John Ford was a director at Fox who directed films including The Grapes of Wrath, Tobacco Road and the Best Picture-winning How Green Was My Valley. Ford also won best director for the latter film but could not accept the award in person, as he was serving the Navy as the head of the photographic unit for the Office of Strategic Services. During the war he made documentaries for them that included The Battle of Midway, Sex Hygiene, and December 7th: The Movie.
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John Ford documents the Japanese defeat at Midway Atoll in this Technicolor short film.
Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony saw “How Green Was My Valley” steal the show from “Citizen Kane,” along with more upsets and surprises.
With five wins off of ten nominations, How Green Was My Valley swept the 14th Academy Awards ceremony, as expected, on February 26, 1942.
The Academy has announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony, to take place this year on February 26.
Editor-in-Chief Wesley Emblidge picks his five favorite films from the past year of movies.
Ford's new film at Fox is based on the acclaimed 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel of the same name.