Jack Cummings


Producer
Jack Cummings

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The MGM Three Stooges Festival (1983)
Director
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Invisible Enemy (1916)
Jack Webster

Writer (Feature Film)

Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Contract Writer

Producer (Feature Film)

Chained Heat (1983)
Associate Producer
Bachelor Flat (1962)
Producer
Can-Can (1960)
Producer
The Blue Angel (1959)
Producer
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Producer
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
Producer
Interrupted Melody (1955)
Producer
Rose Marie (1954)
Producer
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Producer
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Producer
Give a Girl a Break (1954)
Producer
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Producer
Sombrero (1953)
Producer
Lovely To Look At (1952)
Producer
Excuse My Dust (1951)
Producer
Texas Carnival (1951)
Producer
Two Weeks with Love (1950)
Producer
Three Little Words (1950)
Producer
The Stratton Story (1949)
Producer
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Producer
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Producer
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
Producer
Fiesta (1947)
Producer
Easy to Wed (1946)
Producer
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Producer
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Producer
I Dood It (1943)
Producer
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Producer
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Producer
Go West (1940)
Producer
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Producer
Honolulu (1939)
Producer
Yellow Jack (1938)
Producer
Listen, Darling (1938)
Producer
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Producer
Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Producer
Born to Dance (1936)
Producer
The Winning Ticket (1935)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Company
The Second Time Around (1961)
Company

Director (Short)

Plane Nuts (1933)
Director
Nertsery Rhymes (1933)
Director
Beer and Pretzels (1933)
Director
Over the Counter (1932)
Director
Swing High (1932)
Director
Crazy House (1930)
Director (Uncredited)

Cast (Short)

Operation Teahouse (1956)
Himself

Life Events

1934

First feature film as producer

Photo Collections

Kiss Me Kate - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Kiss Me Kate (1953). Look for composer Cole Porter, director George Sidney, and stars Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, and others.

Videos

Movie Clip

Give A Girl A Break (1954) - Applause, Applause Finally on-stage for the big show that gives the movie its name, Bob (Bob Fosse) and Suzy (Debbie Reynolds) perform Applause, Applause, by Burton Land and Ira Gershwin, in Give A Girl A Break, 1954, directed by Stanley Donen.
Bathing Beauty (1944) - Nastursiums To You! Comedy with Red Skelton and Esther Williams, him a songwriter, her a swimming teacher, who walked out at their wedding after he was wrongly accused of being already married, now trying to win her back by enrolling at her school, Bill Goodwin the foil, in MGM’s Bathing Beauty, 1944.
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.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) - Wonderful, Wonderful Day Jane Powell’s first solo song, as Millie, spontaneously married to Oregon backwoodsman Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel), for now having no idea he has brothers, composed by Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer, direction by Stanley Donen, in MGM’s Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, 1954.
It Happened In Brooklyn (1947) - Johann Sebastian Bach De-mobbed Danny (Frank Sinatra) gets a lift from schoolteacher Anne (Kathryn Grayson), acting on orders from a street cop, then to her classroom for her first vocal, a lyric from the credited songwriters (presumably Sammy Cahn, maybe Jule Styne) to a famous Bach miniature composition, Invention No. 1, in It Happened In Brooklyn, 1947.
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.
Born To Dance (1936) - Easy To Love James Stewart as sailor Ted is not quite the equal of top-billed Eleanor Parker (as single New York gal Nora) as a singer but makes a game effort, with Cole Porter’s Easy To Love, but he’s not in her species as a dancer, so she does a solo choreographed by Dave Gould, in MGM’s Born To Dance, 1936.
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.
It Happened In Brooklyn (1947) - I'm From Brooklyn MGM producer Jack Cummings has situated the story "Somewhere In England," where convalescing soldier Danny (Frank Sinatra) is waxing nostalgic about Brooklyn when an army nurse (Gloria Grahame) calls him on his odd behavior, in It Happened In Brooklyn, 1947, also starring Jimmy Durante
Romance Of Rosy Ridge, The (1947) - Rakin' Oats Drifter Henry (Van Johnson) charming all with a song and work in the fields, with Lissy Anne (Janet Leigh), her mother (Selena Royle), and father (Thomas Mitchell), still vexed over his loyalties in the recently-ended Civil War, in The Romance Of Rosy Ridge, 1947.

Family

Louis B Mayer
Uncle
Executive. Head of MGM studios.

Bibliography