09.08.2012 [Napa Valley Register] - These included film and storytelling, which prompted her to contact Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio. What happened next was pure “kismet,” Lail said. “They were looking for a production assistant in Rutherford and I had applied. So I
(born Francis Feeney, August 14, 1881 – September 5, 1953) was a prolific film actor, writer, and director. He was the mentor and elder brother of film director John Ford. He also appeared in many of John Ford's movies, including Young Mr. Lincoln and The Quiet Man.