Great Directors: John Ford

by Omar_Agius | created - 15 Nov 2014 | updated - 15 Nov 2014 | Public

Filmography of the master of westerns, John Ford.

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1. The Tornado (1917)

30 min | Short, Western

"The Tornado mostly followed pulp Western formula -- bad guys hold up a town, take a girl hostage, and the hero rides to the rescue. But there were a couple of twists that made it seem more... See full synopsis »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Jean Hathaway, Peter Gerald, Elsie Thornton

Votes: 29

3. The Scrapper (1917)

20 min | Short, Western

Bored with the ranch, Buck's girl goes off to the city and gets involved in a brothel. When Buck brings a herd of cattle to town, a streetwalker lures him to the house just in time for him to save his girl from Martin.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Louise Granville, Duke Worne, Jean Hathaway

Votes: 18

4. The Trail of Hate (1917)

Short, Drama

When bandits capture the wife of a US army lieutenant stationed in the Philippines, along with her lover, the choice is his whether to forgive.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Louise Granville, Duke Worne, Jack Lawton

Votes: 21

5. Cheyenne's Pal (1917)

20 min | Short

During World War I, westerner Cheyenne Harry is a horse seller, but he refuses to part with his favorite horse and friend, Cactus. One night, broke and drunk, he sells Cactus to an Englishman for $350 which he soon loses gambling.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Gertrude Astor, Jim Corey, Vester Pegg

Votes: 18

6. The Soul Herder (1917)

30 min | Short, Western

Harry is thrown out of town and on his way across the desert meets a minister and his family; when the man is killed in an Indian raid, Harry takes care of his little daughter, later puts on the minister's frock and reforms a town.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Jean Hersholt, Fritzi Ridgeway, Elizabeth James

Votes: 16

7. Straight Shooting (1917)

Passed | 57 min | Western

Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone

Votes: 335

8. The Secret Man (1917)

50 min | Western

Convict Cheyenne Harry escapes from prison in a garbage truck and boards a train, where he eludes capture with the help of passenger Henry Beaufort.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Edythe Sterling, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes

Votes: 31

9. A Marked Man (1917)

50 min | Western

A mother is convinced her son is a ranch owner when in fact he is an outlaw, and she just saves him from hanging.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Harry L. Rattenberry, Vester Pegg

Votes: 26

10. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

A ranch foreman battles a rich stockbroker for the affections of a beautiful young woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg

Votes: 434

11. The Phantom Riders (1918)

50 min | Western

The head of a band of cattle rustlers is defied, prompting him to call his phantom riders together and route the defier's cattle, and then seek their owner intent on taking his life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, William Steele, Molly Malone, Buck Connors

Votes: 26

12. Wild Women (1918)

50 min | Comedy, Western

Cheyenne Harry and his pals, bent on helping their friend Rawhide Jack, attend a rodeo with the intent to win the prize and to hand the winnings over to Jack. Harry is the successful winner... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Martha Mattox, Ed Jones

Votes: 27

14. The Scarlet Drop (1918)

50 min | Drama, Western

A man declined admission to fight in the American Civil War joins a gang of marauders and winds up as a fugitive.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, Betty Schade

Votes: 26

15. Hell Bent (1918)

50 min | Western

A cowboy must save his girlfriend from captivity and then cross the desert on foot with a single waterhole on the way.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, Neva Gerber, Vester Pegg

Votes: 84

16. A Woman's Fool (1918)

50 min | Comedy, Western

Cowboy Lin McLean's restlessness takes him to Denver, where he becomes enamored of a waitress named Katie.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Betty Schade, Molly Malone, Millard K. Wilson

Votes: 27

18. Three Mounted Men (1918)

60 min | Western

Fellow convicts Cheyenne Harry and Buck Masters become even more bitter enemies when Buck agrees to tamper with the prison's books for the warden's greedy son.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Joe Harris, Neva Gerber, Harry Carter

Votes: 26

19. Roped (1919)

60 min | Comedy, Western

Wealthy ranch owner Cheyenne Harry decides he needs a housekeeper, but his cowboys decide he needs a wife and advertise in an eastern newspaper.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Neva Gerber, Mollie McConnell, Arthur Shirley

Votes: 27

20. The Fighting Brothers (1919)

20 min | Short, Western

When Sheriff Larkin's brother is falsely accused of a murder, Larkin still does his job - arrests the boy and takes him to prison. But, his duty done, the sheriff takes off his badge and helps his brother to escape.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Pete Morrison, Hoot Gibson, Yvette Mitchell, Jack Woods

Votes: 13

21. A Fight for Love (1919)

60 min | Western

The Northwest Mounties are after Cheyenne Harry for the murder of an Indian boy, and the only witness to the crime is a priest - who can't tell what he saw because the real killer, Black Michael, has confessed to him.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Joe Harris, Neva Gerber, Mark Fenton

Votes: 26

22. Rustlers (1919)

20 min | Short, Western

A government ranger infiltrates a rustler gang so effectively, that Nell must save him from a lynch mob.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Pete Morrison, Helen Gibson, Jack Woods, Hoot Gibson

Votes: 16

23. Bare Fists (1919)

60 min | Western

The marshal of a wild Kansas border town is killed in a gunfight in a saloon. His son, Cheyenne Harry, shoots dead two of the killers. Not wanting to lose both her son and her husband to ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Betty Schade, Joe Harris, Vester Pegg

Votes: 32

25. By Indian Post (1919)

20 min | Short, Western

Jode McWilliams, the foreman of Circle O, is in love with Peg, the daughter of Pa Owens, the owner of the ranch. The trouble is that daddy won't allow! Which does not stop Jode from wanting... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Pete Morrison, Duke R. Lee, Magda Lane, Edward Burns

Votes: 95

26. The Gun Packer (1919)

20 min | Western, Short

With the help of a reformed gunman (and a gang of outlaws), the sheepmen aim to win their water rights from the cattle barons of Rimrock Valley.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ed Jones, Pete Morrison, Magda Lane, Jack Woods

Votes: 14

27. Riders of Vengeance (1919)

60 min | Western

Harry's bride is murdered at their wedding along with Harry's mother and father, and the good-hearted outlaw turns grimly malevolent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Seena Owen, Joe Harris, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 26

28. The Last Outlaw (1919)

30 min | Short, Western

A grizzled hero is revisiting the town of his youthful exploits.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edgar Jones, Lucille Hutton, Richard Cummings, Jack Walters

Votes: 24

29. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)

60 min | Western

The owner of a gambling hall is entrusted with the care of a pretty young girl. He falls in love with her, but he must decide whether to let her go to his best friend, with whom he believes... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Cullen Landis, Gloria Hope, Joe Harris

Votes: 29

30. Ace of the Saddle (1919)

60 min | Western

An Arizona cattleman defeats the rustlers and the sheriff who is in league with them.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Joe Harris, Duke R. Lee, Peggy Pearce

Votes: 32

31. Rider of the Law (1919)

60 min | Western

Jim Kyneton, once a member of an outlaw gang, joins the Texas Rangers and is forced to track down his former friends and his half brother Nick, who have been robbing a gold mine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Vester Pegg, Ted Brooks, Joe Harris

Votes: 28

32. A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Western

"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. By some artifice of shrewd legal aid... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, J. Barney Sherry, Kathleen O'Connor, Harry von Meter

Votes: 37

33. Marked Men (1919)

50 min | Western

This is the same plot as Three Godfathers. Three outlaws rescue a baby in the desert and with barely any water left try to return to the town in which they just robbed a bank.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Winifred Westover, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joe Harris

Votes: 29

34. The Prince of Avenue A (1920)

50 min | Drama

Barry O'Connor, son of Patrick O'Connor, plumber and political power, is called to the residence of William Tompkins whom he is to "put over" in the coming election.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James J. Corbett, Richard Cummings, Cora Drew, Frederick Vroom

Votes: 23

35. The Girl in Number 29 (1920)

50 min | Drama

Laurie Devon is a New York playwright who, having had one success, refuses to work on another play.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Frank Mayo, Elinor Fair, Claire Anderson, Robert Bolder

Votes: 21

36. Hitchin' Posts (1920)

50 min | Drama

Jefferson Todd and Louis Castiga, brothers-in-law, come to blows on a Mississippi River steamer when Todd discovers Castiga's presence there with a woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Frank Mayo, Beatrice Burnham, C.E. Anderson, Matthew Biddulph

Votes: 25

37. Just Pals (1920)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

Small-town tramp befriends runaway boy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone, Duke R. Lee

Votes: 308

38. The Big Punch (1921)

50 min | Western

While preparing to enter a theological seminary, Buck aids his brother and some friends who are fleeing from justice, and thus implicated he is sent to prison for 2 years. There he meets ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Buck Jones, Barbara Bedford, Jack Curtis, George Siegmann

Votes: 32

39. The Freeze-Out (1921)

50 min | Western

A cowpoke helps a pretty schoolteacher clean up a lawless town.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Helen Ferguson, Joe Harris, Charles Le Moyne

Votes: 27

41. Desperate Trails (1921)

50 min | Western

Bart Carson is in love with Lou and even goes to jail to save Walter A. Walker, a man she says is her brother but who is really a husband who has deserted his wife and two children.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Irene Rich, Georgie Stone, Helen Field

Votes: 27

42. Action (1921)

50 min | Western

Three Outlaws came across a stranded baby and must decided to save the child or escape from the law.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Francis Ford, J. Farrell MacDonald, Buck Connors

Votes: 32

43. Sure Fire (1921)

50 min | Western

The rancher Jeff Bransford returns to his ancestral acres and finds them heavily mortgaged and about to be foreclosed and is defended by hired men with guns.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Molly Malone, B. Reeves Eason Jr., Harry Carter

Votes: 28

44. Jackie (1921)

50 min | Drama, Romance

Jacqueline, an orphaned daughter of a famous Russian dancer, has been raised by a French woman who runs a cheap dancing school.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Mason, William Scott, Harry Carter, Georgie Stone

Votes: 29

45. Little Miss Smiles (1922)

50 min | Drama

The Jewish Aaronson family lives in humble quarters in the ghetto of a large city. Esther spreads sunshine with her smiles and, when Mama is stricken blind and taken to the hospital, she assumes the duties as head of the family.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Mason, Gaston Glass, George B. Williams, Martha Franklin

Votes: 23

47. The Village Blacksmith (I) (1922)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

Partially Lost film. Difficult to know the plot.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Walling, Virginia True Boardman, Virginia Valli, Ida Mae McKenzie

Votes: 67