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Francis Ford

  • Aug 14, 1881 - Sep 05, 1953 (age 72)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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1953
Francis Ford
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Francis Ford

Francis Ford passed away.
The Sun Shines Bright
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MovieMar 13, 1953

The Sun Shines Bright

John Ford weaves three …
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
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1952
The Quiet Man
MovieJun 6, 1952

The Quiet Man

Retired boxer Sean Thornton returns to his native Ireland …
Retired boxer Sean Thornton returns to his native Ireland to live out his remaining years. He purchases the cottage in which he was born from the widow Sarah Tilane raising the ire of "Red" Will Danaher who had long had his eye on the property. He no sooner arrives than he sees the beautiful red-haired Mary-Kate, Danaher's sister. He runs up against local custom in trying to see her however, requiring Will Danaher's permission to court his sister and then facing several steps in the courting process before they can marry. With the help of several friends - who make Will think Sean is sweet on the widow Tilane - they are quickly married. Sean has a secret however, one that forced him to leave his boxing career and America.
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1950
Wagon Master
MovieApr 19, 1950

Wagon Master

As Mormon settlers head to the promised land at the San …
As Mormon settlers head to the promised land at the San Juan river in Utah, they hire horse traders Travis Blue and Sandy as wagon masters. They have to forge a trail across unknown territory and face many hardships along the way. They quickly come across some stranded travelers, a medicine show run by Dr. A. Locksley Hall which includes the attractive Denver. Along the way however, they are also joined by Shiloh Clegg and his murderous clan of robbers and thieves. An encounter with the Navajo leads to an invitation to their camp but after one of the Clegg boys gets a whipping for attacking one of the Navajo women, Uncle Shiloh plans his revenge. It's left to Sandy and Travis to protect the travelers and get them to their destination.
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1948
The Far Frontier
MovieDec 29, 1948

The Far Frontier

Willis Newcomb and Bart Carroll head a gang engaged in …
Willis Newcomb and Bart Carroll head a gang engaged in smuggling wanted-American criminals back into the United States from Mexico. Operating from Sharperville, an oil town on the American side of the border, they transport their human cargo in oil drums loaded on trucks. Border Patrolman Tom Sharper intercepts one of the trucks but is overpowered and left for dead. Carroll, having already been paid for the job and not wanting any evidence to walk around, get caught and lead back to him, backs the human-cargo trucks to the edge of a cliff and sends the drums crashing to the boulder far below. Judge Cookie Bullfincher and Border Patrolman Roy Rogers conduct a search for the missing Tom, but the crooks have gone back for him and find him in a state of amnesia. They rob the bank and pin it on Tom. It is now up to Roy to clear his friend and also put an end to Carroll's human-smuggling racket.
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The Plunderers
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MovieOct 31, 1948

The Plunderers

In the 1870s, fugitive outlaw Johnny Drum is confronted …
In the 1870s, fugitive outlaw Johnny Drum is confronted by Sheriff Sam Borden inside a general store. Drum shoots the sheriff in front of customers Lin Conner and Julie Ann McCabe. The two women are saloon dancers and Julie happens to be the girlfriend of another wanted outlaw, Whit Lacey. He's wanted for raiding Eben Martin's mining operations. After escaping the town, Drum takes to the trail where he's followed by the sheriff deputies and their posse. He manages to elude them but he's attacked by a band of Sioux. Fortunately, Drum is aided in the ensuing firefight by bandit Whit Lacey who happened by. The two outlaws become friends and partners. They plan various robbery schemes. Lacey needs the money to move to California with his sweetheart, Julie Ann McCabe. Unknown to Lacey, Drum actually is an undercover army officer who only pretended to kill the town sheriff in order to create a cover story in his quest to find and apprehend Lacey. Eventually, Lacey finds out the truth about Drum but allows him to leave their hideout unharmed. Later, Drum and the town's deputies capture Lacey and take him to the nearest army fort. They want Lacey tried but some angry citizens at the fort want to lynch him, despite Drum's fierce opposition. The lynching is interrupted by a major Sioux attack on the fort. Now, they all have to forget their differences and defend the fort until reinforcements arrive. Drum and Lacey find themselves fighting, once more, side by side.
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Eyes of Texas
MovieJul 15, 1948

Eyes of Texas

A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for …
A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots ...
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The Timber Trail
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MovieJun 15, 1948

The Timber Trail

Monte Hale is a stagecoach driver for Jed Baker's stage-line. …
Monte Hale is a stagecoach driver for Jed Baker's stage-line. Jed believes his brother, Ralph, is behind the many hold-ups of his stagecoaches but has no proof. Ralph, in turn, blames Jed for the attacks on the linemen of his pioneer telegraph company. Big Bart, a ruthless gunman and outlaw-gang leader working for crooked banker Jordan Weatherbee, is actually behind the troubles of both companies. Bart plans to frame Jed for a double-murder and then kill him. Monte saves his life and, together, they devise a plan of their own to bring an end to the reign of lawlessness along the timber trail.
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1947
Driftwood
MovieSep 15, 1947

Driftwood

Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a …
Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancée Susan isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor. In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
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1946
Accomplice
MovieSep 29, 1946

Accomplice

Private Eye Simon Lash is hired by an old flame to find her …
Private Eye Simon Lash is hired by an old flame to find her missing husband.
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1945
Wildfire
MovieJul 18, 1945

Wildfire

Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild …
Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, Happy catches the outlaws but the Judge not only releases them, he discharges the Sheriff and tries to arrest Happy for rustling. Happy escapes and he and the Sheriff then set out to prove who the real rustlers are.
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The White Gorilla
MovieJul 12, 1945

The White Gorilla

A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the …
A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights the king of the black gorillas while we are told by a narrator that the fate of Africa hangs in the balance. The movie was made by editing some 1947 acting into footage from a 1927 silent serial, Perils of the Jungle, starring Frank Merrill the fifth screen Tarzan.
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1942
King of the Mounties
MovieOct 17, 1942

King of the Mounties

The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode …
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata, Count Baroni and Marshal von Horst, chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent, and his daughter Carol arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper. RCMP Sergeant Tom King attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
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The Man Who Wouldn't Die
MovieApr 27, 1942

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

A private detective gets …
A private detective gets mixed up with a phony spiritualist racket.
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1941
Last of the Duanes
MovieSep 26, 1941

Last of the Duanes

In 1870 Texas, a man comes home to find his father murdered. …
In 1870 Texas, a man comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw until he discovers he's part of a gang. He calls in the Texas Rangers.
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1940
South of Pago Pago
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MovieJul 19, 1940

South of Pago Pago

In the 1890s, white-skinned Ruby Taylor (Frances Farmer) …
In the 1890s, white-skinned Ruby Taylor (Frances Farmer) makes a strange journey from Singapore to Pago Pago and meets Kehane (Jon Hall). son of the chieftain (Pedro de Cordoba) of the island natives who have lived for centuries knowing no thought of greed or evil...But Ruby's companions have their own plan for the future of Kehane and his brothers. Driven by greed, Brutal Captain Bucko Larsen (Victor McLasglen) is systematically crippling the young men of the tribe by making them dive deep into treacherous waters for the pearls he brings to Ruby in an attempt to buy her love. Roused by Larsen's ruthlessness, the young men of Kehane's tribe rebel against his domineering cruelty. A vicious battle ensues, in which the crude weapons of the natives are pitted against the firearms of the white men. The battle rages on to a violent culmination when Kehena turns the white men's weapons against them.
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1939
Drums Along the Mohawk
MovieNov 2, 1939

Drums Along the Mohawk

Newlyweds Gil and Lana …
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.
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Bad Lands
MovieAug 8, 1939

Bad Lands

A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a …
A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a renegade named Apache Jack, who has murdered the wife of Lopez, one of the posse members. The others are Rayburn, Chic Lyman, Billy Sweet, Bob Mulford, Curley Tom, Eaton, Garth and an old prospector named Cluff. Apache Jack leads them into Indian country where they come across an oasis in a gully wash. They not only find water but also a natural of vein of silver. Sheriff Cummings prevents any of them from returning to town to file a mining claim. The next morning, Eaton is missing and all of the horses are gone. Then Cluff is killed in an ambush. The posse is trapped by an unseen enemy.
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1938
The Texans
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MovieAug 12, 1938

The Texans

After the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier faces …
After the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier faces new battles, including the elements and a carpetbagger intent on destroying him.
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Kentucky Moonshine
MovieMay 20, 1938

Kentucky Moonshine

Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio …
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
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In Old Chicago
MovieJan 6, 1938

In Old Chicago

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- …
The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.
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1937
Slave Ship
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MovieJun 16, 1937

Slave Ship

Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of …
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ...
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1936
Charlie Chan at the Circus
MovieMar 18, 1936

Charlie Chan at the Circus

Charlie receives fourteen …
Charlie receives fourteen free passes to the circus for him and his entire family but soon realizes that there are strings attached as the big top's co-owner asks his guest to investigate threatening letters that he's received. Before the famous detective can, the man is murdered. Charlie soon finds out that the co-owner was not a particularly pleasant or well-liked individual, and among the many suspects are his partner, a snake charmer and the menagerie's gorilla. Son Lee, usually an enthusiastic assistant for his father, is distracted by the show's beautiful contortionist.
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Paddy O'Day
MovieJan 17, 1936

Paddy O'Day

Withers is an immigrant who learns on arrival in the U.S. that her …
Withers is an immigrant who learns on arrival in the U.S. that her mother is dead. Friends help her survive as an entertainer, and success is a good argument against the immigration ...
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1935
Steamboat Round the Bend
MovieSep 6, 1935

Steamboat Round the Bend

A Louisiana con man enters …
A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hung for murder.
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The Arizonian
MovieJun 28, 1935

The Arizonian

In a film where the leading character is a composite of …
In a film where the leading character is a composite of several American-frontier lawmen (mostly Wyatt Earp,) Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters wide-spread lawlessness and disorder, unscrupulous politicians, outlaws galore and brow-beaten citizens. He accepts the position of town marshal and, with his brother and a reformed outlaw , Tex Randolph, who comes over to his side, sets out to bring law-and-order where none exists. He also wins the hand of the singer appearing at the Opera House.
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The Informer
MovieMay 1, 1935

The Informer

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom …
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.
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The County Chairman
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MovieJan 11, 1935

The County Chairman

Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an …
Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a Wyoming county, has to decide to do what's right and lose the election, or what's wrong and win it.
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Mary Armstrong
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Mary Armstrong

Married Mary Armstrong.
1934
Judge Priest
MovieSep 15, 1934

Judge Priest

Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common …
Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.
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Charlie Chan's Courage
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MovieJul 6, 1934

Charlie Chan's Courage

Charlie is hired to deliver a …
Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.
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1933
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
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MovieSep 15, 1933

Charlie Chan's Greatest Case

When a good-for-nothing …
When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim's sister, who noticed a prowler wearing a glow-in-the-dark wristwatch.
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The Man from Monterey
MovieJul 15, 1933

The Man from Monterey

A cavalry officer helps save a …
A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.
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Pilgrimage
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MovieJul 12, 1933

Pilgrimage

A possessive mother pushes her son into World War I service …
A possessive mother pushes her son into World War I service rather than see him get married.
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Clancy of the Mounted
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MovieFeb 23, 1933

Clancy of the Mounted

Steve Clancy (Earl …
Steve Clancy (Earl McCarthy), the brother of Canadian Mountie Tom Clancy (Tom Tyler), is framed for the murder of John Laurie by Pierre LaRue (Leon Beaumon) and Black MacDougal (William L. Thorne), who are after Laurie's gold mine. Tom is assigned to bring in his brother.
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1932
Destry Rides Again
MovieApr 17, 1932

Destry Rides Again

Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found …
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
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1931
Battling with Buffalo Bill
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MovieNov 23, 1931

Battling with Buffalo Bill

A western adventure serial in …
A western adventure serial in 12 episodes. Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can gain possession of a gold strike discovered in the area. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called in.
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1930
The Indians Are Coming
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MovieOct 10, 1930

The Indians Are Coming

Jack Manning (Tim McCoy) …
Jack Manning (Tim McCoy) arrives in a midwestern town from Gold Creek in Califonia. He brings a message from Goerge Woods (Francis Ford) to his brother Tom Woods (Francis Ford), in a dual role, and niece Mary (Allene Ray, informing them he has struck gold and asking them to join him in California via a wagon train. Jack and Mary fall in love to the great displeasure of Rance Carter (Wilbur McGaugh) who has a yen for Mary himself. Jack and Mary not only have to be wary of Carter's crooked ways and machinations, but also of Indian uprisings, caused by Carter.
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The Jade Box
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MovieFeb 25, 1930

The Jade Box

When Martin Morgan steals the Jade Box his friend John …
When Martin Morgan steals the Jade Box his friend John Lamar had purchased in the Orient, the latter is kidnapped by members of an Eastenn cult. When the cult members discover that Lamar no longer has the Jade Box, they vow to get Morgan. Jack Lamar, son of the missing man, has just become engaged to Morgan's daughter, Helen. A mysterious shadow appears in a room where Morgan, Helen and Jack are talking, and leaves a message that Jack's father is in the Land of the Shadow and won't return until the Jade Box is returned to the sect. The box contains a vial that holds the secret of invisibility. Jack sets out on a search for his father that ranges from the United States to the Middle East. But Morgan also stands in Jack's way, as he is determined to keep the mysterious box and use the secret of invisibility for his own needs.
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1927
Upstream
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MovieJan 30, 1927

Upstream

Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last …
Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last member of a once great acting family, down on his luck. When an offer to star in a London "Hamlet" comes, he takes lessons from a faded former star, and goes on to huge success as he forgets his old friends.
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1921
Action
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MovieSep 12, 1921

Action

Three Outlaws came across a stranded baby and must …
Three Outlaws came across a stranded baby and must decided to save the child or escape from the law.
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1918
The Craving
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MovieSep 22, 1918

The Craving

The Craving is a 1918 American silent drama film written and …
The Craving is a 1918 American silent drama film written and directed by John and Francis Ford. A 35mm print of the film with Dutch intertitles survives in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive.
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1916
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring
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MovieMay 1, 1916

The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

The Adventures of Peg o' the …
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring is a 1916 American drama film serial directed by Francis Ford and Jacques Jaccard. It is now considered to be lost.
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1915
The Broken Coin
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MovieJun 21, 1915

The Broken Coin

The Broken Coin is a 1915 American adventure-mystery …
The Broken Coin is a 1915 American adventure-mystery film serial directed by Francis Ford. This serial is presumed to be lost.
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Three Bad Men and a Girl
MovieFeb 20, 1915

Three Bad Men and a Girl

The girl is traveling by stage …
The girl is traveling by stage coach to a Western town. The coach is held up and robbed by three desperadoes who make away with the cash of the passengers. When the stage arrives in town, the news spreads concerning the hold up. A reward sign is posted for the three bad men, dead or alive. Three pals, Joe, Jim and Shorty, arrive in town and go up to the saloon, where they are very much surprised to see the consternation which seizes all present. The occupants of the saloon rush out leaving the three friends alone. They notice the reward sign posted for the three bad men and conclude that as the description given in the sign reads, "Two tall and one short" that the townspeople have evidently mistaken them for the three bad men. Exciting moments follow. The sheriff is told of the arrival of the three supposed desperadoes and after many exciting experiences the three are corralled and captured. The girl, who has been the only one who has had nerve enough to approach the three men, is convinced of their innocence and is very much pleased with Joe. She asks the sheriff for mercy, and the three, safely captured, are disarmed and told to leave town. They run across the real three bad men and capture them. The girl has been captured and taken to a Mexican settlement and she, too, is rescued in turn upon which the three pals are heralded as the heroes of the town and receive the advertised reward. Joe, who has found the way to the heart of the girl, we are left to understand will shortly become her husband.
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1914
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery
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MovieApr 14, 1914

Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery

Episode 1: Hugo Loubeque …
Episode 1: Hugo Loubeque and Sumpter Love are cadets at West Point. Both love the same woman. Loubeque is expelled from the institution for theft from his fellow cadets. The principal ...
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1913
When Lincoln Paid
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MovieJan 31, 1913

When Lincoln Paid

Abraham Lincoln is shown in his youth addressing an …
Abraham Lincoln is shown in his youth addressing an audience of village people on the street corner. A terrific thunder storm comes up, driving his auditors away, and Lincoln mounts his horse and rides away. The storm increases in fury, and Lincoln is compelled to seek shelter at a farm house, owned by a widow, Mrs. Barnes, who has a son about ten years of age, named Harry. Mrs. Barnes prepares a hearty meal for Lincoln, who dries himself at the hearth, and when the storm has ceased wishes to pay Mrs. Barnes for the meal. Knowing his poverty, she refuses to accept anything, and Lincoln gravely gives her an I.O.U., reading: "I.O.U. the price of one good meal. Also my life, as I might have lost it in the storm. Abe Lincoln, Lawyer." Ten years later the Civil War breaks out, and Harry Barnes enlists. During the course of the war the Union soldiers take up headquarters with a Southern family, and Harry meets Betty and falls in love with her, and secures her promise to marry him after the war is over. As the Union soldiers move on they are caught in an ambush, and Harry's horse is shot from under him. He leans into the thicket and in a running fight with his pursuers manages to elude them and takes refuge at Betty's home. Betty is fearful that Harry will be captured, and provides him with a suit of civilian's clothes, and that night he endeavors to steal back to his regiment. He is captured, however, and according to military rules is held as a spy, being caught within the enemy's lines without his uniform. Harry sends a letter to his mother telling her of the facts, and she makes an impassioned plea to General Porter, the Southern soldier, for the life of her son, but to no avail. Harry is shot, and a pathetic and dramatic scene takes place as the mother fondles the lifeless body of her boy and calls for vengeance upon the heads of those responsible for his death. A month later General Porter lays plans to crush the North, and sends his son Bob to General Lee with plans of the Union fortifications. Bob has a narrow escape from capture, and in his flight comes upon the home of Mrs. Barnes. With her heart heavy with grief over the death of her son, her sympathy goes out to this hunted youth, and she hides him in the room formerly occupied by Harry. Bob has thrown his coat down, and the letter to Lee drops out. Mrs. Barnes reads it, and in a flash she plans a terrible revenge on General Porter. While Bob is sleeping in thorough exhaustion after his nights of peril, she hides his clothing and substitutes the uniform of her son, and when the Union soldiers come hunting for Bob she helps in his capture and accuses him of being a spy, turning over to the Union officer the letter to Lee and telling him that Bob came there posing as a Northern officer. Bob is arrested and held for trial as a spy. The failure of Bob to deliver the letter leads to a terrific battle, in which the Confederates are driven back. Mrs. Barns, in calm contemplation of her work, realizes what an injustice she has done, and filled with remorse has terrible visions which nearly drive her mad. She finally resolves to appeal to Lincoln, and hurries to him. Her plea is overruled by the cabinet, but when Mrs. Barnes lays Lincoln's old I.O.U. in his hand and demands payment of his obligation, he is persuaded to sign the pardon which is rushed by fleet messengers to save the life of the Southern boy.
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1912
The Invaders
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MovieNov 29, 1912

The Invaders

The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a …
The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort.
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Custer's Last Fight
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MovieOct 4, 1912

Custer's Last Fight

Custer's Last Fight (also known as Custer's Last Raid) is a 1912 …
Custer's Last Fight (also known as Custer's Last Raid) is a 1912 American silent short Western film. It is the first film about George Armstrong Custer and his final stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It was shot in Inceville, Santa Ynez Canyon and Los Angeles, California. The movie was directed by Francis Ford, the older brother of director John Ford; Francis Ford also portrayed Custer in the film.
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1911
When the Tables Turned
MovieJun 15, 1911

When the Tables Turned

After a strenuous season on …
After a strenuous season on the road, Ethel Kirby, a popular actress, was bored to death with New York, its lights, music and restaurants. So she decided to get away from it all and have a good rest. Being of a slightly superstitious and decidedly feminine mind, and having enough money to consult her own tastes, she decided to leave the location of her vacation to chance. She closed her eyes, stuck a hat pin in the map of the United States and discovered that her choice fell upon the little town of Lariet, in Texas. So to Lariet she went. Now it happened that Florence Halley had written a note to her aunt, Mrs. Burton, in Lariet, saying that she was coming to pay a visit and disparaging the cowboys in the neighborhood as being rather tame affairs. Mrs. Burton, dearly loving a joke, had told the boys and they were prepared to give Miss Halley a warm welcome. Miss Halley, the niece, and Miss Kirby, the actress, met in the dining-car of the train, and were soon good friends. At a wayside stop they got off to walk a bit, and Miss Halley was left. Miss Kirby arrived in Lariet alone and was held up and kidnapped by the boys, who thought that she was Mrs. Burton's niece. After frightening her badly, they locked her in a deserted house, took off their masks and prepared to make themselves known, but by this time the actress had discovered the trick played upon her and resolved to turn the tables by assuming to be mad. Her plan worked to perfection and she had the frightened cowboys doing all kinds of stunts while she held them up with a revolver. From this predicament they were rescued by the real niece, who arrived on a later train, and it was a very crest-fallen lot which was finally introduced to the little actress, whose dramatic powers they had learned to respect.
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The Immortal Alamo
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MovieMay 25, 1911

The Immortal Alamo

About 1722, Spain, in her command of Texas (named …
About 1722, Spain, in her command of Texas (named from a confederation of Indians, who called themselves Tejas), established the Franciscan mission of San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo). Around this mission was built the pueblo (village) and presidio (barracks), which formed the nucleus of the present city of San Antonio. In 1824 Texas withdrew from Mexico and formed a separate republic, and the Mexican general Santa Anna, the self-styled Napoleon of the West, was sent to force her back into allegiance. At San Antonio in 1836 Col William B. Travis was in command of the fort. With him was Col. William Bowie, David Crockett, Lieut. Dickenson and a small force. He received word that Santa Anna, at the head of a Mexican army of several thousand, was advancing to take the city. Travis dispatched a message to Gen. Sam Houston for aid, sending Lieut. Dickenson and taking his force of 140 men and women of the city, among whom was Dickenson's wife, Lucy; he retired to the Alamo. On February 23, Santa Anna sent a message to surrender, and upon the brave refusal of Travis, he attacked the place. Travis held the Alamo until March 6, 1836, his little force constantly diminishing. On that day, when all seemed lost, Travis drew a line with his sword down the center of the room and asked all who would die with him to cross to his side. All crossed save one, Rose, who announced his determination to try to escape. He succeeded in leaving the building but was never heard from again. A breach was made in the wall by the cannon of Santa Anna, and the Mexicans entered to find all the men dead except Travis and four companions. These were immediately slaughtered on the spot, and Lucy Dickenson, with two other women and three children, were all to leave the Alamo alive.
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1900
Philip Ford
ChildOctober 1900

Philip Ford

Philip Ford (October 16, 1900 – January 12, 1976) was an …
Philip Ford (October 16, 1900 – January 12, 1976) was an American film director and actor. He directed 43 films between 1945 and 1964. He also appeared 16 in films between 1916 and 1926. He was the son of actor/director Francis Ford and the nephew of director John Ford. He was born with the family name Feeney in Portland, Maine, and only later took on the family name of "Ford" after his father and uncle had. He died in Los Angeles, California.
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Elsie Van Name
Marriage1900

Elsie Van Name

Elsie Van Name was a screenwriter and actress.
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1881
Francis Ford
BirthAugust 1881

Francis Ford

Francis Ford was born.
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