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Richard Thorpe

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Date of Birth:
24 February 1896Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Date of Death:
1 May 1991Palm Springs, California, USA

Birth Name:
Rollo Smolt Thorpe

Height:
6' (1.83 m)

Short Biography:
After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in his directors, and Thorpe prided himself on bringing a production in under budget--that would be key to his remarkable longevity in Hollywood. He had no particular style, directing mechanically on the premise of keeping the camera rolling until an actor blew a line--or a scene suffered a mechanical malfunction--and then going back and completing it with a close-up or reaction shot. Mechanical or not, his technique worked. Though he never directed any blockbusters, he was solid and dependable, directing hundreds of movies of all genres for over four decades. He retired in 1967.

That Funny Feeling (1965)

# 14095 IMDb Not Rated 

That Funny Feeling (1965)

TaglineSHE DECORATES BACHELOR APARTMENTS

By Richard Thorpe

Comedy, Romance (1h 33min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 664 votes on 18-Nov-17.

1 nomination

Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's his place. Tom plays along with the charade despite not knowing who Joan really is, (...)

How the West Was Won (1962)

# 03423 IMDb

How the West Was Won (1962)

TaglineA FABULOUS ROMANTIC ADVENTURE

By John Ford (segment "The Civil War"), Henry Hathaway (segments "The Rivers", "The Plains", "The Outlaws"), George Marshall (segment "The Railroad"), Richard Thorpe (uncredited) (transitional historical sequences)

Western, Adventure, Drama (2h 42min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 15,541 votes on 29-Nov-17.

Won 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations

Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later. On the way they encounter river pirates, and escape with the help of fur trapper Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), who subsequently marries one of their daughters, Eve (Carroll Baker). The parents are drowned on a (...)

The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

# 14759 IMDb Not Rated 

The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

TaglineFits either sex ...... and makes nothing but LAUGHTER!

By Richard Thorpe

Comedy, Romance (1h 27min)

USA USA

Rated 6.2 after 991 votes on 01-Aug-18.

The crew aboard the USS Elmira are working on a project, code named Operation Honeymoon. At the operation's core is the testing of the Magnetic Analyzer Computing Synchrotron, or MACS for short, which is a smart computer designed to do among other things determine where missiles are going to land. Civilian Jason Eldridge is the scientific mastermind aboard in charge of MACS' operation. His friend (...)

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

# 07650 IMDb

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

TaglineMGM Presents ELVIS PRESLEY at his greatest

By Richard Thorpe

Crime, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance (1h 36min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 6,018 votes on 07-Nov-16.

2 wins

Vince Everett is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Everett takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon becomes (...)

Knights of the Round Table (1953)

# 03413 IMDb

Knights of the Round Table (1953)

By Richard Thorpe

Action, Adventure, Drama, History (1h 55min)

UK UK

Rated 6.3 after 2,524 votes on 25-Nov-16.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination

King Arthur establishes the greatest reign England has ever seen, and along for the ride are his indispensable Knights of the Round Table, particularly Sir Lancelot. Then, Arthur finds himself a bride, the beautiful Guenivere. While she loves Arthur, she also loves Lancelot and though Lancelot repeatedly fights it, he loves her, too. Treachery is brewing as the evil Morgan le Fay and her knight (...)

Carbine Williams (1952)

# 07163 IMDb

Carbine Williams (1952)

TaglineThis is my Story

By Richard Thorpe

Biography, Crime, Drama (1h 32min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 1,503 votes on 11-Mar-18.

This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic riffle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do things his way, was caught distilling moonshine, and was accused and convicted of shooting a federal officer in the process. This at first placed him in the chain gang which labeled him as a hard case. Later, to (...)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

# 05834 IMDb

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

By Richard Thorpe

Adventure (1h 36min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,816 votes on 08-Aug-18.

English trout fisher Rudolf Rassendyll is about the only tourist not coming for the coronation of Central-European King Rudolf V at Strelsau, but happens to be a distance relative and is approached on account of their canning resemblance to stand in for the drunk king, in order to prevent his envious half-brother Michael, who arranged spiking his wine to seize the throne when the reputedly less (...)

Ivanhoe (1952)

# 03410 IMDb

Ivanhoe (1952)

By Richard Thorpe

Action, Drama, Romance (1h 46min)

UK UK, USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 6,462 votes on 07-Nov-16.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 nominations

Returning from the Crusades in the Holy Land, Ivanhoe learns that King Richard the Lionheart is imprisoned in Austria. Once in England, his pleas to pay the ransom fall on deaf ears as Prince John and cronies enjoy their current situation far too much. Joining forces with Robin of Locksley, Ivanhoe takes steps to raise the money all the while trying to re-establish his relationship with his (...)

Vengeance Valley (1951)

# 12165 IMDb

Vengeance Valley (1951)

TaglineBased on the Thrilling novel and Saturday Evening Post serial by Luke Short

By Richard Thorpe

Western (1h 23min)

USA USA

Rated 6.0 after 1,524 votes on 08-Feb-18.

A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.

The Great Caruso (1951)

# 07142 IMDb

The Great Caruso (1951)

TaglineThe Intimate Story of a Man with a Voice as Great as His Heart!

By Richard Thorpe

Biography, Drama, Music (1h 49min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 886 votes on 28-Feb-16.

Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations

Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation (...)

Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

# 14282 IMDb Passed | Approved 

Cry 'Havoc' (1943)

TaglineAMERICAN WOMEN OF TODAY

By Richard Thorpe

War, Drama (1h 37min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 713 votes on 17-Feb-18.

The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up. Many conflicts arise among these women who are thrown together in what is a desperate and ultimately hopeless situation.

Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

# 03511 IMDb

Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

TaglineIn All The World No Thrill Like This!

By Richard Thorpe

Action, Adventure (1h 11min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 2,825 votes on 08-Jul-18.

Circus owner Buck Rand kidnaps Boy to perform in his show. He forces a pilot to fly him, Boy and his animal trainer out of the jungle. Tarzan and Jane follow them to New York. At a trial over custody of Boy, Tarzan becomes violent and is jailed. With the help of the pilot's girlfriend Tarzan (who has since escaped, diving off the Brooklyn Bridge) finds the circus. He and the circus elephants (...)

Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

# 04740 IMDb

Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

TaglineNew Thrills

By Richard Thorpe

Action, Adventure (1h 21min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,323 votes on 20-Apr-17.

A scientific expedition happens to discover that gold exits on Tarzan's escarpment. The villainous Medford and Vandermeer kidnap Jane and Boy to extort from Tarzan the location of the gold. Everyone is captured by wicked natives. Tarzan and his elephants rush to the rescue.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

# 11795 IMDb

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

By Richard Thorpe

Adventure, Drama, Family (1h 31min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 841 votes on 02-Jun-16.

Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.

Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

# 03215 IMDb

Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

TaglineSuper Story of a Super Man ! The Titan of all Tarzans . . . Giant of all jungle thrills . . . worth the years it took to make !

By Richard Thorpe

Action, Adventure (1h 22min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,661 votes on 20-Apr-17.

A young couple die in a plane crash in the jungle. Their son is found by Tarzan and Jane who name him Boy and raise him as their own. Five years later a search party comes to find the young heir to millions of dollars. Jane agrees, against Tarzan's will, to lead them to civilization.

Night Must Fall (1937)

# 06548 IMDb

Night Must Fall (1937)

TaglineAMAZING! DIFFERENT! UNIQUE!

By Richard Thorpe

Thriller (1h 56min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 1,549 votes on 28-Dec-16.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win

Olivia Grayne acts as a paid caregiver for her dowager aunt, Mrs. Bramson, who is stingy toward her niece. The two live in a house in the English woods with Dora and Emily, the household domestics. Into their lives and house comes Danny, Dora's fiancé, who is a simple, common man. Despite Dora admitting that she doesn't know that much about Danny, Mrs. Bramson, who prides herself on being a good (...)

Double Wedding (1937)

# 06518 IMDb

Double Wedding (1937)

By Richard Thorpe

Comedy, Romance (1h 27min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 1,256 votes on 20-Jun-16.

Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian (...)

Tarzan Escapes (1936)

# 03224 IMDb

Tarzan Escapes (1936)

TaglineIt's New! It's amazing! 2 years to produce!

By Richard Thorpe, John Farrow (uncredited), James C. McKay (uncredited), George B. Seitz (uncredited), William A. Wellman (uncredited)

Action, Adventure (1h 29min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,573 votes on 20-Sep-16.

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her.

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