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Mervyn LeRoy is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 15 october 1900 at San Francisco (USA)

Mervyn LeRoy

Mervyn LeRoy
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Nationality USA
Birth 15 october 1900 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 13 september 1987 (at 86 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 – September 13, 1987) was an American film director, film producer and occasional actor.


LeRoy married three times and had many relationships with Hollywood actresses. He was first married to Elizabeth Edna Murphy in 1927, which ended in divorce in 1933. During their separation, LeRoy dated Ginger Rogers, but they ended the relationship and stayed lifelong friends. In 1934, he married Doris Warner, the daughter of Warner Bros. founder, Harry Warner. The couple had one son, Warner LeRoy and one daughter (Linda LeRoy Janklow). The marriage ended in divorce in 1942. In 1946, he married Katherine Spiegel, who was his wife until his death.

Best films

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Mister Roberts (1955)
The Green Berets (1968)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Little Women (1949)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(15 films)
Robert M. Haas
Robert M. Haas
(10 films)
Lana Turner
Lana Turner
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mervyn LeRoy (87 films)

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Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Rating71% 3.578773.578773.578773.578773.57877
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
Without Reservations, 1h47
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola, Phil Brown, Frank Puglia
Rating65% 3.297643.297643.297643.297643.29764
Successful author Christopher "Kit" Madden (Claudette Colbert) travels to Los Angeles to work on the film adaptation of her best-selling book Here is Tomorrow. It is supposed to star Cary Grant as the hero Mark Winston and Lana Turner, but Grant has just dropped out and the producer thinks they need an unknown actor to play Winston. On a train to Hollywood Kit meets two Marines, Captain "Rusty" Thomas (John Wayne) and 1st Lieutenant "Dink" Watson (Don DeFore). She considers Rusty the best choice to play Mark Winston, but he is dismissive of her book: she wrote a political allegory and he does not believe Cary Grant would refuse Lana Turner for 400 pages. Unsure how he will react if he discovers she is a famous writer, she keeps her identity secret (saying her name is "Kitty Kloch"). During their journey across the country on trains, the trio end up in various comedic and dramatic situations. When Rusty finally learns the truth, he thinks that she has been using him just so he would be in the motion picture. Nonetheless, after a number of missteps, the couple eventually are able to resolve their differences.
The Call of the Canyon, 1h10
Directed by Victor Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Marjorie Daw, Marjorie Daw, Noah Beery Sr., Ricardo Cortez
Roles Jack Rawlins
Rating57% 2.868042.868042.868042.868042.86804
Glenn Kilbourne (Richard Dix) returns from the war and travels to Arizona to regain his health. There he is nursed back to health by an Arizona girl, Flo Hutter (Marjorie Daw). Kilbourne's fiancée, Carley Burch (Lois Wilson), arrives in Arizona but soon becomes disillusioned with life in the West and returns to New York. Sometime later, Flo is seriously injured in an accident. Wanting to repay her for restoring him back to health, Glenn asks her to marry him. On their wedding day, Carley returns to Arizona from New York looking for Glenn. When Flo sees that Glenn and Carley are still in love, she calls off her wedding to Glenn and marries another admirer, Lee Stanton (Leonard Clapham).


The Green Berets, 2h22
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, John Wayne, Edgar Ray Kellogg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors David Janssen, John Wayne, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, George Takei, Luke Askew
Rating58% 2.9000552.9000552.9000552.9000552.900055
At Fort Bragg, cynical newspaper reporter George Beckworth (David Janssen) is at a Special Forces briefing about the American military involvement in the war in Vietnam. The briefing at Gabriel Demonstration Area (named for SGT Jimmy Gabriel, the first "Green Beret" soldier killed in Vietnam), includes a demonstration and explanation of the whys and wherefores of participating in the Vietnam War.
Moment to Moment, 1h43
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jean Seberg, Honor Blackman, Arthur Hill, Sean Garrison, Donald Woods, Georgette Anys
Rating63% 3.1949453.1949453.1949453.1949453.194945
Kay Stanton (Jean Seberg) lives on the French Riviera with her psychiatrist husband Neil Stanton (Arthur Hill) and son Tommy (Peter Robbins). One day while Neil is away, Kay meets an American naval ensign, Mark (Sean Garrison), and they begin an affair. Kay realises she does love her husband and tries to break off the relationship. She and Mark argue, and Kay accidentally shoots him. With the help of her friend Daphne (Honor Blackman), she dumps his body into a ravine, then calls the police anonymously to tell them of its location.
Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary (1963)
, 2h6
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Diane McBain, Barry Nelson, Michael Rennie, Hiram Sherman, Lester Dorr
Rating62% 3.148823.148823.148823.148823.14882
When the Internal Revenue Service questions some of Bob McKellaway's deductions, Bob cannot remember what $5,000 worth of checks were for. Without his knowledge, his new tax lawyer, Oscar Nelson, asks Bob's ex-wife Mary to stop by to see if she can help. Bob does not want to see her, nor have his fiancee Tiffany Richards meet her.
Gypsy (1962)
, 2h23
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Striptease
Actors Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Parley Baer, Morgan Brittany, Jack Benny
Rating71% 3.5973053.5973053.5973053.5973053.597305
Determined to make her young, blonde, and beautiful daughter June a vaudeville headliner, willful, resourceful, domineering stage mother Rose Hovick will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. She drags the girl and her shy, awkward, and decidedly less-talented older sister Louise around the country in an effort to get them noticed, and with the assistance of agent Herbie Sommers, she manages to secure them bookings on the prestigious Orpheum Circuit.
The Devil at 4 O'Clock, 2h6
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Volcanisme, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Grégoire Aslan, Bernie Hamilton, Kerwin Mathews
Rating64% 3.246773.246773.246773.246773.24677
On the fictional Pacific island of Talua in French Polynesia, some 500 miles from Tahiti, Father Doonan (Spencer Tracy), has been relieved of his duties by Father Perreau (Kerwin Mathews). Father Doonan has fallen out of favor with the island's residents because he stumbled on the island's carefully hidden secret: Hansen's Disease (leprosy) among the children of the islands. He built a hospital for the children by the island's volcano.
A Majority of One, 2h36
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel, George Takei
Rating67% 3.3929753.3929753.3929753.3929753.392975
M Jacoby, une veuve originaire de Brooklyn dont le fils a été tué par les Japonais pendant la guerre, accepte à regret d'accompagner sa fille Alice et son gendre Jerry pour un voyage au Japon, où Jerry doit participer à la négociation d'un traité commercial. Lors de la croisière trans-pacifique, le ressentiment de M Jacoby à propos des jamonais est encore très fort lorsqu'elle encontre sur M. Asano, un industriel japonais dont la famille a elle aussi été beaucoup touchée par la guerre. Leur amitié naissante est malmenée lorsque Jerry suspecte M. Asano, lui-même un des négociateurs du traité, d'avoir cherché un gain politique dans cette relation. Bien que M Jacoby n'y croie pas vraiment, elle refuse de voir M. Asano lors de leur dernière soirée à bord. Une fois au Japon, Jerry offense sans le faire exprès M. Asano, et la conférence est annulée. M Jacoby se rend alors chez M. Asano. Après une soirée très agréable, il accepte de reprendre les négociations. Alors que les trois Américains se préparent à repartir, M Jacoby est surprise de recevoir une demande en mariage de M. Asano, mais aussi par la réaction négative d'Alice et Jerry. Mais en fait elle refuse surtout car elle considère que M. Asano et elle sont encore trop marqués par leurs histoires personnelles. Des mois plus tard, M. Asano arrive à New York comme délégué aux Nations unies. Il rencontre à nouveau M Jacoby, qui accepte désormais qu'il lui fasse la cour.
A Majority of One
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel, Gary Vinson
Rating67% 3.3929753.3929753.3929753.3929753.392975
Bertha Jacoby (Rosalind Russell), a Jewish widow, is convinced by her daughter Alice Black (Madlyn Rhue) to move from Brooklyn, New York to Tokyo, in order for Bertha to be closer to her along with her husband, Jerry Black (Ray Danton), now stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Her feelings about the Japanese with regards to her son's death in World War II start to change on board the ship to Tokyo, where she meets Koichi Asano, a Japanese Buddhist businessman (Alec Guinness), who also lost a spouse and two children in the War. The two share a bond over lives, their families, and their faiths, which develops into a romance. When she announces to her family of Asano's courtship, her daughter and son-in-law object to the idea of an interracial marriage. The movie ends with the two enjoying a Sabbath dinner.
Wake Me When It's Over, 2h6
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Dick Shawn, Ernie Kovacs, Darlene Tompkins, Jack Warden, Nobu McCarthy, Don Knotts
Rating64% 3.24413.24413.24413.24413.2441
Gus Brubaker (Dick Shawn) is a self-described schnook. His wife talks him into applying for G.I. insurance for which he is eligible from his World War II service with the Air Force. Gus is reluctant because he was shot down and became a prisoner of war, but the military had listed him as killed. A red-tape foulup results in Gus being back in uniform, assigned to a ramshackle radar station on a backwater island near Japan. The airmen assigned there are apathetic, slovenly, and unmotivated. Its equipment and supplies are a collection of junk, abandoned or surplus.