Allan Jones

Allan Jones

Highest Rated: 100% A Day at the Races (1937)

Lowest Rated: 83% Rose Marie (1936)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1907

Birthplace: Not Available

Personable, wavy-haired singing star Allan Jones paid for his musical training by working in the coal mines of his native Scranton. After Broadway experience, Jones was brought to films by MGM, reportedly as "insurance" in case the studio's house tenor Nelson Eddy should prove troublesome. His first important screen role was as the nominal leading man in the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera (1935) -- in which, according to one critic, he worked so hard at being charming that his lip synchronization was off. In 1936, Jones was loaned to Universal to play Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat, which proved to be his best screen role. The following year, Jones co-starred with Jeanette MacDonald in The Firefly (1937), in which he introduced his signature tune "The Donkey Serenade". During the 1940s, Jones starred in several medium-budget Universal musicals, bearing titles like Moonlight in Havana (1942) and You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943). He spent his later years performing in TV specials, stage productions and nightclubs. For many years, Allan Jones was married to actress Irene Hervey; their son is recording artist Jack Jones.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A Man Called Sledge Barta Barry 1971
No Score Yet A Swingin' Summer Mr. Johnson 1965
No Score Yet Crazy House Cameo appearance 1943
No Score Yet Larceny with Music Ken Daniels 1943
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Jim Moore 1940
No Score Yet The Boys from Syracuse Antipholus of Ephesus, Antipholus of Syracuse 1940
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Eric Sinclair 1939
No Score Yet Everybody Sing Ricky Saboni 1938
100% A Day at the Races Gil Stewart 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly Don Diego 1937
100% Show Boat Gaylord Ravenal 1936
83% Rose Marie Romeo/Mario Cavaradossi 1936
97% A Night at the Opera Riccardo Baroni 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Allan 1935


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