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Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe


Birthdate: February 24, 1896

Deathdate: May 1, 1991

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director.    Born Rollo Smolt Thorpe in Hutchinson, Kansas, he began his entertainment career performing in vaudeville and onstage. In 1921 he began in motion pictures as an actor and directed his first silent film in 1923. He went on to direct more than one hundred and eighty films. The first full length... ...detailed bio

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The Last Challenge (1967)

A cocky young man from Tennessee, Lot McGuire (Chad Everett), seeks to back up his notion that he's the fastest gun there is. "If a man is second best, he might as well be dead," says McGuire. He travels to a town with the intention of forcing a duel with Marshal Dan Blaine (Ford), who's renowned...
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That Funny Feeling (1965)

Joan Howell intends to be an actress, but for now she's working as a maid. Three different times, she accidentally bumps into Tom Milford, a successful publishing executive, who then asks her for a date. Ashamed of her own modest home, Joan invites him to the lavish apartment of one of her client...
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The Truth About Spring (1965)

Spring lives with her father aboard a run down sail boat in the Caribbean. She has lived a simple and isolated life and has never felt desire or love until Ashton joins in with them for a zany adventure involving buried treasure. In the end no treasure is found, only a long sunken slaver. However...
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Fun in Acapulco (1963)

Mike Windgren works on a boat in Acapulco, Mexico. When Janie Harkins, the bratty daughter of the boat owner, gets him fired, Mike must find new work. A Mexican boy named Raoul helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into a rival lifeguard, wh...
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Follow the Boys (1963)

For the 1944 film starring Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles, see Follow the Boys. Follow the Boys (1963) is a comedy film starring Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, and Janis Paige, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Richard Thorpe and shot on location on the French and Italian Rivie...
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How the West Was Won (1962)

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The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

Civilian scientist Jason Eldridge (Hutton) runs Magnetic Analyzer Computing Synchrotron (MACS), a vacuum-tube computer aboard the USS Elmira. He and his friend LT Ferguson Howard (McQueen) realize that, by using MACS to record a roulette table's spins over time, the computer can predict future re...
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The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

The House of the Seven Hawks is a 1959 British mystery film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey and Linda Christian. The film follows an American captain searching for sunken treasure who becomes entangled with criminals and is arrested by the Dutch police. It is ...
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Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

Millionaire hotel mogul Ray Hunter (Dean Martin) flies to Rome to buy another property, the Regent. He is picked up at the airport by lovely Maria Martelli (Eva Bartok), who works for the hotel's owner, the Countess Alzani. Ray is reproached by the Countess for the impersonal way he buys up hote...
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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Construction worker Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) accidentally kills a drunk and belligerent man in a bar-room brawl. He is sentenced to between one and ten years in the state penitentiary for manslaughter. His new cellmate, a washed-up country and western singer Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy...
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Tip on a dead jockey (1957)

Phyllis Tredman is shocked when husband Lloyd, a decorated Korean War pilot, sends word to her after his discharge from military service requesting a divorce. She tracks him down in Spain, where it turns out Lloyd is drinking and gambling heavily. He is tormented by having ordered so many Air For...
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The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)

In 1465, honorable but penniless Scottish knight Quentin Durward (Robert Taylor) agrees to go to France to find out if the beautiful young heiress, Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy (Kay Kendall), would be a suitable wife for his aged uncle (that is, if she is as rich as is claimed). The marriage has...
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Athena (1954)

Conservative lawyer Adam Calhorn Shaw (Edmund Purdom) hopes to be elected to office, like his father, and his father's father. He is engaged to a sophistocated society lady, Beth Hallson (Linda Christian). Arriving at a nursery to complain about the peach trees he had previously purchased, Adam m...
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The Student Prince (1954)

The young prince Karl, of a small sub-kingdom of the German Empire is sent off near the turn of the 20th century to get a university education in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. His grandfather was one of a handful of petty kings within Germans-speaking central Europe. Fictional Karlsburg is smal...
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Knights of the Round Table (1953)

In 6th century England, the end of the Roman occupation has left the country in turmoil. At the site of recent battle warring overlords, Arthur Pendragon (Mel Ferrer) and his half-sister Morgan LeFay (Anne Crawford) meet as arranged by the sorcerer Merlin (Felix Aylmer) to discuss how to end the ...
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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

Steve Latimer (William Powell) is a successful defense attorney who has tried to give his daughter Jean (Elizabeth Taylor) everything he can in life. She decides to leave her boyfriend, the amiable Vance Court (Gig Young), for Victor Ramondi (Fernando Lamas), a rakish and dangerous man with under...
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All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Seafaring saga of two brothers and the woman they both love. Set against South Pacific islands, this love triangle pits the good brother against the bad as they squabble over a woman and a bag of pearls on the floor of a lagoon; the bad boy redeems himself, however, by helping fend off a mutiny.
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Carbine Williams (1952)

The film follows the life of David Marshall Williams (James Stewart), who invented the semi-automatic M1 Carbine used in World War II. Williams was found distilling illegal moonshine, and was held responsible for the death of a federal officer during a raid on his still. He was sentenced to thirt...
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1952 film version of the classic novel of the same name by Anthony Hope and a remake of the famous 1937 film version. This version was made by Loew's and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay, attributed to Noe...
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Ivanhoe (1952)

Richard the Lionheart (Norman Wooland), King of England, vanishes while returning from the Crusades. One of his knights, the Saxon Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Robert Taylor), searches tirelessly for him, finally finding him being held for ransom by Leopold of Austria for the enormous sum of 150,000 marks...