Conway Tearle - Rotten Tomatoes

Conway Tearle

Highest Rated:   75% Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Lowest Rated:   75% Romeo and Juliet (1936)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% 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 Dancing Mothers
  • Jerry Naughton
1926
No Score Yet Mystic
  • Screenwriter
  • Michael Nash
1925
No Score Yet Stella Maris
  • John Riska
1918

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