Carl Laemmle Jr.

Carl Laemmle Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% Frankenstein (1931)

Lowest Rated: 79% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Birthday: Apr 28, 1908

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Born Julius Laemmle on April 28, 1908 in Chicago, IL, he was the only son of Carl Laemmle, then a successful nickelodeon owner, and his wife, Recha, who also gave birth to a daughter, Rosabelle. His father would eventually form a studio, Independent Moving Pictures, in 1909, which later blossomed into the Universal Film Manufacturing Company in 1915. Laemmle, Sr. took the family to California to break ground on a movie studio, Universal City Studios, which quickly rose to the top of the movie business on the strength of its modest slate of Westerns, serials and melodramas. Following his mother's death in 1919, the teenaged Laemmle adopted his father's name for his entry into the film business. Laemmle, Sr. put his son in charge of a popular series of two-reel shorts called "The Collegians," which ran from 1926 to 1929. When the series ran its course, Laemmle, Jr. was made head of production at Universal on his 21st birthday. The company had entered a fallow period after years of success under Irving Thalberg's reign as production chief. When Thalberg left the studio for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Laemmle, Sr., did what he had done on numerous prior occasions: installed a member of his own family in a position of power. Over 70 members of the Laemmle family were employed with Universal at the time of Laemmle, Jr.'s appointment.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 74% Show Boat Producer - 1936
98% 87% Bride of Frankenstein Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Sinner Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Birds Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Be Ritzy Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 77% Little Man, What Now? Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More River Producer - 1934
92% 85% Imitation of Life Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Expectations Executive Producer - 1934
88% 70% The Black Cat Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughter in Hell Producer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Bet on Love Producer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Cage Producer - 1933
94% 85% The Invisible Man Producer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Trail Producer - 1933
100% 77% Counsellor-at-Law Producer - 1933
No Score Yet 60% Night World Producer - 1932
88% 72% The Mummy Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns A'Blazing Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once in a Lifetime Producer - 1932
79% 47% Murders in the Rue Morgue Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Okay, America! Producer - 1932
96% 71% The Old Dark House Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afraid to Talk Producer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Producer - 1932
100% 87% Frankenstein Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Producer - 1931
No Score Yet 55% Iron Man Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Borneo Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up for Murder Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spirit of Notre Dame Producer - 1931
92% 81% Dracula Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seed Producer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Is West Producer - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the Law Producer - 1930
98% 89% All Quiet on the Western Front Producer - 1930
No Score Yet 33% Broadway Producer - 1929

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