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Conway Tearle (1878–1938)

This West Point-educated actor was a tall, dark and handsome American co-star who romanced some of the most illustrious femme stars ever to appear on the silent silver screen. Conway Tearle was born in New York City on May 17, 1878 to a family of entertainers. Christened Frederick Levy, his father, Jules, was a jazz musician, and mother Marianne ... See full bio »

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The Hurricane Express
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Escalus - Prince of Verona
Stella Maris
Stella Maris John Risca - also Spelled Riska
The King Murder
The King Murder Detective Chief Henry Barton


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 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Edwin Strange
 1936 Klondike Annie
Vance Palmer
 1936 Senor Jim
Jim Stafford
 1936 Desert Guns
Kirk Allenby / Bob Enright
 1935 The Headline Woman
Police Commissioner Frank Desmond
 1934 Sing Sing Nights
Floyd Cooper
 1934 Stingaree
Sir Julian
 1933 Should Ladies Behave
Max Lawrence
 1933 Day of Reckoning
 1932 Her Mad Night
Steven Kennedy
 1932 The King Murder
Detective Chief Henry Barton
 1932 The Hurricane Express
 1932 Man About Town
Bob Ashley
 1931 The False Madonna
Grant Arnold
 1931 Morals for Women
Van Dyne
 1931 Captivation
Hugh Somerton
 1931 The Lady Who Dared
Jack Norton
 1929 The Lost Zeppelin
Commander Donald Hall
 1929 Evidence
Harold Courtenay
 1927 The Isle of Forgotten Women
Bruce Paine
 1927 Moulders of Men
Dr. William Matthews
 1927 Altars of Desire
David Elrod
 1926 My Official Wife
Alexander, aka Sascha
 1926 Dancing Mothers
Jerry Naughton
 1926 The Dancer of Paris
Noel Anson
 1925 Morals for Men
Joe Strickland
 1925 The Mystic
Michael Nash
 1925 Just a Woman
Robert Holton
 1925 School for Wives
Richard Keith
 1925 The Heart of a Siren
Gerald Rexford
 1925 Bad Company
James Hamilton
 1924 Flirting with Love
Wade Cameron
 1924 The White Moth
Vantine Morley
 1923 The Dangerous Maid
Capt. Miles Prothero
 1923 The Common Law
Louis Neville
 1923 Ashes of Vengeance
Rupert de Vrieac
 1923 The Rustle of Silk
Arthur Fallaray
 1922 One Week of Love
Buck Fearnley
 1922 The Referee
John McArdle
 1922 Love's Masquerade
Russell Carrington
 1922 A Wide Open Town
Billy Clifford
 1921 After Midnight
Gordon Phillips / Wallace Phillips
 1921 The Fighter
Caleb Conover
 1921/I The Oath
Hugh Coleman
 1921 Bucking the Tiger
Ritchie MacDonald
 1921 Society Snobs
Lorenzo Carilo / Duke d'Amunzi
 1920 The Road of Ambition
Bill Matthews
 1920 Whispering Devils
Rev. Michael Faversham
 1920 Marooned Hearts
Dr. Paul Carrington
 1920 April Folly
Kerry Sarle
 1920 The Forbidden Woman
Malcolm Kent
 1920 Two Weeks
Kenneth Maxwell
 1920 She Loves and Lies
Ernest Lismore
 1919 A Virtuous Vamp
Jame Crowninshield
 1919 The Mind-the-Paint Girl
Capt. Nicholas Jeyes
 1919 Her Game
Alan Rutherford / Bruce Armitage
 1919 Atonement
Theodore Proctor
 1919 The Way of a Woman
Anthony Weir
 1918 Virtuous Wives
Andrew Forrester
 1918 Stella Maris
John Risca - also Spelled Riska
 1918 The World for Sale
 1917 The Judgement House
Ian Stafford
 1916 The Heart of the Hills
 1916 The Foolish Virgin
Jim Anthony
 1915 Poor Schmaltz
 1915 Helene of the North
Ralph Connell, aka Lord Traverse
 1915 The Seven Sisters
Count Horkoy
 1914 Shore Acres
Sam Warner
 1914 The Nightingale
Charles Marden
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Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared in "The Hawk" on Broadway. Written by Francis de Croisset. Translated by Marie Zane Taylor. Shubert Theatre (moved to Maxine Elliott's Theatre from 30 Nov 1914-Close): 28 Sep 1914- unknown (136 performances). Cast: Herbert Belmore, William H. Burton, Lawrence Clifford, Richard Dix [Broadway debut], Mlle. Gabrielle ... See more »

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Josephine Park was granted alimony of $25 per week upon her divorce from Tearle, in 1912. When National Picture Theaters gave Tearle a contract for $1750 per week, Park asked the courts for an increase in her alimony to $500 per week. Instead, she was awarded $75 per week. See more »

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