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Francis Ford (Frank Thomas Feeney)

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Biography

Portland, Maine, USA
Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of authority - men sometimes ruthless if not downright unsavory. (See him as the Republican judge in his brother John's The Informer (1935).) But he also had an ample feel for light comedy. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gold Commissioner's Assistant

The Trail of '98 1928

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Character: Maj. MacGregor

The Black Watch 1929

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Character: Sheridan's Aide

Abraham Lincoln 1930

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Character: Carl - a Detective

The Front Page 1931

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Character: Eric - Captain of Trawler

Seas Beneath 1931

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Character: Drunken Soldier on Train

Resurrection 1931

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Character: Jim Rodney

Battling with Buffalo Bill 1931

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Character: Passenger Who'll Die on a Train

Air Mail 1932

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Character: Mayor Elmer Briggs

Pilgrimage 1933

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Character: Mr. Herring, Metting Chairman

Doctor Bull 1933

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Character: Don Pablo Gonzales

The Man from Monterey 1933

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Character: Juror No. 12

Judge Priest 1934

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Character: Legionaire in Trench

The World Moves On 1934

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Character: 'Judge' Flynn

The Informer 1935

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Character: Mayor Ed Comstock

The Arizonian 1935

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Character: Anderson - Old Veteran

The Plainsman 1936

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Character: Cpl. O'Toole

The Prisoner of Shark Island 1936

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Character: Uncle Dud

The Texans 1938

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Character: Sgt. Billy Pickett

Stagecoach 1939

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Character: Joe Boleo

Drums Along the Mohawk 1939

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Character: Vagabond on Road

Tobacco Road 1941

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Character: Eastbound Stagecoach Driver

Western Union 1941

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Character: Campaign Committee Member

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Skeptical Old-Timer

Jitterbugs 1943

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Character: Ed - Seated Opposite J.T. in Bar

Home in Indiana 1944

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Character: R.C. Martin

State Fair 1945

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Character: Ogilby - Fulham Antique Dealer

Hangover Square 1945

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Character: Old Cowboy Greeting Coach

San Antonio 1945

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Character: Dad - Old Soldier

My Darling Clementine 1946

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Character: Patrick O'Shea

Sister Kenny 1946

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Character: Frontiersman on Fort Pitt Roof

Unconquered 1947

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Character: Fen - Stage Guard

Fort Apache 1948

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Character: Drunken Old-Timer at Bar

3 Godfathers 1948

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Character: Connelly--Fort Stark Suttlers Barman

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949

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Character: Dan Tobin

The Quiet Man 1952

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Character: Hanchette

Toughest Man in Arizona 1952

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Character: Pop, The Janitor

College Queen 1946

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