Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe

Highest Rated: 100% Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Lowest Rated: 57% Fun in Acapulco (1963)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1896

Birthplace: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Actor who turned to directing in 1923, progressing from low-budget material to more prestigious productions like the MGM "Tarzan" cycle. Proficient to the point of boredom ("His reputation for needing only one take is why we don't remember his films," quipped James Mason), Thorpe spent 33 years of his 45-year career with MGM and was immensely prolific and capable in all genres. Highlights include "Night Must Fall" (1938), "The Great Caruso" (1951), three Robert Taylor swashbucklers ("Ivanhoe" 1952, "Knights of the Round Table" 1954 and "Quentin Durward" 1955) and "Jailhouse Rock" (1957).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scorpio Letters Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 18% The Last Challenge Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 42% The Truth About Spring Director - 1965
No Score Yet 71% That Funny Feeling Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Head Director - 1964
No Score Yet 38% Sword of Lancelot Sir Gareth (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Director - 1963
57% 51% Fun in Acapulco Director - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tartars Director - 1961
No Score Yet 46% The Honeymoon Machine Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killers of Kilimanjaro Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of the Seven Hawks Director - 1959
80% 72% Jailhouse Rock Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip on a Dead Jockey Director - 1957
No Score Yet 50% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Alfred (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 14% Ten Thousand Bedrooms Director - 1957
No Score Yet 29% The Prodigal Director - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Quentin Durward Director - 1955
No Score Yet 26% Athena Director - 1954
57% 73% The Student Prince Director - 1954
No Score Yet 26% All the Brothers Were Valiant Director - 1953
No Score Yet 20% The Girl Who Had Everything Director - 1953
67% 43% Knights of the Round Table Director - 1953
No Score Yet 54% Carbine Williams Director - 1952
81% 64% Ivanhoe Director - 1952
No Score Yet 61% The Prisoner of Zenda Director - 1952
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Director - 1951
100% 18% Vengeance Valley Director - 1951
No Score Yet 63% The Great Caruso Director - 1951
No Score Yet 50% The Unknown Man Director - 1951
No Score Yet 79% Three Little Words Director - 1950
No Score Yet 32% The Black Hand Director - 1950
No Score Yet 43% Malaya Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Jack Director - 1949
No Score Yet 57% The Sun Comes Up Director - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie Director - 1949
57% 51% A Date With Judy Director - 1948
No Score Yet 45% On an Island With You Director - 1948
No Score Yet 37% Fiesta Director - 1947
No Score Yet 25% This Time for Keeps Director - 1947
No Score Yet 54% Thrill of a Romance Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Next, Corporal Hargrove? Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Highness and the Bellboy Director - 1945
100% 84% Two Girls and a Sailor Director - 1944
60% 78% The Thin Man Goes Home Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Havoc Director - 1943
No Score Yet 30% Above Suspicion Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Hearts for Julia Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Trail Director - 1942
No Score Yet 20% White Cargo Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Director - 1942
83% 60% Tarzan's New York Adventure Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Director - 1941
No Score Yet 54% Tarzan's Secret Treasure Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Man of Wyoming Director - 1940
No Score Yet 33% The Earl of Chicago Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming Director - 1940
No Score Yet 57% The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Director - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Tarzan Finds a Son! Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Toy Wife Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Headache Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Director - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Three Loves Has Nancy Director - 1938
No Score Yet 65% Double Wedding Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lest We Forget Director - 1937
No Score Yet 79% Night Must Fall Director - 1937
No Score Yet 25% Man-Proof Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Number Director - 1937
71% 58% Tarzan Escapes Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyclone Cowboy Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Chateau Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Pagans Director - 1935
No Score Yet 0% Green Eyes Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Park Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Sweets Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Campus Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Midnight Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Have Lived Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange People Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Over Broadway Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of Wu Sin Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Won't Tell Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probation Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Lady Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thrill of Youth Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beauty Parlor Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at Dawn Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cross Examination Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slightly Married Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King Murder Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Women Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lawless Woman Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Plays Director,
Film Editor
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Horse Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Devil Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grief Street Director,
Film Editor
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky Spider Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady From Nowhere Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Montana Skies Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thoroughbred Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Romance Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Utah Kid Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of Adventure Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director - 1926

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

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