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Walter Lang is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 10 august 1896 at Memphis (USA)

Walter Lang

Walter Lang
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 august 1896 at Memphis (USA)
Death 7 february 1972 (at 75 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Walter Lang (August 10, 1896 – February 7, 1972) was an American film director.

Best films

The King and I (1956)
(Director)
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
(Director)
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
(Director)
Sitting Pretty (1948)
(Director)
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
(Director)
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
(Director)

Usually with

Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(18 films)
Leon Shamroy
Leon Shamroy
(11 films)
Richard Day
Richard Day
(11 films)
Alfred Newman
Alfred Newman
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Walter Lang (63 films)

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Actor

A Romance of the Redwoods, 1h10
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Western
Actors Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Charles Ogle, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton, Walter Lang
Roles le shérif
Rating66% 3.3457253.3457253.3457253.3457253.345725
Jenny Lawrence part pour l'Ouest à la recherche de son oncle, sans savoir qu'il a été tué par des Indiens et que "Black" Brown, un bandit qui attaque les diligences, a usurpé son nom pour se protéger de la loi. Quand Jenny arrive à Strawberry Flats, elle réalise ce qui se passe, mais elle se retrouve forcée d'accepter la protection que lui offre Brown, la seule autre possibilité étant le saloon. Peu à peu, ils tombent amoureux l'un de l'autre et Jenny le pousse à s'amender. Toutefois, l'attrait du passé est trop grand pour Brown, qui décide d'attaquer une dernière diligence, attaque au cours de laquelle il est capturé par une milice. Malgré la plaidoirie de Jenny, Brown est condamné à la pendaison. À bout d'arguments, Jenny déterre des vêtements de poupée et redemande la libération de Brown, en prétendant qu'il est le père de son enfant. Il est libéré et ils sont mariés par le shérif. Plus tard, la ruse est découverte, mais les habitants de la ville acceptent leur défaite avec bonne humeur.

Director

The Marriage-Go-Round, 1h38
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films based on plays
Actors Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar, Robert Paige, June Clayworth, Everett Glass
Rating60% 3.005353.005353.005353.005353.00535
At a Florida college, professor Paul Delville and wife Content, who is the school's dean of women, anticipate a visit from Sweden. The people they expect are a former colleague, Professor Sveg, and his daughter Katrin.
Snow White and the Three Stooges, 1h47
Directed by Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Edson Stroll, Patricia Medina, Guy Rolfe
Rating52% 2.6103852.6103852.6103852.6103852.610385
Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because of the pleading of his people. His new Queen is a beautiful, but evil woman who soon becomes jealous of Snow White's beauty.
Can-Can
Can-Can (1960)
, 2h11
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio
Rating64% 3.2006953.2006953.2006953.2006953.200695
À Paris, en 1896, Simone Pistache, directrice et meneuse de revues du cabaret Bal du Paradis à Montmartre, brave la censure en présentant le cancan, une danse qu’une ligue de dames vertueuses a déclarée « obscène et lascive » (sic) bien que ces dames ne l’aient jamais vue. François Durnais, avocat et amant de Simone, est censé avoir négocié un accord avec la police, mais celle-ci fait irruption à chaque tentative de représentation. Lors du procès, le président du tribunal, Paul Barrière (un ami de François), apprend que c’est l’un des juges de sa cour qui a validé la plainte : le jeune et nouveau Philippe Forestier. Un soir, lorsque ce dernier se rend incognito au Bal du Paradis pour constater le délit, il fait la connaissance de Simone et en tombe amoureux. Une rivalité s’érige entre Durnais et Forestier. Simone est très liée à Durnais, mais contrariée, car ce dernier fait du refus du mariage une question de principe. Forestier propose plusieurs rendez-vous à Simone, mais elle temporise jusqu’à ce qu’il lui demande de l’épouser. Simone accepte, stupéfaite de se voir spontanément offrir ce que Durnais lui a toujours refusé. Durnais, avec la complicité de Barrière, cherche alors un plan pour rompre leurs fiançailles. Invité à la réception donnée sur une péniche par Forestier pour présenter sa future épouse à son distingué entourage, Durnais profite de l’appréhension de Simone d’être confrontée à la gent bourgeoise pour lui faire exagérément boire du champagne avant de la pousser à exécuter un numéro de cabaret qui scandalise l’assistance. Simone réalise que sa prestation a compromis son mariage et s’enfuit en regagnant les quais à la nage. Elle imagine un stratagème pour se venger de Durnais : elle lui demande de lui prêter de l’argent en contrepartie de quoi elle lui fait signer un document stipulant qu’il restera propriétaire du Bal du Paradis tant que l’argent ne lui sera pas remboursé. Quand le cancan est représenté au cabaret, la police fait une descente et arrête son propriétaire, Durnais en l’occurrence. Celui-ci passe au tribunal, et Simone, estimant que sa vengeance va trop loin, refuse de l’enfoncer davantage, mais ne veut plus avoir affaire à lui. Durnais a finalement recours à un subterfuge pour reconquérir Simone et lui faire enfin sa demande en mariage.
But Not for Me, 1h44
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb, Barry Coe, Thomas Gomez
Rating66% 3.343173.343173.343173.343173.34317
Russ Ward is a Broadway producer with a 30-year record of success who has been out of town. On returning to New York, everybody wants a piece of him: ex-wife Kathryn Ward, hard-drinking playwright Jeremiah "Mac" MacDonald, magazine reporter Roy Morton, business manager Miles Atwood and lawyer Charles Montgomery, one after another.
Desk Set
Desk Set (1957)
, 1h43
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell, Gig Young, Dina Merrill, Neva Patterson
Rating72% 3.647833.647833.647833.647833.64783
Desk Set takes place at the "Federal Broadcasting Network" (exterior shots are of Rockefeller Center, headquarters of NBC). Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is in charge of its reference library, which is responsible for researching and answering questions on all manner of topics, such as the names of Santa's reindeer. She has been involved for seven years with rising network executive Mike Cutler (Gig Young), with no marriage in sight.
The King and I, 2h19
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films about language and translation, Films about royalty
Actors Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson, Alan Mowbray
Rating74% 3.7487253.7487253.7487253.7487253.748725
Strong-willed, widowed schoolteacher Anna Leonowens arrives in Bangkok from Wales with her young son Louis after being summoned to tutor the many children of King Mongkut. The two are introduced to the Kralahome, King Mongkut's confidante and Siam's prime minister. His severe countenance makes Louis apprehensive, but Anna refuses to be intimidated and convinces him to disguise his fear ("I Whistle a Happy Tune"). The Kralahome explains he has come to escort them to the Royal Palace where they will live – a violation of Anna's contract, which calls for them to live in a separate house outside the walls of the palace. Despite her threat to return to Singapore, Anna reluctantly disembarks with Louis and the Kralahome.
There's No Business Like Show Business, 1h57
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Eastham
Rating64% 3.249133.249133.249133.249133.24913
In 1919, Terence (Dan Dailey) and Molly Donahue (Ethel Merman), a husband-and-wife vaudeville team known as the Donahues, pursue both a stable family life as well as professional success. The kids Steve (Johnnie Ray), Katy (Mitzi Gaynor), and Tim (Donald O'Connor) join the act one by one, and their act eventually becomes the Five Donahues. The family is a success and soon hit the top.
Call Me Madam, 1h54
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders, Helmut Dantine, Billy De Wolfe
Rating69% 3.49433.49433.49433.49433.4943
A wealthy Washington, D.C., socialite, Sally Adams, has political connections and is appointed U.S. ambassador to the tiny country of Lichtenburg, even though nothing in her background qualifies her for the job. A young journalist, Kenneth Gibson, persuades her to let him tag along as her press attache.
With a Song in My Heart, 1h57
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films
Actors Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner, Helen Westcott
Rating69% 3.494053.494053.494053.494053.49405
Ms. Jane Froman (Susan Hayward) is a humble staff singer at a Cincinnati radio stations, but in no time rises to the uppermost rungs of network radio fame. Jane gratefully marries her agent Don Ross (David Wayne), but soon both realize they're not truly in love.
On the Riviera, 1h29
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio, Sig Ruman, Henri Letondal
Rating64% 3.2483853.2483853.2483853.2483853.248385
The film follows Jack Martin as he is offered a large amount of money to impersonate his look alike, Henri Duran.
Gold Raiders
Directed by Walter Lang, Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Buddy films
Actors George O'Brien, Jerome Cowan, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Sheila Ryan
Rating58% 2.915892.915892.915892.915892.91589
As peddlers, the Three Stooges help insurance agent George O'Brien outwit a gang of desperados who are after a valuable gold-mine shipment, led by local bigwig Sawyer (Lyle Talbot).
Cheaper by the Dozen, 1h25
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Bates
Rating70% 3.5462353.5462353.5462353.5462353.546235
The parents were time and motion study and efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr. and psychologist Lillian Moller Gilbreth. The title comes from one of Gilbreth's favorite jokes which played out in the movie that when he and his family were out driving and stopped at a red light, a pedestrian would ask "Hey, Mister! How come you got so many kids?" Gilbreth would pretend to ponder the question carefully, and then, just as the light turned green, would say "Well, they come cheaper by the dozen, you know," and drive off.
The Jackpot, 1h25
Directed by Walter Lang
Genres Comedy
Actors James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark, Natalie Wood, Tommy Rettig
Rating67% 3.395133.395133.395133.395133.39513
Bill Lawrence remporte un grand nombre de prix sur un programme de quiz radio. Son bonheur est de courte durée quand il découvre qu'il va devoir vendre les prix afin de payer les taxes sur eux.
You're My Everything, 1h34
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Anne Revere, Stanley Ridges, Henry O'Neill, Alan Mowbray
Rating62% 3.1479053.1479053.1479053.1479053.147905
Boston, 1924: A starstruck Hannah Adams waits outside in the rain to meet Tim O'Connor, who has just performed in a musical on stage. She invites him home to meet her family, and soon they are in love and getting married.