Jack Donohue


Director
Jack Donohue

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Assault on a Queen (1966)
Director
Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
Director
Babes in Toyland (1961)
Director
Lucky Me (1954)
Director
Watch the Birdie (1951)
Director
The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Director
Close-Up (1948)
Director
Lost in a Harem (1944)
Music prod Director by

Cast (Feature Film)

Win, Place or Steal (1975)
Smiling Along (1939)
Denis [Wilson]
Our Little Girl (1935)
Vaudeville actor

Writer (Feature Film)

Close-Up (1948)
Additional Dialogue

Dance (Feature Film)

Calamity Jane (1953)
Music numbers staged and Director
Duchess of Idaho (1950)
Music numbers staged and Director by
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Music numbers created and Director by
Madame Bovary (1949)
Choreography
On an Island with You (1948)
Dances and water ballets created by
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947)
Dance Director
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
Music numbers staged and Director by
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Folkdances staged by
Easy to Wed (1946)
Music numbers staged and Director by
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
Dance Director
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Dance Director
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Dance Director
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Dance Director
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Dance Director
Meet the People (1944)
Dance Director
Girl Crazy (1943)
Dance Director
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Dance Director
No Time for Love (1943)
Dance Director
The Powers Girl (1943)
Dance numbers conceived and staged by
Salute for Three (1943)
Dances staged by
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Dance Director
The Fleet's In (1942)
Dances staged by
Sleepytime Gal (1942)
Dance Director
Priorities on Parade (1942)
Dances staged by
Lucky Legs (1942)
Music numbers
Smiling Along (1939)
Dance Director
The Gaiety Girls (1938)
Dance Director
Captain January (1936)
Dances staged by
Under the Pampas Moon (1935)
Dance Director
Dressed to Thrill (1935)
Dances
Curly Top (1935)
Dances
Life Begins at 40 (1935)
Dance Director
Music Is Magic (1935)
Dance Director
Lottery Lover (1935)
Dances
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Dance Director
Music in the Air (1934)
Dances

Director (Special)

The Music Mart (1980)
Director
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980)
Director
A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Dean Martin (1975)
Director
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974)
Director
City vs. Country (1971)
Director
Andy Griffith's Uptown-Downtown Show (1967)
Director
The Many Sides of Mickey Rooney (1960)
Director
The Red Skelton Revue (1954)
Director

Producer (Special)

Lucy Moves to NBC (1980)
Producer
The Many Sides of Mickey Rooney (1960)
Producer
The Red Skelton Revue (1954)
Producer

Life Events

1927

Began career as chorus boy for "Ziegfeld Follies"

1934

First film as dance director

1948

First film as director

Videos

Movie Clip

Assault On A Queen - She Walks Well Grizzled boatmen Mark (Frank Sinatra) and Linc (Errol John) receive huckster Rossiter (Tony Franciosa) and girlfriend Rosa (Virna Lisi), who had a deep-sea diver die while working for them, early in Assault On A Queen, 1966.
Watch The Birdie (1951) - It's A Little Overdeveloped Red Skelton here appears as Rusty Cameron and as his own dad, partners in their struggling camera shop, not realizing Lucia (Arlene Dahl), who rescued him from a recent aquatic mishap, is behind their sudden up-tick in business, in MGM’s Watch The Birdie, 1951.
Watch The Birdie (1951) - Miss Lucky Vista Red Skelton as rookie newsreel cameraman Rusty is shooting the ground-breaking for the Lucky Vista housing project, also playing his own Grand-Dad, where Ann Miller is the pageant winner, Pam Britton a dignitary, Arlene Dahl a financier and romantic prospect, in Watch The Birdie, 1951.
Calamity Jane (1953) - Deadwood Stage Full throttle opening, original tune by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, Chubby Johnson is the driver and Howard Keel appears as Wild Bill but all are spectators to the star, Doris Day in the title role in the 1953 Warner Bros. hit Calamity Jane.
Babes In Toyland (1961) - The One And Only Mother Goose! First Sylvester the goose, voice by director Jack Donohue, Mary McCarty as Mother Goose, then the chorus with the first song adapted by George Bruns from the 1903 opera, with new lyrics by Mel Leven, choreography by Tom Mahoney, the leads not yet seen, in Disney’s Babes In Toyland , 1961.
Babes In Toyland (1961) - Does This Satisfy Your Greed? We meet Ray Bolger in his wild turn as villain Barnaby, observing the innocent Mary and Tom (Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands), with henchmen (Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon), some technical dazzle, and the top of another song by George Bruns and Mel Leven, in Disney’s Babes In Toyland , 1961.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) - We Hate To Leave Brady and Doolittle (lifelong pals Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, in their first movie together), just decorated and granted leave from their ship in Los Angeles, launching their first Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne number, in MGM's Anchors Aweigh, 1945.
Curly Top (1935) - Animal Crackers Shirley Temple as Elizabeth, nick-named “Curly Top,” her sister (Rochelle Hudson) at the piano, performs the movie’s hit tune (by Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar) for the kids at the orphanage, the trustees (led by mean Etienne Girardot) intruding, early in Curly Top, 1935.
Neptune's Daughter (1949) - Happy Ending, Too Eighty plus minutes in, finally the big swim scene, Esther Williams introduced by Xavier Cugat, joined by Ricardo Montalban and Keenan Wynn signing off, from producer Jack Cummings at MGM, in Neptune's Daughter, 1949.
Lucky Me (1954) - High Hopes Out of work and forced to take hotel kitchen jobs, song and dance team Candy, Flo, Duke and Hap (Doris Day, Nancy Walker, Phil Silvers and Eddie Foy Jr.,) with a number by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, Leroy Prinz with choreography, in the Warner Bros. musical Lucky Me, 1954.
Lucky Me (1954) - Sing Like An Angel Doris Day as showgirl "Candy," tune by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, pitching for composer boyfriend Brad (Robert Cummings) to financier Thayer (Bill Goodwin), the brunette extra in evening gown, jacket and gloves Angie Dickinson, in her first movie scene, Warner Bros. Lucky Me, 1954.
Lucky Me (1954) - Mysterious Stranger After she caused him to wreck his car, the rest of the cute meet between composer Brad (Robert Cummings) and superstitious trouper Candy (Doris Day), who is stuck working in a Miami hotel, his identity duly mistaken, in the first wide-screen musical, from Warner Bros., Lucky Me, 1954.

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