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George Cukor



A successful stage director in New York by the late 1920s, George Cukor began working in Hollywood as a dialogue director and filling other uncredited crew roles on such films as All Quiet on the Western Front. In 1930, he co-directed his first features: Grumpy with Cyril Gardner, The Virtuous Sin with Louis Gasnier, and The Royal Family of Broadway with Gardner; Cukor had his solo debut the following year, directing Tallulah Bankhead in Tarnished Lady. For the next fifty years, he showed a flair for bringing out the best in actors, particularly women, although that specialty could occassionally work against him, as when he was removed from the production of Gone With the Wind at the insistence of Clark Gable. But it defined his best work, starting in 1932 with Katharine Hepburn's first film, A Bill of Divorcement. Cukor also directed her idiosyncratic '30s performances in Little Women, Sylvia Scarlett, and Holiday. In that same decade, he also made the all-star comedies Dinner at Eight and The Women; the prestigious adaptations David Copperfield and Romeo and Juliet; and Greta Garbo's iconic Camille. He made the award-winning dramas Gaslight and A Double Life during the '40s, as well as the classic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Adam's Rib. Comedy remained his forte in the '50s with Born Yesterday and Pat and Mike. One of Cukor's finest films was the 1954 musical A Star Is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason (despite its having been cut to ribbons by the studio). Another musical was also his biggest hit of the '60s: My Fair Lady. He reunited with Katharine Hepburn in the '70s for the television films Love Among the Ruins and The Corn Is Green. Cukor died in 1983.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Our Betters
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Essential Classic Musicals
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet On Cukor
  • Actor
2000
40% Travels With My Aunt
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1999
56% Rich and Famous
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Love Among the Ruins
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Justine
  • Director
1969
96% My Fair Lady
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Something's Got to Give
  • Director
1962
67% Let's Make Love
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Song Without End
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Wild Is the Wind
  • Director
1957
100% Les Girls
  • Director
1957
100% Bhowani Junction
  • Director
1956
96% A Star Is Born
  • Director
1954
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Actress
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet The Chapman Report
  • Director
1952
90% Pat and Mike
  • Director
1952
67% The Marrying Kind
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker
  • Director
1951
95% Born Yesterday
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet A Life of Her Own
  • Director
1950
100% Adam's Rib
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Edward, My Son
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Desire Me
  • Director
1947
71% A Double Life
  • Director
1947
83% Gaslight
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Winged Victory
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover
  • Director
1942
100% A Woman's Face
  • Director
1941
25% The Two-Faced Woman
  • Director
1941
100% The Philadelphia Story
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Susan and God
  • Director
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Zaza
  • Director
1939
91% The Women
  • Director
1939
100% Holiday
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet I Met My Love Again
  • Director
1938
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Director
1937
75% Romeo and Juliet
  • Director
1936
91% Camille
  • Director
1936
88% Sylvia Scarlett
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger)
  • Director
1935
92% Little Women
  • Director
1933
100% Dinner at Eight
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Royal Family of Broadway
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Rockabye
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Director
1932
100% One Hour With You
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Tarnished Lady
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet The Virtuous Sin
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet Grumpy
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet Born Yesterday - The Films of Judy Holliday
  • Director

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