John Ford – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE

A classic western adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962) is directed by John Ford, the first recipient of the American Film Institute’s highest honor for a career in film – and stars another AFI Life Achievement Award honoree, James Stewart, who received the award in...

AFI Movie Club: THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time. Henry Fonda’s character Tom Joad is ranked #12 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes, and the film is ranked #7 as one of the most inspiring films ever. Director John Ford was awarded the…

AFI Movie Club: STAGECOACH

STAGECOACH is ranked #63 on AFI’s original list of the greatest American films of all time! John Wayne was named one of the greatest screen legends by AFI, and director John Ford was the recipient of the inaugural AFI Life Achievement Award in 1973. Watch Vince Gilligan announce the film:     Movie Trivia about…
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