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John Farrow (I) (1904–1963)


John Farrow wrote short stories and plays during his four-year career in the navy. In the late 1920s he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for a film about Marines and stayed as a screenwriter, from A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) through Tarzan Escapes (1936). He married Tarzan's Jane, Maureen O'Sullivan, in 1936. He began directing in 1937 (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Wake Island
Wake Island Director
(1942)
The Big Clock
The Big Clock Director
(1948)
His Kind of Woman
(1951)

Filmography

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 1962-1963 Empire (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Echo of a Man (1962)
- The Tall Shadow (1962)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (Spanish sequences, uncredited)
 1956 Seven Wonders of the World (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase
 1953 Hondo
 1952 Botany Bay
 1951 Red Mountain (uncredited)
 1950 Copper Canyon
 1948 Beyond Glory
 1948 The Big Clock
 1947 Blaze of Noon
 1947 Calcutta
 1947 California
 1943 China
 1942 Wake Island
 1939 Reno
 1938 Comet Over Broadway (uncredited)
 1938 My Bill
 1937 Men in Exile
 1936 Tarzan Escapes (uncredited)
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short) (as John Villiers Farrow)
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Alternate Names:

John V. Farrow | John Villiers Farrow

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Ex-father-in-law of Frank Sinatra and André Previn. See more »

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Aquarius

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