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Sam Taylor

Highest Rated: 97% Safety Last (1923)

Lowest Rated: 44% Coquette (1929)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1895

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A scriptwriter and director who began his career in the silent era, Sam Taylor's first directorial effort was in 1922 with the romance "The Mohican's Daughter," after having begun to write scripts for Vitagraph a few years earlier. His first collaboration with Harold Lloyd was on the 1923 classic "Safety Last!," a film he directed and co-wrote. The film features a now famous part of cinematic history--a scene with Lloyd's bank clerk hanging precariously from the hands of a large clock many stories above a city street. The pair teamed up again for 1924's "Girl Shy" and 1925's "The Freshman," featuring Lloyd as an over-eager collegiate. Taylor's association with starlet Mary Pickford began in 1927 on "My Best Girl," a romantic comedy. He worked with Pickford again on the drama "Coquette" and in 1929 he became part of the sound era with the adaptation "The Taming of the Shrew," starring Pickford and her then-husband Douglas Fairbanks. The film contained the now infamous credit "By William Shakespeare, with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor." He would work with Pickford once more, on the 1931 musical "Kiki" before reuniting with Lloyd on the 1934 comedy"The Cat's-Paw." His final directorial effort came in 1944 and allowed him to work with screen legends Laurel and Hardy, on the romp "Nothing But Trouble ."

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Director,
Producer
- 1935
No Score Yet 50% The Cat's Paw Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out All Night Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ambassador Bill Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Du Barry, Woman of Passion Director - 1930
No Score Yet 46% The Taming of the Shrew Director - 1929
44% 24% Coquette Director,
Producer
- 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady of the Pavements Screenwriter - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Disputed Director - 1928
No Score Yet 50% Tempest Director - 1928
No Score Yet 89% My Best Girl Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exit Smiling Director,
Writer
- 1926
No Score Yet 89% For Heaven's Sake Director - 1926
94% 79% The Freshman Director,
Screenwriter
- 1925
No Score Yet 90% Girl Shy Director - 1924
No Score Yet 73% Hot Water Director - 1924
No Score Yet 57% Why Worry? Director,
Writer (Story)
- 1923
97% 93% Safety Last Director,
Writer
- 1923
No Score Yet 69% Grandma's Boy Writer (Story) - 1922
No Score Yet 75% Dr. Jack Director,
Writer
- 1922
No Score Yet 55% I Do! Screenwriter - 1921

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