Grover Jones

Active - 1921 - 1953  |   Born - Nov 15, 1893   |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Comedy, Western, Romance

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The son of a Hollywood studio technician, Grover Jones enjoyed a long career as a writer, producer and director. In the latter category, Jones directed or co-directed a handful of 2-reel silent comedies, including Al St. John's The Iron Mule (1925). From 1926 until 1937, he was a staff writer at Paramount, laboring away on such projects as the Bebe Daniels comedies, the early-talkie western The Virginian (1929), and Lives of the Bengal Lancers (1935), earning an Academy Award nomination for the last-named film. While at Paramount, he became a producer, remaining in this capacity during his two-year (1938-39) stint at Hal Roach Studios.

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