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Edmund Goulding

Highest Rated:   100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated:   83% The Razor's Edge (1946)
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Edmund Goulding started out as a child actor on the turn-of-the-century London stage. By the time he marched off to serve in World War I, he was enjoying a modestly successful career as an actor, writer and director. Invalided out of service, Goulding made his New York stage bow in 1915, then returned to the British Army for the balance of the war. It was back to the U.S. in 1919 and a career as a professional writer; in 1925, he joined the directing/screenwriting pool at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (both Goulding's novel Fury and his play Dancing Mothers would be adapted for the screen, though curiously not at Metro). Specializing in luminescent, star-studded dramas at MGM, Goulding reached an early career peak with his helming of the Oscar-winning Grand Hotel (1932). From 1936 through 1946, Goulding worked almost exclusively at Warner Bros., where he was one of Bette Davis' most frequent directors--though, judging by their well-publicized on-set tiffs during the filming of Dark Victory (1939), The Old Maid (1939) and The Great Lie (1941), neither Goulding nor Davis were particular favorites of one another. Joan Blondell, who appeared in Goulding's Nightmare Alley (1947) at 20th Century-Fox, characterized the director as "that nut," noting how he would floridly act out each scene before the cameras turned (as contrast, Nightmare Alley star Tyrone Power liked Goulding and delivered one of his finest performances in this film). For one of his last directorial efforts, Teenage Rebel (1956), Edmund Goulding also penned the musical score.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Razor's Edge
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Mardi Gras
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Mister 880
  • Director
1950
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Director
1946
83% The Razor's Edge
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Claudia
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Constant Nymph
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Great Lie
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Old Maid
  • Director
1939
86% Dark Victory
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet White Banners
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet That Certain Woman
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet The Flame Within
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Riptide
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Blondie of the Follies
  • Director
1932
86% Grand Hotel
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Reaching for the Moon (1930)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet The Devil's Holiday
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet The Trespasser
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1929
No Score Yet Love (Anna Karenina)
  • Producer
  • Director
1927
No Score Yet Bright Shawl
  • Screenwriter
1923
No Score Yet Jazzmania
  • Screenwriter
1923
No Score Yet Tol'able David
  • Screenwriter
1921

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