Richard Thorpe - Rotten Tomatoes

Richard Thorpe

Highest Rated:   100% How the West Was Won (1963)
Lowest Rated:   50% A Date with Judy (1948)
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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
100% 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
79% 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
60% The Student Prince
  • Director
1954
80% 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
79% 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
No Score Yet 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
50% 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 Above Suspicion
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet White Cargo
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Apache Trail
  • Director
1942
100% 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 Earl of Chicago
  • 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 Man-Proof
  • 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996

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