner Dannaher (Victor McLaglen) isn’t having any, Ward Bond the priest, in The Quiet Man, 1952.
Arizonian, The (1935) - Got Any Other Alibis? The band led by Mccloskey (Ray Mayer) is shooting up Silver City so the frustrated mayor (Francis Ford) installs visitor Clay (Richard Dix) as marshal, only to be undermined when the sitting sheriff (Louis Calhern) backs the bad guys in court, in The Arizonian, 1935.

Trailer

Family

John Ford
Brother
Director.
Philip Ford
Son
Director.

Companions

Mary Armstrong
Wife
Grace Cunard
Wife
Actor, screenwriter.

Bibliography