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Robert Z. Leonard

Robert Z. Leonard

Birthdate: October 7, 1889

Deathdate: August 27, 1968

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Zigler Leonard (October 7, 1889 - August 27, 1968) was an American film director, actor, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. At one time, he was married to silent superstar Mae Murray with the two forming Tiffany Pictures to film eight motion pictures that were released by MGM. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The... ...detailed bio


The King's Thief (1955)

In this period film, Lady Mary's (Blyth) father is accused of treason and, though innocent, is executed. Lady Mary travels to London to confront his accuser, the Duke of Brampton (Niven). While there, she meets Michael Dermott (Purdom), a highwayman, who is also an enemy of the Duke. Dermott is i...

Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)

Beautiful But Dangerous (also released as The World's Most Beautiful Woman) is a 1955 French-Italian comedy film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The movie was a co-production between Italy (where it was released as La donna più bella del mondo) and France (where is known with the title La belle de...

The Clown (1953)

Dodo the Clown is a funny man with a serious drinking problem. His son Dink is amused by Dodo's act, but not so the circus owner who dismisses Dodo for having insulted a paying customer. Dodo also ruins a job audition by turning up drunk. Dink asks if Dodo's old agent, Goldie Goldenson, can help....

Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist, but she can't get in to see him. When she learns that Wainwright is auditioning young musicians for a chil...

Duchess Of Idaho (1950)

Christine Riverton Duncan (Esther Williams) attempts to play matchmaker for her lovelorn friend Ellen (Paula Raymond) by pursuing Douglas J. Morrissen, Jr. (John Lund), the man Ellen loves, all the way to Idaho. There, Christine decides to play a joke on Douglas. After boarding his train to Sun V...

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Veronica Fisher (Garland) enters Oberkugen's music shop, looking for work. Although Otto Oberkugen (Sakall) is reluctant to take on more staff, she wins a job by persuading a wealthy matron, through her singing and musical expertise, to buy a harp at almost $25 over Oberkugen's list price. Neithe...

The Bribe (1949)

Federal agent Rigby (Taylor) travels to Los Trancos on the island of Carlota (somewhere off the coast of Central America) to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Gardner), a café singer married to Tug Hintten (Hodiak), a ...

B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Polly Fulton (Barbara Stanwyck) is the only daughter of rich industrialist B.F. Fulton (Charles Coburn). She is involved in a long engagement to lawyer Bob Tasmin (Richard Hart), a pleasant, dependable gentleman who has the full approval of her family. Then she meets brash intellectual Tom Brett ...

Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

The film focuses on various guests staying at New York City's famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Among them are lonely screen star Irene Malvern, in town with her maid Anna for a childhood friend's wedding and the premiere of her latest movie; war correspondent Chip Collyer, mistaken for a jewel thief ...

Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom goes into the d...

Stand by for Action (1942)

During World War II, well-connected, Harvard-educated Lieutenant Gregg Masterman (Robert Taylor) enjoys his cushy posting as junior aide to Rear Admiral Stephen "Old Ironpants" Thomas (Charles Laughton), playing tennis and arranging social events. During a chance encounter, he gives bad advice to...

Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Three showbiz hopefuls - Susan Gallagher (Judy Garland), Sandra Kolter (Hedy Lamarr) and Sheila Regan (Lana Turner) - and the efforts to attain the lofty status of "Ziegfeld Girl."

When Ladies Meet (1941)

Mary Howard (Crawford) is a novelist with advanced ideas about love and marriage, and is in love with her publisher, Rogers Woodruff (Marshall). She decides the only logical thing to do is to lure him away from his wife and marry him. Mary's friend, Jimmy (Taylor), however, is convinced he's the ...

Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland) and her two eldest daughters, Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) and Elizabeth (Greer Garson), are shopping for new dresses when they see two gentlemen and a lady alight from a very expensive carriage outside. They learn that the men are Mr. Bingley (Bruce Lester), who has just ...

The New Moon (1940)

New Moon is a 1940 musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with uncredited direction by W. S. Van Dyke. It is the second film adaptation of the operetta The New Moon, which premiered on Broadway in 1928. The stage version featured music by Sigmund Romberg ...

Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

New York magazine editor Margot Sherwood "Merrick" (Myrna Loy) invents a husband (who is conveniently away in remote corners of the world) mainly to safeguard her job. The magazine publisher's jealous wife has had the last two women in her position fired after mere months. It also comes in handy ...

The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 musical western film. It was adapted from the play of the same name by David Belasco, better known for providing the plot of the opera La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini. A frontier woman falls in love with an outlaw.

Sweethearts (1938)

Broadway stars Gwen Marlow (Jeanette MacDonald) and Ernest Lane (Nelson Eddy) are appearing in a 6-year run of Victor Herbert's operetta Sweethearts (Ray Bolger dances the role of Hans). They are also very much in love after six years of marriage. Norman Trumpett (Reginald Gardiner) is a successf...

The Firefly (1937)

Secret agent Nina Maria Azara (Jeanette MacDonald) is working undercover for the King of Spain (Tom Rutherford) as a singer known as the "Mosca del Fuego" or "Firefly." Despite her love for Captain Andre (Allan Jones), she tricks him so that his general will change the French defensive positions,...

Maytime (1937)

At a small town May Day celebration, elderly Miss Morrison (Jeanette MacDonald) tries to console her young friend Kip, whose sweetheart Barbara has been offered a job on the operatic stage. Later Barbara goes for comfort to Miss Morrison, who reveals that years ago she was the internationally fam...