Henry Fonda filmography

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Henry Fonda and daughter Jane Fonda in 1943

This is the filmography of American actor Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982). From the beginning of Fonda's career in 1935 through to his last projects in 1981, Fonda appeared in more than 100 films, television programs and short subjects.

Through the course of his career, he appeared in many critically acclaimed films, including 12 Angry Men and The Ox-Bow Incident. His roles in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath and 1981's On Golden Pond both earned him Academy Award nominations and he won for the latter. Fonda made his mark in Westerns, appearing as Frank James in Jesse James and The Return of Frank James, and war films such as The Longest Day and In Harm's Way, and made frequent appearances in both television and foreign productions late in his career. He was Bette Davis' leading man in the romantic period piece Jezebel and portrayed historical figures Abraham Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln and Wyatt Earp in My Darling Clementine. Fonda made three movies with his close friend James Stewart: On Our Merry Way, Firecreek and The Cheyenne Social Club; the two appearing separately as well in How the West Was Won. Henry Fonda made no major film appearances between 1948's Fort Apache with John Wayne and Mister Roberts with James Cagney in 1955, seven years later, concentrating instead on the stage; both films were directed by John Ford.


Feature films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife Dan Harrow
Way Down East David Bartlett
I Dream Too Much Jonathan "Johnny" Street
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Dave Tolliver
The Moon's Our Home Anthony Amberton / John Smith
Spendthrift Townsend Middleton
1937 Wings of the Morning Kerry Gilfallen
You Only Live Once Eddie Taylor
Slim Slim Kincaid
That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick Jr.
1938 I Met My Love Again Ives Towner
Jezebel Preston Dillard
Blockade Marco
Spawn of the North Jim Kimmerlee
The Mad Miss Manton Peter Ames
1939 Jesse James Frank James
Let Us Live Brick Tennant
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Watson
Young Mr. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Drums Along the Mohawk Gilbert Martin
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad
Lillian Russell Alexander Moore
The Return of Frank James Frank James
Chad Hanna Chad Hanna
1941 The Lady Eve Charles Pike
Wild Geese Calling John Murdock
You Belong to Me Peter Kirk Alternate title: Good Morning, Doctor
1942 The Male Animal Prof. Tommy Turner
Rings on Her Fingers John Wheeler
The Magnificent Dope Thadeus Winship Page Alternate titles: Lazy Galahad, The Magnificent Jerk
Tales of Manhattan George
The Big Street Augustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton II
1943 Immortal Sergeant Cpl. Colin Spence
The Ox-Bow Incident Gil Carter
1946 My Darling Clementine Town Marshal Wyatt Earp
1947 The Long Night Joe Adams
The Fugitive Fugitive Priest
Daisy Kenyon Peter Lapham
1948 On Our Merry Way Lank Solsky
Fort Apache Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
1949 Jigsaw Nightclub Waiter Uncredited cameo
1955 Mister Roberts Lt. Douglas A. Roberts
1956 War and Peace Count Pierre Bezukhov
The Wrong Man Manny Balestrero
1957 12 Angry Men Davis, Juror #8 Also producer
The Tin Star Morgan Hickman
1958 Stage Struck Lewis Easton
1959 Warlock Clay Blaisedell
The Man Who Understood Women Willie Bauche
1962 Advise & Consent Robert A. Leffingwell
The Longest Day Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
How the West Was Won Jethro Stuart
1963 Spencer's Mountain Clay Spencer
1964 The Best Man Sen. William Russell
Fail Safe The President
Sex and the Single Girl Frank Broderick
1965 The Rounders Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
In Harm's Way Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
The Dirty Game Dimitri Koulov Alternate title: The Secret Agents
Battle of the Bulge Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady Meredith / Ben Bailey Alternate title: Big Deal at Dodge City
1967 Welcome to Hard Times Mayor Will Blue
1968 Firecreek Bob Larkin
Madigan Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Yours, Mine and Ours Frank Beardsley
The Boston Strangler John S. Bottomly
Once Upon a Time in the West Frank
1970 Too Late the Hero Capt. John G. Nolan
The Cheyenne Social Club Harley Sullivan
There Was a Crooked Man... Sheriff Woodward Lopeman
1971 Sometimes a Great Notion Henry Stamper Alternate title: Never Give A Inch
1973 Night Flight from Moscow Allan Davies Alternate title: The Serpent
Ash Wednesday Mark Sawyer
My Name Is Nobody Jack Beauregard
1974 Last Days of Mussolini Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster Alternate title: The Last 4 Days
1976 Midway Adm. Chester W. Nimitz Alternate title: Battle of Midway
1977 Tentacles Mr. Whitehead
The Great Smokey Roadblock Elegant John Howard Alternate titles: The Goodbye Run, The Last of the Cowboys
Rollercoaster Simon Davenport
1978 The Greatest Battle Brig. Gen. Harold Foster Alternate titles: The Biggest Battle, Battle Force
Fedora President of the academy Cameo
The Swarm Dr. Walter Krim
1979 City on Fire Chief Albert Risley
Wanda Nevada Old Prospector Cameo
Meteor The President
1981 On Golden Pond Norman Thayer Jr. Final film performance, won Academy Award for Best Actor

Television films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1967 Stranger on the Run Ben Chamberlain
1973 The Red Pony Carl Tiflin
The Alpha Caper Mark Forbes Alternate title: The Inside Job
1974 Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow
1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Captains and the Kings Sen. Enfield Bassett Miniseries
1978 Home to Stay Grandpa George
1979 Roots: The Next Generations Colonel Frederick Warner Miniseries
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate Colonel J.C. Kincaid
Gideon's Trumpet Clarence Earl Gideon
1981 Summer Solstice Joshua Turner Final television performance

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