Mini Tribute: Jack Conway at Work

Born July 17, in 1887 Director Jack Conway!

Jack Conway started out as an actor, first in theater, then in films in 1908 (mostly shorts).  By 1911 he was a member of D.W. Griffith’s stock company, appearing primarily in westerns.  In 1912 he started directing, and by 1922 he stopped acting completely (save for one role in a 1935 short called Roof Tops of Manhattan). In 1925 he became a contract director for MGM, remaining there until the end of his directing career in 1948.

So to celebrate the work of Jack Conway, let’s take a look at some behind-the-scenes photos from some of his best known films…

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Jack Conway with Ronald Coleman discussing script of A Tale of Two CitiesJack Conway and Ronald Colman discussing the script from A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

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Director Jack Conway on the set of Saratoga with Jean Harlow and Clark GableJack Conway with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable on the set of Saratoga (1937) (Jean Harlow’s last film)

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 Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Frank Morgan and director Jack Conway rehearsing a scene from Boom TownJack Conway (far right) with Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Frank Morgan rehearsing a scene from Boom Town (1940)

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 Director Jack Conway with Myrna Loy on the set of Too Hot to HandleJack Conway with Myrna Loy on the set of Too Hot to Handle (1938)

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Libeled Lady behind the scenesJack Conway directing Myrna Loy and William Powell on the set of Libeled Lady (1936)

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

 

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5 Responses to Mini Tribute: Jack Conway at Work

  1. That was fun. I love behind the scenes pictures. The first movie I think of when I think of Conway is his magnificent “A Tale of Two Cities”.

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  3. Hi there! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you already have it or are just not into the blog award thing, please just consider it a friendly nod to how much I enjoy your work!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh thanks so much! I really appreciate it. I won it a while back… am I ‘allowed’ to win it again I wonder?

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