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Also Known As: Died: February 7, 1972
Born: August 10, 1898 Cause of Death: kidney ailment
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

The Marriage-Go-Round (1960) as Director
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.
Can-Can (1960) as Director
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
But Not for Me (1959) as Director
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
Desk Set (1957) as Director
A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network''s research staff.
The King and I (1956) as Director
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Director
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Director
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Director
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
On the Riviera (1951) as Director
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
The Jackpot (1950) as Director
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Director
A pioneering efficiency expert tests his theories on his large family.
You're My Everything (1949) as Director
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
Sitting Pretty (1948) as Director
An efficiency expert tries to prove his methods apply to child rearing.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Director
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Director
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
Sentimental Journey (1946) as Director
An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died.
Claudia and David (1946) as Director
Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life.
State Fair (1945) as Director
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Director
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Coney Island (1943) as Director
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Song of the Islands (1942) as Director
With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Director
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Director
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Director
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
The Great Profile (1940) as Director
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Director
A woodchopper's children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
Star Dust (1940) as Director
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Director
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
The Little Princess (1939) as Director
When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
Susannah of the Mounties (1939) as Director
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie (Scott) and his girlfriend (Lockwood) take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Director
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Director
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Director
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Director
Top of the Town (1937) as Director
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Director
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Carnival (1935) as Director
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
Hooray for Love (1935) as Director
A playboy student backs a musical show.
The Party's Over (1934) as Director
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Director
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Director
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
The Warrior's Husband (1933) as Director
Meet the Baron (1933) as Director
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
No More Orchids (1932) as Director
A wealthy woman opposes her grandfather to marry a poor man.
Command Performance (1931) as Director
Women Go on Forever (1931) as Director
Hell Bound (1931) as Director
Brothers (1930) as Director
Cock o' the Walk (1930) as Director
The Costello Case (1930) as Director
The Big Fight (1930) as Director
Hello Sister (1930) as Director
The Spirit of Youth (1929) as Director
The Desert Bride (1928) as Director
The Night Flyer (1928) as Director
By Whose Hand? (1927) as Director
Sally in Our Alley (1927) as Director
The Ladybird (1927) as Director
The College Hero (1927) as Director
The Satin Woman (1927) as Director
The Golden Web (1926) as Director
The Earth Woman (1926) as Director
Money To Burn (1926) as Director
Red Kimono (1925) as Director
In this silent film, a woman forced into prostitution dreams of finding true love.
As a Man Lives (1923) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992)
A black comedy about cannibalism.
Rich Girl (1991)
A spoiled, wealthy girl falls for a rock 'n' roll singer in the club where she works.
The Big Show (1957) as
Lady Tubbs (1935) as George
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917) as The sheriff

Cinematography (feature film)

Amor in montagna (1932) as Photography

Writer (feature film)

Racetrack (1933) as Adaptation
The Satin Woman (1927) as Scen
The Satin Woman (1927) as Story

Art Director (feature film)

The Carnival Girl (1926) as Tech dir

Misc. Crew (feature film)

False Identity (1990)
After being ambushed, a Vietnam veteran gets amnesia and returns to his home town under a different identity.
Tap (1989)
An ex-convict who is also a wonderful tap dancer, must choose between a life of crime or the pursuit of a show business career.

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