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Harry Beaumont

Highest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
Lowest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
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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

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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

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