Thought I would post my top five favorite John Ford movies. These are not in order of preference, I have difficulty in declaring any one of them a favorite over the others."How Green Was My Valley" is one of my favorite John Ford films. Ford is considered one of the best directors ever (something I agree with), so I find it hard to believe that one of his best films would be considered one of the ten worst films to win the best picture Oscar.
By the way, this film and "Forbidden Planet" have turned my wife into something of a Walter Pidgeon fan. I love the long shot of Pidgeon at the wedding as well, it is indeed brilliantly composed. This is the sort of thing that you look forward to in John Ford films.
How Green Was My Valley
My Darling Clementine
The Quiet Man