Garson Kanin

Garson Kanin

Highest Rated: 100% It Should Happen to You (1954)

Lowest Rated: 25% Born Yesterday (1993)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1912

Birthplace: Not Available

Younger brother of scriptwriter Michael Kanin. Garson Kanin acted in and directed theatrical productions in the 1930s, and in 1938 began directing films. His notable early films include the comedies The Great Man Votes (1938), Bachelor Mother (1939), and Tom, Dick And Harry (1941). During World War II he produced and directed several documentaries for the Office of Emergency Management; he also collaborated on documentaries with Carol Reed (The True Glory [1945]) and Jean Renoir (Salute to France [1945]). After the war he collaborated with his wife Ruth Gordon on a series of memorable screenplays for director George Cukor: A Double Life (1947), Adam's Rib (1950), The Marrying Kind (1952), Pat and Mike (1952) and The Actress. Kanin also helmed two minor comedies in 1969, Where It's At (1969) and Some Kind of a Nut (1969).

Highest Rated Movies



25% Born Yesterday Screenwriter 1993
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy Actor 1987
No Score Yet Hardhat and Legs Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut Director Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet Where It's At Screenwriter Director 1969
No Score Yet The Rat Race Screenwriter 1960
100% It Should Happen to You Screenwriter 1954
90% Pat and Mike Screenwriter 1952
67% The Marrying Kind Screenwriter 1952
100% Adam's Rib Screenwriter 1949
71% A Double Life Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet From This Day Forward Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The True Glory Director 1945
100% Tom, Dick and Harry Director 1941
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted Director 1940
85% My Favorite Wife Director 1940
100% Bachelor Mother Director 1939
No Score Yet The Great Man Votes Director 1939
No Score Yet A Man to Remember Director 1938
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry Director 1938


67% Smash
Screenwriter 2013


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