Jack L. Warner

Birthday:
08/02/1892
Place of birth:
London, Ontario, Canada:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jack Leonard "J. L." Warner (August 2, 1892 – September 9, 1978), born Jacob Warner in London, Ontario, was a Canadian-American film executive who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Warner's career spanned some 45 years, its duration surpassing that of any other of the seminal Hollywood studio moguls. As co-head of production at Warner Bros. Studios, he worked with his brother, Sam Warner, to procure the technology for the film industry's first talking picture. After Sam's death, Jack clashed with his surviving older brothers, Harry and Albert Warner. He assumed exclusive control of the film production company in the 1950s, when he secretly purchased his brothers' shares in the business after convincing them to participate in a joint sale of stocks. Although Warner was feared by many of his employees and inspired ridicule with his uneven attempts at humor, he earned respect for his shrewd instincts and tough-mindedness. He recruited many of Warner Bros.' top stars and promoted the hard-edged social dramas for which the studio became known. Given to decisiveness, Warner once commented, "If I'm right fifty-one percent of the time, I'm ahead of the game." Throughout his career, he was viewed as a contradictory and enigmatic figure. Although he was a staunch Republican, Warner encouraged film projects that promoted the agenda of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. He opposed European fascism and criticized Nazi Germany well before America's involvement in World War II. An opponent of Communism, after the war Warner appeared as a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee, voluntarily naming screenwriters who had been fired as suspected Communists or sympathizers. Despite his controversial public image, Warner remained a force in the motion picture industry until his retirement in the early 1970s.

Credits

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005)
as Himself (archive footage)
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul (1993)
as Himself (archive footage)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Himself (archive footage)
A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)
as Himself
Okay for Sound (1946)
Show-Business at War (1943)
as Himself
The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)
as Himself (archive footage)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
as Himself
A Dream Comes True (1935)
as Himself (uncredited)
1776
Producer
Camelot
Producer
My Fair Lady
Producer
Red Nightmare
Supervisor of Production Resources
About Time
Producer
Battle Cry
Producer
A Star Is Born
Executive Producer
Beyond the Forest
Executive Producer
Night Unto Night
Executive Producer
June Bride
Executive Producer
The Woman in White
Executive Producer
Winter Meeting
Executive Producer
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Executive Producer
The Friendship Train
Executive Producer
My Wild Irish Rose
Executive Producer
Escape Me Never
Executive Producer
Dark Passage
Executive Producer
Deep Valley
Executive Producer
Cry Wolf
Executive Producer
The Unfaithful
Executive Producer
Stallion Road
Executive Producer
The Two Mrs. Carrolls
Executive Producer
Nora Prentiss
Producer
The Man I Love
Executive Producer
The Verdict
Executive Producer
Never Say Goodbye
Executive Producer
Nobody Lives Forever
Executive Producer
Deception
Executive Producer
Shadow of a Woman
Executive Producer
The Big Sleep
Executive Producer
Of Human Bondage
Executive Producer
Janie Gets Married
Executive Producer
A Stolen Life
Executive Producer
Devotion
Executive Producer
Cinderella Jones
Executive Producer
Three Strangers
Executive Producer
My Reputation
Executive Producer
San Antonio
Executive Producer
Danger Signal
Executive Producer
Mildred Pierce
Executive Producer
Christmas in Connecticut
Executive Producer
Escape in the Desert
Executive Producer
Conflict
Executive Producer
Pillow to Post
Executive Producer
The Horn Blows at Midnight
Executive Producer
The Corn Is Green
Executive Producer
Hotel Berlin
Executive Producer
Objective, Burma!
Executive Producer
Roughly Speaking
Executive Producer
To Have and Have Not
Executive Producer
I Am an American
Executive Producer
Hollywood Canteen
Executive Producer
The Conspirators
Executive Producer
Janie
Executive Producer
Arsenic and Old Lace
Producer
The Mask of Dimitrios
Executive Producer
Make Your Own Bed
Executive Producer
Mr. Skeffington
Executive Producer
Between Two Worlds
Executive Producer
The Adventures of Mark Twain
Executive Producer
The Shining Future
Producer
Uncertain Glory
Executive Producer
Shine on Harvest Moon
Executive Producer
In Our Time
Executive Producer
Passage to Marseille
Executive Producer
Destination Tokyo
Executive Producer
Old Acquaintance
Executive Producer
Northern Pursuit
Executive Producer
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Executive Producer
Watch on the Rhine
Executive Producer
This Is the Army
Producer
Background to Danger
Executive Producer
The Constant Nymph
Executive Producer
Action in the North Atlantic
Executive Producer
Mission to Moscow
Executive Producer
Edge of Darkness
Executive Producer
Air Force
Executive Producer
The Hard Way
Executive Producer
The Hard Way
Presenter
The United States Service Bands
Executive Producer
Casablanca
Executive Producer
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Executive Producer
Winning Your Wings
Producer
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Producer
Law of the Tropics
Production Manager
Underground
Executive Producer
Santa Fe Trail
Producer
Always a Bride
Executive Producer
City for Conquest
Production Manager
Money and the Woman
Production Executive
River's End
Executive Producer
They Drive by Night
Production Manager
Gambling on the High Seas
Executive Producer
A Fugitive from Justice
Executive Producer
Murder in the Air
Executive Producer
Torrid Zone
Production Manager
Tear Gas Squad
Executive Producer
An Angel from Texas
Production Manager
It All Came True
Executive Producer
The Fighting 69th
Production Manager
Private Detective
Executive Producer
The Return of Doctor X
Executive Producer
On Dress Parade
Executive Producer
Smashing the Money Ring
Executive Producer
No Place to Go
Executive Producer
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Executive Producer
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite
Executive Producer
Indianapolis Speedway
Executive Producer
Waterfront
Executive Producer
Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter
Executive Producer
Code of the Secret Service
Executive Producer
Sweepstakes Winner
Executive Producer
Torchy Runs for Mayor
Executive Producer
The Adventures of Jane Arden
Executive Producer
The Oklahoma Kid
Executive Producer
Nancy Drew... Reporter
Executive Producer
Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Executive Producer
They Made Me a Criminal
Production Manager
The Dawn Patrol
Executive Producer
Angels with Dirty Faces
Producer
Torchy Gets Her Man
Executive Producer
The Sisters
Executive Producer
Broadway Musketeers
Executive Producer
Four's a Crowd
Executive Producer
Penrod's Double Trouble
Executive Producer
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Executive Producer
Mystery House
Executive Producer
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Producer
Torchy Blane in Panama
Executive Producer
Fools for Scandal
Executive Producer
Accidents Will Happen
Executive Producer
Over the Wall
Executive Producer
A Slight Case of Murder
Executive Producer
Penrod and His Twin Brother
Executive Producer
Gold Is Where You Find It
Executive Producer
Breakdowns of 1938
Executive Producer
Blondes at Work
Executive Producer
Tovarich
Executive Producer
The Adventurous Blonde
Executive Producer
West Of Shanghai
Executive Producer
Love Is on the Air
Executive Producer
Back in Circulation
Executive Producer
The Littlest Diplomat
Producer
That Certain Woman
Executive Producer
Talent Scout
Executive Producer
They Won't Forget
Executive Producer
Public Wedding
Executive Producer
Another Dawn
Executive Producer
Slim
Executive Producer
Fly Away Baby
Executive Producer
Kid Galahad
Executive Producer
The Go-Getter
Executive Producer
The Cherokee Strip
Executive Producer
Draegerman Courage
Executive Producer
Melody For Two
Executive Producer
That Man's Here Again
Executive Producer
Marked Woman
Executive Producer
Marked Woman
Executive In Charge Of Production
Green Light
Executive Producer
Black Legion
Executive Producer
Once a Doctor
Executive Producer
Fugitive in the Sky
Executive Producer
California Mail
Executive Producer
Cain and Mabel
Executive Producer
Trailin' West
Executive Producer
Love Begins at Twenty
Executive Producer
China Clipper
Executive Producer
Jailbreak
Executive Producer
The Green Pastures
Executive Producer
Bengal Tiger
Executive Producer
Two Against the World
Executive Producer
The Big Noise
Executive Producer
Hearts Divided
Executive Producer
Murder by an Aristocrat
Executive Producer
The Golden Arrow
Executive Producer
Colleen
Executive Producer
The Story of Louis Pasteur
Executive Producer
Captain Blood
Executive Producer
Dangerous
Executive Producer
Miss Pacific Fleet
Executive Producer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Executive Producer
Black Fury
Executive Producer
'G' Men
Executive Producer
Bordertown
Executive Producer
Housewife
Producer
The Man with Two Faces
Executive Producer
Here Comes the Navy
Executive Producer
The Merry Frinks
Executive Producer
Upperworld
Executive Producer
Jimmy the Gent
Executive Producer
Dark Hazard
Executive Producer
Hi, Nellie!
Executive Producer
Gold Diggers of 1933
Producer
The Working Man
Producer
Parachute Jumper
Executive Producer
So Big!
Producer
The Man Who Played God
Executive Producer
Outward Bound
Producer
Sonny Boy
Story
The Terror
Executive Producer

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