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Charles Walters

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lili (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • Birthday: Nov 17, 1911
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
  • Charles Walters' earliest Broadway years were spent as a chorus dancer. His made his screen bow as a performer in RKO's Seven Days Leave (1942), then forsook acting to serve as choreographer for such MGM musicals as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) and Ziegfeld Follies (1945). Though he directed certain scenes of the latter film without credit, Walters' "official" directorial debut was the 1947 remake of Good News. He subsequently directed and helped choreograph such musical films as Easter Parade (1948), The Barkeleys of Broadway (1949), Lili (1952), Jumbo (1962), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964); he also helmed the non-musical efforts Torch Song (1953) (in which he appeared onscreen as Joan Crawford's clumsy dance partner), Don't Go Near the Water (1957), and Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). After spending virtually his entire cinematic life at MGM, Walters bade "adios" to movies with Columbia's Walk, Don't Run (1966), which was also the final film of Cary Grant. Charles Walters emerged from a long retirement to direct a brace of 1970s TV specials starring Lucille Ball.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% Walk, Don't Run Director 1966
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown Director 1964
No Score Yet Billy Rose's Jumbo Director 1962
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Director 1960
No Score Yet Ask Any Girl Director 1959
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water Director 1957
81% High Society Director 1956
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Director 1955
67% The Tender Trap Director 1955
No Score Yet Easy to Love Director 1953
No Score Yet Torch Song Ralph Ellis Director 1953
No Score Yet Dangerous When Wet Director 1953
100% Lili Director 1953
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Director 1952
No Score Yet Three Guys Named Mike Director 1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival Director 1951
No Score Yet Summer Stock Director 1950
55% The Barkleys of Broadway Director 1949
90% Easter Parade Director 1948
100% Good News Director 1947
67% Ziegfeld Follies Screenwriter Director 1946

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

47% Prime Suspect: Tennison
2017
DC Regan
  • 2017

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