George Cukor  

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George Cukor (1899 – 1983) was an American film director and film producer.

He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations.

He is known for such films as What Price Hollywood? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Our Betters (1933), and Little Women (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933), David Copperfield (1935), Romeo and Juliet (1936), Camille (1936), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956) and My Fair Lady (1964).

His work, along with that of Douglas Sirk, Max Ophüls, and Josef von Sternberg has been associated with the woman's film genre.



Year Title Studio Genre Cast Notes
1930 Grumpy Paramount Pictures Drama Cyril Maude Co-directed with Cyril Gardner
The Virtuous Sin Paramount Pictures Drama Kay Francis, Walter Huston, Kenneth MacKenna Co-directed with Louis J. Gasnier
The Royal Family of Broadway Paramount Pictures Comedy Fredric March, Ina Claire Co-directed with Cyril Gardner
1931 Tarnished Lady Paramount Pictures Drama Tallulah Bankhead, Clive Brook, Alexander Kirkland
Girls About Town Paramount Pictures Comedy Kay Francis, Lilyan Tashman, Joel McCrea
1932 What Price Hollywood? RKO Radio Pictures Drama Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton
A Bill of Divorcement RKO Radio Pictures Drama Katharine Hepburn, John Barrymore, Billie Burke
Rockabye RKO Radio Pictures Drama Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Lukas Reworked the film in two weeks of retakes and was given credit over original directorGeorge Fitzmaurice
1933 Our Betters RKO Radio Pictures Drama Constance Bennett
Dinner at Eight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama John Barrymore, Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke, Wallace Beery
Little Women RKO Radio Pictures Drama Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee, Douglass Montgomery
1935 David Copperfield Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Freddie Bartholomew, W. C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore
Sylvia Scarlett RKO Radio Pictures Comedy Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne
1936 Romeo and Juliet Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Romance Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Basil Rathbone
Camille Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Romance Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
1938 Holiday Columbia Pictures Comedy Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
1939 Zaza Paramount Pictures Drama Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall
The Women Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
1940 Susan and God Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Joan Crawford, Fredric March
The Philadelphia Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture
1941 A Woman's Face Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Two-Faced Woman Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett
1942 Her Cardboard Lover Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders
1943 Keeper of the Flame Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
1944 Gaslight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Thriller Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture
Winged Victory 20th Century-Fox, U.S. Army Air Forces Drama Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Red Buttons, Don Taylor
1947 A Double Life Kanin Productions Film noir Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters
1949 Edward, My Son Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr
Adam's Rib Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday
1950 A Life of Her Own Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Lana Turner, Ray Milland
Born Yesterday Columbia Pictures Comedy Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden Nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture
1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker 20th Century Fox Comedy Thelma Ritter, Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady
1952 The Marrying Kind Columbia Pictures Comedy Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray
Pat and Mike Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray
1953 The Actress Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Jean Simmons, Spencer Tracy, Teresa Wright
1954 It Should Happen to You Columbia Pictures Comedy Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon
A Star Is Born Warner Bros., Transcona Enterprises Drama Judy Garland, James Mason Partially lost film
1956 Bhowani Junction Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger
1957 Les Girls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Musical Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall
Wild Is the Wind Paramount Pictures Drama Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn
1960 Heller in Pink Tights Paramount Pictures Western Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Steve Forrest The final film was disavowed by Cukor
Song Without End William Goetz Drama Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page Completed the film when Charles Vidor died during production
Let's Make Love The Company of Artists Musical Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall
1962 The Chapman Report DFZ Productions Drama Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns
1964 My Fair Lady Warner Bros. Musical Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison Winner of eight Oscars, including Best Picture
1969 Justine 20th Century Fox Drama Michael York, Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde Replaced Joseph Strick shortly after production began
1972 Travels with My Aunt Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Cindy Williams
1975 Love Among the Ruins ABC Circle Films Drama Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier Television film
1976 The Blue Bird 20th Century Fox, Lenfilm Studio, Tower International, Wenks Films Drama Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner
1979 The Corn Is Green Warner Bros. Television Drama Katharine Hepburn, Bill Fraser, Ian Saynor Television film
1981 Rich and Famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen

Uncredited contributing work

Year Title Studio Genre Cast Notes
1932 One Hour with You Paramount Pictures Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald Directed part of the film when Ernst Lubitsch took ill and was credited as dialogue director
The Animal Kingdom RKO Radio Pictures Drama Leslie Howard, Ann Harding, Myrna Loy Uncredited
1934 Manhattan Melodrama Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Crime Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy Directed additional scenes after production
1935 No More Ladies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Comedy Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Franchot Tone Completed filming when Edward H. Griffith took ill
1938 I Met My Love Again Walter Wanger Productions Romance Joan Bennett, Henry Fonda Assisted Joshua Logan in directing parts of the film
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Selznick International Pictures Adventure Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran Shot some retakes after production completed
1939 Gone With the Wind Selznick International Pictures Drama Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard Fired in the early stages of production, but a few of his scenes remain in the finished film
1943 "Resistance and Ohm's Law" Army Signal Corps Documentary instructionalshort film<ref>McGilligan, p. 175.</ref>
1944 I'll Be Seeing You Selznick International Pictures Drama Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple Replaced by William Dieterle during production
1947 Desire Me Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drama Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum Contributed to the film along with four other directors
1958 Hot Spell Paramount Pictures Drama Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine Uncredited
1962 Something's Got to Give 20th Century Fox Comedy Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse The film was abandoned after Monroe's death / 37 minutes of footage survives

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