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Richard Thorpe

  • Highest Rated: 100% Vengeance Valley (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Fun in Acapulco (2000)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • From his beginnings in vaudeville as an actor and song-and-dance man, Richard Thorpe entered movies in 1921 as a performer, and moved to the director's chair in comedy shorts two years later. By the second half of the decade, he was one of Hollywood's busier directors making B-westerns and comedies. He joined MGM during the mid '30s and found success again as one of the studio's more reliable directorial hands, equally adept in action thrillers (Tarzan Escapes, [1936]), comedy thrillers (The Thin Man Goes Home, [1944]), biographical drama (Carbine Williams, [1952]), and costume spectacle (Ivanhoe, [1952] -- arguably his best film), and toward the end of his career even managed to work with Elvis Presley (Fun in Acapulco, [1963]).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Killers of Kilimanjaro Director 2015
No Score Yet All the Way Barman 2004
57% Fun in Acapulco Director 2000
No Score Yet The Last Challenge Director Producer 1967
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Director 1965
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring Director 1965
No Score Yet The Golden Head Director 1965
86% How the West Was Won Director 1963
No Score Yet Follow The Boys Director 1963
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Honeymoon Machine Director 1961
No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Director 1961
No Score Yet The Tartars Director 1960
80% Jailhouse Rock Director 1957
No Score Yet Ten Thousand Bedrooms Director 1957
No Score Yet Tip On A Dead Jockey Director 1957
No Score Yet The Prodigal Director 1955
No Score Yet Quentin Durward Director 1955
No Score Yet Athena Director 1954
67% The Student Prince Director 1954
67% Knights of the Round Table Director 1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Director 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything Director 1953
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Director 1952
80% Ivanhoe Director 1952
No Score Yet Carbine Williams Director 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Director 1951
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Director 1951
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Director 1951
100% Vengeance Valley Director 1951
No Score Yet Black Hand Director 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Director 1950
No Score Yet Malaya Director 1949
No Score Yet Big Jack Director 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Director 1949
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie Director 1949
57% A Date with Judy Director 1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You Director 1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Director 1947
No Score Yet Fiesta Director 1947
No Score Yet Her Highness and The Bellboy Director 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Director 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Director 1945
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Director 1944
No Score Yet Cry Havoc Director 1943
No Score Yet Above Suspicion Director 1943
No Score Yet White Cargo Director 1942
No Score Yet Apache Trail Director 1942
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Director 1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Director 1942
No Score Yet Tarzan's Secret Treasure Director 1941
No Score Yet The Bad Man Director 1941
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Director 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Director 1940
No Score Yet Tarzan Finds a Son! Director 1939
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Director 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Director 1938
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Director 1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof Director 1938
No Score Yet Love is a Headache Director 1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding Director 1937
No Score Yet Night Must Fall Director 1937
71% Tarzan Escapes Director 1936
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann Director 1936
No Score Yet Last Of The Pagans Director 1936
No Score Yet Green Eyes Director 1934
No Score Yet Notorious but Nice Director 1934
No Score Yet Murder on the Campus Director 1933
No Score Yet Man of Sentiment Director 1933
No Score Yet Rainbow over Broadway Director 1933
No Score Yet After Midnight Director 1933
No Score Yet The King Murder Director 1932
No Score Yet Probation Director 1932
No Score Yet Murder at Dawn Director 1932
No Score Yet Secrets of Wu Sin Director 1932
No Score Yet Forgotten Women Director 1932
No Score Yet Wild Horse Director 1931
No Score Yet Grief Street Director 1931
No Score Yet The Lone Defender Director 1930
No Score Yet Under Montana Skies Director 1930
No Score Yet Border Romance Director 1929
No Score Yet King of the Kongo Director 1929
No Score Yet The Desert of the Lost Director 1927
No Score Yet Galloping On Director 1925

TV

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Credit

Year

No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
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