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Gregory Ratoff

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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1960
Born: April 20, 1897 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Cast ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Oscar Wilde (1960)
A biographical look at the tumultuous life of the legendary playwright, poet, and wit.
2.
Abdullah the Great (1955) as Director
Abdullah, absolute monarch of a wealthy Middle Eastern country, has everything a man could want. Everything, that is, until he falls for a beautiful model. She rejects his advances, however, along with his offers of riches and luxury, chosing instead an officer in the king's army as her lover. As all of this is going on, the ruler is oblivious to the growing discontent among his subjects, and the threat of revolt that is increasing with each passing day.
3.
Taxi (1953) as Director
4.
My Daughter Joy (1950) as Director
5.
That Dangerous Age (1949) as Director
A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ill. Then the daughter enters the scene.
6.
Black Magic (1949) as Director
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
7.
Moss Rose (1947) as Director
8.
Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) as Director
Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage...
9.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Director
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
10.
Paris--Underground (1945) as Director
11.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Director
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
12.
Song of Russia (1944) as Director
An American symphonic conductor trapped in Russia during World War II helps with the resistance.
13.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Director
14.
The Heat's On (1943) as Director
A would-be censor's brother produces a Broadway show with a controversial star.
15.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Director
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
16.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Director
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
17.
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) as Director
18.
The Corsican Brothers (1941) as Director
Siamese twins, separated in infancy, join forces to avenge their parents' murder.
19.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Director
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
20.
The Men in Her Life (1941) as Director
A circus performer marries a man who promises to turn her into a ballerina.
21.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Director
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
22.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Director
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
23.
Everything Happens at Night (1939) as Dir skating sequences
Two reporters compete to discover a scientist living in hiding and win his daughter.
24.
Intermezzo, a Love Story (1939) as Director
A married violinist deserts his family when he falls for his accompanist.
25.
Barricade (1939) as Director
26.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Director
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
27.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Director
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
28.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Director
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
29.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Director
Guests at a women's residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
30.
Lancer Spy (1937) as Director
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
31.
Sins of Man (1936) as Director
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.

Cast (feature film)

32.
The Big Gamble (1961) as Kaltenberg
33.
Once More, With Feeling! (1960) as Maxwell Archer
In order to seek a public divorce, a symphony conductor and his harpist wife must first be legally married.
34.
Exodus (1960) as Lakavitch
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
35.
The Sun Also Rises (1957) as Count Mippipopolous
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.
36.
Abdullah the Great (1955)
Abdullah, absolute monarch of a wealthy Middle Eastern country, has everything a man could want. Everything, that is, until he falls for a beautiful model. She rejects his advances, however, along with his offers of riches and luxury, chosing instead an officer in the king's army as her lover. As all of this is going on, the ruler is oblivious to the growing discontent among his subjects, and the threat of revolt that is increasing with each passing day.
37.
The Moon Is Blue (1953) as Taxi driver
Two womanizers fall for a woman determined to keep her virginity.
38.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Behrman
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
39.
All About Eve (1950) as Max Fabian
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
40.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Restaurateur
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
41.
The Great Profile (1940) as Boris Mefoosky
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.
42.
Gateway (1938) as Prince Michael Boris Alexis
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
43.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Baron Zorka
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
44.
Top of the Town (1937) as J. J. Stone
45.
Café Metropole (1937) as Paul
46.
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Boul
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
47.
King of Burlesque (1936) as Kolpolpeck
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
48.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Nicky Alexander
49.
The Road to Glory (1936) as [Sergeant] Bouffiou
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
50.
Under Two Flags (1936) as Ivan
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
51.
Under Your Spell (1936) as Petroff
52.
Here Comes Trouble (1936) as Ivan Petroff
53.
18 Minutes (1935)
54.
This Woman Is Mine (1935) as Nikita
55.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Faronea
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
56.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Nicholas Mitwoch
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
57.
I'm No Angel (1933) as Benny Pinkowitz
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
58.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Max Mefoofski
Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also get Joan to fall in love with him. After scoring a hit, Joan accepts Frank's marriage proposal, more out of gratitude than love. The situation gets even stickier when she falls for a handsome band leader during a trip to Florida. Can she tell Frank she's in love with someone else?
59.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as [Sam] Ipswich
A radio star''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
60.
Headline Shooter (1933) as [Hermie] Gottlieb
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
61.
Sweepings (1933) as [Abe] Ullman
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
62.
Let's Fall in Love (1933) as Max [Hooper]
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
63.
Sitting Pretty (1933) as Tannenbaum
Jack Oakie and Jack Haley are songwriters are enroute from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Ginger Rogers, a lunchwagon proprieter, joins them.
64.
Girl Without a Room (1933) as The General [Grand Duke Sergé Alexovich]
65.
Secrets of the French Police (1932) as General Hans Moloff
Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized woman are solved by a French detective.
66.
Symphony of Six Million (1932) as Meyer ["Lansman" Klauber]
A doctor fights his way from the slums to Park Avenue.
67.
Under-Cover Man (1932) as Martoff
68.
Once in a Lifetime (1932) as Herman Glogauer
69.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Vinmont
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
70.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) as Julius Saxe
A drunken director whose career is fading helps a waitress become a Hollywood star.

Writer (feature film)

71.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Original Story
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
72.
Café Metropole (1937) as Original Story
73.
Sins of Man (1936) as Contr to scr const
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
74.
This Woman Is Mine (1935) as Story
75.
The Great Flirtation (1934) as Story

Producer (feature film)

76.
Abdullah the Great (1955) as Producer
Abdullah, absolute monarch of a wealthy Middle Eastern country, has everything a man could want. Everything, that is, until he falls for a beautiful model. She rejects his advances, however, along with his offers of riches and luxury, chosing instead an officer in the king's army as her lover. As all of this is going on, the ruler is oblivious to the growing discontent among his subjects, and the threat of revolt that is increasing with each passing day.
77.
My Daughter Joy (1950) as Producer
78.
Black Magic (1949) as Producer
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
79.
That Dangerous Age (1949) as Producer
A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ill. Then the daughter enters the scene.
80.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Producer
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
81.
The Heat's On (1943) as Producer
A would-be censor's brother produces a Broadway show with a controversial star.
82.
The Men in Her Life (1941) as Producer
A circus performer marries a man who promises to turn her into a ballerina.
83.
18 Minutes (1935)

Misc. Crew (feature film)

84.
Ingrid (1985)
A career-biography and tribute to the late sweedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
85.
Ingrid (1985)
A career-biography and tribute to the late sweedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
86.
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)
Three separate stories about women and men trying to cope with their relationships with each other, parents and children.
87.
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)
Three separate stories about women and men trying to cope with their relationships with each other, parents and children.

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