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Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director. Born Rollo Smolt Thorpe in Hutchinson, Kansas, he began his entertainment career performing in vaudeville and onstage. In 1921 he began in motion pictures as an actor and directed his first silent film in 1923. He went on to direct more than one hundred and eighty films. The first full length motion picture he directed for MGM was Last of the Pagans (1935) starring Ray Mala. After directing The Last Challenge in 1967, he retired from the film industry. He died in Palm Springs, California in 1991.
Thorpe is also known as the original director of The Wizard of Oz. He was fired after two weeks of shooting, because it was felt that his scenes did not have the right air of fantasy about them. Thorpe notoriously gave Judy Garland a blonde wig and cutesy "baby-doll" makeup that made her look like a girl in her late teens rather than an innocent Kansas farm girl of about thirteen. Both makeup and wig were discarded at the suggestion of George Cukor, who was brought in temporarily. Stills from Thorpe's work on the film survive today.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Thorpe has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6101 Hollywood Blvd.
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01 November 1962
The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
25 January 1945
Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder.
01 May 1942
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.
01 December 1941
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.
07 January 1938
A newspaper illustrator tries to remain best friends with the man she secretly loves, even though he recently married another woman.
30 March 1965
Tommy Tyler, a lazy Caribbean sailor, and his tom-boy daughter, Spring, are out to search for a buried treasure.
16 June 1939
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.
01 January 1952
Sir Walter Scott's classic story of the chivalrous Ivanhoe who joins with Robin of Locksley in the fight against Prince John and for the return of King Richard the Lionheart.
08 November 1957
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
06 November 1936
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.
01 January 1963
Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work.
25 August 1965
Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford.
03 May 1948
A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds.
06 February 1951
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.
27 December 1949
After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.
12 April 1949
Wallace Beery, in his final film, plays a bandit in this period drama set in Colonial America.
06 August 1938
A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.
12 July 1950
Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can't continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst.
01 January 1952
The classic tale of a king and an everyman switching places.
23 November 1955
During the 15th century reign of France's King Louis XI, a young Scottish man is sent by his English Lord to woo a French lady on his behalf.
16 April 1951
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.
12 December 1942
In Africa early in World War II, a British rubber plantation executive reminisces about his arrival in the Congo in 1910.
01 January 1949
When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.
07 June 1963
The film follows Jack Hopkins (played by Michael Craig), an aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines.
15 October 1937
A bohemian free spirit (William Powell) helps meek Waldo (John Beal) win back his fiancée (Florence Rice) and falls in love with her over-controlling sister (Myrna Loy) in the process.
01 May 1943
Frances and Richard Myles (Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray) are newlyweds honeymooning in Europe on the eve of World War II.
22 December 1967
An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
13 November 1953
Sea-faring saga of two brothers (Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger) and the woman they both love.
10 June 1938
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
30 April 1937
When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.
01 September 1942
The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory.
28 March 1941
Lopez is a bandit who has stolen the herd at Gil's ranch, so Hardy is about to foreclose. But Lucia has come back from New York and Gil is happy until he meets her husband, Morgan.
09 August 1930
Riley and Donovan, racehorse owners and trainers who have been rivals and enemies for years, seek to befriend Tod Taylor, a jockey, and Ham, a retainer.
22 December 1953
In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.
14 January 1938
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.
06 September 1957
Broke and about to divorce his wife (Dorothy Malone), a pilot (Robert Taylor) joins a smuggling scheme in postwar Madrid.
01 October 1959
An American engineer reaches Mombasa to finish the works of an African railroad and to find his predecessor, who has mysteriously disappeared.
13 February 1932
Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a boy charged with the murder of his father.
14 June 1944
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.
29 July 1948
Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challeged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.
07 April 1941
Director Richard Thorpe's 1941 film stars Wallace Beery as a crusty old San Pedro fisherman, Virginia Weidler as his precocious and motherless daughter, Marjorie Main as a waterfront spinster hoping to reel in a husband, and an ever-present pelican with immaculate comic timing.
01 August 1930
Dave Kent, a commercial aviator, and his mechanic, Skeets Smith, are forced to make an emergency landing in Mexico and find themselves in the hands of La Panthera, a notorious bandit who wishes to overthrow the government and become president of a new republic.
10 February 1939
Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish.
03 April 1957
In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome.
20 November 1951
Comprised of eight unrelated episodes of inconsistent quality, this anthology piece of American propaganda features some of MGM Studios' best directors, screenwriters and actors; it is narrated by Louis Calhern.
15 March 1934
Wealthy but unhappy Patricia Belmont meets fun-loving insurance salesman Bill Smith (and his fun-loving friends Sam Ragland and Betty Harkness)on a ship cruise and falls in love, much to the annoyance of her high-society, fortune-hunting fiance Barrington Thorne.
12 June 1947
A non-aquatic change of pace: Esther Williams disguises herself in matador gear and secretly fills in for her twin matador brother (Ricardo Montalban) after he abandons the ring.
01 December 1931
Acting on a tip from former stage actress Fern Madden, who is now working as a movie extra, Jimmy Burke, a Hollywood reporter, publishes an article revealing an independent film producer to have mob connections.
15 May 1932
A hard-boiled owner of a big-city speakeasy is reunited with her daughter Jean (Claudia Dell), who has been raised to believe that her mother is dead.
01 May 1952
This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII.
06 May 1955
A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well.
10 October 1932
A beautiful blonde makes a career out of seducing and then blackmailing wealthy married men. She is found murdered after demanding a $5000 payoff from her latest victim, and the detective investigating the case finds out that she was involved in a lot more than just blackmail.
18 April 1962
Director Richard Thorpe's 1962 military comedy stars Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Miyoshi Umeki, Jim Backus, Jack Carter, Marty Ingels, Charles McGraw and Argentina Brunetti.
09 September 1930
Clay gets a musical troop out af jail and helps raise money so they can put on their show. During the performance Blake and his men rob the box office.
17 October 1947
An ex-GI falls for a bathing beauty (Esther Williams). Lauritz Melchior, Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Durante and Mackinac Island locations add to the good times and romance.
01 January 1963
Bonnie (Connie Francis), Toni (Paula Prentiss), Michele (Dany Robin) and Liz follow the course of their Navy mates along the Riviera.
26 December 1933
A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus.
27 March 1953
Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.
03 May 1940
It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition.
15 February 1936
A Missouri farmer's (Lionel Barrymore) son (Eric Linden) loves the daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan) of a neighbor who has killed the farmer's foxhound.