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Nick Grinde

Highest Rated: 100% Babes In Toyland (1934)

Lowest Rated: 20% King of Chinatown (1939)

Birthday: Jan 12, 1893

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Madison, Wisconsin and educated at that city's branch of the University of Wisconsin, Nick Grinde was in films as a writer and director from the late 1920s onward. In the early talkie era, Grinde was often brought in as troubleshooter to help Broadway-trained directors with the rudiments of filmmaking: he co-directed The Bishop Murder Case (1930) with David Burton and Good News (1930) with Edgar J. McGregor. Briefly employed at Hal Roach studios in 1934, Grinde was one the writers on the Laurel and Hardy extravaganza Babes in Toyland (1934), in which his then-wife Marie Wilson played a small part. Most of Grinde's films as director were fast-moving, efficient little programmers; among his more memorable productions of the early 1940s were two of Boris Karloff's "mad doctor" "B" series at Columbia, The Man With Nine Lives (1940) and Before I Hang (1940). Perhaps his oddest endeavor was Hitler: Dead or Alive (1943), which speculated that Adolph Hitler could be vanquished simply by shaving off his mustache! Nick Grinde ended his filmmaking activities in 1945, after which he became one of the pioneer directors of the fledgling medium called television.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Director 2015
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive Director 1942
No Score Yet Before I Hang Director 1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives Director 1940
80% The Man They Could Not Hang Director 1939
20% King of Chinatown Director 1939
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents Director 1938
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai Director 1937
No Score Yet Love Is on the Air Director 1937
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Director 1936
No Score Yet Border Brigands Director 1935
No Score Yet Stone of Silver Creek Director 1935
100% Babes In Toyland Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Shopworn Director 1932
No Score Yet This Modern Age Director 1931
No Score Yet Remote Control Director 1930
75% The Divorcée Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet The Bishop Murder Case Director 1930
No Score Yet Good News Director 1930


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