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.
German auteur Fritz Lang directs this gritty, violent drama that follows Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford), a detective who investigates a police sergeant's suicide and winds up on a personal quest for vengeance. When Bannion suspects foul play and is promptly taken off the case he defies his superiors and continues to pursue it on his own, leading to his wife's murder and setting Bannion off on a mission to nab the guys responsible.
- Superman: The Movie
- The Courtship of Eddie's Father
- 3:10 to Yuma
- Superman: The Movie: Expanded Edition
- The Visitor
- The Teahouse of the August Moon
- The Desperadoes
- Lust for Gold
- Pocketful of Miracles
- Happy Birthday to Me
- Blackboard Jungle
- The Violent Men
- The Sacketts
- The Green Glove
- Human Desire
- Raw Nerve
- Personal Journeys of World War II