Leo McCarey
American film director
Leo McCarey
Thomas Leo McCarey was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. During his lifetime he was involved in nearly 200 movies, especially comedies, but his most famous film was the Marx Brothers’ 1933 farce Duck Soup. French director Jean Renoir once said that "Leo McCarey understood people better than any other Hollywood director."
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Más vale serie conocida - ABC.es
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Incluso un director puede volver sobre su película, caso de Leo McCarey con sus dos «Tú y yo». McCarey llegó a asegurar que la de 1939 era su mejor obra después de «Make Way For Tomorrow», y que Charles Boyer era más eficaz que Cary Grant en la
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Traducción de los traductores: Algo para recordar/An Affair to Remember (1957) era la segunda versión de Cita de amor/Love Affair (1939), ambas dirigidas por Leo McCarey (no "MacCarey"). Pero ninguna fue "adaptada de una novela" sino de un guión
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Concours : des DVD "Classiques de poche RKO" à gagner avec les Editions ... - Culturopoing
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Pas le fameux mélo flamboyant de Leo McCarey (An Affair to Remember) de 1957, mais la version originale de ce chef d'œuvre (Love Affair), également tourné par McCarey, en 1939, avec Irene Dunne et Charles Boyer, peut-être plus belle encore que son
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“Estos son mis principios. Si no le gustan… tengo otros” - 20minutos.es
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Después llegaron las películas con la Paramount y la Metro Goldwin Mayer: Pistoleros de agua dulce (Norman Z. McLeod, 1931), Plumas de caballo, Sopa de ganso (Leo McCarey, 1933), Una noche en la ópera (Sam Wood, 1935), Un día en las carreras (Sam Wood,
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Leo McCarey, surnommé "le roi de la comédie" (il mit en scène Laurel et Hardy et les Marx Brothers), créait un étonnant style comique avec son vieux complice, l'acteur Charley Chase. 45 petits films sont nés de cette collaboration
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Ralph Bellamy Movie Schedule: THE WOLF MAN, THE PROFESSIONALS, CAREFREE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Dir: Leo McCarey. Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy. BW-91 mins. 11:30 PM SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO (1960) After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career. Dir: Vincent J. Donehue
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Three films dedicated to all brave mothers - Bangkok Post
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There are few US films as subtle, moving and bursting with human truth as Leo McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow , and few that have been as unjustly forgotten. For Mother's Day, this is probably the saddest film imaginable. But sadness is necessary,
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Elle et Lui de Leo McCarey en DVD le 23 août - Suite101.fr
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Il est signé Leo McCarey (1898-1969), un cinéaste inclassable. Leo McCarey commença dès 1923 par travailler pour le producteur Hal Roach et mis en scène plusieurs courts-métrages avec Laurel et Hardy. En 1933, il réalisa La Soupe au Canard avec les
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Bad Teacher - SlithersMusicZine
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Únicamente mentar a Lubistch, a Billy Wilder, a George Cukor, a Leo McCarey, a Frank Tashlin, a Jerry Lewis, oa Blake Edwards sirve para avalar tan triste aseveración.En los últimos años, hemos asistido a una especie de relectura trasgresora y gamberra
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Screwball comedies were smart, witty and entertaining - Omaha World-Herald
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Some of that era's best directors were also at the top of their game making screwball comedies: Ernst Lubitsch, Leo McCarey, Preston Sturges, George Cukor, Gregory La Cava and Howard Hawks. Romantic comedies today pale in comparison to these great old
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Il Blu-ray di Un amore splendido - Movieplayer.it
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Prima commedia sentimentale, poi intenso dramma amoroso, il film di Leo McCarey non può certo essere catalogato come uno strappalacrime, ma come ben più profonda riflessione sui sacrifici a cui è disposto l'essere umano per un vero amore
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Anatomy of an Ad Campaign: The Marx Bros. Duck Soup - San Diego Reader (blog)
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But the real reason Duck leads the pack is Leo McCarey, the man Groucho once referred to as, "the only director [the Marx Bros.] ever worked with." Perhaps my favorite time spent in the Soup was a private screening during my tenure as MoPA's film
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Domicílio Conjugal - Público.pt
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"Domicilio Conjugal" responde a este desejo, mostrando um Doinel já adulto e não mais adolescente e Truffaut, cineasta cinéfilo, declarou ter-se inspirado nas "comédias americanas sobre os casais, de Leo McCarey e de George Cukor, sem esquecer a
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APRENDIENDO A VIVIR - La Provincia - Diario de Las Palmas
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Siguiendo una tradición no escrita de filmes que suman comedia, drama y romance, como Tú y yo de Leo McCarey, Beginners también está construido sobre la personalidad de sus dos estrellas protagonistas, arropadas por una corte de secundarios más o menos
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John Ford et les communautés initiatiques - 4 Vérités
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Pendant une dizaine d'années, Hollywood a été dominé par les Irlandais Leo McCarey, Preston Sturges et bien sûr John Ford. Le génie de l'Irlande, détruit par l'Europe de Bruxelles, par les banques et par l'euro, qui avait donné à la littérature
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Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS 3 Recyled Scene from Michael Bay's THE ISLAND? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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For instance,Leo McCarey's [not Sam Wood's] 1952 anti-communist drama My Son John used bits from Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train made the year before. Robert Walker, one of the stars in both movies, had died before filming on My Son John had
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leo McCarey
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 70
    Leo McCarey died on July 5, 1969, aged 70, from emphysema.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. His brother, director Ray McCarey, had died 21 years earlier. In 1978, Leo McCarey's production records, including scripts,budgets, and correspondence were donated to the Charles Feldman Library at the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills. As director, unless otherwise specified) Wins Nominations
  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 45
    His share in the profits of this smash hit gave McCarey the highest reported income in the U.S. for 1944, and its follow-up, The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), which paired Crosby with Ingrid Bergman and made by McCarey's newly formed production company, was similarly successful.
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    In 1944 he directed Going My Way, a story about an enterprising priest, the youthful Father Chuck O'Malley, played by Bing Crosby, for which he won his second Best Director Oscar and Crosby won a Best Actor Oscar.
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  • 1940
    Age 41
    A car accident in 1940 prevented him from directing his production of My Favorite Wife, a kind of follow up to The Awful Truth with the same two stars, so it was turned over to Garson Kanin though McCarey worked on some of the editing.
    More Details Hide Details McCarey was a devout Roman Catholic and deeply concerned with social issues. During the 1940s, his work became more serious and his politics more conservative.
  • 1939
    Age 40
    But five years later, he co-wrote, produced, and directed An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, a remake (with precisely the same script) of his 1939 film Love Affair with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.
    More Details Hide Details In 1993, the hugely popular rom-com Sleepless In Seattle by Nora Ephron made such frequent references to An Affair To Remember that it gave the older film a whole new lease of life in revivals, cable TV, and video, with the result that it is probably McCarey's most popular and accessible film today. He followed this hit with Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958), a comedy starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Some years later he directed his last picture, the poorly received Satan Never Sleeps (1962), like My Son John a somewhat strident critique of Communism. Auteurist critic Andrew Sarris has said McCarey "represents a principle of improvisation in the history of the American film." Through most of his career, McCarey's filming method, rooted in the silents, was to drastically alter the story ideas, bits of business, and dialogue in the scripts previously provided to the studios and the actors. He would usually sit at a piano and doodle as the sometimes exasperated crew waited for inspiration. As Bing Crosby said about Going My Way "I think probably 75 per cent of each day's shooting was made up on the set by Leo." While this technique was responsible for a certain awkwardness and some rough edges in the finished works, many of McCarey's scenes had a freshness and spontaneity lacking in the typical mainstream Hollywood cinema. He was not the only director of his time to work this way: fellow comedy directors Gregory La Cava, Howard Hawks and George Stevens – the last also a Roach graduate – were known for their use of improvisation on the set.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 38
    Later in 1937, invited to Columbia, McCarey earned his first Academy Award for Directing for The Awful Truth, with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, a screwball comedy that launched Cary Grant's unique screen persona, largely concocted by McCarey (Grant copied many of McCarey's mannerisms).
    More Details Hide Details Along with the similarity in their names, McCarey and Cary Grant shared an eerie physical resemblance, making mimicking McCarey's intonations and expressions even easier for Grant. As writer/director Peter Bogdanovich notes, "After The Awful Truth, when it came to light comedy, there was Cary Grant and then everyone else was an also-ran." After the success of The Awful Truth McCarey could have become, like Frank Capra, a Columbia contract director with a certain independence, but went his own way, selling the story that would become The Cowboy And The Lady to Sam Goldwyn and moving to RKO for three films.
    A series of six films at Paramount came to a crashing halt with his production of Make Way For Tomorrow in 1937.
    More Details Hide Details While the story of an elderly couple who have to be separated for economic and family reasons during the Depression was not without humor in its treatment, the results were too unpopular at the box office and the director was let go. Nonetheless the film was recognized early on for its importance by being selected for the permanent collection of the recently formed Museum Of Modern Art in New York City. In later years it became canonical, and even considered by some as McCarey's masterpiece, due to perceptive champions such as Bertrand Tavernier, Charles Silver and Robin Wood.
  • 1929
    Age 30
    By 1929, he was vice-president of production for the studio.
    More Details Hide Details Less well known from this period are the shorts he directed with Max Davidson when Roach put together the Irish-American McCarey with the Jewish-American actor for a series of "dialect comedies." These shorts such as Pass The Gravy have been rediscovered in recent years, after their exhibition in 1994 at the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone Italy. Pass The Gravy was added to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 1999. In the sound era McCarey focused on feature-film direction, working with many of the biggest stars of the era, including Gloria Swanson (Indiscreet, 1931), Eddie Cantor (The Kid From Spain, 1932), the Marx Brothers (Duck Soup, 1933), W.C. Fields (Six of a Kind, 1934), and Mae West (Belle of the Nineties, 1934).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1923
    Age 24
    Roach had hired him as a gagman in 1923, after McCarey had impressed him with his sense of humor, following a game of handball together at a sports club.
    More Details Hide Details McCarey initially wrote gags for the Our Gang series and other studio stars, then produced and directed shorts, including two-reelers with Charley Chase. Chase would in fact become McCarey's mentor. Upon the comedian's death in 1940, McCarey was quoted as saying, "Whatever success I have had or may have, I owe to his help because he taught me all I know." The two men were especially compatible, as they both enjoyed a hobby on the side trying to write popular songs. While at Roach, McCarey, according to later interviews, cast Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy together and guided development of their onscreen characters, thus creating one of the most enduring comedy teams of all time. He only officially appeared as director of the duo's shorts We Faw Down (1928), Liberty (1929) and Wrong Again (1929), but wrote many screenplays and supervised the direction by others.
  • 1919
    Age 20
    Leo McCarey graduated from the University of Southern California law school and besides the law tried mining, boxing, and songwriting before becoming an assistant director to Tod Browning in 1919.
    More Details Hide Details It was McCarey's boyhood friend, the actor and future fellow director David Butler, who referred him to Browning. Browning convinced McCarey, despite his photogenic looks, to work on the creative side as a writer rather than as an actor. McCarey then honed his skills at the Hal Roach Studios.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on October 3, 1898.
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