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Gordon Douglas est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Assistant Director Américain né le 15 décembre 1907 à New York (Etats-Unis)

Gordon Douglas

Gordon Douglas
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Nom de naissance Gordon Douglas Brickner
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 15 décembre 1907 à New York (Etats-Unis)
Mort 29 septembre 1993 (à 85 ans) à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis)

Gordon Douglas est un réalisateur, acteur, scénariste et producteur américain né le 15 décembre 1907 à New York (États-Unis), et mort le 29 septembre 1993 à Los Angeles (Californie) d'un cancer.

Biographie

Hal Roach and Our Gang
Born Gordon Douglas Brickner, he began his career as a child actor. As a teenager he worked at the Hal Roach Studios, working in the office and appearing in bit parts in various Hal Roach films. He made walk-on appearances in at least three Our Gang shorts: Teacher’s Pet, Big Ears and Birthday Blues. By 1934 Douglas was assistant to director Gus Meins, and served as assistant director on Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s 1934 film Babes in Toyland, and on the Our Gang comedies made between 1934 and mid-1936.

Beginning with Bored of Education in 1936, Our Gang moved from two-reel (20-minute) comedies to one-reel (10-minute) comedies, and Douglas became the senior director of the series. Bored of Education won the 1936 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film, and was the only Our Gang entry ever honored with the award. Douglas remained with the series as director for two years. His Our Gang shorts, featuring Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Porky, Buckwheat, Waldo, Butch and Woim, are the most familiar in the series’ 22-year canon.

Roach sold the Our Gang unit to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in May 1938. Douglas directed two MGM Our Gangs on loan from Roach before deciding that he could not get used to the more industrialized atmosphere at the larger studio. Returning to his home studio, Douglas directed Zenobia with Oliver Hardy and Harry Langdon, Saps at Sea with Laurel and Hardy, and All-American Co-Ed with former Our Gang member Johnny Downs.


Later years
Douglas' last picture for Roach was the Nazi satire The Devil with Hitler (1942). He might have stayed with Roach indefinitely, but Roach turned his studio over to the U.S. Army for the production of wartime training films. Douglas moved on to RKO Radio Pictures, where he directed low-budget entries in the studio's series featuring The Great Gildersleeve, Brown and Carney, The Falcon and Dick Tracy. He was sometimes billed as Gordon M. Douglas.

He migrated from RKO to Columbia Pictures in 1948, and then to Warner Bros. in 1950. At Warners Douglas directed a number of notable films, including the studio's contribution to the anti-Communist campaign, I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951), the 3-D western Charge at Feather River (1953), Liberace's box office failure Sincerely Yours (1955) and the 1954 sci-fi classic Them!. His three low-budget westerns starring Clint Walker -- Fort Dobbs (1958), Yellowstone Kelly (1959) and Gold of the Seven Saints (1961, from a screenplay by Leigh Brackett originally commissioned by Howard Hawks) -- have been compared to Budd Boetticher's contemporary minimalist westerns with Randolph Scott. Later films for other studios included Bob Hope's Call Me Bwana, Frank Sinatra's The Detective, Sidney Poitier's They Call Me Mister Tibbs! and Elvis Presley's Follow That Dream. Douglas returned to Warner Bros. for his final film, 1977's Viva Knievel! in which the stuntman Evel Knievel played himself in a fanciful biography.

Reportedly, Douglas was the only person to ever direct both Elvis and Sinatra on film.

Attempting to explain his prodigious directorial output, Douglas told Bertrand Tavernier:


I have a large family to feed, and it's only occasionally that I find a story that interests me."

Death
Gordon Douglas died of cancer on September 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 85. He was survived by his wife Julia Mack Douglas, son Gary Douglas, daughter Cathie Graham, and a grandson.

Ses meilleurs films

Feu sur le gang (1951)
(Réalisateur)

Le plus souvent avec

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Filmographie de Gordon Douglas (114 films)

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Acteur

L'autre
L'autre (1939)
, 1h34
Réalisé par John Cromwell
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Charles Coburn, Katharine Alexander
Rôle Steward
Note71% 3.596033.596033.596033.596033.59603
Maida a épousé Alec pour son argent. Il tombe amoureux d'une jeune veuve, Julie, mais Maida refuse de divorcer. Quand il tombe gravement malade, le médecin annonce que seul un grand amour pourrait le sauver. Maida décide de s'effacer.
The Fatal Glass of Beer, 21minutes
Réalisé par Clyde Bruckman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Mafia, Gangsters
Acteurs W. C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer, Gordon Douglas, Marvin Loback
Rôle Student Drinker (uncredited)
Note68% 3.4439353.4439353.4439353.4439353.443935
Le film est une parodie d'un mélodrame intitulé Stolen Bonds.
Birthday Blues
Réalisé par Robert F. McGowan
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Dickie Moore, George McFarland, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Kendall McComas, Bobbie Beard
Rôle Delivery boy
Note73% 3.6973753.6973753.6973753.6973753.697375
When their pennypinching father refuses to buy a birthday gift for their long-suffering mother, brothers Dickie and Spanky decide to purchase a gift for Mom on their own. Unfortunately, the "late 1922 model" dress they have selected is beyond their price range (a daunting $1.98); thus, acting upon the advice of Stymie, Dickie and Spanky decide to bake a cake with hidden prizes, then auction off the cake at ten cents a slice.
Les Deux Légionnaires, 37minutes
Réalisé par James W. Horne
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes L'armée française, Bidasses, Buddy movie
Acteurs Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton, Tiny Sandford
Rôle un légionnaire de Fort Arid
Note75% 3.7878253.7878253.7878253.7878253.787825
Pour permettre à Oliver d'oublier un chagrin d'amour, Stan et Oliver s'engagent dans la Légion où ils découvrent que la jeune femme objet du tourment d'Oliver est en fait une femme mariée à un légionnaire... Nos deux compères décident dès lors d'annoncer au Colonel qu'ils ne veulent plus séjourner dans la Légion. Ils se retrouvent dans le Rif où ils repoussent des arabes attaquant un fort
Laurel et Hardy campeurs, 20minutes
Réalisé par James W. Horne
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Buddy movie
Acteurs Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Mary Carr, Gordon Douglas, Billy Gilbert
Rôle un acteur amateur
Note72% 3.6443853.6443853.6443853.6443853.644385
Stan and Ollie are suffering during the Great Depression and begging for food. A friendly old lady provides them with some sandwiches. Enjoying their meal they hear that the old lady will be thrown out of her house because she is robbed and cannot pay her mortgage. They don't know that the old lady is rehearsing a play. Stan and Ollie decide to repay the old lady by selling their car. During the auction a drunken man (Billy Gilbert) puts a wallet in Stan's pocket. Ollie accuses Stan of having robbed the old lady but when they return to the old lady's place they hear the truth. Stan takes revenge on Ollie.
Sur le lache, 20minutes
Réalisé par Hal Roach
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Buddy movie
Acteurs Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, John Loder, Claud Allister, Billy Gilbert, Otto Fries
Rôle un employé de la "Fun House"
Note62% 3.1022353.1022353.1022353.1022353.102235
Zasu et Thelma, deux jeunes femmes, rentrent à leur appartement exténuées par une énième sortie au parc d'attractions de Coney Island. Tout en se couchant elles papotent en se remémorant leur journée ennuyeuse et convenue au possible. C'est la dernière fois qu'elles iront à Coney Island.
Quand les poules rentrent au bercail, 30minutes
Réalisé par James W. Horne
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Buddy movie
Acteurs Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Mae Busch, Baldwin Cooke, Thelma Todd
Rôle un passant
Note74% 3.7408753.7408753.7408753.7408753.740875
« Every man has a past with some little indiscretion he would like to bury. Mr. Laurel et Mr. Hardy have thirty or forty they would like to cremate ! »
Sous les verrous
Réalisé par James Gibbons Parrott
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Buddy movie
Acteurs Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Walter Long, June Marlowe, James Finlayson, Wilfred Lucas
Note69% 3.4970653.4970653.4970653.4970653.497065
Laurel et Hardy, en prison pour un trafic d'alcool, neutralisent une révolte de détenus
Toute la vérité, 20minutes
Réalisé par James W. Horne
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Buddy movie
Acteurs Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Gertrude Astor, Linda Loredo, Mae Busch, Eddie Baker
Rôle le réceptionniste (concierge)
Note73% 3.692363.692363.692363.692363.69236
Carton d'introduction : « Mr. Hardy holds that every husband should tell his wife the whole truth... Mr. Laurel is crazy too ! »
Big Ears
Big Ears (1931)

Réalisé par Robert F. McGowan
Origine Etats-Unis
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Bobby Hutchins, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Sherwood Bailey, Donald Haines, Ann Christy
Rôle Orderly
Note64% 3.234863.234863.234863.234863.23486
Wheezer's mother and father continue to fight in an unconvincing and thoroughly hammy fashion over many different silly things, such as the coffee being too cold or the toast being burned. Wheezer overhears his father telling his mother that he is getting her a divorce. Not knowing what a divorce is, Wheezer tells Stymie, Dorothy, and Sherwood. They speculate on what a divorce means, at one point deciding it might be something good. Then Donald tells the gang what a divorce is, and people start sobbing. He even tells Wheezer that he will have no father anymore. His mother might either remarry and give him a stepfather and states that his step father beats him regularly. He also says that maybe his mother will throw him into an orphanage and not want him anymore.
Teacher's Pet, 20minutes
Réalisé par Robert F. McGowan
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs June Marlowe, Jackie Cooper, Allen Hoskins, Norman Chaney, Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby Hutchins
Rôle Second caterer
Note80% 4.039714.039714.039714.039714.03971
It is the first day of school, and the gang is less-than-happy about it. Their beloved teacher, Miss McGillicuddy, got married, and now the kids will have a new teacher for the upcoming school year. The kids know not what the new teacher will look like, only her name, a rather pungent moniker of "Miss Crabtree". They imagine this "Miss Crabtree" to be a dried-up old hag, and concoct a plan to disrupt the class with items such as a white mouse, red ants, and sneezing powder. Then, the kids are to have their younger siblings — Wheezer, Dorothy, and Hercules — come in and tell Miss Crabtree that they need to be excused to go home ..."and then, we're all goin' swimmin'!"

Réalisateur

Viva Knievel!, 1h46
Réalisé par Gordon Douglas
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Comédie, Action, Aventure
Acteurs Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Red Buttons, Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Mitchell
Note28% 1.4280551.4280551.4280551.4280551.428055
Daredevil motorcycle rider Evel Knievel stars as himself in this fictional story. The film opens with Knievel sneaking into an orphanage late at night to deliver presents: Evel Knievel action figures. One of the boys casts away his crutches, telling Knievel that he'll walk after his accident just as Knievel had.
L'Exécuteur noir, 1h34
Réalisé par Gordon Douglas
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action
Acteurs Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters, Gloria Hendry, Dick Anthony Williams, Art Metrano
Note59% 2.9555452.9555452.9555452.9555452.955545
Le syndicat du crime a décidé d'éliminer Slaughter, un mercenaire dangereux. Seul contre tous, Slaughter se bat comme un lion.