Harry Beaumont

Harry Beaumont

  • Highest Rated: 35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • Lowest Rated: 35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • Birthday: Feb 10, 1888
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Harry Beaumont was a prolific, versatile director during the 1920s and '30s who worked for some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood including Fox, Goldwyn, Metro, Warner Brothers, and MGM. As a young man, he left school to join a stock company, eventually ending up on the New York vaudeville stage. In 1912, he began working for Edison films, where he played a variety of roles in many shorts and at least two serials. At that time, he also collaborated on several scripts. In 1915, Beaumont made his directorial debut; one year later he began working for Essanay studios, but soon moved on to various other studios. Because he was efficient and dependable, he was in high demand, especially in the 1920s when he reached the pinnacle of his career by being allowed to direct major feature films such as Main Street (1923) and John Barrymore's Beau Brummel (1924). After directing a silent "musical," Our Dancing Daughters (1928), featuring Joan Crawford doing the Charleston, MGM assigned Beaumont to direct their very first sound musical, The Broadway Melody, in 1929. The show won an Academy Award as Best Picture that year. Although Beaumont continued directing for MGM until the late '40s, his sound films were never able to reach the level of popularity of his silent films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Director 1947
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie Director 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Director 1946
No Score Yet When's Your Birthday Director 1937
No Score Yet Enchanted April Director 1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Private Car Director 1934
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) Director 1933
No Score Yet Unashamed Director 1932
No Score Yet Are You Listening? Director 1932
No Score Yet Faithless Director 1932
No Score Yet Dance, Fools, Dance Director 1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners Director 1931
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides Director Producer 1930
No Score Yet The Florodora Girl Director 1930
No Score Yet Children of Pleasure Director 1930
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway Director 1930
35% The Broadway Melody Director 1929
No Score Yet Our Dancing Daughters Director 1928
No Score Yet Beau Brummel Director 1924
No Score Yet Lover of Camille Director 1924
No Score Yet Main Street Director 1923

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