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James Cruze

Highest Rated: 100% Hollywood (1923)

Lowest Rated: 33% Thirty Days (1922)

Birthday: Mar 27, 1884

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA

Born to Danish immigrants, he became first an actor and then, as a result of breaking his leg, a director. During the 1920s Cruze proved one of Hollywood's more varied and prolific filmmakers (and in 1927 the highest paid, earning $7,000 a week) with movies such as the lavishly produced historical epics "The Covered Wagon" (1923) and "Old Ironsides" (1926), which were noted for their almost documentary-like pictorial images but were weak on character. He also scored with the inventive, somewhat surreal "One Glorious Day" (1922) and with "Beggar on Horseback" (1925), while several of Cruze's early talkies, including the modestly budgeted but maturely handled "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933) feature some of his best work. Married to silent screen star Betty Compson from 1924 to 1930.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs of New York Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Nurse Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come on, Leathernecks Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wrong Road Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sutter's Gold Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two-Fisted Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Harum Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Big Moment Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Skitch Director - 1933
No Score Yet 38% I Cover the Waterfront Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sailor Be Good Director - 1933
No Score Yet 76% If I Had a Million Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Got What She Wanted Director,
Executive Producer
- 1930
71% 48% The Great Gabbo Director,
Producer
- 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man's Man Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duke Steps Out Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mating Call Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excess Baggage Director - 1928
100% 60% Old Ironsides Director,
Producer
- 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pony Express Director,
Producer
- 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goose Hangs High Director - 1925
88% No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Director - 1925
No Score Yet 57% Leap Year Director - 1924
81% No Score Yet Merton of the Movies Director,
Producer
- 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Coward Director - 1924
100% No Score Yet Hollywood Director - 1923
90% 50% The Covered Wagon Director,
Producer
- 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dictator Director - 1922
33% No Score Yet Thirty Days Director - 1922
100% No Score Yet One Glorious Day Director - 1922
No Score Yet 17% Terror Island Director - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roaring Road Director - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawthorne of the U.S.A. Director - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Source Langlois (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Call of the East Janzo (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joseph in the Land of Egypt Joseph (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marble Heart Raphael, the Jilted Sculptor (Character) - 1913
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zudora Episode #2: The Mystery of the Sleeping House Unknown (Character) - 1913
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cry of the Children The Working Father (Character) - 1912
No Score Yet 37% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Character) - 1912
No Score Yet No Score Yet In a Garden Jack as an Adult (Character) - 1912
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star of Bethlehem Micah (Character) - 1912