W. S. Van Dyke II

W. S. Van Dyke II

Highest Rated: 100% After the Thin Man (1936)

Lowest Rated: 40% I Live My Life (1935)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1889

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Van Dyke began his career as an assistant director, notably under D.W. Griffith on "Intolerance" (1916). He took over the direction of "White Shadows of the South Seas" from Robert Flaherty in 1928 and, by the 1930s, had developed into one of MGM's most reliable directors. Van Dyke was a capable craftsman whose nonchalant approach to filming earned him the nickname 'One-Shot Woody'; it also brought him success at the box-office, particularly with the "Thin Man" series, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. His deft touch is evident in films such as "Trader Horn" (1930), "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934), "Sweethearts" and "Marie Antoinette" (both 1938).

Highest rated movies

Intolerance

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 21% I Married an Angel Director - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Cairo Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Victory Director - 1942
No Score Yet 55% Journey for Margaret Director - 1942
No Score Yet 82% The Feminine Touch Director - 1941
No Score Yet 53% Rage in Heaven Director - 1941
88% 79% Shadow of the Thin Man Director - 1941
No Score Yet 24% I Take This Woman Director - 1940
100% 82% I Love You Again Director - 1940
No Score Yet 40% Bitter Sweet Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Director - 1939
No Score Yet 78% It's a Wonderful World Director - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Director - 1939
84% 85% Another Thin Man Director - 1939
No Score Yet 60% Sweethearts Director - 1938
No Score Yet 77% Marie Antoinette Director - 1938
No Score Yet 25% They Gave Him a Gun Director - 1937
No Score Yet 29% Rosalie Director - 1937
No Score Yet 52% Personal Property Director - 1937
83% 73% Rose Marie Director - 1936
80% 64% Love on the Run Director - 1936
No Score Yet 44% The Devil Is a Sissy Director - 1936
100% 90% After the Thin Man Director - 1936
92% 71% San Francisco Director,
Producer
- 1936
No Score Yet 11% His Brother's Wife Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Love Call Director - 1936
40% 57% I Live My Life Director - 1935
56% 76% Naughty Marietta Director - 1935
No Score Yet 49% Forsaking All Others Director - 1934
81% 71% Manhattan Melodrama Director - 1934
98% 94% The Thin Man Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laughing Boy Director - 1934
No Score Yet 43% Hide-Out Director - 1934
No Score Yet 57% Penthouse Director - 1933
No Score Yet 88% Eskimo Inspector White (uncredited) (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1933
No Score Yet 86% The Prizefighter and the Lady Director,
Producer
- 1933
100% 68% Tarzan, the Ape Man Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Director - 1932
100% 36% Trader Horn Director - 1931
No Score Yet 60% Guilty Hands Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cuban Love Song Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never the Twain Shall Meet Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pagan Director - 1929
No Score Yet 35% White Shadows in the South Seas Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders of the Dark Writer - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Black Eagle Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of the Totem Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Devils Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spoilers of the West Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold Heels Director - 1924
97% 77% Intolerance Cana Wedding Guest (Character) - 1916