Richard Wallace

Highest Rated: 80% Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Lowest Rated: 80% Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Birthday: Aug 26, 1894
Birthplace: Not Available
Chicago-born Richard Wallace enrolled in Rush Medical College at age 18, but the money ran out and he had to take whatever jobs that came along. Wallace joined a carnival, where he learned the exacting science of comic timing. Joining the Mack Sennett studios in the early '20s, Wallace worked in the editing department; Sennett's general manager F. Richard Jones took a liking to Wallace, and when Jones moved to Sennett's rival Hal Roach, Wallace came along with him. At Roach, Wallace graduated to directing 2-reelers, frequently in collaboration with another Jones protegee, Stan Laurel. Wallace moved on to feature films with 1926's Syncopating Sue. While Wallace was adept at straight drama like Katharine Hepburn's The Little Minister (1934) and the Edward Arnold vehicle John Meade's Woman (1937), and while he was equally adept at mysteries like A Night to Remember (1942), Wallace's most memorable talkie assignments were in the field of comedy, notably the Harold Lloyd-produced A Girl and Guy and a Gob (1941) and the Fred Allen starrer It's in the Bag (1945). Before his sudden death in 1951, Richard Wallace helmed three of Shirley Temple's "grown-up" films: Kiss and Tell (1945), Adventure in Baltimore (1948), and Temple's last vehicle, A Kiss For Corliss (1949).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Creature of the Walking Dead Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet Almost a Bride Director 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Director 1948
No Score Yet Tycoon Director 1947
No Score Yet Framed Director 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Director 1947
No Score Yet Because of Him Director 1946
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Director 1945
No Score Yet Bombardier Director 1943
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow Director 1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember Director 1942
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Director 1941
No Score Yet Captain Caution Director Producer 1940
No Score Yet The Young in Heart Director 1938
No Score Yet Wedding Present Director 1936
No Score Yet The Little Minister Director 1934
No Score Yet Hearts of Humanity Actor 1933
No Score Yet Man of the World Director 1931


No Score Yet America's Got Talent
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