John Farrow

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    • John Farrow



      Date of birth
      10 February 1904
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Date of death
      28 January 1963
      Beverly Hills, California, USA. (heart attack)

      Sometimes Credited As:
      John V. Farrow / John Villiers Farrow

      Birth name
      John N.B. Villiers-Farrow

      5' 11½" (1.82 m)

      Maureen O'Sullivan (12 September 1936 - 28 January 1963) (his death) 7 children
      Felice Lewin (? - ?) (first)

      Had seven children with Maureen O'Sullivan: Michael, Patrick, Maria (Mia Farrow), John Charles Farrow, Prudence Farrow, Theresa (Tisa Farrow) and Stephanie Farrow.

      Father-in-law of Frank Sinatra.

      Father-in-law of André Previn.

      Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA - Section P, Lot 317, Grave 5

      Roman Catholic convert.

      Grandfather of Moses Farrow, Soon-Yi Previn, Daisy Previn and Fletcher Farrow Previn
      Ladies of the Mob (1928) $7,300

      Mini Biography
      Farrow wrote short stories and plays during his four-year career in the navy. In the late 1920s he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for marine filming and stayed as a screenwriter, from A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) through Tarzan Escapes (1936). He married Tarzan's Jane, 'Maureen O'Sullivan', in 1936. He began directing in 1937 (Men in Exile (1937) and West of Shanghai (1937)). He was injured while serving as Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy in World War II. After that he converted to Catholicism and wrote a biography of Thomas More, a history of the Papacy, a Tahiti/English dictionary and several novels. He collaborated in the writing of several of his films and shared the Academy Award for Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).
      IMDb mini-biography by
      Ed Stephan

      1. John Paul Jones (1959)
      2. The Unholy Wife (1957)
      ... aka The Lady and the Prowler (USA)
      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)
      ... aka The Submarine Story (USA)
      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)
      ... aka The Contact Man (UK)
      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)
      ... aka Never to Love (USA: reissue title)
      30. Married and in Love (1940)
      31. Reno (1939)
      32. Full Confession (1939)
      33. Five Came Back (1939)
      34. Sorority House (1939)
      ... aka That Girl from College (UK)
      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)
      ... aka Without Warning
      42. She Loved a Fireman (1937)
      43. West of Shanghai (1937)
      ... aka War Lord
      44. Men in Exile (1937)
      45. Tarzan Escapes (1936) (uncredited)
      46. The Spectacle Maker (1934) (as John Villiers Farrow)

      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)
      ... aka Typee (Australia)
      6. The Spectacle Maker (1934) (as John Villiers Farrow)
      7. Don Quixote (1933) (English version)
      ... aka Adventures of Don Quixote
      8. The Impassive Footman (1932)
      ... aka Woman In Chains (USA)
      ... aka Woman in Bondage (USA)
      9. The Common Law (1931) (screen story)
      10. A Woman of Experience (1931) (dialogue & screenplay) (play The Registered Woman)
      ... aka Registered Woman
      11. Inside the Lines (1930) (dialogue)
      12. Shadow of the Law (1930)
      13. The Bad One (1930) (story)
      14. Seven Days' Leave (1930)
      ... aka Medals
      15. The Four Feathers (1929) (titles)
      16. The Wheel of Life (1929) (adaptation)
      17. A Dangerous Woman (1929)
      ... aka The Woman Who Needed Killing
      18. The Wolf Song (1929)
      19. Three Weekends (1928) (adaptation)
      ... aka Three Week Ends (USA: poster title)
      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)
      ... aka Honour Above All (UK)
      24. The Showdown (1928) (titles)
      25. The Bride of the Colorado (1928) (story)
      ... aka Bride of the Night (USA)
      26. The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927) (story)
      27. A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927)
      28. White Gold (1927) (titles)

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

      Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
      1. Don Quixote (1933) (assistant director)
      ... aka Adventures of Don Quixote
      2. Don Quichotte (1933/I) (assistant director)
      3. Don Quichotte (1933/II) (assistant director)

      1. Forbidden Island (1959) .... Stuart Godfrey
      2. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) (uncredited) .... Cpl. Stuart
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • John Farrow (Father of Mia' Farrow) made 2 significant movies with Duke

      The Sea Chase (1955)
      Hondo (1953)

      John Ford visits John Farrow & Duke on the Hondo set

      Glenn Ford was originally scheduled to play the title role in Hondo.
      However Ford had worked on Duke's production Plunder of the Sun
      and found Farrow ' often callous', so opted out working with the director again.

      Although Farrow was directing, Chuck Roberson noted:
      Duke's word was law
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Hey Keith, just a note on Farrow. Two of the movies he directed were essentially the same movie. In 1939, he directed Five Came Back. About a small passenger plane that crash lands in the jungle and the struggle of the passengers and crew to fix the plane and get back to civilization. I think one of the stars was Chester Morris, can't remember the rest. In 1956, he then directed Back From Eternity which was the same story as Five Came Back, just updated some. It starred, Robert Ryan, Rod Steiger, Gene Barry, Anita Ekberg, Phyllis Kirk and, Keith Andes. Just thought I'd bring that up.
    • Re: Directors Of The Saddle- John Farrow

      ethanedwards wrote:


      John 'father of Mia' Farrow, made 2 films starring Duke, and they were,
      The director, was involved with Batjac,
      with Plunder of the Sun, the movie just before
      he directed Hondo.

      The Sea Chase (1955) Director and Producer.
      Hondo (1953) Director

      He was also involved in other Batjac Productions.

      Just to re-introduce this Director
      Best Wishes
      London- England