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H.C. Potter

Highest Rated:   100% Mr. Lucky (1943)
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Straight out of Yale Drama School, H.C. Potter launched a stage directing career in his native New York City. His most famous Broadway assignment was the 1944 production of A Bell For Adano, the film version of which was directed by Henry King. Not that Potter himself was ignored by Hollywood; brought to Tinseltown by Sam Goldwyn for 1936's Beloved Infidel, the director remained in demand until his retirement after 1957's Top Secret Affair. While his personal style was elusive, Potter was most comfortable with comedy. He got on splendidly with Olsen and Johnson during the filming of Hellzapoppin' (1941), even suggesting some of the film's funnier gags and wilder nonsequiturs; unfortuanately, Potter's own closing sequence for the film, a slapstick smorgasbord set at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, was scrapped by Universal in favor of a cliched fadeout joke that didn't even involve Olsen and Johnson. H. C. Potter's resume included such notable items as Goldwyn's The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) (which when he started filming had only 20 pages of completed script!), Disney's Victory Through Air Power (1942), The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) and The Time of Your Life (1949) -- more than enough compensation for losing A Bell for Adano and the last two minutes of Hellzapoppin'.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine)
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet The Miniver Story
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Time of Your Life
  • Director
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Victory Through Air Power
  • Director
1943
100% Mr. Lucky
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin'
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Second Chorus
  • Director
1940
67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Shopworn Angel
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy
  • Director
1937

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