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S. Sylvan Simon

Highest Rated:   95% Born Yesterday (1950)
Lowest Rated:   88% Shockproof (1949)
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A graduate of Columbia University, American director S. Sylvan Simon enjoyed a long career as a drama coach, radio executive and stage director before signing on at Warner Bros. in 1935 to direct screen tests. He moved to MGM as director and assistant director in 1937; here he began to cultivate a skill for fast-paced comedy. Though Charles Reisner was official director of theMarx Brothers' The Big Store, it was Simon who supervised many of the slapstick sequences, and it was Simon to whom the Marxs' frequently turned for aid and comfort. He directed Red Skelton's first starring feature Whistling in the Dark (1941), and soon became virtually the only director in whom Skelton had total faith. When the comedian was disappointed at the progress of his 1948 vehicle A Southern Yankee under the direction of Edward Sedgwick, Simon was brought in to redirect virtually the entire film without credit. And on Skelton's Columbia box-office hit The Fuller Brush Man (1948), Simon functioned as both director and producer. After completing his last directorial effort, the odd flashback-laden western Lust for Gold (1949), Simon turned exclusively to producing for Columbia, handling such pictures as The Good Humor Man and Born Yesterday (both 1950). S. Sylvan Simon's sudden death at age 41 was a loss that was felt throughout the industry, where Simon was held in high esteem for both his efficiency and his agreeability.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Song Of The Open Road
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (Abbott and Costello in Hollywood )
  • Director
2000
95% Born Yesterday
  • Producer
1950
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Girl
  • Producer
1950
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Producer
  • Director
1949
88% Shockproof
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man
  • Director
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet The Thrill Of Brazil
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
  • Director
  • Producer
1945
No Score Yet Son of Lassie
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Whistling in Brooklyn
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Salute To The Marines
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Tish
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Grand Central Murder
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet These Glamour Girls
  • Director
1939

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