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.
When the town marshal offers a bounty for outlaw Ben Wade (Glenn Ford), Dan Evans (Van Heflin), a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling drought, takes the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting Wade go free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He takes Wade and begins the dangerous trek to the station.
- The Big Heat
- The Courtship of Eddie's Father
- Superman: The Movie
- Lust for Gold
- Blackboard Jungle
- Pocketful of Miracles
- Personal Journeys of World War II
- The Desperadoes
- The Violent Men
- The Sacketts
- Happy Birthday to Me
- The Green Glove
- The Visitor
- The Teahouse of the August Moon
- Superman: The Movie: Expanded Edition
- Raw Nerve