Lloyd Bacon


Director
Lloyd Bacon

About

Also Known As
Lloyd Francis Bacon
Birth Place
San Jose, California, USA
Born
December 04, 1889
Died
November 15, 1955
Cause of Death
Cerebral Hemorrhage

Biography

Graduated from acting in Charlie Chaplin silents to directing numerous films, usually light comedies or musicals. Bacon was one of Warner Brothers reliable contract men for a number of years; some of his best and most fondly remembered films include the Busby Berkeley musicals, "Forty Second Street" (1933), "Footlight Parade" (1933) and "Wonder Bar" (1934), and films ranging from the upr...

Family & Companions

Ruby Bacon
Wife
Divorced c. 1947.

Biography

Graduated from acting in Charlie Chaplin silents to directing numerous films, usually light comedies or musicals. Bacon was one of Warner Brothers reliable contract men for a number of years; some of his best and most fondly remembered films include the Busby Berkeley musicals, "Forty Second Street" (1933), "Footlight Parade" (1933) and "Wonder Bar" (1934), and films ranging from the uproarious black comedy "A Slight Case of Murder" (1938) to the potent melodramas "Marked Woman" (1937) and "Action in the North Atlantic" (1943). In all, Bacon directed over 100 films.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

She Couldn't Say No (1954)
Director
The French Line (1954)
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The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)
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Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
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The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
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Call Me Mister (1951)
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Golden Girl (1951)
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The Frogmen (1951)
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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
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The Good Humor Man (1950)
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Kill the Umpire (1950)
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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
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Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
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It Happens Every Spring (1949)
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An Innocent Affair (1948)
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Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)
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You Were Meant for Me (1948)
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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947)
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Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Fill-In Director
Home Sweet Homicide (1946)
Director
Wake Up and Dream (1946)
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Captain Eddie (1945)
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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)
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The Sullivans (1944)
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Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
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Larceny, Inc. (1942)
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Silver Queen (1942)
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Wings for the Eagle (1942)
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Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
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Navy Blues (1941)
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Affectionately Yours (1941)
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Honeymoon for Three (1941)
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Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)
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Knute Rockne--All American (1940)
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A Child Is Born (1940)
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Brother Orchid (1940)
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Espionage Agent (1939)
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Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Director
Wings of the Navy (1939)
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Invisible Stripes (1939)
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Racket Busters (1938)
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A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
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Boy Meets Girl (1938)
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Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)
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Marked Woman (1937)
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Submarine D-1 (1937)
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San Quentin (1937)
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Ever Since Eve (1937)
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Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
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Sons O' Guns (1936)
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Cain and Mabel (1936)
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The Irish in Us (1935)
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In Caliente (1935)
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Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)
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Broadway Gondolier (1935)
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The Frisco Kid (1935)
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He Was Her Man (1934)
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Wonder Bar (1934)
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6 Day Bike Rider (1934)
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Here Comes the Navy (1934)
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A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
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Picture Snatcher (1933)
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42nd Street (1933)
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Son of a Sailor (1933)
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Footlight Parade (1933)
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Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
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Miss Pinkerton (1932)
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Crooner (1932)
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Fireman Save My Child (1932)
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You Said a Mouthful (1932)
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The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
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Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
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Kept Husbands (1931)
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Manhattan Parade (1931)
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Sit Tight (1931)
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50 Million Frenchmen (1931)
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Honor of the Family (1931)
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The Other Tomorrow (1930)
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The Office Wife (1930)
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Moby Dick (1930)
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She Couldn't Say No (1930)
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A Notorious Affair (1930)
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Honky Tonk (1929)
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So Long Letty (1929)
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Say It with Songs (1929)
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No Defense (1929)
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Stark Mad (1929)
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The Singing Fool (1928)
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Women They Talk About (1928)
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The Lion and the Mouse (1928)
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Pay As You Enter (1928)
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White Flannels (1927)
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Brass Knuckles (1927)
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The Heart of Maryland (1927)
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Finger Prints (1927)
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A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927)
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Private Izzy Murphy (1926)
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Broken Hearts of Hollywood (1926)
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Cast (Feature Film)

Every Inch a Lady (1975)
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
Smudge (1922)
McGuire
The Road Demon (1921)
Luther McCabe, auto driver
Hearts and Masks (1921)
Richard Comstock
Hands Off (1921)
Ford Wadley
The Greater Profit (1921)
Jim Crawkins
The Midlanders (1920)
Wiley Curran
The Kentucky Colonel (1920)
Boyd Savely
The Broken Gate (1920)
John
The Girl in the Rain (1920)
Walter
Miss Nobody (1920)
The Aviator
Vagabond Luck (1919)
Buck
The Blue Bonnet (1919)
Jan Peterson
The Feud (1919)
Ben Summers
The House of Intrigue (1919)
Pinky McClone
Square Deal Sanderson (1919)
Barney Owen
Wagon Tracks (1919)
Guy Merton
Chaplin's Essanay Comedies Part 2 (1915)
Chaplin's Essanay Comedies Part 1 (1915)

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Freshman (1990)
Other
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Other

Director (Short)

A Rainy Knight (1925)
Director

Life Events

1913

Film acting debut

1921

First short film as director

1926

Feature film directing debut

Photo Collections

Wonder Bar - Scenes Stills
Here are a few scene stills from Wonder Bar (1934), starring Al Jolson and Kay Francis.

Videos

Movie Clip

Boy Meets Girl (1938) - What Is Our Story? Actor Larry (Dick Foran) and his agent (Frank McHugh) discover the elaborate diversion by screenwriters Benson & Law (Pat O'Brien, James Cagney), who are up to other studio mischief, in Warner Bros.' back-lot comedy Boy Meets Girl, 1938.
Very Honorable Guy, A (1934) - I May Look Dumb In the opening scene we met goons Ponzetti and O’Hara (Harold Huber, Arthur Vinton) who had the idea to use the popular “Feet” Samuels (Joe E. Brown, title character) as a means to get to Hendrickson (George Pat Collins), who owes their gangster boss, and it goes plenty wrong, Lloyd Bacon directing, in A Very Honorable Guy, 1934, from a Damon Runyon story.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - He Don't Mean Liquor! Now shooting at the Naval Training Station in San Diego, James Cagney and Frank McHugh as recruits Chesty (who signed up just to settle a score with an officer) and Droopy tangle with some real officers recruited as actors, in Warner Bros.’ Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Let's Have A Hot One! Their first-ever scene, in the first of nine features they made together, Pat O’Brien as Navy officer Biff (escorting Ida Darling et al) meets James Cagney as iron worker Chesty, with background shots from the Navy Yard at Bremerton, WA, Lloyd Bacon directing, opening Warner Bros.’ Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Looks Too Much Like A Casket James Cagney, introduced as grimy Navy yard worker Chesty, becomes a dance-hall dandy in the next scene, personally financing the trophy he intends to win with spikey girlfriend Gladys (Dorothy Tree), Lloyd Bacon directing from a crafty original screenplay by Warner Bros. stalwarts Earl Baldwin and Ben Markson, in Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Look At The Trim Lines! Now shooting on board the U.S.S Arizona, before it became the famous memorial at Pearl Harbor, swabbies Droopy (Frank McHugh) and Chesty (James Cagney), who joined the Navy to get even with officer Biff (Pat O’Brien), who stole a previous girlfriend, get their heads turned by Gloria Stuart, not yet knowing she’s Pat’s sister, in Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Marked Woman (1937) - How Do You Entertain These Men? Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) gets the I-D from night-club hostess Mary (Bette Davis), who's worried about what her kid sister (Jane Bryan) in the gallery will think, then defends her against the attorney (Raymond Hatton) for mobster Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - From Tiddlywinks To Roulette Gangster Johnny Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), his character inspired by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, surveys the goods (including staff hostesses, Bette Davis as Mary, Lola Lane as Gabby, Isabel Jewell as Emmy Lou and Mayo Methot as Estelle) in the night club he's taken over, early in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - There's A Law In This State! Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) in his first interview with night club hostess Mary (Bette Davis) who he knows can put away the gangster he's after, in Warner Bros.' Marked Woman, 1937.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - I'm Going Legitimate Ex-con Danny (James Cagney) changing careers with Warner Brothers speed, his plans not going over with pals Leo (Tom Wilson) and especially Jerry (Ralf Harolde), who will appear again, in Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - Nuts About Ping Pong Ex-con turned ace newsman Danny (James Cagney) has just escaped a newsroom contretemps with help from flirtatious Allison (Alice White), who didn’t mention that she’s going with his new boss Mac (Ralph Bellamy), or that they’re at his apartment, in Warner Bros.’ Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - Dirtiest We Can Get Newly-paroled Danny (James Cagney), looking to go straight, presents himself to McLean (Ralph Bellamy), editor of "The Graphic News," who finally remembers offering him work, his grumpy boss Grover (Robert Barrat) looming, in Picture Snatcher, 1933.

Trailer

Wings Of The Navy - (Original Trailer) Pilot brothers (George Brent, John Payne) vie for the same woman (Olivia de Havilland) in Wings Of The Navy (1939).
Irish in Us, The -- (Original Trailer) An' begorrah, why would we be runnin' a James Cagney-Pat O'Brien comedy, now? Blame it on The Irish in Us (1935).
Three Cheers For The Irish - (Original Trailer) It's Angus' Irish Rose as a Scots lad and an Irish lass anger their families by marrying in Three Cheers for the Irish (1940).
Sit Tight - (Original Trailer) A young man goes into the wrestling ring to win a pretty lady trainer in Sit Tight (1931).
Navy Blues (1941) - (Original Trailer) Look for a young Jackie Gleason with lots of Warners' best comedians in the service comedy Navy Blues (1941).
Wings for The Eagle - (Original Trailer) A draft dodger (Dennis Morgan) rediscovers his patriotism working at an aircraft factory in Wings for The Eagle (1942).
Singing Fool, The - (British re-issue trailer) The Singing Fool (1928), Al Jolson's follow-up to The Jazz Singer and the most popular movie of the early Talkie era.
Fuller Brush Girl, The - (Re-issue Trailer) Lucille Ball stars as a daffy door-to-door saleswoman who blunders into a murder investigation in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950).
Frisco Kid, The (1935) - (Original Trailer) A shanghaied sailor (James Cagney) turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast in The Frisco Kid (1935).
Boy Meets Girl - (Original Trailer) Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress in Boy Meets Girl (1938) with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien.
Mary Stevens, M.D. - (Original Trailer) Kay Francis shocked pre-code audiences playing an doctor who is also an unwed mother in Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933).
Miss Pinkerton - (Original Trailer) A private duty nurse (Joan Blondell) gets herself mixed up in a murder investigation in Miss Pinkerton (1932).

Family

Frank Bacon
Father
Actor. Died in November 1922.
Jane Bacon
Mother
Died in October 1956.

Companions

Ruby Bacon
Wife
Divorced c. 1947.

Bibliography