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Frank Lloyd (I) (1886–1960)

Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring repertory companies, Lloyd emigrated to Canada in ... See full bio »

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 1945 The Last Bomb (Short documentary)
 1944 Air Pattern - Pacific (Short)
 1937 Wells Fargo
 1937 Maid of Salem
 1933 Hoop-La
 1933 Cavalcade
 1931 East Lynne
 1931 The Right of Way (uncredited)
 1930 The Lash (uncredited)
 1930 Son of the Gods (uncredited)
 1929 Dark Streets
 1929 Drag
 1929 Weary River
 1928/I Adoration
 1928 Lilac Time (uncredited)
 1926 The Wise Guy
 1924 The Sea Hawk
 1923 Black Oxen
 1922/I Oliver Twist
 1922 The Sin Flood
 1920 Madame X
 1918 For Freedom
 1918 His Extra Bit (Short)
 1918 True Blue
 1916 The Intrigue
 1916 David Garrick
 1915 Jane
 1915 Dr. Mason's Temptation (Short)
 1915 A Double Deal in Pork (Short)
 1915 In the Grasp of the Law (Short)
 1915 The Source of Happiness (Short)
 1915 Paternal Love (Short)
 1915 According to Value (Short)
 1915 For His Superior's Honor (Short)
 1915 Martin Lowe, Fixer (Short)
 1915 Billie's Baby (Short)
 1915 Eleven to One (Short)
 1915 Little Mr. Fixer (Short)
 1915 From the Shadows (Short)
 1915 Their Golden Wedding (Short)
 1915 Trickery (Short)
 1915 Fate's Alibi (Short)
 1915 The Toll of Youth (Short)
 1915 $100,000 (Short)
 1915 The Prophet of the Hills (Short)
 1915 Nature's Triumph (Short)
 1915 Life's Furrow (Short)
 1915 His Captive (Short)
 1915 The Pinch (Short)
 1915 His Last Trick (Short)
 1915 The Bay of Seven Isles (Short)
 1915 To Redeem an Oath (Short)
 1915 An Arrangement with Fate (Short)
 1915 Martin Lowe, Financier (Short)
 1915 His Last Serenade (Short)
 1915 Wolves of Society (Short)
 1915 Pawns of Fate (Short)
 1914 A Page from Life (Short)
 1914 Traffic in Babies (Short)
 1914 The Link That Binds (Short)
 1914 The Vagabond (Short)
 1914 As the Wind Blows (Short)
 1914 A Prince of Bavaria (Short)
 1914 The Mexican's Last Raid (Short)
 1914 The Law of His Kind (Short)
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[on his film A Tale of Two Cities (1917)] I met a neighbor of ours, a school teacher. I told him of my assignment to make the Dickens picture. He was very much impressed. 'What a marvelous opportunity,' he said. 'I think it a privilege to bring the works of Dickens before sixty people, and here you have the chance to bring them before sixty million.' I thought of this latter phrase, I think, all ... See more »


Is the only person to ever win a best director Oscar for a film (The Divine Lady (1929)) that was not nominated for Best Picture. See more »

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