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Jack Conway (I) (1887–1952)


Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack Conway was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favor of working within the strictures set forth by studio management--as embodied by Irving Thalberg and his production supervisors. The ... See full bio »

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Viva Villa! Director
(1934)
(1934)
The Roughneck Director
(1924)
The Smart Set Director
(1928)

Filmography

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 1947 Desire Me (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
 1947 High Barbaree
 1944 Dragon Seed
 1942 Crossroads
 1941 Honky Tonk
 1941 Love Crazy
 1940 Boom Town
 1940 Northwest Passage (director: additional scenes - uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
 1937 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
 1934 The Gay Bride
 1934 Stamboul Quest (uncredited)
 1934 Born to Be Bad (uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (retakes, uncredited)
 1934 Tarzan and His Mate (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
 1933 The Nuisance
 1933 Hell Below
 1932 Arsène Lupin
 1931 Just a Gigolo
 1930 New Moon
 1929 Untamed
 1928 The Smart Set
 1925 Soul Mates
 1924 The Roughneck
 1923 Sawdust
 1923 Quicksands
 1923 The Prisoner
 1922 Don't Shoot
 1922 Step on It!
 1921 The Kiss
 1921 The Spenders
 1921 The Killer
 1920 Riders of the Dawn (as Hugh Ryan Conroy)
 1918 Desert Law
 1918 Her Decision
 1917 Bond of Fear
 1917 The Charmer
 1917 Come Through
 1917 The Smashing Stroke (Short)
 1917 Polly Redhead
 1916 The Doctor's Decision (Short)
 1916 The Torment (Short)
 1916 Bitter Sweet (Short)
 1915 The Way of a Mother (Short)
 1915 The Mystic Jewel (Short)
 1915 The Old High Chair (Short)
 1914 The Wrong Prescription (Short)
 1913 The Long Portage (Short)
 1913 An Indian's Honor (Short)
 1913/III The Struggle (Short)
 1912 In the Long Run (Short)
 1912 The House of Pride (Short)
 1912 His Only Son (Short)
 1912 Her Indian Hero (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage actor and film director.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 13 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hugh Ryan Conroy | John Conway

Spouse:

Virginia Bushman  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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His career move from acting to directing occurred after he had refused to step into a cage and wrestle a lion. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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