Walter Lang

Highest Rated: 100% Desk Set (1957)
Birthday: Aug 10, 1896
Birthplace: Not Available
After a checkered early career as actor, illustrator, stage director and assistant film director, Walter Lang was hired by Dorothy Davenport -- aka Mrs. Wallace Reid -- to wield the megaphone on her "socially conscious" features (Davenport developed this consciousness after her husband died of morphine addiction). Lang's first feature-film directorial credit was The Red Kimono (1925), a delicately handled prostitution drama. After parting company with Davenport, Lang worked at the fledgling Columbia Pictures, briefly shelving his career during the early talkie era to try his luck as a commercial artist. Back in Hollywood in 1932, Lang inaugurated his long association with Fox Studios (later 20th Century-Fox) with The Warrior's Husband (1932). Lang's Fox output consisted mainly of frothy romantic comedies and lush Technicolor musicals. He was instrumental in developing the movie stardom of Clifton Webb (an "overnight success" after a lifetime in the business) with such delightful vehicles as Sitting Pretty (1947) and Cheaper by the Dozen (1950). In 1954, Lang directed Fox's first Cinemascope musical, There's No Business Like Show Business; a year earlier, he'd directed the studio's last non-Cinemascope musical, Call Me Madam (1953). It might seem an ignominy that Walter Lang's final film was Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961), but in fact this slapstick confection was produced with the same high-budget gloss as Lang's earlier Fox endeavors (it should be noted in passing that this was Lang's second collaboration with the Stooges: in 1933, he directed Moe, Larry and Curly in Meet the Baron).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Coney Island Director 2012
No Score Yet War Games Actor 2009
No Score Yet Rich Girl Dennis 1991
No Score Yet Call Me Madam Director 1986
No Score Yet Snow White and the Three Stooges Director 1961
No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Director 1961
No Score Yet Can-Can Director 1960
No Score Yet But Not for Me Director 1959
100% Desk Set Director 1957
96% The King and I Director 1956
67% There's No Business Like Show Business Director 1954
80% Call Me Madam Director 1953
67% With a Song in My Heart Director 1952
No Score Yet On the Riviera Director 1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot Director 1950
80% Cheaper by the Dozen Director 1950
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me Director 1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty Director 1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Director 1947
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Director 1946
83% State Fair Director 1945
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Director 1944
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Director 1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands Director 1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Director 1941
No Score Yet Moon Over Miami Director 1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Director 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust Director 1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Director 1940
No Score Yet Susannah of the Mounties Director 1939
88% The Little Princess Director 1939
No Score Yet The Baroness and the Butler Director 1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Director 1937
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast Director 1936
No Score Yet No More Ladies Director 1935
No Score Yet Carnival (Carnival Nights) Director 1935
No Score Yet Meet the Baron Director 1933
No Score Yet The Warrior's Husband Screenwriter Director 1933
No Score Yet No More Orchids Director 1932
No Score Yet The Night Flyer Director 1928
No Score Yet The Red Kimono Director 1925

TV

CREDIT
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Power Rangers in Space
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1998

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