Fred Guiol


About

Born
February 17, 1898
Died
May 23, 1964

Biography

Fred Guiol worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Guiol worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Kentucky Kernels" (1934), "Pass the Gravy" (1928) and "Safety Last" (1923). He also contributed to "The Battling Orioles" (1924), "The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble" (1933) and "What's Your Racket?" (1934). In the latter part...

Biography

Fred Guiol worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Guiol worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Kentucky Kernels" (1934), "Pass the Gravy" (1928) and "Safety Last" (1923). He also contributed to "The Battling Orioles" (1924), "The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble" (1933) and "What's Your Racket?" (1934). In the latter part of his career, Guiol directed "Hay Foot" (1941), "Miss Polly" (1941) and "Tanks a Million" (1941). He also appeared in "Here Comes Trouble" (1948). Guiol more recently wrote the dramatic adaptation "Giant" (1956) with Elizabeth Taylor. Guiol was nominated for a Writing (Screenplay--Adapted) Academy Award for "Giant" in 1956. Guiol passed away in May 1964 at the age of 66.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Giant (1956)
2nd Unit Director
Shane (1953)
Associate Director
Something to Live For (1952)
Associate Director
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Associate Director
Here Comes Trouble (1948)
Director
Hay Foot (1942)
Director
Miss Polly (1941)
Director
Tanks a Million (1941)
Director
Silly Billies (1936)
Director
Mummy's Boys (1936)
Director
The Rainmakers (1935)
Director
What's Your Racket (1933)
Director
Pass the Gravy (1928)
Director
Get 'em Young (1926)
Director
The Battling Orioles (1924)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Giant (1956)
Screenwriter
Abroad with Two Yanks (1944)
Based on an Original story by
Vigil in the Night (1940)
Screenwriter
Gunga Din (1939)
Screenwriter
Silly Billies (1936)
Story
The Nitwits (1935)
Screenwriter
The Rainmakers (1935)
Story
Kentucky Kernels (1934)
Screenwriter
The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Here Comes Trouble (1948)
Producer
Fall In (1943)
Producer
Taxi, Mister (1943)
Producer
Yanks Ahoy (1943)
Producer
Prairie Chickens (1943)
Producer
The More the Merrier (1943)
Associate Producer
The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
Producer
About Face (1942)
Producer
The Talk of the Town (1942)
Associate Producer
Hay Foot (1942)
Producer
Penny Serenade (1941)
Associate Producer

Director (Short)

Fighting Parson, The (1930)
Director
The Head Guy (1930)
Director
Skirt Shy (1929)
Director (Uncredited)
The Boy Friend (1928)
Director
The Second 100 Years (1927)
Director
Do Detectives Think? (1927)
Director
Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood (1926)
Director
Along Came Auntie (1926)
Director
Long Pants (1926)
Director

Cinematography (Short)

Just Neighbors (1919)
Cinematographer
Spring Fever (1919)
Cinematographer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Gunga Din (1939) - Children Are Looking Bonnie! Cutter (Cary Grant) and MacChesney (Victor McLaglen) enter a seemingly abandoned Indian village, where comrade Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks) discovers mysterious Chota (Abner Biberman), early in George Stevens' Gunga Din, 1939.
Gunga Din (1939) - Very Regimental! Famous scene in which Cutter (Cary Grant) supports Sam Jaffe (title character), the humble native water carrier, in his regular-army fantasy, in George Stevens' Gunga Din, based on the Rudyard Kipling poem.
Gunga Din (1939) - We Were Swindled First appearance by India corps sergeants MacChesney (Victor McLaglen), Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Cutter (Cary Grant), summoned to commander Weed (Montagu Love), in George Stevens' Gunga Din, 1939.
Nitwits, The (1935) - You Opened My Eyes George Stevens with a clever opening, directing his third feature and his second Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle, with a song introduced by Joey Ray, Joan Andrews also singing, the tune by Felix Bernard and L. Wolfe Gilbert, Donald Kerr the lackey, Hale Hamilton the music company boss, and the stars, Bert and Robert, running the cigar shop (Betty Grable in the photo!), in The Nitwits, 1935.
Nitwits, The (1935) - Music In My Heart If Betty Grable looks like she’s 18 it’s because she was, in one of her earliest credited features, as Mary, secretary to the boss upstairs at the music publishing company, who needs a murder song, so she can’t wait to tell her songwriting beau Johnnie (Bert Wheeler) down at the cigar shop, launching into a Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields original, in the Wheeler & Woolsey comedy The Nitwits, 1935.
Nitwits, The (1935) - The Black Widow's Going To Get You! Having by chance written a song about the “Black Widow,” not knowing that music publishing company boss Lake (Hale Hamilton), to whom they’re pitching the song, is being tormented by a blackmailer by that very name, Bert hesitates but Robert manages to perform, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle The Nitwits, 1935.
Giant (1956) - You Are An Odd One Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor), new bride of Texas rancher Bick, in a forthright talk while on errands with hired hand Jett (James Dean), director George Stevens interjecting a scene with the sister-in-law (Mercedes McCambridge) teaching the downtrodden Angel (Victor Millan) a lesson, in Giant, 1956.
Giant (1956) - So Fascinating And Uncouth After maybe the biggest single leap in time, still before WWII, the Texan Benedict kids have grown up to be Carroll Baker as Luz II, and Dennis Hopper and Fran Bennett as twins Jordan and Judy (Earl Holliman her boyfriend), perplexing their parents Bick and Leslie (Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor), in Giant, 1956.
Kentucky Kernels (1934) - Nothing But Nets George Stevens directs this unusually warm opening to a comedy-team formula picture, Paul Page as a rich guy ending it all, then the partners, dreamy Bert Wheeler and grouchy Bert Wheeler, passively fishing, in RKO's Kentucky Kernels, 1934.
Kentucky Kernels (1934) - One Silly Little Habit Comedy teammates Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (specs and cigar, playing a magician) are adopting, from Margaret Dumont, an orphan, for the depressed rich guy they've befriended, and it's troublesome Spanky McFarland, so they meet a cop (Edgar Dearing) too, early in Kentucky Kernels, 1934.
Kentucky Kernels (1934) - One Little Kiss Safe to say they're milking this tune by screenwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, the last four of six settings, the servant chorus, then Spanky, then Robert Woolsey, last Bert Wheeler with Mary Carlisle, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle Kentucky Kernels, 1934.
Giant (1956) - Mr. JETEXAS Himself Christmas time in Texas, early 1940’s, now-patriarchal rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson), with bouncy daughter Luz II (Carroll Baker) receives ex-employee Jett Rink (James Dean), now oil-rich from land willed to him by Bick’s late sister Luz, and is finally willing to discuss drilling on his own land, in Giant, 1956.

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