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Allan Jones

Highest Rated:   100% A Day at the Races (1937)
Lowest Rated:   97% A Night at the Opera (1935)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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
No Score Yet 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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