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Encyclopedia > John Farrow

John Farrow was an award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter, born John N.B. Villiers-Farrow on February 10, 1904 in Sydney, Australia. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...

John Farrow began writing while working as a sailor in the 1920s. He moved to Hollywood to work in films as a marine technical advisor and stayed on as a screenwriter. He wrote for films between 1927 and 1959, and also directed between 1934 and 1959. Farrow was also a writer of short stories and plays.

He's also remembered for being married to actress Maureen O'Sullivan. He fathered seven children, including actresses Mia Farrow and Prudence Farrow. Maureen OSullivan as Jane in Tarzan and His Mate Maureen O’Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish-born actress. ... Farrow on the cover of Glamour, 1968 Mia Farrow (born on February 9, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an Irish-American actor. ... Prudence Farrow (born 1948) is the sister of actress Mia Farrow and daughter of the late John Farrow and Maureen OSullivan. ...

He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1963 in Beverly Hills, California. January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ...

Awards and Honors

Farrow was twice nominated for an Academy Award. He won the Oscar and Writers Guild of America Award for his adapted screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries. ... Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne, involving a dare proposed to English aristocrat Phileas Fogg by his gentlemens club to undertake a bold journey to travel around the world in only 80 days. ...

He was nominated for an Oscar and won the 1942 New York Film Critics Circle Award for his direction of the rousing World War II battle drama Wake Island. New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... Wake Island - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll) is a coral atoll (having a coastline of 12 miles (19. ...

His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6304 Hollywood Blvd. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...



  1. John Paul Jones (1959)
  2. The Unholy Wife (1957)
  3. Back from Eternity (1956)
  4. The Sea Chase (1955)
  5. A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)
  6. Hondo (1953)
  7. Plunder of the Sun (1953)
  8. Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
  9. Botany Bay (1953)
  10. Submarine Command (1951)
  11. His Kind of Woman (1951)
  12. Copper Canyon (1950)
  13. Where Danger Lives (1950)
  14. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
  15. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
  16. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
  17. Beyond Glory (1948)
  18. The Big Clock (1948)
  19. Blaze of Noon (1947)
  20. Calcutta (1947)
  21. Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
  22. California (1946)
  23. Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
  24. You Came Along (1945)
  25. The Hitler Gang (1944)
  26. China (1943)
  27. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)
  28. Wake Island (1942)
  29. A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
  30. Married and in Love (1940)
  31. Reno (1939)
  32. Full Confession (1939)
  33. Five Came Back (1939)
  34. Sorority House (1939)
  35. Women in the Wind (1939)
  36. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
  37. Comet Over Broadway (1938) (uncredited)
  38. Broadway Musketeers (1938)
  39. My Bill (1938)
  40. Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)
  41. The Invisible Menace (1938)
  42. She Loved a Fireman (1937)
  43. West of Shanghai (1937)
  44. Men in Exile (1937)
  45. Tarzan Escapes (1936) (uncredited)
  46. The Spectacle Maker (1934) (as John Villiers Farrow)

Writer: The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir thriller set in New York City based on the novel by Kenneth Fearing. ...

  1. John Paul Jones (1959)
  2. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
  3. Ride, Vaquero! (1953) (uncredited)
  4. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
  5. Last of the Pagans (1935) (original story and screenplay) (as John Villiers Farrow)
  6. The Spectacle Maker (1934) (as John Villiers Farrow)
  7. Don Quixote (1933) (English version)
  8. The Impassive Footman (1932)
  9. The Common Law (1931) (screen story)
  10. A Woman of Experience (1931) (dialogue & screenplay)
  11. Inside the Lines (1930) (dialogue)
  12. Shadow of the Law (1930)
  13. The Bad One (1930) (story)
  14. Seven Days' Leave (1930)
  15. The Four Feathers (1929) (titles)
  16. The Wheel of Life (1929) (adaptation)
  17. A Dangerous Woman (1929)
  18. The Wolf Song (1929)
  19. Three Weekends (1928) (adaptation)
  20. The Woman From Moscow (1928) (also titles)
  21. The First Kiss (1928) (adaptation)
  22. Ladies of the Mob (1928)
  23. The Blue Danube (1928) (story)
  24. The Showdown (1928) (titles)
  25. The Bride of the Colorado (1928) (story)
  26. The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927) (story)
  27. A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927)
  28. White Gold (1927) (titles)

Producer: Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. ... Movie poster for The Four Feathers (2002) The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason which has been filmed several times. ... blah! junkstuff! ...

  1. The Unholy Wife (1957)
  2. Back from Eternity (1956)
  3. The Sea Chase (1955)
  4. Submarine Command (1951) (co-executive producer)
  5. The Big Clock (1948)

Actor: The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir thriller set in New York City based on the novel by Kenneth Fearing. ...

  1. Forbidden Island (1959) .... Stuart Godfrey
  2. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) (uncredited) .... Cpl. Stuart

External links

  • Find-A-Grave profile for John Farrow
  • Internet Movie Database John Farrow page

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