John Farrow

John Farrow

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)

Lowest Rated: 69% Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1904

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A former naval officer, in Hollywood from 1927 as a scriptwriter, Farrow as a director turned out several well-crafted entertainments often marked by the imaginative use of locations, such as the huge skyscraper in which his 1948 thriller "The Big Clock" is largely set. The genres he was most often associated with were suspense and action drama, and his best work is both well-paced and intelligent. Farrow's best remembered efforts include "Five Came Back" (1939), detailing the struggles of plane crash survivors, "Wake Island" (1942), a gritty WWII drama, and "Alias Nick Beal" (1949), a modernized retelling of "Faust" about political corruption. He also pursued careers as a historian and novelist, and married actress Maureen O'Sullivan in 1936; daughters Mia and Tisa are also actresses.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% John Paul Jones Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Island Edward Stuart Godfrey (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife Director - 1957
No Score Yet 59% Back From Eternity Director,
Producer
- 1956
69% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Writer - 1956
No Score Yet 54% The Sea Chase Director,
Producer
- 1955
No Score Yet 0% A Bullet Is Waiting Director - 1954
No Score Yet 38% Ride, Vaquero Director - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Plunder of the Sun Director - 1953
88% 74% Hondo Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Botany Bay Director - 1953
No Score Yet 72% His Kind of Woman Director,
Producer
- 1951
No Score Yet 30% Submarine Command Director - 1951
No Score Yet 20% Copper Canyon Director - 1950
No Score Yet 50% Where Danger Lives Director - 1950
No Score Yet 50% Alias Nick Beal Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red, Hot and Blue Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Glory Director - 1948
100% 83% The Big Clock Director,
Producer
- 1948
No Score Yet 73% Night Has a Thousand Eyes Director - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Calcutta Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blaze of Noon Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Director - 1947
No Score Yet 78% California Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Came Along Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Director - 1944
No Score Yet 40% China Director - 1943
88% 50% Wake Island Director - 1942
No Score Yet 54% The Commandos Strike at Dawn Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married and in Love Director - 1940
No Score Yet 61% Five Came Back Director - 1939
No Score Yet 65% The Saint Strikes Back Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Confession Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorority House Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reno Director - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Women in the Wind Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Menace Director - 1938
No Score Yet 55% My Bill Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Miss Thoroughbred Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Musketeers Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men in Exile Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loved a Fireman Director - 1937
No Score Yet 20% West of Shanghai Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spectacle Maker Director,
Screenwriter
- 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman of Experience Screenwriter - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Common Law Screenwriter - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wolf Song Screenwriter - 1929
85% No Score Yet Ladies of the Mob Screenwriter - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman From Moscow Screenwriter - 1928