The American West of John Ford

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The American West of John Ford is a 1971 television special about movie director John Ford's career narrated by John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. Footage of Wayne, Stewart, and Fonda talking with the aging Ford are interspersed with an array... read more
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The American West of John Ford is a 1971 television special about movie director John Ford's career narrated by John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. Footage of Wayne, Stewart, and Fonda talking with the aging Ford are interspersed with an array of clips from Ford's films spanning more than five decades, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers, and Stagecoach, each of which is dealt with at some length.

Original Release

12/05/1971

US Release

12/05/1971

Cast

John Wayne Himself / Self - Narrator
Henry Fonda Himself / Self - Narrator
James Stewart Himself / Self - Narrator
Andy Devine Himself / Self
John Ford Himself / Self
Olive Carey actress 'The Searchers'
Jeffrey Hunter actor 'The Searchers'
John Qualen actor 'The Searchers'
Mickey Simpson acror 'My Darling Clementine'
Pedro Armendariz actor 'Fort Apache'
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Denis Sanders

Writers

David H. Vowell, Dan Ford

Cast

John Wayne Himself / Self - Narrator
Henry Fonda Himself / Self - Narrator
James Stewart Himself / Self - Narrator
Andy Devine Himself / Self
John Ford Himself / Self
Olive Carey actress 'The Searchers'
Jeffrey Hunter actor 'The Searchers'
John Qualen actor 'The Searchers'
Mickey Simpson acror 'My Darling Clementine'
Pedro Armendariz actor 'Fort Apache'
George Bancroft Marshal Curley Wilcox
Paul Birch actor 'Fort Apache'
Ward Bond actor 'Fort Apache'
Henry Brandon actor 'The Sarchers'
Walter Brennan actor 'My Darling Clementine'
Yakima Canutt actor 'Stagecoach'
Harry Carey Jr. Sandy
John Carradine Actor 'Stagecoach'
Ken Curtis actor 'Rio Grande'
Linda Darnell actress 'My Darling Clementine'

Producers

Bob Banner Executive Producer
Tom Egan Producer
Dan Ford Producer
Britt Lomond Producer
Suzy O'Connell Producer

Editors

Keith Olson

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