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bulletstarbulletstar FILMOGRAPHY AS: ACTOR, PRODUCER, NOTABLE TV GUEST APPEARANCES bulletstarbulletstar

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AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV) ~~ Himself
100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) (TV) ~~ Himself
Our Hollywood Education (1992) ~~ Himself
Final Verdict (1991) (TV) ~~ Reverend Rogers
Raw Nerve (1991) ~~ Captain Gavin
Border Shootout (1990) ~~ Sheriff John Danaher
Casablanca Express (1988) ~~ General Williams
Circus of the Stars #12 (1987) (TV)
Great White Death (1981)
Happy Birthday to Me (1981) ~~ Dr. David Faraday
Day of Resurrection (1980) ~~ Richardson
Day of the Assassin (1979) ~~ Christakis
Gift, The (1979) (TV) ~~ Billy Devlin
Beggarman, Thief (1979) (TV) ~~ David Donnelly
Sacketts, The (1979) (TV) ~~ Tom Sunday
Visitor, The (1979) ~~ Detective Jake Durham
"When Havoc Struck" (1978) TV Series ~~ Narrator (1978)
No Margin for Error (1978) (TV)
Superman (1978) ~~ Pa Kent
Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV) ~~ Jesse Craig
That's Action (1977) ~~ Himself
3,000 Mile Chase, The (1977) (TV) ~~ Paul Dvorak/Leonard Staveck
Midway (1976) ~~ Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
"Once an Eagle" (1976) (mini) TV Series ~~ George Caldwell
"Family Holvak, The" (1975) TV Series ~~ Rev. Tom Holvak
"Friends of Man" (1974) TV Series (voice) ~~ Narrator
Punch and Jody (1974) (TV) ~~ Peter 'Punch' Travers
Greatest Gift, The (1974) (TV) ~~ Reverend Holvak
Disappearance of Flight 412, The (1974) (TV) ~~ Colonel Pete Moore
Santee (1973) ~~ Santee
Jarrett (1973) (TV) ~~ Sam Jarrett
"Cade's County" (1971) TV Series ~~ Sheriff Sam Cade
Nothing for Granted: The Story of the Navy's Test and Evaluation Force (1970) ~~ Narrator
Brotherhood of the Bell, The (1970) (TV) ~~ Prof. Andrew Patterson
Heaven with a Gun (1969) ~~ Jimm Killian/Pastor Jim
MCRD, San Diego (1969) ~~ Narrator
Smith! (1969) ~~ Smith
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) ~~ Lorne Warfield
Last Challenge, The (1967) ~~ Marshal Dan Blaine
Time for Killing, A (1967) ~~ Major Charles Walcott
Rage (1966) ~~ Doc Reuben
Is Paris Burning? (1966) ~~ Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Money Trap, The (1965) ~~ Joe Baron
Rounders, The (1965) ~~ Ben Jones
Dear Heart (1964) ~~ Harry Mork
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) ~~ Sam C. McBane
Advance to the Rear (1964) ~~ Capt. Jared Heath
Love Is a Ball (1963) ~~ John L. Davis
Courtship of Eddie's Father, The (1963) ~~ Tom Corbett
Experiment in Terror (1962) ~~ John 'Rip' Ripley
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1961) ~~ Julio Desnoyers
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) ~~ Dave the Dude Conway
Cry for Happy (1961) ~~ Andy Cyphers
Cimarron (1960) ~~ Yancey 'Cimarron' Cravat, Editor Oklahoma Wigwam
It Started with a Kiss (1959) ~~ Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick
Gazebo, The (1959) ~~ Elliott Nash
Torpedo Run (1958) ~~ Lieut. Comdr. Barney Doyle
Imitation General (1958) ~~ Master Sergeant Murphy Savage
Cowboy (1958) ~~ Tom Reese
Sheepman, The (1958) ~~ Jason Sweet
Don't Go Near the Water (1957) ~~ Lt. Max Siegel
3:10 to Yuma (1957) ~~ Ben Wade
Fastest Gun Alive, The (1956) ~~ George Temple
Operation Teahouse (1956) (uncredited) ~~ Himself
Teahouse of the August Moon, The (1956) ~~ Captain Fisby
Jubal (1956) ~~ Jubal Troop
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Small Fry (1956) ~~ Himself
Have Faith In Our Children (1955) ~~ Himself
Americano, The (1955) ~~ Sam Dent
Trial (1955) ~~ David Blake
Violent Men, The (1955) ~~ John Parrish
Blackboard Jungle (1955) ~~ Richard Dadier
Interrupted Melody (1955) ~~ Doctor Thomas King
City Story (1954) ~~ Narrator
Human Desire (1954) ~~ Jeff Warren
Ransom! (1954) ~~ David G. Stannard
Man from the Alamo, The (1953) ~~ John Stroud
Appointment in Honduras (1953) ~~ Steve Corbett
Big Heat, The (1953) ~~ Dave Bannion
Plunder of the Sun (1953) ~~ Al Colby
Time Bomb (1953) ~~ Peter Lyncort
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians (1953) ~~ Himself
Affair in Trinidad (1952) ~~ Steve Emery
Young Man with Ideas (1952) ~~ Maxwell Webster
Green Glove, The (1952) ~~ Michael Blake
Follow the Sun (1951) ~~ Ben Hogan
Secret of Convict Lake, The (1951) ~~ Jim Canfield
Convicted (1950) ~~ Joe Hufford
Redhead and the Cowboy, The (1950) ~~ Gil Kyle
White Tower, The (1950) ~~ Martin Ordway
Flying Missile, The (1950) ~~ Comdr. Bill A. Talbot
Screen Actors (1950) (uncredited) ~~ Himself
Doctor and the Girl, The (1949) ~~ Dr. Michael Corday
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) ~~ Joe Miracle
Lust for Gold (1949) ~~ Jacob 'Dutch' Walz
Undercover Man, The (1949) ~~ Frank Warren
Loves of Carmen, The (1948) ~~ Don Jose
Man from Colorado, The (1948) ~~ Colonel Owen Devereaux
Return of October, The (1948) ~~ Prof. Bentley Bassett Jr.
Mating of Millie, The (1948) ~~ Doug Andrews
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Holiday (1948) ~~ Himself
Framed (1947) ~~ Mike Lambert
Gallant Journey (1946) ~~ John J. Montgomery
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons (1946) ~~ Himself
Stolen Life, A (1946) ~~ Bill Emerson
Gilda (1946) ~~ Johnny Farrell/Narrator
Show Business at War (1943) ~~ Himself
Destroyer (1943) ~~ Mickey Donohue
Desperadoes, The (1943) ~~ Cheyenne Rogers
Flight Lieutenant (1942) ~~ Danny Doyle
Adventures of Martin Eden, The (1942) ~~ Martin Eden
Go West, Young Lady (1941) ~~ Sheriff Tex Miller
Texas (1941) ~~ Tod Ramsey
So Ends Our Night (1941) ~~ Ludwig Kern
Babies for Sale (1940) ~~ Steve Burton
Men Without Souls (1940) ~~ Johnny Adams
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940) ~~ Charlie
Lady in Question, The (1940) ~~ Pierre Morestan
Convicted Woman (1940) ~~ Reporter Jim Brent
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) ~~ Joe
My Son Is Guilty (1939) ~~ Barney

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Pocketful of Miracles (1961) (associate producer)

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"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (1984) 1989
"Police Story" (1973) playing "Hayes" in episode: "No Margin For Error" (episode # 5.6) 4/30/1978
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1975
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1974
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1973
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1972
"This Is Your Life" (1952) playing "Guest Appearance" 1972
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1968
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1967
"Hollywood Squares, The" (1966) playing "Guest Panelist" 1966

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bulletstarbulletstar SYNOPSES OF A FEW OF GLENN FORD'S BEST FILMS bulletstarbulletstar

3:10 to Yuma

Release Year: 1957
Cast: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, Henry Jones, Richard Jaeckel
Director: Delmer Daves
Categories: Western
Running Time: 92 minutes
Available in DVD

Desperate for money, frontier rancher Van Heflin holds outlaw Glenn Ford at gunpoint, intending to collect the $200 reward. While both men await the train to Yuma that will escort Ford to prison, the cagey outlaw offers Heflin $10,000 if he'll set Ford free. The rest of the film is a sweat-inducing cat-and-mouse game between captive and captor, interrupted with bursts of violence from both Ford's gang (commandeered by Richard Jaeckel) and the vacillating townsfolk. 3:10 to Yuma is one of the best of the character-driven "psychological" westerns of the 1950s.

The Big Heat

Release Year: 1953
Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan
Director: Fritz Lang
Categories: Crime, Thriller
Running Time: 90 minutes
Available in DVD

Fritz Lang directed this gritty drama of gangland murder and police corruption, which was considered quite violent in its day. Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) is a scrupulously honest police detective who learns that one of his fellow officers has committed suicide. Bannion is told by the officer's wife, Bertha (Jeanette Nolan), that he was severely depressed after being told he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. But the cop's mistress, a barmaid named Lucy (Dorothy Green), has another tale to tell. She claims that he left behind a suicide note detailing a complex trail of corruption in the department, leading to mob boss Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby), and now Bertha plans to use the note to blackmail Lagana. When Lucy is found dead beside an abandoned road, with her body showing obvious signs of torture, Bannion is convinced that her story was true, and he goes after Lagana. When he threatens to expose Lagana's dealings, the gangster orders Bannion killed. But the car bomb meant to finish Bannion off instead kills his wife Katie (Jocelyn Brando). The police take Bannion off the case, but, convinced his peers are trying to cover their tracks, Bannion follows the case alone, determined to get revenge. Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame shine in key supporting roles.

Blackboard Jungle

Release Year: 1955
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Vic Morrow, John Hoyt, Sidney Poitier
Director: Richard Brooks
Categories: Drama
Rated: NR (Violence, Questionable for Children )
Running Time: 101 minutes

In this gritty urban drama, war veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) wants to begin his career as a teacher and is given an assignment at a boys high school in inner city New York. However, he soon discovers the school is overrun by delinquents, led by Artie West (Vic Morrow), an insolent hood who likes to call Richard "Mr. Daddy-O." Artie and his gang steal, destroy property, refuse to respect authority and threaten the female teachers with rape. While most of the faculty have given up and meekly let the delinquents do what they want, Dadier is determined to bring order back to his classroom, even after Artie's thugs threaten Richard's pregnant wife. Keep your eyes peeled for a bit part by Jameel Farah, years before he would change his name to Jamie Farr. The Blackboard Jungle was also the first major studio film to use rock 'n' roll on the soundtrack; the film's success kick started sales of "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets, which helped to spark the rock 'n' roll boom of the 1950s.


Release Year: 1960
Cast: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell, Russ Tamblyn, Mercedes McCambridge
Director: Anthony Mann
Categories: Western
Running Time: 147 minutes

The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 provides the starting point for this western drama, based on a novel by Edna Ferber. Yancey Cravet (Glenn Ford) is an impulsive, short-fused cowboy who has married an immigrant woman, Sabra (Maria Schell). Together, Yancey and Sabra claim a homestead, and Yancey starts a newspaper. While he doesn't have much of a head for business, Sabra does, and when she takes greater control of the paper, it grows into a profitable and influential journal. Eventually, Yancey becomes a well-recognized figure, and it's suggested that he run for public office. However, Yancey finds himself unable to support legislation that would steal more land and mineral rights away from the Native Americans who first settled the land. Cimarron was previously filmed in 1931; this version reduced the role of stereotyped black characters and has Native American actors playing the "Indians," including Eddie and Dawn Little Sky.


Release Year: 1958
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Glenn Ford, Brian Donlevy, Anna Kashfi, Dick York, Victor Manuel Mendoza
Director: Delmer Daves
Categories: Adventure, Western
Running Time: 92 minutes
Available in DVD

The once-scandalous autobiography of Frank Harris was the source of the fascinating "adult" western Cowboy. Jack Lemmon plays Harris, who when first the audience meets him is a citified desk clerk in a frontier hotel. Harboring romantic notions of the West, Harris prevails upon hard-living, hard-drinking trail boss Tom Reece (Glenn Ford) to take him along on Reece's next cattle drive. In the months that follow, Harris' idealized notions of the West are cruelly dispelled, though he eventually becomes accustomed to the rough-and-tumble life on the trail and to the curious camaraderie between the drovers. The film's most talked-about scene finds a group of cowboys planting a rattlesnake in one of their comrade's blankets as a joke; their regretful but oddly detached reaction when the bitten man dies speaks volumes about the Real West. Also memorable is the performance of Brian Donlevy as Doc Bender, an aging gunfighter who can't stand the notion of becoming an anachronism. One of the more unorthodox westerns of the 1950s, Cowboy is also one of the best.

Follow the Sun

Release Year: 1951
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Larry Keating, Roland Winters
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Running Time: 93 minutes

Follow the Sun is the filmed biography of golf champion Ben Hogan. Glenn Ford, no mean duffer himself, stars as Hogan, here depicted as a single-purposed individual to whom golf is everything. Anne Baxter co-stars as Hogan's supportive wife Valerie, who sticks with him through thick and thin. On the brink of his greatest success, Hogan is seriously injured in an auto accident. His recovery and return to the links provides the dramatic momentum of the film's final reels. Co-starring as themselves in Follow the Sun are such golfing legends as Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret, and Dr. Cary Middlecoff. An uncredited Harold Blake appears as Ben Hogan at the age of 14.


Release Year: 1946
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer
Director: Charles Vidor
Categories: Drama
Running Time: 120 minutes
Available in DVD

Columbia's lush and lavish film noir Gilda offers one of the strangest romantic triangles in any 1940s film. Played by Rita Hayworth in her considerable prime, Gilda is the sexy wife of mysterious, crippled casino owner George Macready. She is also the former love of gambler Glenn Ford, who takes a job as a croupier in Macready's Buenos Aires casino. Realizing that there is some sort of sexual tension between Hayworth and Ford, Macready goes out of his way to throw the two of them together by ordering Ford to act as Hayworth's bodyguard. One has the feeling throughout that Macready lusts after both Hayworth and Ford, all the while manipulating their downfall. In the film's most famous sequence, Hayworth defies both Ford and Macready by performing an overheated rendition of "Put the Blame on Mame" in front of the panting male casino customers. Ford continues to resists Hayworth's charms, but Macready, sensing that their affair has resumed, leaves in a fit of rage and is presumably killed in an airplane crash. Hayworth and Ford marry, but theirs in an abusive relationship due to Ford's inability to trust Hayworth and her supposed alley-cat behavior. At a crucial moment, Macready, who is not dead after all, returns to kill both Hayworth and Ford. But since Macready is not only a cuckold but a Nazi collaborator, it isn't hard to figure who's really going to end up sprawled on the floor. Perhaps a little too pretty and well-lit to totally succeed as melodrama, Gilda is nonetheless a superb showcase for Rita Hayworth--as well as a marvelous example of how a clever scriptwriter (Marion Parsonnet) could suggest all sorts of sexual aberrations while still remaining within the boundaries of the Production Code.


Release Year: 1956
Cast: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French, Felicia Farr, Charles Bronson
Director: Delmer Daves
Categories: Drama, Western
Running Time: 101 minutes

Jubal could just as easily have been titled Othello Out West, even though it was officially based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman. The Othello counterpart is likable (and extremely gullible) ranch owner Shep Horgan (Ernest Borgnine). Horgan hires handsome drifter Cassioer, Jubal Troop (Glenn Ford) as a cowhand, much to the delight of the film's "Desdemona", Horgan's hedonistic wife Mae (Valerie French). The "Iago" of the proceedings is psychotic ranch hand Pinky (Rod Steiger), who, envious of Jubal and hoping to enjoy Mae's sexual favors, sows the seeds of suspicion in Horgan's mind by falsely accusing Jubal of messing around with Horgan's wife. Amidst all this nastiness, there is at least one wholly virtuous character, pretty Naomi Hoktor (Felicia Farr), so guess who Jubal eventually winds up with?

Pocketful of Miracles

Release Year: 1961
Cast: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Edward Everett Horton
Director: Frank Capra
Categories: Comedy Drama
Running Time: 136 minutes
Available in DVD

Director Frank Capra's last feature film, Pocketful of Miracles is a Technicolor remake of his 1933 film Lady for a Day. A barely recognizable Bette Davis plays Apple Annie, the besotted, unkempt, rag-clad street vendor who controls the activities of all the beggars on Broadway. Apple Annie is the pet of Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford), a tough but basically kindhearted gangster who believes that Annie's apples bring him luck. One morning, Annie fails to show up at her usual corner. That's because she is sitting disconsolate in her squalid shack, contemplating suicide. The reason: Annie has received a letter from her daughter Louise (Ann-Margret, in her screen debut). Annie has been supporting Louise's high-priced European education, leading the girl to believe that she, Annie, is a high society dowager. Now Louise is returning home with her wealthy fiance Carlos Romero (Peter Mann) in tow, and it looks as though Annie's cover will be blown to bits. Partly out of sympathy, but mostly because of his superstitious belief in the power of Annie's apples, Dave the Dude arranges with his Broadway cohorts to "doll up" Annie so that she can pass as a woman of means, then stage manages a huge, expensive reception for Louise and her beau. The complications that ensued in the original 1933 version of Lady for a Day exercise their prerogative once more, with a few added plot twists. Cutting through the sentimental goo like a machete is Peter Falk, who is hilarious as Dave the Dude's sarcastic bodyguard. A bit too long at 136 minutes (Lady for a Day ran but 90), Pocketful of Miracles still has a lot going for it, especially the glowing performance of Bette Davis and the basic, foolproof Damon Runyon story on which it is based.

A Stolen Life

Release Year: 1946
Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charlie Ruggles, Bruce Bennett
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Categories: Drama
Running Time: 107 minutes

In this romantic melodrama, Bette Davis plays twin sisters for the first time (she would do so again in 1964's Dead Ringer). Kate Bosworth (Davis) is a sincere, demure girl and talented artist. Her twin sister Pat (also Davis) is a flamboyant, man-hungry manipulator. Orphans, the girls' guardian is their cousin, Freddie Lindley (Charles Ruggles), with whom Kate elects to spend a summer on Martha's Vineyard. There, she meets Bill Emerson (Glenn Ford), a handsome engineer spending a summer vacation as a lighthouse inspector. Kate falls deeply in love with Bill, but when Pat shows up, he goes for the more exciting sister, eventually marrying her. Devastated, Kate throws herself into her art, but she becomes discouraged under the tutelage of an abusive master, Karnock (Dane Clark). A sailing accident gives Kate the chance to take her sister's place -- but can she fool Bill into believing that this sweet, innocent woman is his philandering, scheming wife? A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of an earlier picture by the same name that had been produced by Paramount only seven years earlier starring Elisabeth Bergner in the twins role, was nominated for a Best Special Effects Oscar.

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