WorldCat Identities

Ford, Wallace 1898-1966

Works: 233 works in 587 publications in 5 languages and 11,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Monster films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Comedy films  Horror films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Costume designer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wallace Ford
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise (Josephine Hull), Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award-winning performance by Josephine Hull
Freaks by Tod Browning( Visual )

74 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

30 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph and Emma Newton and their family lead a quiet life in the northern California town of Santa Rosa. Emma's brother, Charlie, has come for a visit, much to the delight of "young Charlie" the eldest daughter, and also his namesake. She idolizes her charming uncle, who seems to understand her feelings of frustration with the tiny town she lives in. However, upon the arrival of two detectives looking for the serial killer known as "The Merry Widow Murderer", Uncle Charlie's behavior begins to change. Young Charlie starts to suspect that the uncle she adores is hiding a terrible secret
The set-up by Robert Wise( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time
Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologist falls for a suspect in a murder, which she tries to solve by unlocking the clues hidden in his mind
The Informer by John Ford( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is Dublin, 1922. Gypo Nolan stumbles through a foggy Irish night, his brain pickled in whiskey and his soul tormented by shame and fear. Gypo is an informer, a turncoat who betrayed his friend to the British police for 20 pounds. Now he can't spend the money fast enough, nor can he run from his treachery fast enough as he brawls, brags, swaggers and lies his way toward his fate
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
The furies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T.C. Jeffords butts heads with his daughter, Vance, a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and finally, ownership of the land itself
Blood on the sun( Visual )

46 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-WWII Toyko, American newspaper editor Nick Condon runs an explosive story revealing Japan's warlike intentions toward China and the U.S
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mummy (1932): "In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman."--IMDB website
The lost patrol by John Ford( Visual )

13 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terse drama about British cavalryman lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I. They are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally
T-Men( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two treasury agents infiltrate the ranks of a notorious counterfeiting ring known as the Vantucci Gang in this stylish film noir
The breaking point( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper's hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood's second crack at Ernest Hemingway's To Have And Have Not. John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, facing hard times, take on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to entertain the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer (Wallace Ford) as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde (Patricia Neal), making a series of compromises that stretch his morality--and his marriage--further than he'll admit. Hewing closer to Hemingway's novel than Howard Hawks's Bogart-Bacall vehicle does, The Breaking Point charts a course through daylight noir and working-class tragedy, guided by Curtiz's effortless visual fluency and a stoic, career-capping performance from Garfield"--Container
Warlock by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warlock, une petite ville de l'Ouest sauvage. Les hors-la-loi y règnent en maîtres, particulièrement la bande de McQuown. Pour s'en débarrasser, les habitants monnaient les services de Clay Blaisedell, un mercenaire armé de colts aux crosses en or et qu'accompagne un énigmatique adjoint, Tom Morgan. La tension monte encore d'un cran lorsque le shérif légitime, Johnny Gannon, entend rendre la justice dans le respect de la loi. Face à McQuown et à sa bande de tueurs, il n'a cependant pas le choix : il doit s'allier à Blaisdell et Morgan... Quand la morale se conjugue avec la violence : un western de légende interprété par l'une des plus belles brochettes de comédiens jamais réunis dans le genre. "L'homme aux colts d'or" marque autant l'histoire du genre par la rigueur de sa mise en scène, le refus des clichés, que par la complexité de ses protagonistes et l'élégance de ses images." (source : jaquette)
House of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
Magic town by William A Wellman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious pollster finds a small town whose citizens' opinions accurately reflect those of America at large. On discovering this oddity in the darling town of Grandview, Smith plots to exploit this mathematical miracle. Posing as an insurance salesman along with his two sidekicks, Ike Sloan and Mr. Twiddle, he romances the local newspaper editor while trying to keep her from discovering his true intentions
Paul Robeson : pioneer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanders of the river: Commissioner Sanders, representative of the British Crown, puts down a bloody rebellion and re-establishes harmony for the pro-British river people in this tale of adventure in Nigeria. Jericho: An African American soldier flees to the African desert during WWI after he accidentally causes the death of his sergeant and is sentenced to death for murder. True pioneer: In 1928, Paul Robeson moved to London and during the next twelve years, made six feature films. Paul Robeson Jr. and British film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne review Robeson's pioneering work in British cinema
The Claudette Colbert collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Three-cornered moon, 1933) Laughter is the best medicine in tough times, and that is certainly the case for Elizabeth and her three brothers who are forced to find work after their eccentric family's fortune is lost. (Maid of Salem, 1937) Inspired by the true-life Salem witch trials, an independent young woman is accused of casting evil spells by the Puritan townsfolk during one of the most notorious periods in American history. (I met him in Paris, 1937) All is fair in love and fashion as a successful designer must choose between three suitors: a creative playwright, a dashing playboy, and a hometown boy. (Bluebeard's eight wife, 1938) The daughter of a destitute aristocrat is determined to teach her millionaire groom a lesson when she learns that their wedding day is not his first trip down the aisle. (No time for love, 1943) A working class man falls for a sophisticated fashion photographer, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. (The egg and I, 1947) A new bride reluctantly says "I do" to her husband's plan to leave their life in the city and raise chickens on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization
Dead reckoning( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-G.I. tries to find out who framed his pal for murder -- and then rubbed him out! While tracking his war buddy's shadowy past, the G.I. becomes involved with the mysterious night club singer who had once been his pal's sweetheart
The mummy's hand( Visual )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition of American archaeologists travels to Egypt and must battle a 3000-year-old mummy who goes on a killing rampage during each full moon
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Shadow of a doubt
The InformerThe lost patrolHouse of wax ; The Haunting ; Freaks ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe mummy's handContemporary black biography : profiles from the international black community
Alternative Names
Ford, Wally

Ford Wally 1898-1966

Grundy, Sam 1898-1966

Jones Grundy, Samuel 1898-1966

Wallace Ford acteur britannique

Wallace Ford attore britannico

Wallace Ford britischer Schauspieler

Wallace Ford britisk skodespelar

Wallace Ford britisk skuespiller

Wallace Ford Brits acteur (1898-1966)

Wallace Ford brittisk skådespelare

Уоллес Форд

וולאס פורד

والاس فورد بازیگر بریتانیایی


English (237)

Italian (5)

German (4)

French (3)

Spanish (2)