Jason Nelson Robards Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He was a winner of a Tony Award, two Academy Awards and an Emmy Award. He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.
He became famous playing works of American playwright Eugene O'Neill and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast both in common-man roles and as well-known historical figures.
In Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
July 26, 1922
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 26, 2000 (aged 78)|
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education||Hollywood High School|
|Alma mater||American Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|Known for||Playing historical figures,|
(m. 1948; div. 1958)
(m. 1959; div. 1961)
(m. 1961; div. 1969)
Lois O'Connor (m. 1970)
|Children||6, including Sam Robards|
|Parent(s)||Jason Robards, Sr.,|
Hope Maxine (née Glanville)
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1940–46|
|Rank||Petty officer first class|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards|| Navy Good Conduct Medal|
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Robards was born July 26, 1922, in Chicago, the son of Hope Maxine (née Glanville) Robards (1895–1992) and Jason Robards Sr. (1892–1963), an actor who regularly appeared on the stage and in such early films as The Gamblers (1929). Robards was of German, English, Welsh, Irish, and Swedish descent.
The family moved to New York City when Jason Jr. was still a toddler, and then moved to Los Angeles when he was six years old. Later interviews with Robards suggested that the trauma of his parents' divorce, which occurred during his grade-school years, greatly affected his personality and world view.
As a youth, Robards also witnessed first-hand the decline of his father's acting career. The elder Robards had enjoyed considerable success during the era of silent films, but he fell out of favor after the advent of "talkies" (sound film), leaving the younger Robards soured on the Hollywood film industry.
The teenage Robards excelled in athletics, running a 4:18-mile during his junior year at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. Although his prowess in sports attracted interest from several universities, Robards decided to enlist in the United States Navy upon his graduation in 1940.
Following the completion of recruit training and radio school, Robards was assigned to the heavy cruiser USS Northampton in 1941 as a radioman 3rd class. On December 7, 1941, Northampton was at sea in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles (160 km) off Hawaii. Contrary to some stories, he did not see the devastation of the Japanese attack on Hawaii until Northampton returned to Pearl Harbor two days later. Northampton was later directed into the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II's Pacific theater, where she participated in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
During the Battle of Tassafaronga in the waters north of Guadalcanal on the night of November 30, 1942, Northampton was sunk by hits from two Japanese torpedoes. Robards found himself treading water until near daybreak, when he was rescued by an American destroyer. For her service in the war, Northampton was awarded six battle stars.
Two years later, in November 1944, Robards was radioman aboard the light cruiser USS Nashville, the flagship for the invasion of Mindoro in the northern Philippines. On December 13, she was struck by a kamikaze aircraft off Negros Island in the Philippines. The aircraft hit one of the port five-inch gun mounts, while the plane's two bombs set the midsection of the ship ablaze. With this damage and 223 casualties, Nashville was forced to return to Pearl Harbor and then to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, for repairs.
Robards served honorably during the war, but was not a recipient of the U.S. Navy Cross for bravery, contrary to what has been reported in numerous sources. The inaccurate story derives from a 1979 column by Hy Gardner.
Aboard Nashville, Robards first found a copy of Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude in the ship's library. Also while in the Navy, he first started thinking seriously about becoming an actor. He had emceed for a Navy band in Pearl Harbor, got a few laughs, and decided he liked it. His father suggested he enroll in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Robards got into acting after the war and his career began slowly. He moved to New York City and found small parts – first in radio and then on the stage. His first film was Follow That Music, a short movie from 1947. His big break was landing the starring role in José Quintero's 1956 off Broadway theatre revival production and the later 1960 television film of O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, portraying the philosophical salesman Hickey; he won an Obie Award for his stage performance. He later portrayed Hickey again in another 1985 Broadway revival also staged by Quintero. Robards created the role of Jamie Tyrone in the original Broadway production of O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Long Day's Journey into Night, which was also directed by Quintero; Robards appeared in the lead role of James Tyrone Sr., in a 1988 production of the same play. Other O'Neill plays directed by Quintero and featuring Robards included Hughie (1964), A Touch of the Poet (1977), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (1973). He repeated his role in Long Day's Journey into Night in the 1962 film and televised his performances in A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975) and Hughie (1984).
Robards also appeared onstage in a revival of O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (1988) directed by Arvin Brown, as well as Lillian Hellman's Toys in the Attic (1960), Arthur Miller's After the Fall (1964), Clifford Odets's The Country Girl (1972), and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land (1994).
He made his film debut in the two-reel comedy Follow That Music (1947), but after his Broadway success, he was invited to make his feature debut in The Journey (1959). He became a familiar face to movie audiences throughout the 1960s, notably for his performances in A Thousand Clowns (1965) repeating his stage performance, Hour of the Gun as Doc Holliday (1967), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
Robards played three different U.S. presidents in film. He played the role of Abraham Lincoln in the TV film The Perfect Tribute (1991) and supplied the voice for two television documentaries, first for "The Presidency: A Splendid Misery" in 1964, and then again in the title role of the 1992 documentary miniseries Lincoln. He also played the role of Ulysses S. Grant in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) and supplied the Union General's voice in the PBS miniseries The Civil War (1990). He also played Franklin D. Roosevelt in FDR: The Final Years (1980). Robards also played in the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that led the United States into World War II.
Robards appeared in two dramatizations based on the Watergate scandal. In 1976, he portrayed Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee in the film All the President's Men, based on the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The next year, he played fictional president Richard Monckton (based on Richard Nixon) in the 1977 television miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, based on John Ehrlichman's roman à clef The Company. In 1983, Robards starred in the television movie The Day After where he played Dr. Russell Oakes.
Robards voiced a number of documentaries, including Ken Burns' Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991).
Robards received eight Tony Award nominations, – more than any other male actor as of March 2017. He won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his work in The Disenchanted, (1959); this was also his only stage appearance with his father.
He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in consecutive years: for All the President's Men (1976), portraying Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, and for Julia (1977), portraying writer Dashiell Hammett (1977). He was also nominated for another Academy Award for his role as Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980).
Robards received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in the television film Inherit the Wind (1988).
In 1997, Robards received the U.S. National Medal of Arts, the highest honor conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people. Recipients are selected by the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts and the medal is awarded by the President of the United States.
In 2000, Robards received the first Monte Cristo Award, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and named after O'Neill's home. Subsequent recipients have included Edward Albee, Kevin Spacey, Wendy Wasserstein, and Christopher Plummer.
Robards narrated the public radio documentary, Schizophrenia: Voices of an Illness, produced by Lichtenstein Creative Media, which was awarded a 1994 George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. According to Time, Robards offered to narrate the schizophrenia program, saying that his first wife had been institutionalized for that illness.
|1st Row||Navy Good Conduct Medal||American Defense Service Medal|
|2nd Row||American Campaign Medal||Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal||World War II Victory Medal|
Robards had six children from his four marriages, including actor Jason Robards III and two others with his first wife, Eleanor Pittman; actor Sam Robards with his third wife, actress Lauren Bacall, to whom he was married in 1961. They divorced in 1969, in part because of his alcoholism. Robards had two more children with his fourth wife (widow), Lois O'Connor.
In 1972, he was seriously injured in an automobile accident when he drove his car into the side of a mountain on a winding California road, requiring extensive surgery and facial reconstruction. The accident may have been related to his longtime struggle with alcoholism. Robards overcame his addiction and went on to publicly campaign for alcoholism awareness.
The Jason Robards Award was created by the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City in his honor and his relationship with the theatre.
|November 7, 1956 – March 29, 1958||Long Day's Journey into Night||James Tyrone Jr.||Theatre World Award|
Nominated-Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
|June 23, 1958 – September 23, 1958||Henry IV, Part 1||Hotspur||In repertory at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival|
|July 21, 1958 – September 13, 1958||The Winter's Tale||Polixenes||In repertory at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival|
|December 3, 1958 – May 16, 1959||The Disenchanted||Manley Halliday||Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|February 25, 1960 – April 8, 1961||Toys in the Attic||Julian Berniers||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|March 15, 1961 – June 10, 1961||Big Fish, Little Fish||William Baker|
|April 5, 1962 – April 13, 1963||A Thousand Clowns||Murray Burns|
|January 23, 1964 – May 29, 1965||After the Fall||Quentin||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|March 12, 1964 – July 2, 1964||But for Whom Charlie||Seymour Rosenthal|
|December 22, 1964 – January 30, 1965||Hughie||"Erie" Smith||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|November 16, 1965 – January 22, 1966||The Devils||Urbain Grandier|
|October 16, 1968 – December 29, 1968||We Bombed in New Haven||Captain Starkey|
|March 15, 1972 – May 6, 1972||The Country Girl||Frank Elgin||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|December 29, 1973 – November 17, 1974||A Moon for the Misbegotten||James Tyrone Jr.||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|December 28, 1977 – April 30, 1978||A Touch of the Poet||Cornelius Melody||Nominated-Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|April 4, 1983 – January 1, 1984||You Can't Take It with You||Martin Vanderhof|
|September 29, 1985 – December 1, 1985||The Iceman Cometh||Theodore Hickman "Hickey"|
|April 16, 1987 – April 18, 1987||A Month of Sundays||Cooper|
|June 23, 1988 – July 23, 1988||Ah, Wilderness!||Nat Miller|
|June 14, 1988 – July 23, 1988||Long Day's Journey into Night||James Tyrone|
|October 31, 1989 – January 21, 1990||Love Letters||Andrew Makepiece Ladd III|
|November 17, 1991 – February 22, 1992||Park Your Car in Harvard Yard||Jacob Brackish|
|January 27, 1994 – March 20, 1994||No Man's Land||Hirst|
Source: "Jason Robards, Jr". Playbill Vault. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
|1959||The Journey||Paul Kedes|
|1961||By Love Possessed||Julius Penrose|
|1962||Tender Is the Night||Dr. Richard "Dick" Diver|
|Long Day's Journey into Night||Jamie Tyrone||Best Actor Award|
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
|1963||Act One||George S. Kaufman|
|1965||A Thousand Clowns||Murray Burns||Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1966||A Big Hand for the Little Lady||Henry Drummond|
|Any Wednesday||John Cleves|
|1967||Divorce American Style||Nelson Downes|
|The St. Valentine's Day Massacre||Al Capone|
|Hour of the Gun||Doc Holliday|
|Once Upon a Time in the West||Manuel 'Cheyenne' Gutiérrez|
|The Night They Raided Minsky's||Raymond Paine|
|1970||Rosolino Paternò, soldato…||Sam Armstrong|
|The Ballad of Cable Hogue||Cable Hogue|
|Julius Caesar||Marcus Brutus|
|Tora! Tora! Tora!||Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short|
|Johnny Got His Gun||Joe's Father|
|Murders in the Rue Morgue||Cesar Charron|
|1972||The War Between Men and Women||Stephen Kozlenko|
|1973||Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid||Governor Wallace|
|1975||A Boy and His Dog||Lou Craddock|
|Mr. Sycamore||John Gwilt|
|1976||All the President's Men||Ben Bradlee||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
|The Spy Who Never Was||Inspector Barkan|
|1977||Julia||Dashiell Hammett||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
|1978||Comes a Horseman||Jacob "J.W." Ewing|
|1980||Cabo Blanco||Gunther Beckdorff|
|Raise the Titanic (film)||Admiral James Sandecker|
|Melvin and Howard||Howard Hughes||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor|
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (third place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (second place)
Nominated-Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
|1981||The Legend of the Lone Ranger||Ulysses S. Grant|
|1983||Max Dugan Returns||Max Dugan|
|Something Wicked This Way Comes||Charles Halloway|
|The Day After||Dr. Russell Oakes|
|1988||Bright Lights, Big City||Mr. Hardy||Uncredited|
|The Good Mother||Muth|
|1989||Dream a Little Dream||Coleman Ettinger|
|Black Rainbow||Walter Travis|
|1990||Quick Change||Chief Rotzinger|
|1993||The Adventures of Huck Finn||The King|
|The Trial||Doctor Huld|
|1994||The Paper||Graham Keighley|
|The Enemy Within||General R. Pendleton Lloyd|
|Little Big League||Thomas Heywood|
|1995||Crimson Tide||Rear Admiral Anderson||Uncredited|
|1997||A Thousand Acres||Larry Cook|
|1998||The Real Macaw||Grandpa Girdis|
|Enemy of the State||Congressman Phillip Hammersley||Uncredited|
|1999||Magnolia||Earl Partridge||Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast|
Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|1951–1954||The Big Story||Mr. Simms
|episode: "Arthur Mielke of the Washington Times Herald"|
episode: "Aaron Dudley, Reporter"
|1955||The Philco Television Playhouse||Mason
|episode: "The Outsiders"|
episode: "The Death of Billy the Kid"
|1955–1956||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Paul Foster
|episode: "Man in Shadow"|
episode: "The Town That Refused to Die"
episode: "Lost $2 Billion: The Story of Hurricane Diane"
|Justice||Karder||episode: "Pattern of Lies"|
episode: "Decision by Panic"
|1956–1957||The Alcoa Hour||Jayson
episode: "The Big Build-Up"
episode: "Even the Weariest River"
|1955–1957||Studio One in Hollywood||Prisoner
|episode: "Twenty-Four Hours"|
episode: "The Incredible World of Horace Ford"
episode: "A Picture in the Paper"
|1958||Omnibus||Prime Minister||episode: "Moment of Truth"|
|1959||Playhouse 90||Robert Jordan||episode: "For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2"|
|NBC Sunday Showcase||Alex Reed||episode: "People Kill People Sometimes"|
|A Doll's House (TV movie)||Dr. Rank|
|1960||Dow Hour of Great Mysteries||Detective Anderson||episode: "The Bat" by Mary Roberts Rinehart|
|The Play of the Week||Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman||episode: "The Iceman Cometh"|
|1962||Westinghouse Presents: That's Where the Town is Going (TV movie)||Hobart Cramm|
|1964||Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV movie)||Abraham Lincoln||Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role|
|1963–1966||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Irish LaFontain
episode: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
|1966||ABC Stage 67||Royal Earle Thompson||episode: "Noon Wine"|
|1969||Spoon River (TV movie)||Reader|
|1972||Circle of Fear||Elliot Brent||episode: "The Dead We Leave Behind"|
|The House Without a Christmas Tree (TV movie)||Jamie Mills|
|1973||The Thanksgiving Treasure (TV movie)||James Mills|
|1974||The Country Girl||Frank Elgin|
|1975||The Easter Promise (TV movie)||Jamie|
|A Moon for the Misbegotten||James Tyrone Jr.||Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy|
|1976||Addie and the King of Hearts (TV movie)||Jamie Mills|
|1977||Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV miniseries)||President Richard Monckton||six episodes|
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
|1978||A Christmas to Remember (TV movie)||Daniel Larson|
|1980||F.D.R.: The Last Year (TV movie)||President Franklin D. Roosevelt||Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special|
|Haywire (TV movie)||Leland Hayward|
|1983||The Day After||Dr. Russell Oakes|
|1984||American Playhouse||Erie Smith||episode: "Hughie"|
|Sakharov||Andrei Sakharov||Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film|
|Great Performances||Grandpa Martin Vanderhof||episode: "You Can't Take It with You"|
|1985||The Atlanta Child Murders||Alvin Binder|
|The Long Hot Summer||Will Varner|
|1986||Johnny Bull (TV movie)||Stephen Kovacs|
|The Last Frontier||Ed Stenning|
|1987||Laguna Heat (TV movie)||Wade Shepard|
|Breaking Home Ties||Lloyd|
|1988||Inherit the Wind||Henry Drummond||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special|
|The Christmas Wife (TV movie)||John Tanner|
|Thomas Hart Benton (TV movie)||Narrator|
|1990||The Civil War||Ulysses S. Grant||nine episodes|
|1991||The Perfect Tribute||Abraham Lincoln|
|Chernobyl: The Final Warning||Dr. Armand Hammer|
|An Inconvenient Woman||Jules Mendelson|
|American Masters||Narrator||episode: "Helen Hayes: The First Lady of the American Theatre"|
|On the Waterways||Narrator||13 episodes|
|Mark Twain and Me (TV movie)||Mark Twain||Nominated- CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries|
|1992||Lincoln (TV movie)||Abraham Lincoln||(voice)|
|1994||The Enemy Within||General R. Pendleton Lloyd|
|1995||My Antonia||Josea Burden|
|1996–1997||The American Experience||Narrator||episode: "Truman: Part I"|
episode: "T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part I)"
|2000||Going Home||Charles Barton||(final appearance)|
Source: "Jason Robards". IMDb. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
A Thousand Acres is a 1997 American drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards.
It is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Jane Smiley, which itself is a reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The character of Larry Cook corresponds to the title character of that play, while the characters of Ginny, Rose and Caroline represent Lear's daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The dramatic catalyst in both works is the division of the father's estate among his three offspring, causing bitter rivalry and ultimately leading to tragedy.A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 American comedy-drama film directed by Fred Coe and starring Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, and Barry Gordon. An adaptation of a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, it tells the story of an eccentric comedy writer who is forced to conform to society to retain legal custody of his nephew.
Jason Robards starred in both the original Broadway version and in the film. Martin Balsam won an Oscar for his supporting performance in the movie.Caboblanco
Caboblanco (1980) is an American drama film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Charles Bronson, Dominique Sanda and Jason Robards. The film has often been described as a remake of Casablanca.
The movie marks the third collaboration between Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson (following 1976's St. Ives and 1977's The White Buffalo).Desperate (film)
Desperate is a 1947 suspense film noir directed by Anthony Mann and featuring Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee and Jason Robards.Fools (film)
Fools is a 1970 drama film directed by Tom Gries. It stars Jason Robards and Katharine Ross.Jason Robards Sr.
Jason Nelson Robards Sr. (December 31, 1892 – April 4, 1963) was an American stage and screen actor, and the father of Oscar-winning actor Jason Robards Jr. Robards appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Most of his final roles were in television.Jaws of Steel
Jaws of Steel is a 1927 American silent family adventure film directed by Ray Enright and featuring dog star Rin Tin Tin and Jason Robards, Sr.. Warner Bros. produced and distributed the film. Darryl Zanuck, under the alias Gregory Rogers, wrote the story.Julius Caesar (1970 film)
Julius Caesar is a 1970 British independent film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, directed by Stuart Burge from a screenplay by Robert Furnival. The film stars Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, and Jill Bennett. It is the first film version of the play made in color.Lightnin' (1930 film)
Lightnin' is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Henry King and written by S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien. The film stars Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Joel McCrea, Helen Cohan, Jason Robards, Sr. and Luke Cosgrave. The film was released on December 7, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation. It is a remake of the 1925 silent film, which was directed by John Ford.Max Dugan Returns
Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as Max Dugan, Marsha Mason as his daughter Nora, Matthew Broderick as Nora’s son Michael, and Donald Sutherland. Both Matthew Broderick and Kiefer Sutherland (cameo) are featuring in their first film appearance. This would be the last Neil Simon film to be directed by Herbert Ross, as well as the last of his films starring Mason (Simon's wife at the time).My Antonia (film)
My Antonia is a 1995 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel of the same name written by Willa Cather. The movie was directed by Joseph Sargent and starred Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, and Neil Patrick Harris. It was filmed in part at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska.Mystery Plane
Mystery Plane is a 1939 American action film directed by George Waggner and written by Paul Schofield and George Waggner. It is based on the comic strip Tailspin Tommy by Hal Forrest and Glenn Chaffin. The film stars John Trent, Marjorie Reynolds, Milburn Stone, Jason Robards Sr., George Lynn and Lucien Littlefield. The film was released on March 8, 1939, by Monogram Pictures.Reunion (1989 film)
Reunion is a 1989 British dramatic film based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Fred Uhlman, directed by Jerry Schatzberg from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. It stars Jason Robards. The film was released in France under the title L' Ami Retrouvé and in Germany as Der wiedergefundene Freund.The story is centred on the "enchanted friendship" of two teenagers in 1933 Germany. Hans Strauss (Christien Anholt) is the son of a Jewish doctor and Konradin Von Lohenburg (Samuel West) is from an aristocratic family. The background is the rise of Nazism. Jason Robards plays the older Hans in the 1970s as he prepares to travel to Germany for the first time since the 1930s. The film was shot on location in Berlin, New York and Stuttgart. Reunion was nominated for a Golden Palm at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.The Flying Marine
The Flying Marine is a 1929 American action film directed by Albert S. Rogell and starring Ben Lyon, Shirley Mason and Jason Robards Sr.. It was released in both sound and silent versions.The Gilded Lily (1921 film)
The Gilded Lily is a surviving 1921 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Clara Beranger and Tom McNamara. The film stars Mae Murray, Lowell Sherman, Jason Robards, Sr., Charles K. Gerrard, and Leonora von Ottinger. The film was released on March 6, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.The Heart of Maryland
The Heart of Maryland (1927) is a silent film costume Vitaphone drama produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Lloyd Bacon. The film stars Dolores Costello in the title character and features Jason Robards, Sr.. It is based on David Belasco's 1895 play The Heart of Maryland performed on Broadway. The film is the last silent version of the often filmed Victorian story, with versions having been produced in 1915 and 1921.The Journey (1959 film)
The Journey is a 1959 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. A group of Westerners tries to flee Hungary after the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It stars Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards and Robert Morley. Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner were paired again since they starred in The King and I in 1956, where he had an Oscar-winning performance. The Journey was shot in Metrocolor.Tracked by the Police
Tracked by the Police is a 1927 silent film produced and distributed by the Warner Bros. with a story written by Darryl Zanuck. It stars dog actor Rin Tin Tin. Ray Enright directed with 'Rinty's' costars being Jason Robards, Sr. and Virginia Brown Faire. The film may have had a Vitaphone sound effects/music track that is now lost. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress.White Flannels
White Flannels is a 1927 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Louise Dresser, Jason Robards Sr., Virginia Brown Faire, Warner Richmond, George Nichols and Brooks Benedict. It was written by C. Graham Baker. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 19, 1927.
Awards for Jason Robards
Triple Crown of Acting winners