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Irving Rapper

Highest Rated:   100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
London-born Irving Rapper originally came to the stage as a director while studying at New York University, and made appearances as both an actor and director on Broadway before going to Hollywood, initially as an assistant director and dialogue coach at Warner Bros., where much of his job consisted of translating for such non-English-speaking directors as William Dieterle and Michael Curtiz. He became a director in 1941 with Shining Victory, and distinguished himself in the '40s with two major Bette Davis triumphs, Now Voyager (1942) and The Corn Is Green (1945), and had major hits with Rhapsody in Blue (1945) among other movies. Rapper's last major success came in 1958 with Marjorie Morningstar, an adaptation of the bestseller starring Natalie Wood and a somewhat miscast Gene Kelly. His work tends toward the theatrical, but his eye for acting nuance is second-to-none among his generation of filmmakers, and his best work is continually rewarding for what it reveals of actors working at the peak of their dramatic abilities.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Rhapsody in Blue
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet The Christine Jorgensen Story
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Joseph and His Brethren
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet The Miracle
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet The Brave One
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet Forever Female
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Bad for Each Other
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Another Man's Poison
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The Glass Menagerie
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet The Voice of the Turtle
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Deception
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Director
1944
91% Now, Voyager
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Director
1942
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Producer
  • Director
1941
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Director
1937

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