(May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006)
Glenn Ford (Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford) would be 97 today. Here’s a frame from the Criterion Blu-ray of 3:10 To Yuma (1957) to mark the occasion.
Much like Jimmy Stewart, Randolph Scott or John Wayne, Ford made Westerns throughout his career, but the ones from the 50s — such as The Fastest Gun Alive (1956), Jubal (1956) and of course 3:10 To Yuma — were really something special. There was something about him that really fit the darker themes of the decade’s Westerns.