Image of Jack Conway

Jack Conway

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia He was born as Hugh Ryan Conway, on July 17, 1887, in Graceville, Minnesota, US. Conway started out as an actor, joining a repertory theater group straight out of high school. He then moved into films and, in 1911, became a member of D.W. Griffith's stock company, appearing primarily in westerns. Four years later, he made his mark as a director and gained valuable experience at Universal (1916–17 and 1921–23), before moving on to MGM in 1925. He remained there until 1948, often helming prestige assignments featuring the studio's top male star, Clark Gable: Boom Town (1940), Honky Tonk (1941), The Hucksters (1947) – all solid box office hits. Conway was one of a team of MGM contract directors, who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favor of working within the strictures set forth by studio management. A thoroughly competent craftsman, he delivered commercially successful entertainments, on time, and within budget. Conway may not have achieved fame as a creative genius, but the majority of his films remain eminently entertaining to this day. In his most famous film, A Tale of Two Cities (1935), he utilized 17,000 extras for the Paris mob scenes alone. This spectacular adaptation of the Dickens classic is still regarded by many as the definitive screen version. Another popular hit was the sophisticated all-star comedy Libeled Lady (1936), with the New York Times reviewer commenting on Conway's "agile direction". Conway also directed Viva Villa!, a hit MGM film starring Wallace Beery that was nominated for four Academy Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Conway (filmmaker), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Born:
Jul 17, 1887 In Graceville, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the movie The Scarlet Letter 1908-03-28
Latest Project:
Movie Old School vs. New School 2012-08-30
Known For
Poster of Old School vs. New School
Poster of The Killer
Poster of Her Indian Hero
Poster of The Scarlet Letter
Filmography
Movie Old School vs. New School Leon 2012-08-30
Movie Roof Tops of Manhattan Pa O'Shea 1935-11-16
Movie The Killer 1921-01-30
Movie The Little Orphan 1917-06-18
Movie Burning Daylight: The Adventures of 'Burning Daylight' in Alaska Joe Hines 1914-09-14
Movie Even Unto Death 1914-11-01
Movie When Lincoln Paid 1913-01-31
Movie Her Indian Hero Hal Benton 1912-04-16
Movie The Post Telegrapher 1912-04-30
Movie The Scarlet Letter Unknown 1908-03-28