Gregory La Cava

Gregory LaCava[Gregory] La Cava
Gregory La Cava (March 10, 1892 – March 1, 1952) was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey and Stage Door, which earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Director.wikipedia
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My Man Godfrey

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Gregory La Cava (March 10, 1892 – March 1, 1952) was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey and Stage Door, which earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Director.
My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava.

Stage Door

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Gregory La Cava (March 10, 1892 – March 1, 1952) was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey and Stage Door, which earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Director.
Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film directed by Gregory La Cava.

Laugh and Get Rich

*Laugh and Get Rich (1931) with Edna May Oliver and Hugh Herbert
Laugh and Get Rich is a 1931 pre-Code American comedy film, directed by Gregory La Cava, from a screenplay he also wrote with contributions from Douglas MacLean, who also was the associate producer, and Ralph Spence.

International Film Service

He called the new company International Film Service, and he hired La Cava to run it (for double what he was making with Barré).
The supervisor was Gregory La Cava, who had animated for the Raoul Barré studio.

Feel My Pulse

Bebe Daniels (Feel My Pulse, 1928)
Feel My Pulse is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Bebe Daniels.

So's Your Old Man

W. C. Fields (So's Your Old Man, 1926 and Running Wild, 1927) He became a good friend and drinking companion of Fields.
So's Your Old Man is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring W. C. Fields and Alice Joyce.

Hearst-Vitagraph News Pictorial

La Cava also had the significant advantage over other studios of an unlimited budget: Hearst's business sense completely broke down when it came to his Hearst-Vitagraph News Pictorial and the "living comic strips" they contained.
The cartoons which were added to the newsreels were created by Hearst's animation studio International Film Service, led by Gregory La Cava, which converted popular comic strips from the Hearst newspapers to the big screen.

The Half-Naked Truth

The Half-Naked Truth (1932) with Lupe Velez and Lee Tracy
The Half-Naked Truth is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and featuring Lee Tracy as a carnival pitchman who finagles his girlfriend, a fiery hoochie dancer played by Lupe Vélez, into a major Broadway revue under the auspices of an impresario portrayed by Frank Morgan.

Living in a Big Way

His output dropped severely in the 1940s, and he only officially directed one film after 1942, Living in a Big Way (1947).
This was director Gregory La Cava's final film.

Running Wild (1927 film)

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W. C. Fields (So's Your Old Man, 1926 and Running Wild, 1927) He became a good friend and drinking companion of Fields.
The film was directed by Gregory La Cava and is preserved at the Library of Congress.

Bray Productions

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La Cava's main fault as a producer and director was that his cartoons were too clearly animated comic strips, hampered by speech balloons when rival Bray Studio was creating more effective series with original characters.
Many staff members of the former studio transferred to Bray, and most of the new cartoons were directed by the same man who directed them for IFS, Gregory La Cava.

The Age of Consent (film)

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The Age of Consent (1932) for RKO, starring Richard Cromwell, Eric Linden, and Dorothy Wilson.
The Age of Consent is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Gregory La Cava.

Symphony of Six Million

Symphony of Six Million (1932) for RKO, based on a story by Fannie Hurst and starring Ricardo Cortez and Irene Dunne, which featured one of the first symphonic scores of the talkie era by Max Steiner.
Symphony of Six Million is a 1932 American Pre-Code film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Ricardo Cortez, Irene Dunne and Gregory Ratoff.

Dorothy Wilson (actress)

Dorothy Wilson
The Age of Consent (1932) for RKO, starring Richard Cromwell, Eric Linden, and Dorothy Wilson.
She often took notes for director Gregory La Cava; she was noticed by the executive in charge of casting and offered a screen test for La Cava's upcoming 1932 film The Age of Consent.

Towanda, Pennsylvania

Towanda
He was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students' League.
Gregory La Cava, film director, perhaps best known for directing My Man Godfrey

Gabriel Over the White House

Gabriel Over the White House (1933) with Walter Huston
The movie was directed by Gregory La Cava, produced by Walter Wanger and written by Carey Wilson based upon the novel Rinehard by Thomas Frederic Tweed, who did not receive screen credit (the film's opening credits say "based on the anonymous novel, Gabriel Over the White House") and received the financial backing and creative input of William Randolph Hearst.

RKO Pictures

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The Age of Consent (1932) for RKO, starring Richard Cromwell, Eric Linden, and Dorothy Wilson. Symphony of Six Million (1932) for RKO, based on a story by Fannie Hurst and starring Ricardo Cortez and Irene Dunne, which featured one of the first symphonic scores of the talkie era by Max Steiner.
As film historian James Harvey describes, compared to their richer competition, the two studios were "more receptive to experiment, more tolerant of chaos on the set. It was at these two lesser 'majors'...that nearly all the preeminent screwball directors did their important films—[[Howard Hawks|[Howard] Hawks]] and [[Gregory La Cava|[Gregory] La Cava]] and [[Leo McCarey|[Leo] McCarey]] and [[George Stevens|[George] Stevens]]."

Richard Cromwell (actor)

Richard Cromwell
The Age of Consent (1932) for RKO, starring Richard Cromwell, Eric Linden, and Dorothy Wilson.
Cromwell's next role in 1932 was on loan to RKO and was as Mike in Gregory La Cava's, The Age of Consent, co-starring Eric Linden and Dorothy Wilson.

Lee Tracy

The Half-Naked Truth (1932) with Lupe Velez and Lee Tracy
He also played Lupe Vélez's frenetic manager in Gregory LaCava's The Half-Naked Truth (1932) and portrayed John Barrymore's agent in Dinner at Eight (1933), directed by George Cukor.

Bed of Roses (1933 film)

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Bed of Roses (1932) with Constance Bennett and Pert Kelton
Bed of Roses (1933) is a pre-Code comedy film co-written and directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Constance Bennett.

W. C. Fields

W.C. FieldsBill Fields
W. C. Fields (So's Your Old Man, 1926 and Running Wild, 1927) He became a good friend and drinking companion of Fields.
John Barrymore, Gene Fowler, and Gregory La Cava were among his close friends.

What Every Woman Knows (1934 film)

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What Every Woman Knows (1934) with Helen Hayes
What Every Woman Knows (1934) is an American romantic comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Helen Hayes, Brian Aherne and Madge Evans.

Chapel of the Pines Crematory

Chapel of the PinesLos Angeles Crematory
His remains were buried at Chapel of the Pines Crematory.
Gregory La Cava (1892–1952), director

Pert Kelton

Bed of Roses (1932) with Constance Bennett and Pert Kelton
In Gregory LaCava's 1933 pre-Code comedy Bed of Roses, Kelton plays Minnie, a witty prostitute who is a partner in crime with Lorry, portrayed by Constance Bennett.

She Married Her Boss

She Married Her Boss (1935) with Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas
She Married Her Boss is a 1935 film directed by Gregory La Cava, and starring Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas.