Thornton Freeland

Highest Rated: 100% Whoopee (1930)
Lowest Rated: 83% Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Birthday: Feb 10, 1898
Birthplace: Not Available
Thornton Freeland was a barnstorming stage actor from boyhood. Not yet out of his teens, Freeland joined the Brooklyn-based Vitagraph studios in 1916, matriculating from go-fer to cinematographer to production manager over the next decade. In 1929, Freeland directed his first film, Three Live Ghosts. Few of his American directorial efforts are the stuff of which cults and legends are made of, with the spectacular exception of Flying Down to Rio (1933), wherein Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were teamed for the first time. Freeland moved to Great Britain in 1935, where he directed such frothy fare as Over the Moon (1938) and The Gang's All Here (1939). Many of Freeland's British films featured his wife, actress June Clyde. When war broke out, Thornton Freeland returned to Hollywood; after VE Day, Freeland was back working in England, where he remained long after his retirement in 1949.

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Filmography

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CREDIT
No Score Yet The Brass Monkey Director Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Director 1949
No Score Yet Over the Moon Director 1939
No Score Yet Jericho (Dark Sands) Director 1937
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Director 1935
83% Flying Down to Rio Director 1933
No Score Yet Love Affair Director 1932
No Score Yet They Call It Sin Director 1932
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Director 1931
100% Whoopee Director 1930
No Score Yet Be Yourself Screenwriter Director 1930
No Score Yet Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist Director 1925

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