George Marshall


Director
George Marshall

About

Also Known As
George E Marshall, George E. Marshall
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
December 29, 1891
Died
February 17, 1975

Biography

Competent, highly prolific director (he allegedly made over 400 movies) who entered films in 1912 as an actor and made his directing debut five years later. Marshall's output ranged from comedies ("You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" 1939) to thrillers ("The Blue Dahlia" 1946) and includes the satirical James Stewart-Marlene Dietrich western "Destry Rides Again" (1939)....

Biography

Competent, highly prolific director (he allegedly made over 400 movies) who entered films in 1912 as an actor and made his directing debut five years later. Marshall's output ranged from comedies ("You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" 1939) to thrillers ("The Blue Dahlia" 1946) and includes the satirical James Stewart-Marlene Dietrich western "Destry Rides Again" (1939).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)
Director
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968)
Director
8 on the Lam (1967)
Director
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
Director
Dark Purpose (1964)
Director
Advance to the Rear (1964)
Director
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
Director
How the West Was Won (1963)
Director--"the railroad"
The Happy Thieves (1961)
Director
Cry for Happy (1961)
Director
The Gazebo (1960)
Director
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Director
The Mating Game (1959)
Director
The Sheepman (1958)
Director
Imitation General (1958)
Director
Beyond Mombasa (1957)
Director
The Sad Sack (1957)
Director
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
Director
Runaway Daughters (1956)
Assistant Director
Pillars of the Sky (1956)
Director
Destry (1955)
Director
The Second Greatest Sex (1955)
Director
Duel in the Jungle (1954)
Director
Money from Home (1954)
Director
Red Garters (1954)
Director
Houdini (1953)
Director
Scared Stiff (1953)
Director
Off Limits (1953)
Director
The Savage (1952)
Director
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
Director
Fancy Pants (1950)
Director
Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Director
My Friend Irma (1949)
Director
Tap Roots (1948)
Director
Hazard (1948)
Director
Variety Girl (1947)
Director
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
Director
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Director
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Director
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Director
Murder, He Says (1945)
Director
Hold That Blonde (1945)
Director
And the Angels Sing (1944)
Director
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Director
Riding High (1943)
Director
True to Life (1943)
Director
The Forest Rangers (1942)
Director
Valley of the Sun (1942)
Director
Pot O' Gold (1941)
Director
Texas (1941)
Director
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Director
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Director
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Director
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Director
The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
Director
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Director
Battle of Broadway (1938)
Director
Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
Director
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
Director
Love Under Fire (1937)
Director
A Message to Garcia (1936)
Director
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)
Director
Show Them No Mercy! (1935)
Director
In Old Kentucky (1935)
Director
Life Begins at 40 (1935)
Director
$10 Raise (1935)
Director
Music Is Magic (1935)
Director
365 Nights in Hollywood (1934)
Director
Wild Gold (1934)
Director
She Learned About Sailors (1934)
Director
Ever Since Eve (1934)
Director
Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
Director
Men in the Raw (1923)
Director
Don Quickshot of the Rio Grande (1923)
Director
Where Is This West? (1923)
Director
Haunted Valley (1923)
Director
Smiles Are Trumps (1922)
Director
The Lady From Longacre (1921)
Director
Why Trust Your Husband? (1921)
Director
A Ridin' Romeo (1921)
Director
After Your Own Heart (1921)
Director
The Jolt (1921)
Director
Hands Off (1921)
Director
Prairie Trails (1920)
Director
Ruth of the Rockies (1920)
Director
The Adventures of Ruth (1919)
Director
The Man from Montana (1917)
Director
The Honor of Men (1917)
Director
Love's Lariat (1916)
Director

Assistant Direction (Feature Film)

The Harrad Summer (1974)
Assistant Director
Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A. (1916)
Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
Putney Swope (1969)
Mr. Executive
The Road to Denver (1955)
Timberjack (1955)
Fireman
Variety Girl (1947)
Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A. (1916)

Writer (Feature Film)

Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
Story
Love Under Fire (1937)
Contract Writer
Call It Luck (1934)
Story
Olsen's Big Moment (1933)
Story
Why Trust Your Husband? (1921)
Story
The Jolt (1921)
Story
A Ridin' Romeo (1921)
Scen
The Man from Montana (1917)
Scen
Love's Lariat (1916)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

The Gay Retreat (1927)
Supervisor
A Trip to Chinatown (1926)
Supervisor

Music (Feature Film)

Ever Since Eve (1934)
Composer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Career Girl (1959)
2d Assistant Manager

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Tap Roots (1948)
Company
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Company
Murder, He Says (1945)
Company

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Terror in the Aisles (1984)
Other
Marlene (1984)
Other

Director (Short)

Ace of Clubs (1951)
Director
How to Break 90 #6 Fine Points (1934)
Director
How to Break 90 #4 Downswing (1933)
Director
How to Break 90 #5 Impact (1933)
Director
How to Break 90 #1: The Grip (1933)
Director
Position & Back Swing (1933)
Director
Alum and Eve (1932)
Director
The Soilers (1932)
Director
Strictly Unreliable (1932)
Director
The Old Bull (1932)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 3 The Niblick (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 2 "Chip Shots" (1931)
Director
The Mashie Niblick (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 12 "A Round of Golf" (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 7 The Spoon (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 1 The Putter (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie' (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 9 "The Driver" (1931)
Director
Practice Shots (1931)
Director
The Big Irons (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10 "Trouble Shots" (1931)
Director
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 5 The Medium Irons (1931)
Director

Cast (Short)

The Soilers (1932)
Practice Shots (1931)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

Pot O' Gold - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Pot O' Gold (1941), starring James Stewart and Paulette Goddard. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
How the West Was Won - Program Book
Here is the souvenir Program Book sold at Roadshow engagements for the 1962 epic in Cinerama, How the West Was Won.

Videos

Movie Clip

Destry Rides Again (1939) — (Movie Clip) Trouble Is My Business Now properly on the job and armed, the deputy sheriff and title character Tom (James Stewart) follows up on his initial brawling encounter with the singer-hustler-celebrity of Bottleneck, Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Yarbo her servant) in director George Marshall’s Destry Rides Again, 1939.
Advance To The Rear (1964) - The Whole Purpose Of This War Union Captain Heath (Glenn Ford) is upbraided by his superior, by-the-book career officer and General Brackenby (Melvyn Douglas), for rocking the boat by taking prisoners, when fighting ensues, and he has a further chat with his goofy Sergeant Davis (Alan Hale Jr.), early in the MGM Civil War comedy Advance To The Rear, 1964.
Advance To The Rear (1964) The War Won't Last Forever Briefly with Whit Bissell as Union Captain Queeg, Melvyn Douglas as Col. Brackenby and Glenn Ford as Lt. Heath, who’ve just been demoted together for screwing up and are being shipped west, meet Joan Blondell as Easy Jenny and Stella Stevens as dishy Martha Lou, whom we know to be a top Confederate spy, in the Civil War comedy Advance To The Rear, 1964.
Mating Game, The (1959) - Open, My Place Paul Douglas, playing "Pop Larkin," narrates the opening, leading to co-star Debbie Reynolds singing the title tune, in The Mating Game, 1959, also starring Tony Randall.
Mating Game, The (1959) - Under My Skin Without warning, auditor Lorenzo (Tony Randall), given a "special" drink, leaps into Cole Porter's "Under My Skin," baffling Mariette (Debbie Reynolds), her family, and his boss (Fred Clark) in The Mating Game, 1959.
Mating Game, The (1959) - Irresponsible People Mariette (Debbie Reynolds), daughter of the tax-cheat, has lured auditor Lorenzo (Tony Randall) to her favorite spot, where he confesses his ambition, in The Mating Game, 1959.
Texas (1941) - Rebel Riffraff Opening introduces young leading-men to be, cowhands Dan (William Holden) and Tod (Glenn Ford) in a Kansas court, sentenced by Raymond Hatton, sprung by George Bancroft, from George Marshall's actioner Texas, 1941.
Texas (1941) - Texas Ain't That Big Dan (William Holden) is off roping dinner when buddy Tod (Glenn Ford) gets grabbed by lawmen, not buying his true story of having robbed the bandits, so they wind up parting on their first night in the new territory, in Texas, 1941.
It Started With A Kiss (1959) - It Gives One Faith In Our Culture A textbook meet-cute (featuring the concept-car Lincoln Futura, which later became the TV Batmobile!), Air Force man Glenn Ford has snuck into the charity ball pursuing the cute blonde showgirl (Debbie Reynolds) borrowing her gown from the night club, openly seeking a husband, Robert Hutton a candidate, in It Started With A Kiss, 1959.
It Started With A Kiss (1959) - I Was Meant For Beautiful Things Out of a dissolve from their first kiss (thus the emphasis on the wedding ring), showgirl Maggie (Debbie Reynolds) and Air Force sergeant Joe (Glenn Ford) are now married, him shipping off to Spain, before he unexpectedly wins the concept-car from the charity auction where they met, in It Started With A Kiss, 1959.
It Started With A Kiss (1959) - I Will Devour Her! Air Force sergeant Joe (Glenn Ford) and wife Maggie (Debbie Reynolds) are minor celebrities in Spain because they drive a futuristic car he won in an auction, so they’re entertained by top bullfighter Antonio (Gustavo Rojo) and Marquesa Marian (Eva Gabor), in It Started With A Kiss, 1959.
It Started With A Kiss (1959) - The Best Kind Of Millionaire Director George Marshall’s opening, a New York night club where sure enough, Debbie Reynolds is the kooky one among the dancer/models, explaining her husband-hunting strategy to her pals (Carmen Phillips, Marion Ross et al), in the somewhat provocative MGM sex-comedy It Started With A Kiss, 1959, co-starring Glenn Ford.

Trailer

Scared Stiff (1953) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer from Paramount, home studio for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, for the 1953 horror-spoof Scared Stiff, co-starring Lizabeth Scott, and featuring Carmen Miranda in her last movie appearance.
Blue Dahlia, The - (Original Trailer) Raymond Chandler's only movie written for the screen, The Blue Dahlia (1946), has Alan Ladd trying to clear his name of murder.
Advance To The Rear - (Original Trailer) Civil War rejects are sent to the West, supposedly out of harm's way in Advance To The Rear (1964) starring Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens.
Sad Sack, The - (Original Trailer) A hopelessly innocent private (Jerry Lewis) gets himself kidnapped in Morocco in The Sad Sack (1957).
Never a Dull Moment - (Original Trailer) A female music critic (Irene Dunne) marries a rancher (Fred MacMurray) but her life out West has Never a Dull Moment (1950).
Ghost Breakers, The - (Original Trailer) Bob Hope has to turn ghostbust...er, ghostbreaker to clear Paulette Goddard's castle in the horror-comedy The Ghost Breakers (1940).
Valley of the Sun, The- (Re-issue Trailer) A white man sympathetic to the Indians goes up against a crooked government agent in The Valley of the Sun (1942) co-starring Lucille Ball.
Gazebo, The - (Original Trailer) A suburban couple tries to cope with a murder victim whose body refuses to stay put in The Gazebo starring Debbie Reynolds.
Perils Of Pauline, The - (Original Trailer) Betty Hutton plays silent serial heroine Pearl White in The Perils Of Pauline (1947). Songs by Frank Loesser (Guys & Dolls).
It Started With a Kiss - (Original Trailer) After a whirlwind courtship, an Army officer and his wife try to make their marriage work in It Started With a Kiss (1959) starring Debbie Reynolds & Glenn Ford.
Hook, Line and Sinker - (Original Trailer) When Jerry Lewis thinks he's dying, he racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed in Hook, Line and Sinker (1969).
Sheepman, The - (Original Trailer) A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman in The Sheepman (1958) starring Glenn Ford and Shirley MacLaine.

Family

George Marshall Jr
Son
Has worked in film.

Bibliography