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Make Way for Tomorrow | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Make Way for Tomorrow  91 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [07 Oct 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins.
Actors:  Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Victor Moore
Plot:  An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.
Writer:  Viña Delmar (screen play), Josephine Lawrence (based on a novel by), Helen Leary (play), Nolan Leary (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ruggles of Red Gap | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Ruggles of Red Gap  90 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [08 Mar 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins.
Actors:  Charles Laughton, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Zasu Pitts
Plot:  An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
Writer:  Harry Leon Wilson (novel), Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Harlan Thompson (screenplay), Humphrey Pearson (adaptation)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Duck Soup | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Duck Soup  68 min,  [Comedy, Musical, War]  [Leo McCarey]  [17 Nov 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers
Plot:  Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
Writer:  Bert Kalmar (story), Harry Ruby (story), Arthur Sheekman (additional dialogue), Nat Perrin (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Awful Truth | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  The Awful Truth  91 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [21 Oct 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Alexander D'Arcy, Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy
Plot:  Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
Writer:  Viña Delmar (screen play), Arthur Richman (based on a play by)
Language:  English, French, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Bells of St. Mary's | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Bells of St. Mary's  126 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama]  [Leo McCarey]  [21 Feb 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Bing Crosby, Henry Travers, Ingrid Bergman, William Gargan
Plot:  At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.
Writer:  Dudley Nichols (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Love Affair | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Love Affair  88 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [07 Apr 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, Lee Bowman, Maria Ouspenskaya
Plot:  A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.
Writer:  Delmer Daves (screen play), Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Mildred Cram (story), Leo McCarey (story)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Big Business | Movie Details for Director James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Big Business  19 min,  [Short, Comedy, Family]  [James W. Horne, Leo McCarey]  [20 Apr 1929]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel
Plot:  Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.
Writer:  H.M. Walker (titles)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Indiscreet | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Indiscreet  92 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Musical]  [Leo McCarey]  [16 May 1931]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Kent, Ben Lyon, Gloria Swanson, Monroe Owsley
Plot:  A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.
Writer:  Buddy G. DeSylva (story "Obey That Impulse"), Lew Brown (story "Obey That Impulse"), Buddy G. DeSylva (scenario), Lew Brown (scenario), Ray Henderson (scenario)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Going My Way | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  Going My Way  126 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Music]  [Leo McCarey]  [02 Oct 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 78%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 7 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Barry Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frank McHugh, James Brown
Plot:  Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Writer:  Frank Butler (screenplay), Frank Cavett (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Finishing Touch | Movie Details for Director Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Finishing Touch  19 min,  [Comedy, Short]  [Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey]  [25 Feb 1928]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Kennedy, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel
Plot:  The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.
Writer:  H.M. Walker (titles)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
We Faw Down | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  We Faw Down  20 min,  [Comedy, Short]  [Leo McCarey]  [29 Dec 1928]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bess Flowers, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Vivien Oakland
Plot:  Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.
Writer:  H.M. Walker (titles)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
An Affair to Remember | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  An Affair to Remember  115 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [25 Jul 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 62%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Neva Patterson, Richard Denning
Plot:  A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?
Writer:  Delmer Daves (screenplay), Leo McCarey (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story), Mildred Cram (story), Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Six of a Kind | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Six of a Kind  62 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [Leo McCarey]  [09 Feb 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Ruggles, George Burns, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields
Plot:  When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.
Writer:  Keene Thompson (story), Douglas MacLean (story), Walter DeLeon (screen play), Harry Ruskin (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Let's Go Native | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Let's Go Native  77 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Leo McCarey]  [16 Aug 1930]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Jack Oakie, James Hall, Jeanette MacDonald, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
Plot:  Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ...
Writer:  Percy Heath (dialogue), Percy Heath (screenplay), George Marion Jr. (dialogue), George Marion Jr. (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Milky Way | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Milky Way  89 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod]  [07 Feb 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Adolphe Menjou, Harold Lloyd, Helen Mack, Verree Teasdale
Plot:  Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ...
Writer:  Grover Jones (screen play), Frank Butler (screen play), Richard Connell (screen play), Lynn Root (from a play by), Harry Clork (from a play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Isn't Life Terrible? | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Isn't Life Terrible?  22 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Short]  [Leo McCarey]  [05 Jul 1925]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Lon Poff, Oliver Hardy
Plot:  Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's allergic to labor. When he decides to take the family on a camping trip, his wife learns about a contest sponsored by a ...
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Belle of the Nineties | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Belle of the Nineties  73 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Leo McCarey]  [21 Sep 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  John Miljan, Johnny Mack Brown, Mae West, Roger Pryor
Plot:  Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ...
Writer:  Mae West (story "It Ain't No Sin")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Good Sam | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Good Sam  114 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Leo McCarey]  [01 Sep 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Ann Sheridan, Edmund Lowe, Gary Cooper, Ray Collins
Plot:  Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.
Writer:  Leo McCarey (story), John D. Klorer (story), Ken Englund (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
My Son John | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  My Son John  122 min,  [Drama]  [Leo McCarey]  [08 Apr 1952]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 60%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Dean Jagger, Helen Hayes, Robert Walker, Van Heflin
Plot:  The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.
Writer:  Myles Connolly, John Lee Mahin (adaptation), Leo McCarey (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! | Movie Details for Director Leo McCarey | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 42%  Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!  106 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Leo McCarey]  [01 Feb 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 25%, External Reviews
Awards:  4 nominations.
Actors:  Jack Carson, Joan Collins, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman
Plot:  All about the citizens of Putnam's Landing and their reactions to an army missile base in their back yard.
Writer:  Claude Binyon (screenplay), Leo McCarey (screenplay), Max Shulman (from the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB

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