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Glenn Ford

Charismatic & extremely versatile actor was was just as much at home in light-hearted comedies as he was in intense dramas & action-packed westerns.  Glenn’s most notable fillms include, “The Big Heat” (1953), “Blackboard Jungle” (1955), “The Fastest Gun Alive” (1956), “The Sheepman” (1958), “It Started With A Kiss” (1959), “The Gazebo” (1959), “The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father” (1963) & “Superman The Movie” (1977).

Glen Ford Fact File :

Birth Name:
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford

Date Of Birth: 1st May 1916

Place Of Birth:
Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada

Height: 5’ 11”

Eleanor Powell (1943 - 1959)
Kathryn Hays (?)
Cynthia Hayward (1974 - ?)

Film Debut:
“Night In Manhattan” (1937)

Signature Film:
”Blackboard Jungle” (1955)

Trivia: Just like his film, “The Fastest Gun Alive”, Glenn was considered to be “the fastest gun” in hollywood westerns, even faster than John Wayne & James Arness of “Gunsmoke” fame.

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Glenn Ford’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

The Big Heat [DVD](1953) DVD
Knockout film noir from director Fritz Lang stars Glenn Ford as a no-nonsense cop investigating the suicide of another cop. His findings reveal that the cop's suicide note cited widespread corruption under the guidance of ruthless mob boss Alexander Scourby. Danger and murder follow Ford as he delves deeper into the case. Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Blackboard Jungle(1955) VHS
Richard Brooks' gritty look at life inside the inner-city high school stars Glenn Ford as the earnest teacher determined to reach his hood students. Great support from Sidney Poitier, Anne Francis, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern; soundtrack includes historic film debut of "Rock Around the Clock." 110 min.

The Fastest Gun Alive(1956) VHS
General store proprietor Glenn Ford wants to forget his father's legacy for being incredibly fast with a six-shooter, but when gunslinger Broderick Crawford offers a challenge, he ignores his wife's wishes and faces him in a showdown. Gripping Western saga also stars Jeanne Crain, Russ Tamblyn and Allyn Joslyn. 95 min.

3:10 To Yuma [DVD](1957) DVD
Classic psychological Western centers on a rancher (Van Heflin) who agrees to watch a slick, captured outlaw (Glenn Ford) until a train arrives at a station. The rancher's reward is enough money to save his drought-stricken land, but the crook uses his wits to try to psych-out his captor. Felicia Farr co-stars. 92 min.

Torpedo Run(1958) VHS
Powerful World War II drama studies submarine commander Glenn Ford's obsession with destroying a Japanese aircraft carrier, an obsession stemming from a tragedy that befell his wife and daughter years before. Ernest Borgnine and Diane Brewster co-star. 69 min.

Cowboy [DVD](1958) DVD
The romanticized image of frontier life was examined in this entertaining western drama starring Jack Lemmon as a bored Chicago hotel clerk who loans money to visiting rancher Glenn Ford in exchange for taking part in a cattle drive, where Lemmon's cowboy fantasies don't match reality. With Brian Donlevy, Anna Kashfi. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; trailers.

It Started With A Kiss(1959) VHS
Frothy romantic farce starring Debbie Reynolds as a showgirl who falls for penniless Air Force sergeant Glenn Ford. After he wins a $40,000 car, the two get hitched, but Reynolds tests his love when she forbids him from touching her during their honeymoon in Spain. With Fred Clark, Eva Gabor, Edgar Buchanan. 103 min.

The Gazebo(1959) VHS
Inventive comedy with darkly humorous touches featuring Glenn Ford as a television writer, the target of a blackmailer who has naked photos of Broadway actress wife Debbie Reynolds taken years earlier. Ford murders the cad, then hides the body near the site of his new gazebo, but things get very confusing when the body appears elsewhere. Carl Reiner and John McGiver also star. 100 min.

The Courtship Of Eddie's Father(1963) VHS
Widower Glenn Ford gets more than a little assistance in his love life from Ronnie Howard, his 9-year-old son who wants a say in choosing a new mom, in this winsome family comedy that inspired the popular TV series. With Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens. 117 min.

Santee [DVD](1973) DVD
Compelling Western with Glenn Ford as a bounty hunter who takes in the son of an outlaw he was forced to kill, unaware that the boy has sworn vengeance. Michael Burns, Dana Wynter and Jay Silverheels co-star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.


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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Superman The Movie (1978)

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