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Jack Warner


B: August 2, 1892 in London, Ontario
D: September 9, 1978 in Los Angeles, California

Born Jack Leonard Eichelbaum, Jack Warner was one of the famous Warner Brothers to venture into the movie business in 1905. In 1912 they began film production and founded the Warner Bros. studio in the mid 1920s. One of its greatest early success was the release of The Jazz Singer, the first successful motion picture with synchronized sound. The “talkies” had arrived. The studio’s reputation was solidified in the 1930s with a series of gangster films starring their new discoveries, James Cagney and, later, Humphrey Bogart. They were also famous for their dazzling musicals, most notably 42nd Street which launched the career of Ruby Keeler in 1933. It is impossible to list all of the projects in which he was involved at the studio level, but we have included a select list of the films in which he was either Producer or Executive Producer during a career that lasted more than 50 years.

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My Four Years in Germany (1917)

Dangerous Adventure (1922)
Don Juan (1927)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
The Lights of New York (1928)
The Singing Fool (1928)
Disraeli (1929)

Little Caesar (1930)
The Public Enemy (1931)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
42nd Street (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Captain Blood (1935)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Anthony Adverse (1936)
They Won’t Forget (1937)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

The Sea Wolf (1941)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Air Force (1943)
Casablanca (1943)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Of Human Bondage (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Life with Father (1947)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
House of Wax (1953)
East of Eden (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Moby Dick (1956)
Auntie Mame (1958)
The Nun’s Story (1959)

PT-109 (1962)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Great Race (1965)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Camelot (1967)

Walter Huston won an Academy Award for his work in Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Walter Huston won an Academy Award for
his work in Treasure of the Sierra Madre.