American Film Actor

Francis Ford

  • Aug 14, 1881 - Sep 05, 1953 (age 72)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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1953
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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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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
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 hanged 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 9, 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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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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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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1919
The Mystery of 13
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MovieAug 1, 1919

The Mystery of 13

The Mystery of 13 is a 1919 American drama film serial …
The Mystery of 13 is a 1919 American drama film serial directed by Francis Ford.
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1918
The Silent Mystery
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MovieNov 1, 1918

The Silent Mystery

While visiting Egypt, Mrs. Graham steals a famous jewel called …
While visiting Egypt, Mrs. Graham steals a famous jewel called "The Eye of the World" from a mummy's sarcophagus and returns to the United States, planning to use the gem as collateral for a loan. Kah, the priestess in charge of protecting the tombs of Egyptian nobility, is soon on her trail , determined to retrieve the gem. Mrs. Graham's lovely daughter, Betty, agrees to marry a suitor for money to prop up her father's failing business. When the bridegroom is murdered on the couple's wedding night, and the body disappears, Phil Kelly decides to lend a hand in solving the crimes.
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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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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
From Rail Splitter to President
MovieDec 16, 1913

From Rail Splitter to President

Lincoln is first seen as a rail …
Lincoln is first seen as a rail splitter in the country, and even then, he is a peace-maker. His life as a storekeeper and his meeting with Ann Rutledge follow. He proposes to her, and his suit is unsuccessful. She dies, and Lincoln is seen in his first great sorrow, mourning over her grave. Abe is seen debating with Douglas, and after a lapse of time, he is soon in the presidential chair. The Federal Army under Burnside is retreating towards Washington. Lincoln visits McClellan, and is cheered by the weary soldiers. Grant is placed in command of the Federal Army, and the Confederates are driven back. Many big battle scenes are shown. Lee surrenders and with the return of the decimated Federal Army Lincoln's mind goes to the battlefield and the army of dead. The story ends when close friends of the martyred statesman read of his death and the country is thrown into mourning.
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With Lee in Virginia
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MovieApr 4, 1913

With Lee in Virginia

The picture opens in 1861. Billy Girard loves Ethel Blair, both …
The picture opens in 1861. Billy Girard loves Ethel Blair, both Virginians. Ethel's father, a judge, welcomes Billy to his home, and this embitters Horton, a rival. War breaks out and Robert E. Lee is seen to decline Lincoln's offer and declare for the Confederacy. Horton proposes to Ethel and is refused. He joins the Union army. Billy Girard and Judge Blair join the Southern army, the latter as a Colonel. He sends Billy to Washington as a spy, where Billy is recognized by Horton but escapes under difficulties. The Blair home has been taken by the Federal army and is used as a headquarters. Ethel, still there, gets a note from Billy which she reads and tears and throws out the window. Horton gets the fragments and pieces them together. A plan to capture Billy is devised. Horton dresses a man in Confederate uniform. The man pretends to be a fugitive and takes refuge in the cabin of Ethel's negro servant. Ethel's sympathy is aroused for the fugitive and she sends for Billy. Horton's men capture Billy and Ethel and some of their letters. Billy refuses to divulge Confederate army information and is sentenced to die. Ethel remains under guard. Horton celebrates and gets drunk. Dismissing Ethel's guard he enters the cabin and gloatingly offers her freedom if she will marry him. She stuns Horton with a heavy candlestick and kills him with his bayonet. Ethel gets away without being seen and the old servant is executed for the killing. Lee's army next day attacks the place. Billy gets out in the confusion and joins in the fight. The Blair home is destroyed by fire. Lee is victorious. The picture closes with Ethel's negro mammy dreaming of her brave black husband who died for Ethel's sake.
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The Battle of Bull Run
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MovieMar 18, 1913

The Battle of Bull Run

At the time the play opens …
At the time the play opens the .Southern army is harassing the Unionists. The Northern spy force is augmented and Grace, whose brother, Harry, is already in the secret service, joins it. She meets Harry and together they take a coach to the Southern town they have selected to spy upon. A prominent colonel in the Southern army deals with dispatches, and it is this man that Grace investigates while Harry awaits events. The colonel has a sweetheart, May, and Grace manages to got an introduction to her at a ball by purposely tearing her dress and appealing to May for help. This leads to an acquaintance with the Colonel, and she practices all her woman's wiles and fascinations upon him and he is impressed with her. Grace learns that important dispatches are to be forwarded and plots to get into the colonel's house. She manages matters cleverly, and contrives to have her carriage break down before his residence. The colonel endeavors to get rid of her, but she stalls him off until the arrival of May, when he has to hide her in the next room. May comes to warn him about Grace, for she is suspicious and her woman's intuition tells her that Grace is there for no good. The colonel tries to defend Grace, who gets a chance to change the dispatches for false ones, but drops a letter by mistake, and escapes by way of the window, giving the dispatches to her brother. May sees the letter of commendation from the North. A servant has seen Harry. The colonel rides off after him. He catches up with him as they ride into the battlefield, and in a hand-to-hand duel Harry is killed by the colonel, who is himself mortally wounded by a stray bullet. Grace returns to Washington and receives compliments and rewards. She returns to her home with a clouded conscience, and while sitting looking at her reward, the specters of Harry and the colonel appear and beckon her. She is forced to go with them, and together they appear on the battlefield and they show her their own bodies, and slowly they fade away and their specters enter their dead bodies. She comes to and staggers to the stairs to get assistance. She faints and falls down the stairway and dies.
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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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The Great Sacrifice
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MovieJan 3, 1913

The Great Sacrifice

Jim Ward, a southerner, is engaged to Edith Blake, and escorts …
Jim Ward, a southerner, is engaged to Edith Blake, and escorts her to a dance on Christmas Eve. His brother, Jack, hangs a sprig of mistletoe on the veranda and entices the girls underneath it, when he kisses them. Edith has just fallen a victim to Jack's trap and he has clasped her in his arms, when Jim, ignorant of the true state of things, looks out. Angry and hurt, he goes home without a word and thereafter avoids Edith, who is puzzled at his actions, but too proud to ask an explanation. She accepts the attentions of Jack, who falls in love with her. The war breaks out and Jim is among the first to answer the call for men, being made a Hententot. Thrilling scenes of battle are shown in which Jim takes part. Jack marries Edith and stays at home, and, the family fortunes having dwindled on account of the war, he is unable to meet a mortgage held by Silas Green. Green makes a demand for payment, and as he leaves Jack's home he is captured by northern soldiers, who draft him into the service. His cowardly heart revolts at the prospect of risking his life, and he offers to purchase a substitute. Accordingly, he persuades Jack to take his place, agreeing to cancel the mortgage. It thus happens that Jack is seen fighting under the stars and stripes, while Jim is battling under the confederate emblem. In a sensational charge the federals capture a number of prisoners, among them Jack, who is brought before his own brother. Jack is placed in a hencoop, which has been improvised into a jail, and overpowers his guard. He escapes by changing uniforms with the confederate, and making his exit in the midst of tremendous excitement during a crushing attack by the federals. A bomb drops onto the hencoop and in bursting destroys it, killing the confederate guard whom Jack had locked in. and mangling his features into an unrecognizable mass. Jim sees the body and believing it to be his brother, is greatly affected by the pitiful sight. The bruised and battered corpse is sent home for burial, and Jim regrets his enmity, forfeiting the great wrong he thought his brother had done him. Clad in the confederate uniform, Jack is captured by the federals and placed in prison. The war ends and Jim goes home, where he effects a reconciliation with Edith, who is the mother of his brother's child, and marries her. The release of prisoners occupies considerable time, and Jack, with long, unkempt hair and heard, anxiously awaits the day of freedom. When he is finally set at liberty, he makes his way home and sees his little girl, accompanied by the old Negro mammy, going to the graveyard. They do not recognize him, and he learns that they are laying flowers on the grave they think is his. Questioning them he is horrified to learn of Edith's marriage to his brother, and for the first time he understands his brother's animosity toward himself. As night falls he peers into the window and notes with sinking heart the love existing between the trio, his wife and child and his brother. To reveal himself would cast desolation upon three lives; to remain silent would hurt but himself. He resolves to make the sacrifice. Going to the tavern he learns that Silas Green is foreclosing the mortgage on the home, taking advantage of Jack's supposed death. He determines the save the property, but is in a quandary as to how to do it without divulging the fact that he is alive. He resolves to secure possession of the mortgage, and effecting an entrance into Green's house, finds the document. Green, awakening, rushes at the intruder with a pistol and fires. Jack and Green engage in a desperate struggle. A stable man, hearing the shot, grabs a rifle and runs to the house, just as Jack throws his antagonist from him and hurls him through the window. The startled stable man fires at the form, which he thinks is that of a burglar, and Silas Green receives the charge. Jack makes his escape, and the picture closes with him standing in the road, looking longingly back toward the little town sheltering the woman he loves, and for whom he has made such a great sacrifice.
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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
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 J. Ford (October 16, 1900 – January 12, 1976) was an …
Philip J. 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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