Lloyd Bacon

Highest Rated: 100% Marked Woman (1937)
Lowest Rated: 70% Boy Meets Girl (1938)
Birthday: Dec 4, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
Born into an American theatrical family, Lloyd Bacon was the son of Frank Bacon, the actor who made the stage play Lightnin' virtually his life's work. Lloyd pursued the family business early in life, appearing in stock companies and touring shows, before entering films as a small-part player at Essanay Studios, where he worked with pioneer western star Broncho Billy Anderson. Another Essanay player, Charlie Chaplin, continued employing Lloyd as an actor and production assistant long after both had moved to other studios. Never comfortable as a performer, Bacon followed Chaplin's lead by becoming a director himself. His first directorial assignment was Private Izzy Murphy (1926), which starred Broadway entertainer George Jessel. The film inaugurated Bacon's long association with Warner Bros., where over the next two decades he would direct such notables as James Cagney, Bette Davis, Edward G. Robinson John Barrymore, Joe E. Brown, Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan. Most of Bacon's assignments came his way not because he was uniquely talented but because he was quick and efficient; while many stars welcomed this businesslike approach, others were unhappy that the Bacon technique left no time to properly "develop" a performance or to experiment with new ideas. But since producers and not actors make the final decisions, and since producers like to have craftsmen around who save time and money, Bacon worked steadily throughout the 1940s and 1950s. After leaving Warners, the director spent some time at 20th Century-Fox, where he made one of his best films, It Happens Every Spring (1949). Slapstick comedy fans especially enjoy Bacon's collaborations with screenwriter Frank Tashlin at both Columbia and MGM, notably the Red Skelton vehicle The Good Humor Man (1950) and the baseball farce Kill the Umpire (1950). Just before his death, Lloyd Bacon directed a pair of Howard Hughes-produced comedies for RKO, The French Line (1954) and She Couldn't Say No (1954). The Bacon family tradition was carried on by Lloyd's younger brother, ubiquitous character actor Irving Bacon.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Director 1954
No Score Yet The French Line Director 1954
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Uprising Director 1953
No Score Yet The Frogmen Director 1951
No Score Yet Call Me Mister Director 1951
No Score Yet Golden Girl Director 1951
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl Director 1950
No Score Yet Kill the Umpire Director 1950
No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Director 1950
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Director 1949
No Score Yet Mother Is a Freshman Director 1949
83% It Happens Every Spring Director 1949
No Score Yet You Were Meant for Me Director 1948
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Director 1947
No Score Yet Sunday Dinner For A Soldier Director 1944
No Score Yet The Fighting Sullivans Director 1944
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Director 1943
No Score Yet Silver Queen Director 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Director 1942
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Director 1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark Director 1941
No Score Yet Honeymoon for Three Director 1941
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Director 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Director 1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American Director 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Director 1939
No Score Yet Espionage Agent Director 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Director 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid Director 1939
70% Boy Meets Girl Director 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Director 1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Director 1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters Director 1938
No Score Yet Submarine D-1 Director 1937
No Score Yet San Quentin Director 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Director 1937
100% Marked Woman Director 1937
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1937 Director 1937
No Score Yet Cain and Mabel Director 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Director 1935
No Score Yet The Irish in Us Director 1935
No Score Yet In Caliente Director 1935
100% Gold Diggers of 1935 Director 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air Director 1935
No Score Yet Here Comes the Navy Director 1934
No Score Yet A Very Honorable Guy Director 1934
No Score Yet He Was Her Man Director 1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar Director 1934
No Score Yet 6 Day Bike Rider Director 1934
100% Footlight Parade Director 1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Director 1933
96% 42nd Street Director 1933
No Score Yet You Said a Mouthful Director 1932
No Score Yet Crooner Director 1932
No Score Yet Miss Pinkerton Director 1932
No Score Yet Fireman, Save My Child Screenwriter Director 1932
No Score Yet Alias The Doctor Director 1932
No Score Yet Kept Husbands Director 1931
No Score Yet Sit Tight Director 1931
No Score Yet Moby Dick Director 1930
No Score Yet A Notorious Affair Director 1930
No Score Yet Say It with Songs Director 1929
No Score Yet So Long Letty Director 1929
No Score Yet The Singing Fool Director 1928
No Score Yet Wagon Tracks Actor 1919
No Score Yet The Grave Undertaking Actor 1917
No Score Yet The Rink Guest 1916
No Score Yet Behind the Screen Director of Comedies 1916
No Score Yet The Vagabond Artist 1916
No Score Yet The Fireman Her Father 1916
No Score Yet Charlie Chaplin Assistant Manager 1916
No Score Yet Charlie Chaplin Drug Addict 1916
No Score Yet The Bank Bank Robber 1915
No Score Yet The Tramp Edna's Fiance 1915
No Score Yet Charlie Chaplin Butler 1915
No Score Yet The Champion Trainer 1915

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