Sidney Lanfield

Sidney Lanfield

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 91% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1898

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Once upon a time, future film and TV directors began their careers in Vaudeville rather than at film school or in a gopher role on a live set. Sidney Lanfield is part of that bygone era, graduating from the hallowed halls of anything goes nickel-and-dime entertainment to the job of Hollywood joke writer in 1926. The Chicago native finally got his shot at directing in 1930, just as the silent era was giving way to the talkies, and eventually hitched a ride on the Bob Hope caravan, collaborating numerous times with the master of the wise crack. However, one of Lanfield's most successful films was actually the 1939 feature "The Hound of the Baskervilles," starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. After World War II, Lanfield eventually shifted to TV directing, and all those years later, he was a proud member of the "McHale's Navy"production crew, directing 54 episodes from 1962 to 1964. He moved on to another successful series, "The Addams Family," before finally retiring in 1967. From 1927 until his death in 1972, Lanfield was married to film actress Shirley Mason.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 48% Skirts Ahoy! Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Sun Director - 1951
No Score Yet 74% The Lemon Drop Kid Director - 1951
No Score Yet 71% Sorrowful Jones Director - 1949
No Score Yet 42% Station West Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where There's Life Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trouble With Women Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Well-Groomed Bride Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring on the Girls Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Room Only Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Face It Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World Director - 1943
100% 74% My Favorite Blonde Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Has Plans Director - 1942
No Score Yet 60% You'll Never Get Rich Director - 1941
91% 83% The Hound of the Baskervilles Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swanee River Director - 1939
No Score Yet 64% Second Fiddle Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Goodbye Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Up and Live Director - 1937
No Score Yet 20% Thin Ice Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Hisses Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Baby, Sing Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet One in a Million Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Angel Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Burlesque Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold 'Em Yale Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Salute Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moulin Rouge Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Gentleman Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Bad Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hat Check Girl Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Girls Lost Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheer Up and Smile Director - 1930

TV

Credit
100% 97% The Addams Family Director 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Director 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Director 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Director 1959