Clarence Brown

Highest Rated: 100% Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Lowest Rated: 11% Dead Heat (1988)
Birthday: May 10, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of a cotton manufacturer, Clarence Brown moved from Massachusetts to the South when he was eleven. He attended the University of Tennessee, graduating at the age of 19 with two degrees in engineering. An early fascination in automobiles led Brown to a mechanics-expert post with the Stevens Duryea Company, then to his own Alabama-based Brown Motor Car Company. He abandoned this concern when a new interest in motion pictures began manifesting itself circa 1913. Hired by the Peerless Studio at Fort Lee, New Jersey, Brown became assistant to the great French-born director Maurice Tourneur. Until the day he died, Brown attributed his future success in films to what he had learned under Tourneur's tutelage. After World War I service, Brown was given his first co-directing credit (with Tourneur) for 1920's The Great Redeemer; that same year, he directed a goodly portion of The Last of the Mohicans when official director Tourneur was injured in a fall. Soloing for the first time with 1923's Don't Marry for Money, Brown went on to direct some of the best dramas of the silent era, among them Smouldering Fires (1924), The Goose Woman (1925), and Valentino's The Eagle. His most felicitous screen collaboration was with Greta Garbo. He became Garbo's favorite director, guiding her through such well-received productions as Flesh and the Devil (1927), A Woman of Affairs (1928), and the actress' first talkie, Anna Christie (1930). From 1925 through 1952, Brown worked exclusively at MGM, save for a loan-out to 20th Century-Fox for The Rains Came. He functioned as both producer and director for many of his later films, notably Intruder in the Dust (1949), Angels in the Outfield (1951) and Plymouth Adventure (1952), his last effort. He retired a wealthy man due to his real estate investments, refusing to see any new films for fear of being galvanized into jump-starting his career. In the 1970s, the octogenarian Clarence Brown became a much-sought-after guest lecturer on the film-festival circuit, thanks in great part to his Garbo films and to his many excursions into Americana (Ah, Wilderness, Of Human Hearts, The Human Comedy).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Signal Tower Director 2013
No Score Yet Clarence Gatemouth Brown: In Concert Actor 2003
No Score Yet Guitar Heroes Actor 2003
No Score Yet Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Live from Austin TX Actor 1996
11% Dead Heat Harry Latham 1988
No Score Yet Clarence Gatemouth Brown in New Orleans Actor 1984
No Score Yet Canned Heat - Live at Montreux 1973 Actor 1973
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go Producer 1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure Director 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Director 1951
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield Producer Director 1951
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Director Producer 1950
100% Intruder in the Dust Producer Director 1949
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Producer 1949
No Score Yet Song of Love Director Producer 1947
89% Possessed Director 1947
100% The Yearling Director 1946
100% National Velvet Director 1944
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover Director 1944
80% The Human Comedy Producer Director 1943
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay Director 1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me Director Producer 1941
80% Edison, the Man Director 1940
No Score Yet The Rains Came Director 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Director 1939
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Director 1938
No Score Yet Conquest Director 1937
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy Director 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Director 1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Director 1935
100% Anna Karenina Director 1935
No Score Yet Chained Director 1934
No Score Yet Sadie McKee Director 1934
No Score Yet Night Flight Director 1933
No Score Yet Looking Forward (The New Deal) Producer Director 1933
No Score Yet Emma Director 1932
No Score Yet Possessed Producer Director 1931
No Score Yet A Free Soul Director 1931
No Score Yet Inspiration Producer Director 1931
No Score Yet Romance Director Producer 1930
No Score Yet Anna Christie Director Producer 1930
No Score Yet Navy Blues Producer Director 1930
No Score Yet A Woman of Affairs Director 1928
No Score Yet The Cossacks Director 1928
No Score Yet The Trail of '98 Director Producer 1928
92% Flesh and the Devil Director 1926
No Score Yet Kiki Director 1926
No Score Yet The Eagle Director 1925
No Score Yet The Goose Woman Director 1925
No Score Yet Smouldering Fires Director 1925
No Score Yet The Light In The Dark Director Screenwriter 1922
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans Director 1920

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