Conway Tearle

Highest Rated: 78% Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Lowest Rated: 78% Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Conway Tearle headed for England after graduating West Point, in hopes of pursuing a stage career. He made his theatrical debut in 1892, working steadily in London until his return to the States thirteen years later. Establishing himself as a romantic lead on Broadway, Tearle eased in motion pictures in 1914 with The Nightingale. None of his silent films were particularly memorable, but he was able to build up a following in roles calling for dependability and inner strength. Such was his fame with female fans that the ad copy of his first talking picture, The Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929), enthusiastically promised "love scenes as only CONWAY TEARLE can play them." Unfortunately the actor was well past 50 when talkies came in, and also reportedly was fighting a losing battle with Demon Rum. By the mid '30s Tearle's stock in Hollywood had fallen so low that he was forced to accept a starring job in a mercifully brief series of B-westerns! Conway Tearle's last film role of value was as Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet (1936), wherein he carried himself well despite the fact that he (and the rest of the cast, for that matter) was twenty years too old for the part.

Highest Rated Movies



78% Romeo and Juliet Prince of Verona 1936
No Score Yet Klondike Annie Vance Palmer 1936
No Score Yet The Headline Woman Desmond 1935
No Score Yet Sing Sing Nights Floyd Cooper 1935
No Score Yet Stingaree Sir Julian Kent 1934
No Score Yet The King Murder Detective Chief Henry Barton 1932
No Score Yet Hurricane Express Stevens 1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair Rawdon Crawley 1932
No Score Yet Held for Murder Steven Kennedy 1932
No Score Yet Pleasure Actor 1932
No Score Yet Morals for Women Van Dyne 1931
No Score Yet Big City Interlude Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Truth About Youth Richard Carewe 1930
No Score Yet Lost Zeppelin Cmdr. Hall 1929
No Score Yet Smoke Bellew Kit "Smoke" Bellew 1929
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of Broadway Stephen Lee 1929
No Score Yet Dancing Mothers Jerry Naughton 1926
No Score Yet Mystic Michael Nash Screenwriter 1925
No Score Yet Way of a Woman Anthony Weir 1919
No Score Yet Stella Maris John Riska 1918


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