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    • John Ford Stock Company

      JOHN FORD
      STOCK COMPANY



      Some of them on The Quiet Man set

      The John Ford Stock Company is the name given
      to the large collection of actors used repeatedly
      in the films of American director John Ford.
      Most famous among these was John Wayne,
      who appeared in 21 films and
      3 television episodes for the director

      Other members of the "stock company" include:

      The ones highlighted in colour are in our 'Pals Of The Saddle'

      Jack Pennick - 41 films, 1 TV episode
      Francis Ford (the director's brother) - 32 films
      Harry Carey, Sr. - 27 films
      Ward Bond - 24 films, 2 TV episodes
      Harry Tenbrook - 26 films
      J. Farrell MacDonald - 25 films
      John Wayne - 21 films, 3 TV episodes
      Vester Pegg - 23 films
      Frank Baker- 18 films
      Mae Marsh - 17 films, 1 TV episode
      Duke Lee - 16 films
      Joe Harris - 14 films. (No Movies with Duke)
      Danny Borzage - 13 films
      Hoot Gibson - 13 films
      Willis Bouchey - 9 films, 3 TV episodes
      John Carradine - 11 films, 1 TV episode
      Ken Curtis - 11 films, 1 TV episode
      William Henry - 11 films, 1 TV episode
      Victor McLaglen - 12 films
      George O'Brien - 12 films
      Molly Malone - 11 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Robert Homans- 10 films
      Russell Simpson - 10 films
      William Steele - 10 films
      Sam Harris - 10 films
      Robert Parrish - 10 films
      Harry Carey Jr. - 9 films, 1 TV episode
      Cliff Lyons - 9 films, 1 TV episode
      Chuck Roberson - 9 films, 1 TV episode
      Patrick Wayne - 8 films, 2 TV episodes
      Henry Fonda - 9 films
      John Qualen - 9 films
      Mickey Simpson- 9 films
      Hank Worden - 8 films, 1 TV episode
      Anna Lee - 8 films, 1 TV episode
      Ed Jones - 9 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Pat Somerset - 9 films
      Chuck Hayward (as actor) - 7 films, 1 TV episode
      Carleton Young - 6 films, 2 TV episodes
      Ruth Clifford - 8 films
      Mary Gordon - 8 films
      James Flavin - 8 films
      Ben Hall - 8 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Harry Strang - 8 films
      Brandon Hurst - 7 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Fred Libby - 7 films
      Jane Darwell - 7 films
      Steve Pendleton - 7 films
      Charles Seel - 5 films, 2 TV episodes
      Charles Trowbridge - 7 films
      Jack Woods - 7 films (Insufficient information for a profile)
      Arthur Shields- 6 films
      Frank Albertson - 6 films
      Mimi Doyle - 6 films
      Earle Foxe - 6 films
      Si Jenks - 6 films
      Robert Lowery - 6 films
      James A. Marcus - 6 films
      Paul McVey - 6 films
      Lionel Pape - 6 films
      Charles Tannen - 6 films
      Harry Tyler - 5 films, 1 TV episode
      Tom Tyler - 6 films
      Jack Walters - 6 films (Insufficient information for a profile)
      Chief John Big Tree (5)
      Andy Devine (5)
      Barry Fitzgerald (5)
      Ben Johnson (5)
      James Stewart (5)
      Berton Churchill 5 films
      Donald Crisp 5 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Stepin Fetchit 5 films
      Shug Fisher 5 films
      Wallace Ford 5 films
      Joe Sawyer 5 films
      O.Z. Whitehead 5 films
      Maureen O'Hara 5 films
      Grant Withers 5 films
      Charley Grapewin 4 films
      Donald Meek 4 films
      Woody Strode 4 films
      Vera Miles 4 films
      Mildred Natwick 4 films
      Slim Summerville 4 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Olive Carey 3 films
      Pedro Armendáriz 3 films
      Dan Dailey 3 films
      Paul Fix 3 films
      Preston Foster 3 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Jeffrey Hunter 3 films
      Mike Mazurki 3 films
      Thomas Mitchell 3 films
      Denver Pyle 3 films
      Richard Widmark 3 films
      Will Rogers 3 films (No Movies with Duke)
      C. Aubrey Smith 3 films (No Movies with Duke)
      Spencer Tracy 3 films (No Movies with Duke)

      Membership in the John Ford Stock Company
      did not necessitate membership in Ford's social circle,
      and indeed many of the actors in the Stock Company
      never encountered Ford outside of work situations.

      Information From Wikipedia
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      Just announced: New book about the John Ford Stock Company
      April Lane of directedbyJohnFord.com has posted news of a forthcoming book by Bill Levy, author of John Ford: A Bio-Bibliography. The title of Mr. Levy's new book is The John Ford Stock Company, and it will be published by Bear Manor Media some time this year. Naturally, I look forward very much to reading this, especially the chapter on Ben.

      With thanks to Paula, from her Ben Johnson's screencaps site
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      Hi

      Interesting pointer with regard to Ben Johnson if you were in with Ford you worked on many of his films if like Johnson you fell out with the director as he did making Rio Grande he didn't employ you again or until many years later.

      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      Hawkswill wrote:

      Was afraid that was coming. The kids moved them into a home a couple of years ago, I think. Remember when it was announced. Another one bites the dust but joins our heroes in the sky! MAN, there is MOST of Pappy's Troop up there now! Maybe they are making movies for our trip up?



      I think he is the last one to pass on from the original Ford Stock company, but I could be wrong.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
      jwayne.com
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      Official JWMB online store
    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      This is really sad news. Like LadyHawk, I've been expecting this for some time now.

      He left a great legacy, and was VERY well liked by those who knew/worked with him (except for Howard Hawks - no big whoop), and he was a consummate professional.

      As for the Ford Stock Company, I would personally consider Pat Wayne as a full-fledged member, as he worked with JF since he was about 10 until Ford's death.

      I would also consider Maureen O'Hara one as well, considering the number of films she made with JF, even without Duke.
    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      The Tennesseean wrote:



      As for the Ford Stock Company, I would personally consider Pat Wayne as a full-fledged member, as he worked with JF since he was about 10 until Ford's death.

      I would also consider Maureen O'Hara one as well, considering the number of films she made with JF, even without Duke.

      Indeed he was,
      here is our dedicated thread
      John Ford Stock Company
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: General "RIP" announcements that might be of interest

      BatjacAuburn wrote:

      I believe Pat's first appearance in a Ford film was as a kid in Rio Grande, probably 8 0r 9 at the time. I wouldn't consider him part of the stock company.

      Yes it was, and he was 11.
      However many believe he was the baby in
      Stagecoach
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: John Ford Stock Company

      Keith, I'm "dovetailing" our other conversation onto this thread.

      Pat Wayne was born in July of '39, and shooting was finished several months before.

      Also, did I miss Maureen's name on the list of folks who made a bunch of movies with JF?

      My list:

      How Green Was My Valley
      Rio Grande
      The Quiet Man
      The Long Gray Line
      The Wings of Eagles

      There might be one I'm omitting, but I can't think of it.

      There are other folks on the list with five, so...to me, it begs the question: "Why not Maureen?!"

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