Mervyn LeRoy

Mervyn LeRoy

Highest Rated: 100% Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1900

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Former actor and comedy writer who began a prolific directing career in 1927. LeRoy did his best work at Warner Bros. in the 1930s, turning out a string of grittily realistic films which reflected the hardships of Depression-era America. His 1930 gangster film, "Little Caesar," launched Edward G. Robinson into stardom and inaugurated the genre with which Warners would make its name. In 1938 LeRoy switched to MGM and turned his hand to glossier and, for the most part, less satisfactory fare. His other achievements include producing "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), taking over the direction of "Mister Roberts" (1955) from an ailing John Ford and introducing Ronald Reagan to Nancy Davis.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moment to Moment Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary, Mary Director,
Producer
- 1963
64% 74% Gypsy Director,
Producer
- 1962
80% 57% The Devil at 4 O'Clock Director - 1961
60% 61% A Majority of One Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Director,
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 48% The FBI Story Director - 1959
No Score Yet 80% Home Before Dark Director,
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 80% No Time for Sergeants Director,
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Director,
Producer
- 1956
63% 83% The Bad Seed Director,
Producer
- 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town Director,
Producer
- 1955
92% 84% Mister Roberts Director - 1955
No Score Yet 30% Rose Marie Director - 1954
No Score Yet 27% Latin Lovers Director - 1953
86% 65% Million Dollar Mermaid Director - 1952
No Score Yet 37% Lovely to Look At Director - 1952
88% 73% Quo Vadis? Director - 1951
71% 83% Little Women Director,
Producer
- 1949
43% 74% East Side, West Side Director - 1949
14% 58% Any Number Can Play Director - 1949
No Score Yet 86% Homecoming Director - 1948
No Score Yet 33% Desire Me Director - 1947
No Score Yet 53% Without Reservations Director - 1946
No Score Yet 67% The House I Live In Director - 1945
100% 75% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet You, John Jones! Director - 1943
86% 67% Madame Curie Director - 1943
No Score Yet 78% Johnny Eager Director,
Producer
- 1942
90% 88% Random Harvest Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Fool a Camera Self - 1941
33% 72% Blossoms in the Dust Director - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Unholy Partners Director,
Producer
- 1941
80% 88% Waterloo Bridge Director - 1940
No Score Yet 64% Escape Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Producer - 1939
98% 89% The Wizard of Oz Producer $5.5M 1939
No Score Yet 58% Fools for Scandal Director,
Producer
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dramatic School Producer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl Director - 1937
No Score Yet 88% They Won't Forget Director,
Producer
- 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Girl Producer - 1937
No Score Yet 79% The Great Garrick Producer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Producer - 1937
20% 51% Anthony Adverse Director - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Director - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Sweet Adeline Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oil for the Lamps of China Director - 1935
No Score Yet 17% I Found Stella Parish Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Director - 1935
No Score Yet 43% Happiness Ahead Director - 1934
No Score Yet 88% Heat Lightning Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi, Nellie Director - 1934
No Score Yet 50% Elmer the Great Director - 1933
100% 86% Gold Diggers of 1933 Director - 1933
No Score Yet 44% Hard to Handle Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Changes Director - 1933
No Score Yet 100% Tugboat Annie Director - 1933
No Score Yet 71% Two Seconds Director - 1932
96% 91% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of New York Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Blues Director,
Producer
- 1932
No Score Yet 72% Three on a Match Director - 1932
No Score Yet 27% High Pressure Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight or Never Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Young to Marry Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadminded Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Local Boy Makes Good Director - 1931
91% 76% Five Star Final Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Numbered Men Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing Around Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Speed Director - 1930
92% 75% Little Caesar Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Girl in Hollywood Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Babies Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harold Teen Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ella Cinders Writer - 1926

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970

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