Charles Walters


Director
Charles Walters

About

Also Known As
Charles Powell Walter, Charlie Walters
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
November 17, 1911
Died
August 13, 1982

Photos & Videos

Torch Song - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
High Society - Grace Kelly Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Easter Parade - Irving Berlin Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Family & Companions

John Darrow
Companion
Agent, former actor.

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Walk, Don't Run (1966)
Director
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Director
Jumbo (1962)
Director
Two Loves (1961)
Director
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Director
Ask Any Girl (1959)
Director
Gigi (1958)
Director and staging of number "The Night They Invented Champagne"
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Director
High Society (1956)
Director
The Tender Trap (1955)
Director
The Glass Slipper (1955)
Director
Torch Song (1953)
Director
Easy to Love (1953)
Director
Lili (1953)
Director
Dangerous When Wet (1953)
Director
The Belle of New York (1952)
Director
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Director
Texas Carnival (1951)
Director
Summer Stock (1950)
Director
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
Director
Easter Parade (1948)
Director
Good News (1947)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Easy to Love (1953)
Nightclub dancer
Torch Song (1953)
Ralph Ellis
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Sailor
Girl Crazy (1943)
Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
Dancer
Pied Piper Malone (1924)

Dance (Feature Film)

High Society (1956)
Music numbers staged by
Dangerous When Wet (1953)
Music numbers staged by
Lili (1953)
Choreography
Torch Song (1953)
Music numbers staged by
Summer Holiday (1948)
Dance Director
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Dance Director "A Great Lady Has an Interview"
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Dance Director
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
Dance Director
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Dance Director
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Dance Director
Since You Went Away (1944)
Dance Director
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Dance Director
Meet the People (1944)
Dance Director
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Dance Director
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
Dance Director
Girl Crazy (1943)
Dance Director
Seven Days' Leave (1942)
Dance ensembles

Director (Special)

A Lucille Ball Special: What Now, Catherine Curtis? (1976)
Director
A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason (1975)
Director

Director (Short)

Spreadin' the Jam (1945)
Director

Cast (Short)

The Story of a Dress (1964)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

Torch Song - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Torch Song (1953), starring Joan Crawford and directed by Charles Walters.
High Society - Grace Kelly Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are several photos of Grace Kelly taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's High Society (1956), costarring Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and directed by Charles Walters.
Easter Parade - Irving Berlin Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Easter Parade (1948), featuring songwriter Irving Berlin and the film's cast and crew.
Good News - Behind-the-Scenes photos
Here are several photos taken during rehearsals and shooting of Good News (1947). Look for director Charles Walters, unit producer Arthur Freed, and stars June Allyson and Peter Lawford.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960), starring Doris Day and David Niven.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes of The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), starring Debbie Reynolds and directed by Charles Walters.
The Tender Trap - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of The Tender Trap (1955), starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, and Celeste Holm.

Videos

Movie Clip

Girl Crazy (1943) - Embraceable You The boys at Cody College throw a birthday for their beloved post-mistress Ginger (Judy Garland) who offers George and Ira Gershwin's Embraceable You, including an extended performance with dance director Charles "Chuck" Walters, in return, in Girl Crazy, 1943, also starring Mickey Rooney.
Girl Crazy (1943) - Treat Me Rough With Tommy Dorsey and orchestra, George and Ira Gershwin's Treat Me Rough, first by June Allyson as a specialty, then by youthful playboy Danny (Mickey Rooney), about to be sent to college out west, in the lavish MGM Freed Unit musical Girl Crazy, 1943, also starring Judy Garland.
Don't Go Near The Water (1957) - It Is Not Customary Nearly 90 minutes in, P-R Lt. Siegel has drawn the short straw, required to escort a lady correspondent, presumed to be elderly or worse, when Eva Gabor appears as Miss Aldridge, disorienting all including Russ Tamblyn as Tyson, Jeff Richards as Lt. Pendleton, and Howard Smith as the admiral, in MGM’s Don’t Go Near The Water,1957.
Don't Go Near The Water (1957) - Never Second Class Having contrived a fake air raid to separate her from a higher-ranking suitor, yeoman sailor Garrett (Earl Holliman) confesses his admiration for Lt. Tomlen (Anne Francis, in her last feature before her long run as an in-demand TV guest star), on an MGM WWII South Pacific island, in Don’t Go Near The Water,1957, starring Glenn Ford.
Don't Go Near The Water (1957) - They're Completely Unpredictable Jaded Lt. Siegel (Glenn Ford) with swabbie yeoman Garrett (Earl Holliman) stuck with showing goofball congressmen (Jansen and Smithfield, Jack Albertson and Charles Watts) around their rear-sector Pacific island base, meets (23 year-old Sicilian-Irish) Gia Scala as native schoolteacher Melora (Alba), Chuck Walters directing for MGM, in Don’t Go Near The Water, 1957, from the novel by Life magazine editor William Brinkley.
Don't Go Near The Water (1957) - Playin' With His Sexton Opening the straightforward MGM/Glenn Ford service comedy (his first following the hit The Teahouse Of The August Moon, 1956), narration by Keenan Wynn (who appears later as a nutty newsman) introducing Fred Clark as the CO, with Ford, Russ Tamblyn and Ike Gibson as Pratt, in Don’t Go Near The Water,1957, featuring Gia Scala, Anne Francis and Eva Gabor.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - Goodbye, Cinder Ella! The narrator sounds like Walter Pidgeon because he is, opening the MGM Leslie Caron vehicle, derived from the first published version of Cinderella (1697, by Charles Perrault, Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre), directed by Charles Walters, music by Bronislau Kaper, dance by Roland Petit for Ballet de Paris, The Glass Slipper, 1955, also starring Michael Wilding.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - How Cold Is The Water? The prince Charles (Michael Wilding), just returned to “a small European principality,” and pal Kovin (Keenan Wynn) are wandering in the woods at an old favorite site when Leslie Caron, the indignant local tomboy who’s decided she doesn’t mind being called “Cinderella,” shows up with an attitude, their first meeting, in MGM’s The Glass Slipper, 1955.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - Son Of The Cook More than 40-minutes into the feature, in a sequence dreamed up by servant girl “Ella” (Leslie Caron), who’s been told that Prince Charles (Michael Wilding) is just “the son of the cook of the palace of the duke,” she joins the first dance number, Charles Walters directing, dance by Roland Petit for Ballet de Paris, in MGM’s The Glass Slipper, 1955.
Good News (1947) - French Lesson Tait College football star Tommy (Peter Lawford) at the library meets hard working student Connie (June Allyson), who helps him learn French to woo another girl, with a Comden & Green specialty number, in Good News, 1947.
Summer Holiday (1948) - Afraid To Fall In Love Setting may look a little more Hollywood than the purported Danville, Connecticut, but Mickey Rooney as graduating Richard is lobbying for a smooch from girlfriend Muriel (Gloria De Haven), director Rouben Mamoulian giving them rope with a Harry Warren/Ralph Blane original, in Summer Holiday, 1948, from producer Arthur Freed for MGM.
Good News (1947) - He's A Ladies Man After practice, inexplicably British football jock Tommy (Peter Lawford) leads Bobby (Ray McDonald), Danny (Mel Torme) and pals in a Buddy DeSylva tune about how to attract girls, in the Arthur Freed MGM musical Good News, 1947.

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Companions

John Darrow
Companion
Agent, former actor.

Bibliography