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Sam Wood is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Music American born on 10 july 1883 at Philadelphia (USA)

Sam Wood

Sam Wood
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Birth name Samuel Grosvenor Wood
Nationality USA
Birth 10 july 1883 at Philadelphia (USA)
Death 22 september 1949 (at 66 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Samuel Grosvenor "Sam" Wood (July 10, 1883 – September 22, 1949) was an American film director, and producer, who was best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and The Pride of the Yankees. He was also involved in a few acting and writing projects.

Biography

Wood was married to Clara L. Roush from 1908 to his death in 1949. One of Wood's daughters was film and television actress K.T. Stevens who started her career in one of her father's films, Peck's Bad Boy (1921), credited as 'Baby Gloria Wood'. His oldest daughter was also an actress, Jeane Wood.

Best films

Gone with the Wind (1939)
(Director)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
(Director)
The Good Earth (1937)
(Director)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
(Director)
Kitty Foyle (1940)
(Director)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
(Director)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(23 films)
Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
(14 films)
Jesse L. Lasky
Jesse L. Lasky
(15 films)
Harold Rosson
Harold Rosson
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sam Wood (80 films)

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Actor

Don't Change Your Husband, 1h26
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Cleo Ridgely, Lew Cody, Sylvia Ashton, Theodore Roberts
Roles Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.7405353.7405353.7405353.7405353.740535
Based upon a description in a film magazine, Leila Porter (Swanson) has grown tired of her husband James Denby Porter (Dexter), the glue king, as she is romantic but he is prosaic. Moreover, he is careless of his personal appearance, gets cigar ash in the carpet, and eats green onions before he tries to kiss her. She obtains a divorce and then marries James' friend Schuyler Van Sutphen (Cody), but discovers that Van Sutphen is a real beast. When she later discovers that her ex-husband has changed as a result of the divorce, still loves her, and would be happy to have her back, Leila divorces once again in order to remarry James.
The Little American, 1h20
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Walter Long, Ben Alexander
Roles Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.246633.246633.246633.246633.24663
Karl Von Austreim (Jack Holt) lives in America with his German father and American mother. He notices a young lady, Angela More (Mary Pickford). As she is celebrating her birthday on the Fourth of July of 1914, she receives flowers from the French Count Jules De Destin (Raymond Hatton). They are interrupted by Karl, who also gives her a present. They soon battle for Angela's attention. To lose his competition, Count Jules arranges for Karl to be sent to Hamburg, where he will have to join his regiment. Angela is crushed when he announces he has to leave. The next day, Angela reads in the paper the Germans and French are at war and 10,000 Germans have been killed already.

Director

Ambush
Ambush (1950)
, 1h30
Directed by Sam Wood, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor, Jean Hagen, Leon Ames
Rating64% 3.2389153.2389153.2389153.2389153.238915
À la suite de l'enlèvement d'une jeune femme, Mary Duverall, par les Apaches, un groupe de cavalerie commandé par le Capitaine Ben Lorrison se lance à leur poursuite. Ils sont aidés, dans cette affaire, par l'éclaireur Ward Kinsman. Ces deux derniers sont amoureux de la soeur de Mary, Ann.
The Stratton Story, 1h46
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Films about disabilities
Actors James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Williams, Bruce Cowling
Rating70% 3.546453.546453.546453.546453.54645
Texas farm boy Monty Stratton (Stewart) demonstrates a knack for throwing a baseball. He manages to get a tryout with the Chicago White Sox that is followed by a contract. A teammate introduces him to a young woman named Ethel (Allyson) and soon they are married and raising a family.
Command Decision, 1h52
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Films based on plays, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, John Hodiak, Charles Bickford
Rating72% 3.6441853.6441853.6441853.6441853.644185
In 1943, at the Ministry of Information in London, war correspondents Elmer "Brockie" Brockhurst (Charles Bickford) and James Carwood (John Ridgely) of United News attend the daily briefing on bombing missions. While the RAF representative announces light losses, the PRO of the Eighth Air Force causes grumbling when his report reveals a record 48 bombers shot down bombing an undisclosed industrial target. Carwood questions whether any target could be worth such losses, but Brockhurst retorts that the U.S. 5th Bomb Division commander, Brig. Gen. "Casey" Dennis (Clark Gable), loves the war. Brockhurst travels to the base of the 32nd Bomb Group, where Dennis has his headquarters, and observes B-17s taking off on another major strike. He tries to milk information about the arrest of a decorated (and highly publicized) pilot, Captain Jenks, from T/Sgt. Evans (Van Johnson), an assistant in Dennis's office, but Evans cordially rebuffs him.
Ivy
Ivy (1947)
, 1h39
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney, Cedric Hardwicke, Lucile Watson
Rating71% 3.5885453.5885453.5885453.5885453.588545
Ivy Lexton (Joan Fontaine) is a woman with a hunger to seduce men. Though she already has a husband, Jervis (Richard Ney), and is having an affair with Dr. Roger Gretorex (Patric Knowles), Ivy becomes obsessed with wealthy Miles Rushworth (Herbert Marshall), and is determined to have him.
Heartbeat
Heartbeat (1946)
, 1h42
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ginger Rogers, Basil Rathbone, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Adolphe Menjou, Melville Cooper, Mikhail Rasumny
Rating60% 3.0017353.0017353.0017353.0017353.001735
Professor Aristide (Basil Rathbone) runs a school for pickpockets in Paris. He takes on pupils like Yves (Mikhail Rasumny) and young Arlette (Ginger Rogers) by testing their dishonesty. He takes Arlette even though she fails by only taking bread; she's a runaway from a reform school where she's supposed to stay until she turns 21.
Guest Wife
Guest Wife (1945)
, 1h30
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle, Gertrude Astor, Grant Mitchell
Rating65% 3.294653.294653.294653.294653.29465
Banker Christopher Price (Dick Foran) from the humdrum town of Keetoosen, Ohio, is happily married to Mary (Claudette Colbert), and the couple are just about to go to New York on their second honeymoon. However, Chris' old childhood friend Joe Parker (Don Ameche), a known newspaper reporter who has been stationed abroad, sends him a message just before they begin their journey. Joe arrives in Keetoosen before the couple leaves, and explains that he has lied to his boss about being martied to Mary, to get a longer vacation in the past. Now, he is to work in New York, and needs to "borrow" Mary to pretend that she is his wife, to save his career. Mary wants nothing to do with this, but Chris agrees to help out, lending Joe his wife. Joe and Mary go ahead to New York, but Chris is delayed because the trains are full. When they arrive to New York, Joe and Mary are taken to a press conference immediately, and their picture end up all over the papers. It turns out Joe's lies were a tad larger than he first said, since he has faked letters from his loving wife - letters that his boss, Arthur Truesdale Worth (Charles Dingle), has read. Chris experiences some large bumps on his way to New York, as his boss Arnold (Edward Fielding) sees the pictures of Joe and Mary in the papers, and believes Chris is an adulterer. Arnold forces Chris to stay on in Keetoosen a few days longer to fend off a scandal. Another person from Keetoosen recognizes Mary clubbing with Joe in New York. When Chris eventually makes it to New York the evening after, Worth and other people get suspicious of his interest in "Mrs. Parker". Eventually Mary pretends to be in love with Joe, and even tells her friend Suzy (Marlo Dwyer) about this. On invitation from Worth, she comes out to Long Island to his house, with Joe as company. Chris finds out where they are and sneaks into the house. He finds Joe and Mary under a romantic night sky on a balcony, and believes Mary has fallen for the reporter. The truth is that Mary pretends to be suicidal, threatening to jump off the balcony because Joe doesn't return her feelings for him. Chris knocks out Joe and takes Mary away in his car. Joe takes the opportunity to play the devastated husband who has been left by his wife, and gets sympathy from Worth. Mary is quite happy with Chris' actions and that he finally stood up to his friend.
Saratoga Trunk, 2h15
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance, Western
Actors Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Florence Bates, Curt Bois, John Warburton
Rating64% 3.245843.245843.245843.245843.24584
In 1875, Clio Dulaine (Ingrid Bergman), the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic New Orleans Creole father and a light-skinned Creole woman of color who was his placée, returns from Paris to her birthplace in Rampart Street to avenge her mother's mistreatment at the hands of her father's family, the Dulaines. Years ago, Clio's mother accidentally killed Dulaine when he tried to prevent her from committing suicide, and the scandalized Dulaines then exiled Clio and her mother to Paris. Clio is accompanied by her Haitian maid, Angelique (Flora Robson), and her dwarf manservant, Cupidon (Jerry Austin).
Casanova Brown, 1h34
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, Anita Louise, Edmund Breon, Patricia Collinge
Rating62% 3.148933.148933.148933.148933.14893
Arriving in a small Illinois town by train, Casanova Brown is met by Madge Ferris and tells her not to bring up his trip to New York.
For Whom the Bell Tolls, 2h50
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Joseph Calleia, Katína Paxinoú, Arturo de Córdova
Rating68% 3.448193.448193.448193.448193.44819
During the Spanish Civil War, an American (Gary Cooper), who is allied with the republicans, gets involved in a mission to blow up an important bridge.
The Pride of the Yankees, 2h8
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel
Rating76% 3.847833.847833.847833.847833.84783
Lou Gehrig (Cooper) is a young Columbia University student whose old-fashioned mother (Elsa Janssen) wants him to study hard and become an engineer. But the young man has a gift for baseball. A sportswriter (Brennan) befriends Gehrig and persuades a scout to come see him play. Before long Gehrig signs with the team he has always revered, the New York Yankees. With the help of his father (Ludwig Stössel), he endeavors to keep his career change a secret from his mother.
Kings Row
Kings Row (1942)
, 2h7
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Betty Field, Ronald Reagan, Charles Coburn, Claude Rains
Rating74% 3.746323.746323.746323.746323.74632
The film commences in 1890 in the small town of Kings Row, focusing on five children. They are Parris Mitchell, who lives with his grandmother; Cassandra Tower, daughter of Dr. Alexander Tower; the wealthy orphan Drake McHugh; Louise Gordon, daughter of the sadistic town physician Dr. Henry Gordon, who has been known to perform operations without anesthetic; and the tomboy Randy Monaghan, whose father is a railroad worker.
The Devil and Miss Jones, 1h32
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Pat Flaherty, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, Spring Byington
Rating76% 3.8467053.8467053.8467053.8467053.846705
Cantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. He befriends fellow clerk Mary Jones (Jean Arthur) and her recently fired boyfriend Joe O'Brien (Robert Cummings), a labor union organizer. Through his firsthand experiences, he grows more sympathetic to the needs of his workers, while finding unexpected love with sweet-natured clerk Elizabeth Ellis (Spring Byington).
Kitty Foyle, 1h48
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli, Doodles Weaver, Ernest Cossart
Rating69% 3.4981553.4981553.4981553.4981553.498155
Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers), a saleswoman in a New York boutique working for Delphine Detaille (Odette Myrtil), faces a life-changing decision: marry doctor Mark Eisen (James Craig) or run away to South America with the man she has loved for many years, the already-married Wyn Strafford (Dennis Morgan). As she wrestles with her decision, the film flashes back to her youth in Philadelphia.