Documentaries on John Ford

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    Information From ImDB

    In 1971, Peter Bogdanovich was, perhaps, America's most promising young
    filmmaker, when he chose to make a documentary about
    legendary film director John Ford.
    The result was a documentary that drew excellent reviews,
    following a screening at the 1971 New York Film Festival and a television
    broadcast. It was later withdrawn from circulation because of legal rights.
    It was only in early 2006 that Bogdanovich - who was reportedly never totally
    happy with the 1971 version - went back and revamped the documentary
    to his satisfaction.
    He recorded totally new interviews with Martin Scorsese,
    Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg and incorporated
    a rare audio recording of Ford and his rumored 'significant
    other' Katharine Hepburn
    Written by alfiehitchie

    Also see:
    Wikipedia- Directed by John Ford

    Full Cast
    Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
    Ward Bond ... (archive footage)
    Harry Carey ... (archive footage)
    Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (archive footage)
    Jeffrey Hunter ... (archive footage)
    Maureen O'Hara ... Herself (archive footage)
    Richard Widmark ... (archive footage)
    Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself / Interviewer (uncredited)
    Harry Carey Jr. ... Himself (uncredited)
    Henry Fonda ... Himself (uncredited)
    John Ford ... Himself (uncredited)
    James Stewart ... Himself (uncredited)
    John Wayne ... Himself (uncredited)

    Production Companies
    American Film Institute (AFI)
    California Arts Commission
    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) (restored 2006 version)

    Tom Brown .... executive producer
    Melissa Roller .... supervising producer
    David Shepard .... associate producer
    David H. Shepard .... associate producer (as David Shepard)
    James R. Silke .... producer
    George Stevens Jr. .... producer
    Gregg Taylor .... co-producer

    Original Music
    Gaylord Carter

    László Kovács
    Brick Marquard
    David Sammons
    Gregory Sandor
    Eric Sherman
    Patrick Alexander Stewart

    Filming Locations
    Center for Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute - 2021 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Monument Valley, Utah, USA

    (TV Special Documentary)

    Information from IMDb

    TV Special Documentary - 75 min

    Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given is first ever Lifetime Achievement Award
    by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.
    The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the Board of Directors
    of the American Film Institute on February 26, 1973 to honor a single individual
    for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through
    motion pictures and television.
    The Trustees initially specified that the recipient must be one who fundamentally
    advanced the art of film and whose achievements had been acknowledged
    by the general public as well as by film scholars and critics and the individual's peers.
    The Trustees also specified that the work of the recipient must have withstood the test of time.
    Six time Academy Award-winning director John Ford was the unanimous choice
    of the Board of Trustees for the first award as he "clearly stands preeminent
    in the history of motion pictures." President Richard M. Nixon attended the gala dinner
    hosted by Danny Kaye at which Ford was presented the award on March 31
    Written by alfiehitchie

    Full Cast
    John Ford
    Charles Bronson
    Yul Brynner
    Clint Eastwood
    Henry Fonda
    Cary Grant
    Charlton Heston
    Bob Hope
    Kate Jackson
    David Janssen
    Danny Kaye
    Grace Kelly
    Jack Lemmon
    Lee Marvin
    Roddy McDowall
    Richard Nixon
    Maureen O'Hara
    Rosalind Russell
    Steven Spielberg
    George Stevens Jr.
    James Stewart
    Leslie Uggams
    Robert Wagner
    John Wayne
    Richard Widmark
    Fred Astaire
    Jack Benny
    Walter Cronkite
    Nancy Davis
    Kirk Douglas
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Jill Ireland
    Fred MacMurray
    Patricia Neal
    Pat Nixon
    Gregory Peck
    Ronald Reagan
    Cybill Shepherd

    Music Department
    Nelson Riddle

    Production Companies
    American Film Institute (AFI)
    Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)

    Watch this short clip

    The American Film Institute Salute to John Ford (1973)






    The American West of John Ford (1971) (TV) (68 mins)

    Hosted and Narrated by John Wayne,
    Henry Fonda, and James Stewart,
    this documentary pays homage to
    'The guy who made westerns'
    Duke joins John Ford in Monument Valley,
    which also features, Andy Devine.
    Includes many clips from the films,
    made there with Ford.

    Full Cast
    John Wayne ... Himself - Narrator
    James Stewart ... Himself - Narrator
    Henry Fonda ... Himself - Narrator
    John Ford ... Himself
    Andy Devine ... Himself

    Writing Credits
    David H. Vowell (written by)
    Dan Ford (format) (as Daniel Sargent Ford)

    Bob Banner .... executive producer
    Tom Egan .... producer
    Dan Ford .... producer (as Daniel Sargent Ford)
    Britt Lomond .... producer
    Suzy O'Connell .... associate producer

    Robert E. Collins

    Now available to watch, the full documentary:

    The American West of John Ford

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 105 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Directed by John Ford is a documentary film directed by
    Peter Bogdanovich. Originally released in 1971,
    it covers the life and career of film director John Ford.

    At the beginning of this documentary Duke
    tells of where and when he first met Ford

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Hello keith

    it has been a while since I last watched this but it was very entertaining. Undertones of Ford STILL not giving JW the credit he deserved but then that was Ford!

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  • I found this under the "Blazing Westerns" Channel on my Roku stick. I liked it so much, I watched it twice! very educational and very entertaining listening to John Ford tell stories about Henry Fonda and James Stewart. Funny seeing Wayne get a face full of sand for a scene. It was a great documentary.

  • I just ordered "American West of John Ford" new DVD for $4 + $3.99 shipping from amazon.
    There another one used for $6.59 + shipping.

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