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Lowell Sherman

Highest Rated:   94% Way Down East (1920)
Lowest Rated:   67% Morning Glory (1933)
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Descended from an old and venerated acting family, Lowell Sherman toted up several impressive Broadway credits in the years prior to 1920. Matinee-idol handsome, Sherman enjoyed playing rakish society types, the sort who loved 'em and left 'em, but always with a touch of class. His first film role, in D.W. Griffith's Way Down East, was an extension of Sherman's caddish stage persona. In 1930, Sherman became a director as well as an actor, turning out such sophisticated sex farces as Bachelor Apartment (1931) and The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1933), in which double entendres and knowing glances were the order of the day. His most famous directorial effort was Mae West's box-office triumph She Done Him Wrong (1932). The only post-1931 film in which Sherman acted but did not direct was George Cukor's What Price Hollywood (1932). It is said that Sherman based his portrayal of an alcoholic show business has-been in this film on his own brother-in-law, John Barrymore (at the time, Sherman was married to Helene Costello, the sister of Barrymore's then-wife Dolores Costello). Lowell Sherman died in the last week of 1934, while directing the first three-strip Technicolor feature, Becky Sharp; according to his friend James Cagney, it was Sherman's addiction to cigarettes that did him in.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad
  • Director
1934
67% Morning Glory
  • Director
1933
90% She Done Him Wrong
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Greeks Had a Word for Them (Three Broadway Girls)
  • Director
  • Boris Feldman
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Maximilian Carey
1932
No Score Yet False Faces
  • Producer
  • Dr. Silas Brenton
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Three Broadway Girls
  • Boris Feldman
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet The Royal Bed
  • Director
  • The King
1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment
  • Wayne Carter
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet The Pay Off
  • Director
  • Gene Fenmore
1930
No Score Yet Ladies of Leisure
  • Bill Standish
1930
No Score Yet Mammy
  • Westy
1930
No Score Yet The Garden of Eden
  • Henri D'Avril
1928
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Louis XV
1924
No Score Yet The Face in the Fog
  • Count Orloff
1922
94% Way Down East
  • Lennox Sanderson
1920
No Score Yet Behind the Scenes
  • Actor
1914

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