Jack Davies


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
November 25, 1913
Died
June 22, 1994

Biography

Jack Davies's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Doctor at Sea" in 1955. Following this honor, Davies penned the scripts for the comedy "An Alligator Named Daisy" (1957) with Donald Sinden, the Ray Milland action flick "High Flight" (1958) and the comedy "It Started in Naples" (1960) with Clark Gable. He also appeared in the c...

Biography

Jack Davies's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Doctor at Sea" in 1955. Following this honor, Davies penned the scripts for the comedy "An Alligator Named Daisy" (1957) with Donald Sinden, the Ray Milland action flick "High Flight" (1958) and the comedy "It Started in Naples" (1960) with Clark Gable. He also appeared in the comedy "Crooks Anonymous" (1962) with Leslie Phillips. Davies was most recently credited in "Kicking It" (2008). In the seventies through the nineties, Davies lent his talents to projects like "Paper Tiger" with David Niven (1975), "ffolkes" with Roger Moore (1980) and "Getting It On" (1983). His credits also expanded to "Edtv" with Matthew McConaughey (1999). Davies passed away in June 1994 at the age of 81.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Getting It On (1983)

Writer (Feature Film)

Ffolkes (1980)
Screenwriter
Paper Tiger (1975)
Screenwriter
Doctor in Trouble (1970)
Screenwriter
Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Screenwriter
Carnaby, M. D. (1967)
Screenwriter
A Stitch in Time (1967)
Screenwriter
Gambit (1966)
Screenwriter
Father Came Too (1966)
Screenwriter
The Fast Lady (1965)
Screenwriter
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; or How I Flew From London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes (1965)
Screenwriter
The Cavern (1965)
Story & Screenplay
Crooks Anonymous (1963)
Screenwriter
Nearly a Nasty Accident (1962)
Screenwriter
A Coming-Out Party (1962)
Screenwriter
Follow a Star (1961)
Screenwriter
Invitation to Monte Carlo (1961)
Narr
It Started in Naples (1960)
Story
High Flight (1958)
Based on an Original story by
The Square Peg (1958)
Writer
An Alligator Named Daisy (1957)
Screenplay
Doctor at Sea (1955)
Screenwriter
Tonight's the Night (1954)
Story and Screenplay
Curtain Up (1952)
Writer
Laughter in Paradise (1951)
Screenwriter
The Tenth Man (1936)
Writer
Someone at the Door (1936)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Kicking It (2008)
Executive Producer
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; or How I Flew From London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes (1965)
Associate Producer
Crooks Anonymous (1963)
Associate Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

Sheba Baby (1975)
Editor
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1974)
Assistant Editor
Dracula (1974)
Assistant Editor
Harold and Maude (1971)
Assistant Editor

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Ed TV (1999)
Other
Ffolkes (1980)
Source Material (From Novel)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Gambit (1967) - I Had To Have Her We don’t know at this point that we’re seeing the caper only as it plays out in the imagination of thief Harry (Michael Caine), in which Arab potentate Shabandar (Herbert Lom) is wholly entranced by the resemblance of Shirley MacLaine, as taxi-dancer Nicole, to his late wife, in Gambit, 1966.
Gambit (1966) - You Weren't Being Tricky Enough Thief Harry (Michael Caine), now in the dicier real-life version of his imagined heist, in fictional Dammuz with troublesome Nicole (Shirley MacLaine, whom he recruited because she’s a dead-ringer for a rich Arab’s deceased wife), trying to find find another accomplice, and forced to evade goons, in director Ronald Neame’s Gambit, 1966.
Laughter In Paradise (1951) - I'm Not On Hello Terms All of Audrey Hepburn's bit, as a cigarette girl, in a complex comedy in which Guy Middleton as "Simon Russell" is running a con, which his brother Alastair Sim knows about but his mark "Lucille" (Beatrice Campbell) doesn't, in director Mario Zampi's 1951 hit Laughter In Paradise.
Laughter In Paradise (1951) - Show Them You've Got Some Push! Introducing clerk Herbert (George Cole), another of the inheriting siblings, smacked by his boss (Ronald Adam), updated by his landlady (Eveline Mary Kirkwood), and encouraged by Lucille (Beatrice Campbell), in the hit British comedy Laughter In Paradise, 1951, starring Alastair Sim.
Laughter In Paradise (1951) - Slugged Her In The Kisser First scene for top-billed Alastair Sim as embarrassed pulp writer Deniston, using one of his pen-names, dictating for besotted assistant Miss Wilcott (Eleanor Summerfield), taking a call from his betrothed, not yet aware of his conditional inheritance, in Laughter In Paradise, 1951.
Fast Lady, The - The Men Who Drive Them Wealthy Claire (Julie Christie) is driving stranded bicyclist Murdoch (Stanley Baxter) back into town, where lecherous Freddy (Leslie Phillips) has a car to show off, in the Brit-com The Fast Lady, 1965.

Family

John Howard Davies
Son
Actor.

Bibliography