Celebrity Photo

Myles Connolly

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)

Lowest Rated: 43% My Son John (1952)

Birthday: Oct 7, 1897

Birthplace: Not Available

Most film historians know writer/producer Myles Connolly via the portrait painted of him in director Frank Capra's autobiography The Name Above the Title. A former newspaper reporter who laid claim to being one of the few journalists ever granted an interview by President Calvin Coolidge, the Boston-born Connolly was a favorite of political kingmaker and erstwhile movie producer Joseph P. Kennedy. It was Kennedy who persuaded Connolly to quit his job at the Boston Post and accept a position as staff producer for the old FBO studios in Hollywood. He survived FBO's matriculation into RKO in 1929, serving as associate producer for that studio's earliest Wheeler & Woolsey vehicles, and as writer-producer of such dramatic films as The Right to Romance (1933). Described by Frank Capra as "a hulking, 230-pound, six-three, black-haired, blue-eyed gum-chewing Irishman with the mien of a dyspeptic water buffalo," Connolly took it upon himself to become Capra's best friend/severest critic, berating the young director for turning out unimportant frivolities when he should be making thought-provoking masterpieces. If this be true, then it must also follow that Connolly seldom followed his own advice. While a contract writer at MGM, he churned out such escapist entertainments as the "Tarzan" pictures and the 1944 songfest Music for Millions (which earned him an Academy Award nomination). His only collaborations with his old buddy Capra were 1948's State of the Union and 1952's Here Comes the Groom. Myles Connolly's last screenwriting credit was Goldwyn's lighthearted musical biography Hans Christian Andersen (1952).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Enchanted Kingdom 3D Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Strange Mr. Gregory Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Shift of the Ages Screenwriter 2012
43% My Son John Screenwriter 1952
60% Here Comes the Groom Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet The Unfinished Dance Screenwriter 1948
80% State of the Union Screenwriter 1948
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Music for Millions Screenwriter 1944
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Tarzan's Secret Treasure Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Wives Under Suspicion Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood Producer 1937
No Score Yet His Greatest Gamble Producer 1934
No Score Yet Let's Try Again Producer 1934
No Score Yet The Sin Ship Producer 1931
No Score Yet Hook, Line and Sinker Producer 1930


No quotes approved yet.