A six-gun salute to subtle cowboy star Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford was voted Hollywood’s number one box office attraction in 1958 and remained a durable name on the marquee for 52 years. Twenty unearthed photos and videos cast light upon Ford’s affinity for westerns — e.g. “3:10 to Yuma,” “Cowboy,” “Cimarron,” and “The Rounders” — plus drop dead gorgeous costars Angie Dickinson and Inger Stevens. Cutting a dashing leading man profile at age 47, Ford is Union Army Captain Jared Heath in director George Marshall’s absurdly deadpan “Advance to the Rear,” a black and white comedy western unleashed on June 10, 1964, costarring Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, and future “Gilligan’s Island” castaways Jim Backus and Alan Hale, Jr. Image Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A Canadian-born Hollywood star unusually adept at portraying average Joes facing seemingly insurmountable circumstances, the perpetually under-appreciated Glenn Ford possessed an effortless grace and undeniable charisma.

Never nominated for an Academy Award, Ford did receive a Golden Globe for his work as a suspicious street savvy gangster in director Frank Capra’s 1961…