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James V. Kern

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A former lawyer, James V. Kern was briefly popular in the 1930s as a member of the Yacht Club Boys, a "nut" singing group best described as a WASP version of the Ritz Brothers. Changing career directions in 1939, Kern was signed as a scriptwriter at RKO Radio, where his first assignment was the Kay Kyser vehicle That's Right, You're Wrong (1939). His acute appreciation of bandleader Kyser's bucolic comedy style led to Kern's next screenplay, You'll Find Out (1940), a mediocre affair distinguished by its one-time-only teaming of master menaces Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Bela Lugosi. Moving to Warner Bros., Kern made his directorial debut with the all-star musical Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943). Ending his film career with the Howard Hughes-produced musical Two Tickets to Broadway (1952), James V. Kern turned to the world of television; he served as sole director for the fifth season of I Love Lucy, which included the classic "Trip to Europe" episodes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The Second Woman
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet April Showers
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Stallion Road
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1946
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Playmates
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men)
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet If I Had My Way
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Thanks a Million
  • Actor
1935

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Director
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955

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