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Jack L. Warner

Highest Rated:   100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Lowest Rated:   13% Anthony Adverse (1936)
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One of the longest lived of the legendary Hollywood moguls, Canadian-born Jack Warner (of Polish-Jewish extraction) was the youngest of the four Warner brothers (there were 12 children in all) to venture into the movie business in 1905. In 1912 they went into actual film production, and the studio called Warner Bros. was established in the mid 1920s; its initial success was assured two years later with The Jazz Singer, the first talking picture. The studio developed a reputation during the 1930s as the most "street smart" of the Hollywood organizations, with its gangster films--sparked by a new young discovery named James Cagney and, later, Humphrey Bogart--and dazzling (yet surprisingly gritty) musicals, most notably 42nd Street (1933) and its various follow-ups, driven by the choreography of Busby Berkeley. Warner Bros. was also responsible for several more ambitious films, including the controversial social drama I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) and the Shakespearean adaptation A Midsummer Night's Dream (1934). By the middle and late 1930s, it had a star roster, the envy of other studios, that included Errol Flynn, Bogart, Cagney, Bette Davis, Paul Muni, John Garfield, a powerhouse producer in the guise of Hal Wallis, and a directorial staff--led by Michael Curtiz and John Huston--capable of handling virtually any type of film well. Even the studio's B-level stars, such as Ronald Reagan, were among the best of their kind and superior to the leading men of several of the other studios. Warner kept his share in the studio long after the others sold out their interests, and was still making good deals well into the 1950s, most notably when he secured the film rights--in partnership with CBS, which had financed the play--forMy Fair Lady (1960) As late as 1972, he was active as an independent producer, bringing the musical 1776 to the screen, ironically the same year that he also produced Dirty Little Billy, an all-but-forgotten account of Billy the Kid's life and career.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Warner at War
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy
  • Producer
1972
69% 1776
  • Producer
1972
47% Camelot
  • Producer
1967
96% My Fair Lady
  • Producer
1964
No Score Yet Battle Cry
  • Producer
1955
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest
  • Executive Producer
1949
No Score Yet June Bride
  • Executive Producer
1948
No Score Yet Winter Meeting
  • Executive Producer
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Executive Producer
1948
92% Dark Passage
  • Executive Producer
1947
No Score Yet Deep Valley
  • Executive Producer
1947
88% Possessed
  • Executive Producer
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Executive Producer
1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love
  • Executive Producer
1947
No Score Yet The Verdict
  • Executive Producer
1946
No Score Yet Deception
  • Executive Producer
1946
96% The Big Sleep
  • Executive Producer
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Executive Producer
1946
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Executive Producer
1946
85% Mildred Pierce
  • Executive Producer
1945
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green
  • Executive Producer
1945
No Score Yet Objective, Burma!
  • Executive Producer
1945
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Executive Producer
1944
No Score Yet The Mask of Dimitrios
  • Executive Producer
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Executive Producer
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Executive Producer
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Executive Producer
1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Executive Producer
1943
97% Casablanca
  • Executive Producer
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Producer
1942
83% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Producer
1942
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny
  • Producer
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Executive Producer
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Underground
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Producer
1940
100% The Letter
  • Executive Producer
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Producer
1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Producer
1940
100% The Sea Hawk
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet On Your Toes
  • Producer
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Executive Producer
1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Producer
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Executive Producer
1939
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Producer
1938
No Score Yet Love Is on the Air
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1937
100% Marked Woman
  • Producer
1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors
  • Executive Producer
1936
86% The Green Pastures
  • Producer
1936
13% Anthony Adverse
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet Housewife
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet Doctor Monica
  • Executive Producer
1934
100% Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet The Working Man
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton
  • Producer
1932
No Score Yet So Big
  • Producer
1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God
  • Producer
1932
No Score Yet Outward Bound
  • Producer
1930
74% The Jazz Singer
  • Producer
1927

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