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Joshua Logan is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 5 october 1908 at Texas (USA)

Joshua Logan

Joshua Logan
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Birth name Joshua Lockwood Logan III
Nationality USA
Birth 5 october 1908 at Texas (USA)
Death 12 july 1988 (at 79 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Joshua Lockwood Logan III (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer.

Biography

Logan experienced mood fluctuations for many years, which in the 1970s psychiatrist Ronald R. Fieve treated with lithium, and the two appeared on TV talk shows extolling its virtues.

Logan was married briefly (1939–1940) to actress Barbara O'Neil. After the divorce, he was married to Nedda Harrigan from 1945 until his death from supranuclear palsy in New York City in 1988.

Best films

Sayonara (1957)
(Director)
Mister Roberts (1955)
(Director)
Camelot (1967)
(Director)
Picnic (1956)
(Director)

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Filmography of Joshua Logan (15 films)

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Director

Paint Your Wagon, 2h46
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Musical, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Alan Baxter
Rating65% 3.297953.297953.297953.297953.29795
When a wagon crashes into a ravine, prospector Ben Rumson finds two adult male occupants, brothers, one of whom is dead and the other of whom has a broken arm and leg. As the first man is about to be buried, gold dust is discovered at the grave site. Ben stakes a claim on the land and adopts the surviving brother as his "Pardner" while he recuperates.
Camelot
Camelot (1967)
, 2h59
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films about royalty
Actors Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Laurence Naismith
Rating66% 3.3482653.3482653.3482653.3482653.348265
In the opening scene, King Arthur (Richard Harris) is preparing for a great battle against his friend, Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero), a battle he does not wish to fight but has been forced into. Arthur reflects on the sad circumstances which have led him to this situation, and asks his childhood mentor, Merlyn, for advice. Merlyn appears to him and tells Arthur to think back.
Ensign Pulver, 1h44
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, Tommy Sands, Millie Perkins
Rating59% 2.952372.952372.952372.952372.95237
U.S. Navy Ensign Frank Pulver (Robert Walker, Jr.) feels unappreciated, as usual. Even when he personally aims a sharp object into the hindquarters of the hated Captain Morton (Burl Ives), the happy crew cannot imagine that the all-talk, no-action Pulver could be behind it. A poll to guess at the identity of the "ass-sassin" results in votes for almost everyone except Pulver, which he bitterly resents.
Fanny
Fanny (1961)
, 2h14
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes La provence, Films based on plays
Actors Leslie Caron, Horst Buchholz, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Georgette Anys, Lionel Jeffries
Rating68% 3.4471353.4471353.4471353.4471353.447135
César (Charles Boyer) is a barkeeper in Marseille in the early 1920s. His 19-year-old son Marius (Horst Buchholz) works for him at his bar, but wants nothing more than to go to sea and leave his boring existence behind. The only thing holding him back is Fanny (Leslie Caron), an 18-year-old girl with whom he grew up. Fanny works selling fish with her mother down at the waterfront. Fanny has been in love with Marius her whole life, and flirts with him, but Marius always rejects her.
Tall Story
Tall Story (1960)
, 1h28
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Sports films, Théâtre, Basketball films, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston, Anne Jackson, Murray Hamilton, Robert Redford
Rating60% 3.001033.001033.001033.001033.00103
At Custer University, Ray Blent (Anthony Perkins) is an honor student and college basketball star. June Ryder (Jane Fonda) has come to the university to study home economics and to find a husband. Both students and faculty are scandalized by Ryder's unashamed pursuit of Blent. She joins the pom-pom girls and attends all the classes taken by Blent to ensure she has maximum contact with him. Everyone is aware of her designs on the sexually naive Blent, except for him. She succeeds in convincing him that she has an intelligent, inquiring mind that he admires, although this is all done through deception. She eventually gets Blent to fall for her and propose marriage. However, they need several thousand dollars to set up a home.
South Pacific, 2h51
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres War, Musical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Ray Walston
Rating67% 3.397443.397443.397443.397443.39744
En 1943, sur une île du Pacifique, Nellie, une infirmière américaine, s'éprend d'un planteur français, Emile de Becque, qui a quitté son pays parce qu'il était accusé de meurtre. Mais elle accepte mal le fait qu'il ait déjà deux enfants, nés de son union avec une Polynésienne. Pendant ce temps, le lieutenant Cable tombe amoureux de la jeune Liat, fille d'une commerçante, mais refuse de l'épouser en raison de sa couleur de peau. Une mission à haut risque viendra bouleverser le destin de ces deux couples.
Sayonara
Sayonara (1957)
, 2h27
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about racism, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki
Rating70% 3.5462053.5462053.5462053.5462053.546205
Major Lloyd "Ace" Gruver (Marlon Brando), the son of a U.S. Army general, is stationed at Itami Air Force Base near Kobe, Japan. He falls in love with a Japanese entertainer, Hana-ogi (Miiko Taka), who is a performer for a Takarazuka-like theater company, whom he meets through his enlisted crew chief, Airman Joe Kelly (Red Buttons).
Bus Stop
Bus Stop (1956)
, 1h36
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films based on plays, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Hope Lange
Rating63% 3.197913.197913.197913.197913.19791
A naive, rambunctious, overly enthusiastic and socially inept cowboy, Beauregard Decker, and his friend and father-figure Virgil Blessing take the bus from Timber Hill, Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in a rodeo. Virgil has encouraged the 21-year-old virgin, Beau, to take an interest in "girls." Initially reluctant and frightened of the idea, Beau declares that he hopes to find an "angel" and will know her when he sees her. Making trouble everywhere they go, he continues his bad behavior in the Blue Dragon Café. There he imagines himself in love with the café's singer, Chérie, a talentless but ambitious performer from the Ozarks with aspirations of becoming a Hollywood star. Her rendition of "That Old Black Magic" entrances him and he forces her outside, despite the establishment's rules against it, kisses her and thinks that means they're engaged. Chérie is physically attracted to him but resists his plans to take her back to Montana. She has no intention of marrying him and tells him so, but he's too stubborn to listen.
Picnic
Picnic (1956)
, 1h55
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson
Rating70% 3.546523.546523.546523.546523.54652
Hal Carter (William Holden) is a former college football star, adrift and unemployed after army service and a failed Hollywood acting career. On Labor Day (September 5, 1955), he arrives by freight train in a Kansas town to visit his fraternity friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), the son of a wealthy grain elevator owner, Mr. Benson (Raymond Bailey). Working for his breakfast by doing chores in the backyard of kindly Mrs. Potts (Verna Felton), Hal presents to Bomber (Nick Adams), Madge Owens (Kim Novak), her sister Millie (Susan Strasberg), and her mother (Betty Field). The later is hoping Madge will marry Alan, which would thus raise both Madge and herself into the town's highest, respectable social circles. Alan wants to marry Madge, but his father thinks she is beneath him. Madge, even when being Alan fiancé, doesn't really loves Alan and is weary of being liked only because she is pretty.
Mister Roberts, 2h3
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, John Ford, Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Films based on plays, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond
Rating76% 3.847053.847053.847053.847053.84705
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. The executive officer/cargo chief, Lieutenant Junior Grade Douglas A. "Doug" Roberts (Henry Fonda), tries to shield the dispirited crew from the harsh and unpopular captain, Lieutenant Commander Morton (James Cagney). Eager to join the fighting, Roberts repeatedly requests a transfer. Morton is forced by regulation to forward his requests, but refuses to endorse them, which means they are always rejected. Roberts shares quarters with Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver (Jack Lemmon). Pulver spends most of his time idling in his bunk and avoids the captain at all costs, so much so that Morton is actually unaware that the ensign is even part of the crew.
I Met My Love Again, 1h17
Directed by George Cukor, Joshua Logan, Arthur Ripley
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Joan Bennett, Henry Fonda, Alan Marshal, Louise Platt, May Whitty, Alan Baxter
Rating55% 2.7627252.7627252.7627252.7627252.762725
The film begins with Julie (Joan Bennett) and Ives (Henry Fonda) are two teen sweethearts, on a walk together. They declare they love each other and want to get married as soon as Ives has earned enough money for them to live on.

Scriptwriter

South Pacific, 2h15
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Téléfilm musical
Actors Glenn Close, Harry Connick, Rade Šerbedžija, Jack Thompson, Natalie Mendoza, Ilene Graff
Roles Adaptation
Rating58% 2.9018352.9018352.9018352.9018352.901835
L'histoire se passe durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale dans le Pacifique. Glenn Close joue le rôle d'une infirmière qui tombe amoureuse d'un cultivateur français (Rade Šerbedžija).
Ensign Pulver, 1h44
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, Tommy Sands, Millie Perkins
Rating59% 2.952372.952372.952372.952372.95237
U.S. Navy Ensign Frank Pulver (Robert Walker, Jr.) feels unappreciated, as usual. Even when he personally aims a sharp object into the hindquarters of the hated Captain Morton (Burl Ives), the happy crew cannot imagine that the all-talk, no-action Pulver could be behind it. A poll to guess at the identity of the "ass-sassin" results in votes for almost everyone except Pulver, which he bitterly resents.