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Sidney Lanfield

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
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From his first gagman job at the Fox Studios in 1926 to his last TV work in the 1960s, director Sidney Lanfield was one of Hollywood's premiere comedy men. A onetime musician, Lanfield earned his first directorial credit for the 1930 Fox programmer Cheer Up and Smile, remaining at the studio through its matriculation into 20th Century-Fox (among his many accomplishments at Fox, it was Lanfield who brought the Ritz Brothers to the studio, transforming an essentially "live" act into a major movie attraction). After megging the 1941 Fred Astaire vehicle You'll Never Get Rich at Columbia, Lanfield set up shop at Paramount, where among many other projects he guided Bob Hope through the comic complications of My Favorite Blonde (1942), Let's Face It (1943), Where There's Life (1947), and The Lemon Drop Kid (1951). Reportedly, Hope had originally balked at working with Lanfield because of the latter's rep as a strict taskmaster, but the two ex-vaudevillians got along famously. Considering his comedy credits, it's surprising to learn that Lanfield's most profitable film was the inaugural Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). After his final big-screen directorial job in 1952, Sidney Lanfield turned to television, directing numerous episodes of such laughspinners as McHale's Navy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hat Check Girl
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy!
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Station West
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Where There's Life
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Let's Face It
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World
  • Director
1943
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Second Fiddle
  • Director
1939
100% The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Thin Ice
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet One in a Million
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Dance Team
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Three Girls Lost
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet Cheer Up and Smile
  • Director
1930

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