Lovey Mary is a 1926 American comedy-drama film directed by King Baggot. Based on the 1903 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice, the film stars Bessie Love in the title role; the story is a sequel to Rice's Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch and Lovey Mary is one of the characters from that earlier novel; the film is incomplete. Lovey Mary is a runaway from an orphanage who takes a little companion and finds a home with poor and kind Mrs. Wiggs; as a plus, the cheerful young girl meets eldest son of Mrs. Wiggs, Billy. Bessie Love as Lovey Mary William Haines as Billy Wiggs Mary Alden as Mrs. Wiggs Vivia Ogden as Miss Hazey Martha Mattox as Miss Bell Jackie Combs as Tommy Fred Cox as Baby Tommy Gloria Holt as Europena Mary Jane Irving as Asia Annabelle Magnus as Australia Eileen Percy as Kate Russell Simpson as Stubbins Rosa Gore as Miss Eichorn Sunshine Hart as Mrs. Chultz Lovey Mary on IMDb Lovey Mary at AllMovie Production still
Sandy (1918 film)
Sandy is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by George Melford, written by Alice Hegan Rice and Edith Kennedy. The film stars Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, James Neill, Edythe Chapman, Julia Faye, George Beranger; the film was released on July 14, 1918, by Paramount Pictures. Jack Pickford as Sandy Kilday Louise Huff as Ruth Nelson James Neill as Judge Hollis Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Hollis Julia Faye as Annette Fenton George Beranger as Carter Nelson Raymond Hatton as Ricks Wilson Clarence Geldart as Dr. Fenton Louise Hutchinson as Aunt Nelson Jennie Lee as Aunt Melvy J. Parks Jones as Jimmy Reed Don Likes as Sid Gray Like many American films of the time, Sandy was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 4, shooting through window and, in Reel 5, the intertitle "It's Sandy Kilday. We're going to hang him." Sandy on IMDb
Hugh Ford (director)
Hugh Ford was an American film director and screenwriter. He directed or co-directed 31 films between 1913 and 1921, he wrote for 19 films between 1913 and 1920. The Prisoner of Zenda co-director Such a Little Queen co-director The Crucible co-director The Morals of Marcus Niobe When We Were Twenty-One Sold Poor Schmaltz The White Pearl Zaza Bella Donna The Prince and the Pauper co-director Lydia Gilmore co-director The Eternal City co-director The Woman in the Case Sleeping Fires The Slave Market Seven Keys to Baldpate Sapho Mrs Dane's Defence The Danger Mark Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch The Woman Thou Gavest Me Secret Service In Mizzoura Civilian Clothes His House in Order Lady Rose's Daughter The Call of Youth The Great Day The Price of Possession The Prisoner of Zenda co-directed with Edwin S. Porter after the novel by Anthony Hope Such a Little Queen co-directed with Edwin S. Porter, from a play by Channing Pollock The Crucible co-directed with Edwin S. Porter Jim the Penman directed by Edwin S. Porter Still Waters directed by J. Searle Dawley The Prince and the Pauper co-directed with Edwin S. Porter The Old Homestead directed by James Kirkwood Lydia Gilmore co-directed with Edwin S. Porter Mice and Men directed by J. Searle Dawley Diplomacy directed by Sidney Olcott The Innocent Lie directed by Sidney Olcott Molly Make-Believe directed by J. Searle Dawley The Moment Before directed by Robert G. Vignola The Red Widow directed by James Durkin Saints and Sinners directed by James Kirkwood Silks and Satins directed by J. Searle Dawley Little Lady Eileen directed by J. Searle Dawley Sapho directed Sleeping Fires directed His House in Order directed Hugh Ford on IMDb Hugh Ford at the Internet Broadway Database
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Norman Rae Taurog was an American film director and screenwriter. From 1920 to 1968, Taurog directed 180 films. At the age of 32, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Skippy, he is the second youngest person to win the award after Damien Chazelle, who won for La La Land in 2017. He was nominated for Best Director for the film Boys Town, he directed some of the best-known actors of the twentieth century, including his nephew Jackie Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Elvis Presley. Taurog directed six Martin and Lewis films, nine Elvis Presley films, more than any other director. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street. Norman Taurog was born February 23, 1899, in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur Jack Taurog and Anita Taurog, his father's naturalization records claim that Arthur was born in the Russian Empire in 1872 or 1873 and naturalized as a minor, while his mother was from New York.
Census records claimed that Arthur's parents were from Germany, Anita's were from England. The couple were married in Chicago in 1896. Norman became a child performer on the stage at an early age, making his movie debut at the age of 13 in the short film Tangled Relations, produced by Thomas Ince's studios. In the eight years until his next screen credit, he worked in theater off-Broadway. In 1919, Taurog returned to the film industry as a director, collaborating with Larry Semon in The Sportsman. In the coming decade, he made 42 silent films shorts. During this time, he developed his style, his forte being light comedy although he could deal with drama and maintain complex narratives. In 1931, he made his breakthrough, directing Skippy, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director. Taurog's award statue sold for $301,973 at auction in Beverly Hills. Taurog's nephew Jackie Cooper was nominated for his performance. Skippy tells of the adventures of the eponymous hero, his antics and adventures with his friend Sooky as they try to come up with a license for Sooky's dog, save his shantytown from demolition, sell lemonade and save for a new bike.
Based on a popular comic strip character, its sentiment and moral didacticism, added to a gritty realism made it a huge success, so much so that the studio scheduled a sequel, for the following year. The next few years saw Taurog enter the third chapter of his career, as an established director who could work in a number of genres, he directed a series of well-received films, including If I Had a Million, which showed his ability to work with an all-star cast—Gary Cooper, George Raft, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields. In 1934, he directed We're Not Dressing, starring Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ray Milland. In 1935, he directed the star-studded musical showcase The Big Broadcast of 1936 starring Bing Crosby and George Burns and Gracie Allen. In 1938, Taurog brought all his skill and experience to bear with one of the liveliest and most successful adaptations of classic literature; the year brought Boys Town, showing Taurog to be more than capable of sustaining a dramatic narrative and earning him another Academy Award nomination.
It wasn't all success, though. Lucky Night starring Myrna Loy and Robert Taylor was a turkey, while Taurog shot test scenes for 1939's cinematic extravaganza The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming was chosen to direct. Taurog was reassigned to work on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a change which he had little to no say in. However, Taurog went on to earn a Best Director nomination for Boys Town that year, despite losing out on directing Oz, he did, helm the last of MGM's big pre-war musical showcases, 1940's Broadway Melody, starring Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. He expanded his range into biographies, working with Mickey Rooney again, in the well-received Young Tom Edison, he directed Judy Garland twice, in Little Nellie Kelly and the'small-town-girl-gets-big-break' Presenting Lily Mars. After directing re-takes for a wartime propaganda film, Taurog entered new territory with a docudrama of the atom bomb, The Beginning or the End, it was back to his metier of light comedy for his next couple of outings, The Bride Goes Wild with Van Johnson and June Allyson, Big City, both in 1948.
Remarkably, he directed a third film that year combining the genres of comedy and biography and dealing with an all-star cast. It starred, among Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Mickey Rooney and Cyd Charisse. By now, Taurog had established a reputation as a director, comfortable working in the musical and comedy genre, who could be relied upon to work with slight material—qualities which would be useful in his career. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had been a double-act since 1946 and had made five films together, three Martin and Lewis top-liners, before Taurog directed Jumping Jacks, regarded by many Martin and Lewis fans as the finest of their films. Taurog worked well with the duo and he went on
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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1901 novel by American author Alice Hegan Rice, telling of a southern family's humorously coping with poverty; the book was popular on its release, has been adapted to film several times. Rice was inspired to write the book during her "philanthropic work in a Louisville, Kentucky slum area, where she met an optimistic and cheerful woman" who served as the model for the book's main character; the setting of the book is a white turn-of-the-century urban slum, with two somewhat wealthy individuals wanting to help the inhabitants. The title character is a widow with several daughters—named after the continents, because she thinks that geographical names are refined—and an employed young son, who dies before the middle of the book. In 1904 the book was premiered as a play on Broadway, it was written by Anne Crawford Flexner. It had been performed in October 1903 in Kentucky. Helen Lowell who appeared in the cast was able to tour to Australia, New Zealand and across America for the next seven years playing Miss Hazy "in the Cabbage Patch".
As of 1997, the book had sold more than 650,000 copies in a hundred printings. Film adaptations include: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a 1914 silent film starring Blanche Chapman Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a 1919 silent film starring Marguerite Clark and Mary Carr Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a 1934 film released by Paramount Pictures starring Pauline Lord Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a 1942 film released by Paramount Pictures starring Fay Bainter Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch at Project Gutenberg Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch from the University of Virginia Library