Directed by John Ford

  Aired on TCM: November 7th, 2006

In 1971, Peter Bogdanovich was perhaps America’s most promising young filmmaker, having directed the remarkable “Targets” (1968) and “The Last Picture Show” (1971), earning him an Academy Award nomination for the latter.  At this point, he chose to make a documentary about legendary film director John Ford.  The result was a documentary that drew excellent reviews, following a screening at the 1971 New York Film Festival and a subsequent television broadcast. 

Aired on TCM: November 7th, 2006
  • Cast John Ford, James Stewart, John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Harry Carey Jr.Orson Welles (narrator)
  • Director Peter Bogdanovich
  • Writer Peter Bogdanovich
  • Producers Frank Marshall, James R. Silke, George Stevens Jr.
  • Exec. Producer Tom Brown
  • Composer Gaylord Carter
  • Editors Mark Fitzgerald, Richard Patterson