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Director John Ford

Films Quiz

  1. John Ford won Academy Awards for Best Director for which four films?
  2. In which 1940 American drama film directed by Ford did Henry Fonda play Tom Joad?
  3. Which Western film was the first of three films directed by John Ford starring the pairing of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara?
  4. John Ford's older brother, Francis Ford, played a frail man who gets up from his death bed to see a fight, in which film?
  5. Which 1955 CinemaScope film featured James Cagney as Captain Morton and Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver?

  6. Which 1946 American Western film starred Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp?
  7. Which film, named after a popular US military song, is the second film in Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy"?
  8. In which film is Huw taught to fight by boxer Dai Bando?
  9. Actress Claire Trevor received top billing, ahead of John Wayne, for which 1939 film?
  10. What name did John Wayne name one of his sons after his character in The Searchers?
  11. Who played Liberty Valance in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?
  12. After completing Liberty Valance, Ford was hired to direct the Civil War section of which epic film?
  13. Which 1964 American Western film starring Richard Widmark, tells the story of a factual indigenous people exodus of 1878?
  14. Which 1948 film directed by John Ford is among the first to present a sympathetic view of Native Americans and has been called one of the first 'pro-Indian' Westerns?
  15. Which 1931 film starring Ronald Colman is adapted from a Sinclair Lewis novel of the same name?
  16. Ford had a nickname for which actress, calling her "Rosebud"?


  1. The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952)
  2. The Grapes of Wrath
  3. Rio Grande
  4. The Quiet Man
  5. Mister Roberts
  6. My Darling Clementine
  7. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  8. How Green Was My Valley
  9. Stagecoach
  10. Ethan
  11. Lee Marvin
  12. How The West Was Won
  13. Cheyenne Autumn
  14. Fort Apache
  15. Arrowsmith
  16. Maureen O'Hara