Monday, April 26, 2010

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford's breakthrough role was in 1946, performing with Rita Hayworth in Gilda. He went on to perform with Rita Hayworth in a total of five films.

Ford had a successful career in the 1950s and into the 1960s and continued into the early 1990s. He is best known for thrillers, dramas and action films including A Stolen Life with Bette Davis, The Secret of Convict Lake with Gene Tierney, The Big Heat, Blackboard Jungle, Framed, Interrupted Melody with Eleanor Parker, Experiment in Terror with Lee Remick, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Superman and westerns: The Fastest Gun Alive, 3:10 to Yuma and Cimarron. Ford also performed in a number of popular comedies, such as The Teahouse of the August Moon, Don't Go Near the Water, The Gazebo, Cry for Happy and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.

Fred Silverman head of CBS noticed that many of the featured films being shown at a Glenn Ford film festival were westerns. He suggested doing a western series, Cade's County. Ford played Sheriff Cade for one season (1971–1972).

List of Glenn Ford Westerns:

Border Shootout (1990)
Punch and Jody (1974) (TV)
Santee (1973)
Jarrett (1973) (TV)
"Cade's County" .... Sam Cade (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Smith! (1969)
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
The Last Challenge (1967)
A Time for Killing (1967)
The Rounders (1965
The Gazebo (1959)
The Sheepman (1958)
Cowboy (1958)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
The Americano (1955)
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Lust for Gold (1949)
The Loves of Carmen (1948)
The Man from Colorado (1948)
The Desperadoes(1943)
Men Without Souls (1940)
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence(1939)


Dawn said...

Paul, Please double check me on the list of Glenn Ford western films.. Thank you.:)

monty said...

I love Glenn Ford. Another excellent choice Dawn. And forgive me for not being here today, but me and my co-workers took out two secretaries to lunch for administrative appreciation day, which was last week. But we got around to it today. Hope to post something here by tomorrow though.

Dawn said...

Monty, Sounds like you had a nice lunch. I will look forward to your next review. :)

Tom said...

I would like to read a review of the lunch, and the two secretaries. :)

Paul 2 said...

Dawn, I'm on the road so I can only give you a quick check from memory, but I know the following ARE NOT Westerns. Brotherhood, of the Bell, The Love's of Carmen,and The Four Horsemen.

monty said...

The secretaries are two of the nicest people you could work with. Except they don't watch classic movies much. I'm trying to change that.

Dawn said...

Paul, Thank you for the double check. :)

Tom, If you would like. I will post your top 10 Westerns on the side bar.. Just add them here..:)

Also wanted to tell you, I really love your two new blogs.. they are perfect for someone like me who are not very familiar with those two actress. Please check, Noir and Chick Flicks side bar..

Monty, Good luck, getting your co workers hooked on classic movies.. they do not know what they are missing. :)