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Roy Del Ruth

Highest Rated:   100% On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Lowest Rated:   41% Wild Bill (1995)
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Beginning with his apprenticeship as a writer and gag man for Mack Sennett, this American director had a career that spanned Hollywood's golden age and would be the envy of any film buff. While his films were rarely "distinguished," DelRuth worked with many of the best-loved personalities of the era including James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Maurice Chevalier, Patsy Kelly, Billie Burke, Lucille Ball, Red Skelton, Billy Gilbert, Franklin Pangborn, and Joe Penner, among many others. He directed at least two scenes which have become part of film lore; Judy Garland singing "You Made Me Love You" to Clark Gable's picture in Broadway Melody of 1938, and James Cagney discoursing in Yiddish in Taxi (1932). Del Ruth's best-regarded films are probably Blessed Event (1932), Employees' Entrance (1933), Bureau of Missing Persons (1933), Folies Bergere (1935), and Born to Dance (1936).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% The Lion King 1 1/2
  • (voice)
2004
69% Tin Cup
  • Local Qualifier Starter
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Gambler
1995
No Score Yet Curse of the Starving Class
  • Ellis' Buddy
1994
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Phantom of the Rue Morgue
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet About Face
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Director
1951
100% On Moonlight Bay
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Red Light
  • Director
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet The Babe Ruth Story
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Babe Ruth Story
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Producer
  • Director
1947
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet DuBarry Was a Lady
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Chocolate Soldier
  • Director
1941
100% Topper Returns
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet He Married His Wife
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet The Star Maker
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet My Lucky Star
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1938
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Born to Dance
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Private Number
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million
  • Director
1935
83% Broadway Melody of 1936
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere)
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Upper World
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet The Little Giant
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Mind Reader
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Employees' Entrance
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Bureau of Missing Persons
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Taxi!
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Beauty and the Boss
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Side Show
  • Director
1931
67% The Maltese Falcon
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet Blonde Crazy
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet The First Auto
  • Director
1927
No Score Yet His New Mamma
  • Director
1924
No Score Yet Smile Please
  • Director
1924
No Score Yet Shanghaied Lovers
  • Director

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