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John Ford

1. John Ford, Caroline playwright and poet (1586-c.1640?)

Born in Ilsington[?] in Devon in 1586, John Ford is best known for the tragic play Tis Pity She's a Whore[?], 1633, a family drama of incest. He was the most significant playwright during the reign of Charles I. His plays invariably deal with conflicts between individual passion and conscience and the laws and morals of society at large.

2. 'John Ford (February 1, 1894 - 1973) was a one of the most accomplished Western directors. He won four Academy Awards as best director for The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley and The Quiet Man. He was also nominated as Best Director for Stagecoach. As producer he received nominations for Best Picture for The Quiet Man and The Long Voyage Home.

Filmography

Donovan's Reef
The Fugitive, (1947)
The Grapes of Wrath
How Green Was My Valley
The Informer
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance[?]
Mister Roberts (replaced by Mervyn LeRoy during filming)
My Darling Clementine
The Quiet Man
Rio Grande
The Searchers
Stagecoach

3. John M. Ford, science fiction and fantasy writer.

How Much for Just the Planet?
Growing Up Weightless
Casting Fortune
The Last Hot Time
At the End of the Twentieth Century (collection)



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