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Lawrence Weingarten

Highest Rated:   100% Adam's Rib (1949)
Lowest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
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According to Who Was Who in Hollywood, Lawrence Weingarten acted in the 1916 silent film Bittersweet. If so, the experience must have been daunting enough for Weingarten to spend the remainder of his long career in the production end of the business. Working as a studio publicist in the post-World War I years, Weingarten joined the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. He served as an assistant and associate producer under MGM's "boy wonder" Irving Thalberg, graduating to production supervisor of the studio's comedies and musicals in 1929. Coincidentally, he also married Thalberg's sister Sylvia during this period. Adept at overseeing such musicals as the Oscar-winning Broadway Melody (1929), Weingarten seemed uncomfortable around comedians, especially those who, like Buster Keaton and The Marx Brothers, neither needed nor wanted a studio functionary around to tell them what to do. On the other hand, his 1949 Tracy-Hepburn vehicle Adam's Rib was among the funniest pictures ever put out by the studio. On occasion, Weingarten turned out a praiseworthy drama, of which Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an excellent example. Lawrence Weingarten's last MGM production was 1968's The Impossible Years, co-written by Arthur Marx, whose father Groucho had starred in the Weingarten-produced A Day at the Races (1937).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Impossible Years
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Signpost to Murder
  • Producer
1964
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Producer
1964
67% Period of Adjustment
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet The Honeymoon Machine
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • Producer
1959
97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Producer
1955
67% The Tender Trap
  • Producer
1955
No Score Yet Rhapsody
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet The Actress
  • Producer
1953
90% Pat and Mike
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Invitation
  • Producer
1952
100% Adam's Rib
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet Without Love
  • Producer
1945
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman
  • Producer
1940
No Score Yet Balalaika
  • Producer
1939
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Producer
1938
100% A Day at the Races
  • Producer
1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
  • Producer
1937
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife
  • Producer
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Sadie McKee
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet The Mystery of Mr. X
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger)
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet The Nuisance
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet What! No Beer?
  • Producer
1933
No Score Yet Speak Easily
  • Producer
1932
No Score Yet Sidewalks of New York
  • Producer
1931
35% The Broadway Melody
  • Producer
1929
100% Spite Marriage
  • Producer
1929

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