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      Sam Wood

      Sam Wood

      Highest Rated: 100% The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Peck's Bad Boy (1921)

      Birthday: Jul 10, 1883

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Began his career as an actor, moved behind the camera as assistant to Cecil B. DeMille in 1915 and made his directorial debut in 1920 with "Double Speed." Wood displayed a certain flair for complementing the talents of whatever stars he was handed, turning out a number of Gloria Swanson vehicles at Paramount in the early 1920s ("Bluebeard's Eight Wife" 1923 etc.), and hitting his modest stride at MGM in the 30s. His output includes two Marx Brothers films, the durable soap opera "Madame X" (1937), the unjustly overlooked "Lord Jeff" (1938) and "Ivy" (1947), the poignant dramas "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939) and "Kitty Foyle" (1940), and the literary adaptations "Our Town" (1940) and "Kings Row" (1942). A number of Wood's films stand largely on the strength of their casts and production crews, and he did occasionally have the out-and-out stinker (e.g., "For Whom the Bell Tolls" 1943).

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      No Score Yet 62% Ambush Director - 1949
      89% 80% The Stratton Story Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 80% Command Decision Director - 1948
      No Score Yet 55% Ivy Director - 1947
      No Score Yet 33% Heartbeat Director - 1946
      No Score Yet 29% Guest Wife Director - 1945
      No Score Yet 58% Saratoga Trunk Director - 1945
      No Score Yet 34% Casanova Brown Director - 1944
      67% 67% For Whom the Bell Tolls Director,
      Producer
      - 1943
      94% 89% The Pride of the Yankees Director - 1942
      100% 78% Kings Row Director - 1942
      100% 79% The Devil and Miss Jones Director - 1941
      80% 71% Kitty Foyle Director - 1940
      86% 47% Our Town Director - 1940
      No Score Yet 56% Raffles Director - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rangers of Fortune Director - 1940
      83% 87% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stablemates Director - 1938
      No Score Yet 38% Lord Jeff Director,
      Producer
      - 1938
      No Score Yet 64% Navy Blue and Gold Director - 1937
      60% 50% Madame X Director - 1937
      94% 89% A Day at the Races Director,
      Producer
      - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour Director - 1936
      No Score Yet 20% Let 'Em Have It Director - 1935
      No Score Yet 40% Whipsaw Director,
      Producer
      - 1935
      97% 90% A Night at the Opera Director - 1935
      No Score Yet 33% Hollywood Party Director - 1934
      No Score Yet 78% Stamboul Quest Director,
      Producer
      - 1934
      No Score Yet 76% Hold Your Man Director,
      Producer
      - 1933
      No Score Yet 50% The Barbarian Director - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Huddle Director - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Prosperity Director - 1932
      No Score Yet 0% Paid Director - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford Director - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in Possession Director,
      Producer
      - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Way for a Sailor Director - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They Learned About Women Director - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Said No Director - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Children Director - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is College Director,
      Producer
      - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Great Life Director,
      Producer
      - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Telling the World Director - 1928
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Latest From Paris Director - 1928
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rookies Director - 1927
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fair Co-Ed Director,
      Producer
      - 1927
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Minute to Play Director - 1926
      86% 64% Beyond the Rocks Director - 1922
      20% No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1921
      100% No Score Yet Double Speed Director - 1920
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Excuse My Dust Director - 1920