Edward Buzzell


Director
Edward Buzzell

About

Also Known As
Edward N Buzzell, Eddie Buzzell, Edward N. Buzzell
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
November 13, 1895
Died
January 11, 1985

Biography

Former Broadway musical star, in Hollywood from the late 1920s. During the time he was under contract to MGM--from 1938 to 1949--Buzzell cranked out a string of uninspired productions, including two mediocre Marx Brothers efforts....

Biography

Former Broadway musical star, in Hollywood from the late 1920s. During the time he was under contract to MGM--from 1938 to 1949--Buzzell cranked out a string of uninspired productions, including two mediocre Marx Brothers efforts.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Mary Had a Little ... (1961)
Director
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
Director
Confidentially Connie (1953)
Director
A Woman of Distinction (1950)
Director
Emergency Wedding (1950)
Director
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Director
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Director
Easy to Wed (1946)
Director
Three Wise Fools (1946)
Director
Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)
Director
The Youngest Profession (1943)
Director
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Director
The Omaha Trail (1942)
Director
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Director
Free and Easy (1941)
Director
The Get-Away (1941)
Director
Married Bachelor (1941)
Director
Go West (1940)
Director
At the Circus (1939)
Director
Honolulu (1939)
Director
Fast Company (1938)
Director
Paradise for Three (1938)
Director
As Good As Married (1937)
Director
Three Married Men (1936)
Director
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936)
Director
Transient Lady (1935)
Director
The Girl Friend (1935)
Director
The Human Side (1934)
Director
Cross Country Cruise (1934)
Director
Ann Carver's Profession (1933)
Director
Child of Manhattan (1933)
Director
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933)
Director
Virtue (1932)
Director
The Big Timer (1932)
Director
Hollywood Speaks (1932)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Youngest Profession (1943)
Man in theater
Little Johnny Jones (1929)
Johnny Jones
Midnight Life (1928)
Eddie Delaney

Writer (Feature Film)

Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
Screenwriter
Transient Lady (1935)
Screenwriter
The Human Side (1934)
Screenwriter
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933)
Screenwriter
Little Johnny Jones (1929)
Screenplay version

Music (Feature Film)

Mary Had a Little ... (1961)
Composer
The Omaha Trail (1942)
Composer

Director (Special)

The Fabulous Sycamores (1955)
Director

Producer (Special)

The Fabulous Sycamores (1955)
Producer

Cast (Short)

The Devil's Cabaret (1928)

Life Events

1928

Acting debut "Midnight Life"

1929

Screenwriting credit "Little Johnny Jones"

1932

Directorial debut "The Big Timer"

Videos

Movie Clip

Honolulu (1939) - I'm Liable To Get Killed! Movie star Brooks (Robert Young) recovering from the last time he was mobbed during an east-coast PR swing, getting out of the hospital with the help of hustling agent Duffy (George Burns), with a poor result, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939, also starring Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen.
Honolulu (1939) - Throw Myself At Him? Robert Young, in a dual role, here is movie star Books Mason, who’s traded places with his look-alike Hawaiian plantation owner George, cruising home for two weeks of peace and quiet, when he’s recognized by cruise ship entertainer Millie (Gracie Allen), who must tell pal Dot (Eleanor Powell), the first scene for both gals, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939.
Honolulu (1939) - Title Song Cruise ship entertainers Millie (Gracie Allen) and Dot (Eleanor Powell) persuaded to perform, the title song, an original by Harry Warren and Gus Kahn, Gracie with the vocal then Eleanor, choreographed by Bobby Connelly, handling the jump rope with ease, in Honolulu, 1939, from MGM and producer Jack Cummings.
Ship Ahoy (1942) - I'll Take Tallulah Like many Eleanor Powell numbers, another suggesting she was the best dancer of her generation, devised by Billy Connolly, Bert Lahr and Red Skelton warbling, Tommy Dorsey's band, song by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg, clever bit for drummer Buddy Rich, in Ship Ahoy, 1942.
Ship Ahoy (1942) - Poor You Frank Sinatra is the dandied-up singer performing Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg's "Poor You," with Tommy Dorsey's band in the Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton vehicle Ship Ahoy, 1942.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - No Longer Interested In Murder At the Charles household in Manhattan the morning after the party and murder, we meet Dean Stockwell as Nicky Jr., Myrna Loy as Nora with an agenda, William Powell as less-rigid dad Nick, in the sixth and last feature in the glittering MGM series, Song Of The Thin Man, 1947, based on the Dashiell Hammet characters.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - It Couldn't Have Been Somerset Maugham Nick (William Powell) with Asta is on the dock looking to get out to the gambling boat where the murder happened, thus meeting officer Callahan (James Burke), cook Sadie (Esther Howard), a boatman (Harry Burns) and another cop Davis (Tom Dugan), mostly comedy, in MGM’s Song Of The Thin Man, 1947.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - Mrs. Charles Always Wears Her Mouth Open Clarinet player “Klinker” (Keenan Wynn) is helping Nick (William Powell) find a fellow musician so he meets Nora (Myrna Powell) but they’re intercepted by bookie Amboy (William Bishop) who thinks Nick has proof he didn’t kill the bandleader, in the last title in the MGM series, Song Of The Thin Man, 1947.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - Right Down To Their Fingerprints At a charity event on a gambling boat anchored off New York, we join Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) observing bandleader Philip Reed, soloist Don Taylor, sideman Keenan Wynn, Gloria Grahame the sexy singer, and Bruce Cowling who owns the joint, exposition early in Song Of The Thin Man, 1947.
Ship Ahoy (1942) - Hawaiian War Chant Opening, pretty much everybody showing off, the tune a Hawaiian pop standard, first Tommy Dorsey and the band, then drummer Buddy Rich and trumpeter Ziggy Elman, then Eleanor Powell as the fictional "Tallulah Winters," in Ship Ahoy, from producer Jack Cummings at MGM, co-starring Red Skelton.
Ship Ahoy (1942) - Last Call For Love Frank Sinatra fronts Tommy Dorsey’s band in a rendition of Burton Lane, Margery Cummings and E.Y. Harburg's "Last Call for Love" in the wartime musical Ship Ahoy, 1942.
Confidentially Connie (1953) - Good Red Meat Introduced in the waiting room, Janet Leigh (title character) dreams of meat while visiting the obstetrician (Robert Burton) then, with pal Phyllis (Marilyn Erskine) decides that college professor's wives can afford to visit the butcher (Walter Slezak), early in Confidentially Connie, 1953.

Trailer

Neptune's Daughter (1949) -- (Original Trailer) A polo player romances a bathing suit designer in MGM's Neptune's Daughter (1949), starring Esther Williams.
Three Wise Fools - (Original Trailer) An orphan girl (Margaret O'Brien) melts the hearts of three crusty old men (Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Edward Arnold).
Fast Company - (Original Trailer) Married book-dealers (Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice) try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller in Fast Company (1938).
Omaha Trail, The - (Original Trailer) The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war in The Omaha Trail (1942) starring James Craig.
Song Of The Thin Man -- (Original Trailer) Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club in the last of the "Thin Man" series, Song Of The Thin Man (1947).
Honolulu - (Original Trailer) A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner in Honolulu (1939) starring Eleanor Powell and Robert Young.
Youngest Profession, The - (Original Trailer) A teenage autograph hound (Virginia Weidler) invades Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in The Youngest Profession (1943).
Easy to Wed - (Original Trailer) A tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel in Easy to Wed (1946), starring Esther Williams.
Keep Your Powder Dry #1 - (Original Trailer) The original release trailer of the wartime WAC drama Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) starring Lana Turner.
Go West (1940) - (Original Trailer) A zany trio head West in search of gold, and end up involved in a long-time feud in Go West (1940) starring The Marx Brothers.
Married Bachelor - (Original Trailer) Robert Young is a famous bachelor who writes about romance. The only problem is he's married...and his wife's expecting in Married Bachelor (1941).
Free And Easy (1941) - (Original Trailer) Nigel Bruce and Robert Cummings play father-and-son con artists out to wed wealthily in Free And Easy (1941).

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