Melvin Frank

Melvin Frank

Highest Rated: 96% The Court Jester (1956)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1913

Birthplace: Not Available

Began his career, with partner Norman Panama, as a writer for the Bob Hope radio show. The pair graduated to feature film writing in 1942, subsequently collaborating on the Hope/Bing Crosby/Dorothy Lamour "Road" movies as well as a number of noted romantic comedies including "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948), which they also produced. From 1949 onward Frank and Panama alternated directing and producing duties on several films, including the Danny Kaye vehicles "Knock on Wood" (1954) and the especially good "The Court Jester" (1956), before amicably dissolving the partnership in 1960. Each subsequently pursued a successful solo career. Frank's credits gradually became more intermittent but he still helmed some enjoyable comedies, the best of which were probably "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" (1968) and "A Touch of Class" (1973).

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Credit
No Score Yet 51% Walk Like a Man Director $186.9K 1987
No Score Yet 40% Lost and Found Director,
Producer
- 1979
33% 55% The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Director,
Producer
- 1976
57% 67% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Director,
Producer
- 1975
83% 64% A Touch of Class Director,
Producer
- 1973
No Score Yet 64% Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Director - 1968
No Score Yet 45% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Writer (Story) - 1966
85% 78% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet 41% Strange Bedfellows Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1965
No Score Yet 40% The Road to Hong Kong Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet 61% The Facts of Life Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trap Producer - 1959
No Score Yet 63% Li'l Abner Director - 1959
No Score Yet 57% The Jayhawkers Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1959
96% 94% The Court Jester Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Feeling Director,
Producer
- 1956
No Score Yet 60% Knock on Wood Director - 1954
77% 88% White Christmas Writer - 1954
No Score Yet 67% Above and Beyond Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1951
No Score Yet 25% Callaway Went Thataway Director,
Producer
- 1951
No Score Yet 22% The Reformer and the Redhead Director,
Producer
- 1950
No Score Yet 54% Star Spangled Rhythm Writer - 1942

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