Norman Z. McLeod

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Birthday: Sep 20, 1898
Birthplace: Not Available
McLeod became an animator and writer for the comedy shorts of producer Al Christie by the late teens. A combat pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War One, he was brought in to assistant direct on William A. Wellman's Wings in 1927. The following year he helped script The Air Circus for co-directors Howard Hawks and Lewis Seiler; he also helmed his first feature, Taking a Chance. After co-directing films with Lloyd Corrigan (Along Came Youth) and Norman Taurog (Finn and Hattie), McLeod began presiding over some of the funniest films of the early '30s: Monkey Business and Horse Feathers with the Marx Brothers, and It's a Gift with W.C. Fields. His other work of the decade includes the fantasies Alice in Wonderland and Topper. Notable among his comedies and musicals of the '40s and '50s are his films with Danny Kaye (The Kid from Brooklyn, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and Bob Hope (Road to Rio, The Paleface, My Favorite Spy, Casanova's Big Night, Alias Jesse James).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost Director 1996
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Director 1954
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Director 1953
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Director 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Director 1950
100% The Paleface Director 1948
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Director 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Director 1947
100% Road to Rio Director 1947
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Director 1946
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Director 1942
No Score Yet Lady Be Good Director 1941
No Score Yet Little Men Director 1940
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Director 1938
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Director 1938
No Score Yet Merrily We Live Director 1938
94% Topper Director 1937
No Score Yet Pennies From Heaven Director 1936
No Score Yet Redheads on Parade Director 1935
No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie Director 1935
100% It's a Gift Director 1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Director 1933
96% Horse Feathers Director 1932
94% Monkey Business Director 1931
100% Skippy Screenwriter 1931

TV

CREDIT
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Director
  • 1961

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