George Melford


Director

About

Also Known As
George H. Melford
Birth Place
Rochester, New York, USA
Born
February 19, 1877
Died
April 25, 1961

Biography

George Melford worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early in his directing career, Melford worked on a variety of independent films, including such titles as "Young Romance" (1915), "The House With the Golden Windows" (1916) and "The Call of the East" (1917). He also appeared in "Everywoman" (1919), "The Round-Up" (1920) and the adventure "The Sheik" (19...

Biography

George Melford worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early in his directing career, Melford worked on a variety of independent films, including such titles as "Young Romance" (1915), "The House With the Golden Windows" (1916) and "The Call of the East" (1917). He also appeared in "Everywoman" (1919), "The Round-Up" (1920) and the adventure "The Sheik" (1921) with Rudolph Valentino. He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like "East of Borneo" (1931), "The Viking" (1931) and "The Penal Code" (1932). He also appeared in "Man of Action" (1933). In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the comedy "Hail the Conquering Hero" (1944) with Eddie Bracken, the dramatic adaptation "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945) with Dorothy McGuire and "Colonel Effingham's Raid" (1946). He also appeared in the James Stewart drama "Call Northside 777" (1948) and the drama "Cry of the City" (1948) with Victor Mature. Melford last acted in "The Ten Commandments" (1956). Melford passed away in April 1961 at the age of 84.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Jungle Menace (1937)
Director
East of Java (1935)
Director
Playthings of Desire (1934)
Director
Hired Wife (1934)
Director
The Eleventh Commandment (1933)
Director
The Dude Bandit (1933)
Director
Man of Action (1933)
Director
A Scarlet Week-End (1932)
Director
The Cowboy Counsellor (1932)
Director
The Penal Code (1932)
Director
Officer 13 (1932)
Director
Boiling Point (1932)
Director
The Homicide Squad (1931)
Director
East of Borneo (1931)
Director
The Viking (1931)
Director
Don Juan diplomático (1931)
Director
The Poor Millionaire (1930)
Director
Oriente y Occidente (1930)
Director
La voluntad del muerto (1930)
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The Cat and the Canary (1930)
Director
The Woman I Love (1929)
Director
Sea Fury (1929)
Director
The Charlatan (1929)
Director
Love in the Desert (1929)
Director
Lingerie (1928)
Director
Sinners in Love (1928)
Director
Freedom of the Press (1928)
Director
A Man's Past (1927)
Director
Whispering Smith (1926)
Director
The Flame of the Yukon (1926)
Director
Rocking Moon (1926)
Director
Going Crooked (1926)
Director
Without Mercy (1925)
Director
Simon the Jester (1925)
Director
Friendly Enemies (1925)
Director
The Top of the World (1925)
Director
Flaming Barriers (1924)
Director
Tiger Love (1924)
Director
The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924)
Director
The Light That Failed (1923)
Director
Java Head (1923)
Director
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)
Director
Salomy Jane (1923)
Director
Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
Director
Ebb Tide (1922)
Director
The Woman Who Walked Alone (1922)
Director
Burning Sands (1922)
Director
The Faith Healer (1921)
Director
The Great Impersonation (1921)
Director
A Wise Fool (1921)
Director
The Sheik (1921)
Director
The Jucklins (1921)
Director
Behold My Wife (1920)
Director
The Sea Wolf (1920)
Director
The Round-Up (1920)
Director
Men, Women and Money (1919)
Director
Told in the Hills (1919)
Director
Good Gracious, Annabelle (1919)
Director
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Director
Pettigrew's Girl (1919)
Director
Jane Goes A-Wooing (1919)
Director
Everywoman (1919)
Director
The City of Dim Faces (1918)
Director
Such a Little Pirate (1918)
Director
The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918)
Director
The Source (1918)
Director
Hidden Pearls (1918)
Director
The Bravest Way (1918)
Director
Wild Youth (1918)
Director
Sandy (1918)
Director
On the Level (1917)
Director
The Evil Eye (1917)
Director
A School for Husbands (1917)
Director
The Cost of Hatred (1917)
Director
The Crystal Gazer (1917)
Director
Her Strange Wedding (1917)
Director
The Winning of Sally Temple (1917)
Director
The Call of the East (1917)
Director
Nan of Music Mountain (1917)
Director
The Sunset Trail (1917)
Director
Tennessee's Pardner (1916)
Director
The House with the Golden Windows (1916)
Director
Each Pearl a Tear (1916)
Director
The Selfish Woman (1916)
Director
The Yellow Pawn (1916)
Director
To Have and to Hold (1916)
Director
The Race (1916)
Director
A Gutter Magdalene (1916)
Director
The Years of the Locust (1916)
Director
The Governor's Lady (1915)
Director
Out of the Darkness (1915)
Director
The Fighting Hope (1915)
Director
The Immigrant (1915)
Director
A Gentleman of Leisure (1915)
Director
The Marriage of Kitty (1915)
Director
The Unknown (1915)
Director
The Puppet Crown (1915)
Director
Stolen Goods (1915)
Director
The Explorer (1915)
Director
The Woman (1915)
Director
Armstrong's Wife (1915)
Director
Young Romance (1915)
Director
The Invisible Power (1914)
Director
Shannon of the Sixth (1914)
Director
The Boer War (1914)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Hebrew at Golden Calf/Nobleman
Prince of Players (1955)
Stage doorman
Woman's World (1954)
Auto assembly plant worker
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Kelly, stage door man
The Egyptian (1954)
Priest
The Robe (1953)
City of Bad Men (1953)
Old timer
A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
Bailiff
The President's Lady (1953)
Minister
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
Tailor
Bandits of Corsica (1953)
Luigi, butler
The Brigand (1952)
Major domo
Cripple Creek (1952)
McKee
Carrie (1952)
Patron at Slawson's
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)
Stationmaster
Command Decision (1949)
Correspondent in military
The Stratton Story (1949)
Man in theater
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Conductor
Sand (1949)
Conductor
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
Deputy
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Doorman
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Parole Board member
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
Conductor
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Elderly man in audience
Cry of the City (1948)
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
California (1947)
Delegate
Bob, Son of Battle (1947)
Judge
Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
Ship owner
Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946)
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Park commissioner
The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
Judge
Strange Triangle (1946)
Judge
Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
Prison board member
Doll Face (1945)
Stage doorman
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Mr. Spencer
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
Pop, stage doorman
Government Girl (1944)
Irate man
The Great Moment (1944)
Dr. Hayden
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Sheriff
The Big Noise (1944)
Butler "Mugridge"
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
U.S. marshal
Practically Yours (1944)
Vice-president in the Senate
Time to Kill (1943)
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Guard
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943)
Judge
Dixie Dugan (1943)
Mr. Sloan
Blue, White and Perfect (1942)
Doctor
Army Surgeon (1942)
Doctor
Valley of the Sun (1942)
Dr. Thomas
That Other Woman (1942)
Zineschwich
The Lone Star Ranger (1942)
[Jim] Hardin
The Navy Comes Through (1942)
Chief engineer
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Devereaux banker
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Fatherly man at wedding
My Gal Sal (1942)
Conductor
Life with Henry (1941)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Chamber of commerce member
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Foreman
Belle Starr (1941)
Preacher
Swamp Water (1941)
McDonald
Thundering Hoofs (1941)
Bledsoe
Golden Hoofs (1941)
Eldridge
Virginia (1941)
Guest
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Banker in park
Flying Cadets (1941)
Conductor
Robbers of the Range (1941)
Colonel Lodge
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
Ex-Governor Logan
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940)
John Taylor
Safari (1940)
Trader
Remember the Night (1940)
Brian
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
Juror
The Light That Failed (1940)
Second voice
The Great McGinty (1940)
Senior senator
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
Bartender
6,000 Enemies (1939)
Bailiff
Ambush (1939)
Wales
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
Landlord
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Dugan
The Family Next Door (1939)
Bank manager
Island of Lost Men (1939)
Merchant
Unmarried (1939)
Second man
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Hobo
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)
Veterinarian
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Dangerous to Know (1938)
Councilman at party
The Touch of a Child's Hand (1910)
The Strongest Tie (1910)
Rachel (1910)
A Colonial Belle (1910)

Writer (Feature Film)

Jungle Menace (1937)
Screenplay
East of Java (1935)
Contract Writer
Sea Fury (1929)
Story
Big Timber (1924)
Scen Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

The Sheik (1921)
Producer
The Sea Wolf (1920)
Producer
Behold My Wife (1920)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

East of Borneo (1931)
Company

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Viking, The (1931) - Foreword Altogether stirring opening, a portion of Canadian Peer Sir Wilfred Grenfell's tribute to Varick Frissell and fellow film-makers killed in the making of The Viking, 1931.
Viking, The (1931) - Empire Of Seals Beginning of the story proper, following the tribute to film-makers killed, Charles Starrett as the new Labrador mailman Luke, rescued by rugged Jed (Arthur Vinton), then meeting Mary Joe (Louise Huntington), in The Viking, 1931.
Viking, The (1931) - Jammed Spectacular original footage as the eponymous ship hits the ice, rivals Luke (Charles Starrett) and Jed (Arthur Vinton) continue their spat, in the ill-fated drama of the Labrador seal hunt, The Viking, 1931.
Sheik, The (1921) - I Can Make You Love Me Now in the custody of Sheik Ahmed (Rudolph Valentino), Lady Diana (Agnes Ayres) is saved from his advances by an emergency with the horses, only briefly, in The Sheik, 1921.
Sheik, The (1921) - Cultured English Girl In the Sarahan city of Biskra, feisty English tourist Lady Diana (Agnes Ayres) sneaks into a marriage fair overseen by Sheik Ahmed (Rudolph Valentino), their first meeting in The Sheik, 1921.
Sheik, The (1921) - World Of Peace And Flame Opening scene introducing the Arab world, Rudolph Valentino in his star-making title role, Ruth Miller as Zila, George Waggener as Youssef, from The Sheik, 1921.
Moran Of The Lady Letty - Ramon Laredo San Francisco dandy Ramon Laredo (Rudolph Valentino) is introduced along with friend Josephine (Maud Wayne), amid early exposition in producer Jesse L. Lasky's Moran Of The Lady Letty, 1922.
Moran Of The Lady Letty - I'm Your Mate! With the evil captain returning to the ship, now much manlier Ramon (Rudolph Valentino) and girl-pal Moran (top-billed Dorothy Dalton) prepare to lead the crew in revolt, in Moran Of The Lady Letty, 1922.

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