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Jesse Lasky

Highest Rated:   100% The Last Command (1928)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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American production executive and producer Jesse Lasky was the founder of the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Company which later merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players to form the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, one of the major studios of the silent era. Lasky did many interesting things before joining the film industry. He started out as a reporter then made failed plans to join the Alaska Gold Rush. Lasky, a talented musician, then went to work as a bandleader in Hawaii. Upon his return to the States, he and his sister Blanche formed a team and played coronet in vaudeville; this lead to his becoming a promoter of vaudeville.In 1913 he and his brother-in-law Samuel Goldfish (who later became Sam Goldwyn) formed the first studio with Goldfish functioning as president and Lasky as the vice-president. In 1914, their first film, The Squaw Man, became a great hit and an industry milestone in that it was the first epic western; its success also helped make Hollywood a center for filmmaking. Eventually his Famous Players-Lasky company merged and merged again until it became Paramount, another major studio in American cinema history. For an executive, Lasky was always well-liked and respected by his peers and employees. When the Depression hit, Lasky lost his job and began producing independently for other major studios. In 1935, he and former silent star Mary Pickford formed the Pickford-Lasky company, but it didn't last long. Later in the decade he began producing a radio talent show. In the late '50s, Lasky was so deeply indebted to the IRS that he returned to film production with Paramount. He died while his film was still in the pre-production stage. His sons were screenwriter Jess Lasky, Jr. and assistant director William Lasky.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Rhapsody in Blue
  • Producer
2001
No Score Yet Manslaughter
  • Producer
2000
94% The Ten Commandments
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Producer
1946
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Producer
1944
84% Sergeant York
  • Producer
1941
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • Producer
1937
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet One Rainy Afternoon
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet The Gay Deception
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Redheads on Parade
  • Producer
1935
60% The White Parade
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet Coming Out Party
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet The Power and the Glory
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet Berkeley Square
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet The Worst Woman in Paris?
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet An American Tragedy
  • Producer
1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Producer
1930
85% Applause
  • Producer
1929
No Score Yet Beggars of Life
  • Executive Producer
1928
No Score Yet Feel My Pulse
  • Producer
1928
100% The Last Command
  • Producer
1928
No Score Yet Doomsday
  • Producer
1928
No Score Yet She's a Sheik
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Producer
1927
100% Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet Señorita
  • Producer
1927
100% It
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet The Kid Brother
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet Barbed Wire
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet Nevada
  • Producer
1927
No Score Yet The Show-Off
  • Producer
1926
No Score Yet It's the Old Army Game
  • Producer
1926
No Score Yet Let's Get Married
  • Producer
1926
No Score Yet Wild Horse Mesa
  • Producer
1925
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback
  • Producer
1925
No Score Yet The Vanishing American
  • Producer
1925
No Score Yet Cobra
  • Producer
1925
No Score Yet Are Parents People?
  • Producer
1925
No Score Yet The Night Club
  • Producer
1925
100% Peter Pan
  • Producer
1924
No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise
  • Producer
1924
100% Blood and Sand
  • Producer
1922
100% Beyond the Rocks
  • Producer
1922
No Score Yet Moran of the Lady Letty
  • Producer
1922
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol
  • Producer
1921
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Producer
1921
92% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Producer
1920
No Score Yet Why Change Your Wife?
  • Producer
1920
No Score Yet Johnny Get Your Gun
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet Don't Change Your Husband
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet Male and Female
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet A Mormon Maid
  • Producer
1917
No Score Yet The Cheat
  • Producer
1915
No Score Yet Carmen
  • Producer
1915
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Producer
1914
No Score Yet The Squaw Man
  • Producer
1914

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • 2015

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