Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul – Movie Review
Director: Gregory Orr
Plot: In an age of legends and glamour Jack Warner reigned supreme. From humble beginnings, he and his brothers founded Warner Bros. studios. For over fifty years he held the crown, and with it made movie history—from flickering silents to wide-screen color epics. An insider’s account of the man that Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, and Bugs Bunny called “boss.”
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict on Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul is a documentary exploring the life of one of the founders of Warner Bros. It explores how Jack worked with his brothers to tackle the three different sides of the business to become the iconic company we know today.
The documentary explores the early day struggles, the side effects on the Hollywood business in post-war. This does everything to fill in the landmarks of the professional and personal moments of Jack’s life. However, it is hard to tell how much is from recent interviews or from past interviews. This does end up feeling like a re-release of a previous movie that had already covered the same subject in the early 1990s.
Final Thoughts –Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul is an interesting look behind the curtains.