Following Ford's military service in World War II, his film career took off with a plum assignment opposite pinup girl Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946), a role that led to more pairings with the auburn-haired starlet and other Hollywood beauties.
After receiving several nominations, Ford finally won a Golden Globe for his performance in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) and went on to star alongside a young Ron Howard in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) and as the Man of Steel's mortal father in Superman: The Movie (1978). He turned in several small-screen performances in the 1980s and '90s and died in 2006 at the age of 90.
Screen legends Charlton Heston, Toshirô Mifune, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda band together for this sprawling war film that depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became the turning point of the Pacific War. Using real battle footage, director Jack Smight's dramatization illustrates how America found success after a string of disappointments in the Pacific, despite being outnumbered by the Japanese.
- Superman: The Movie
- Pocketful of Miracles
- The Big Heat
- 3:10 to Yuma
- The Courtship of Eddie's Father
- Lust for Gold
- The Desperadoes
- Blackboard Jungle
- The Violent Men
- Superman: The Movie: Expanded Edition
- The Visitor
- The Teahouse of the August Moon
- The Sacketts
- The Green Glove
- Happy Birthday to Me
- Raw Nerve
- Personal Journeys of World War II