The World Moves On Script

Script by:Reginald Berkeley (Screenplay), Reginald Berkeley (Story)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:Two families, cotton merchants in England and America, with branches in France and Prussia swear to stand by each other in a belief that a great business firmly established in four countries will be able to withstand even such another calamity as the Napoleonic Wars from which Europe is slowly recovering. Then many years later, along comes World War One and the years that follow, to test the businesses.

Stagecoach Script

Script by:Dudley Nichols (Screenplay), Ernest Haycox (Story)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

The Whole Town’s Talking Script

Script by:Jo Swerling (Screenplay), Robert Riskin (Screenplay)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.

The Grapes of Wrath Script

Script by:John Steinbeck (Author), Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

How Green Was My Valley Script

Script by:Philip Dunne (Screenplay), Richard Llewellyn (Novel)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives.

The Searchers Script

Script by:Alan Le May (Novel), Frank S. Nugent (Screenplay)
Directed by:John Ford

Plot:As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.