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Roy Rowland (I) (1910–1995)

Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer. He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts starting in the 1930s, then moved up to features ... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Orange, California, USA

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 1966 Il grande colpo di Surcouf (international version)
 1966 The Sea Pirate (international version)
 1957 Gun Glory
 1957 Slander
 1955 Hit the Deck
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary)
 1954 Rogue Cop
 1950 The Outriders
 1947 Killer McCoy
 1946 Boys' Ranch
 1943 Lost Angel
 1941 Changed Identity (Short)
 1941 Sucker List (Short)
 1940 You, the People (Short)
 1940 Please Answer (Documentary short)
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
 1939 Think First (Short)
 1939 How to Eat (Short)
 1939 Home Early (Short)
 1939 Dark Magic (Short)
 1939 An Hour for Lunch (Short)
 1939 How to Sub-Let (Short)
 1938 Mental Poise (Short)
 1938 Opening Day (Short)
 1938 How to Watch Football (Short)
 1938 How to Read (Short)
 1938 The Courtship of the Newt (Short)
 1938 How to Raise a Baby (Short)
 1938 An Evening Alone (Short)
 1938 Music Made Simple (Short)
 1937 A Night at the Movies (Short)
 1937 How to Start the Day (Short)
 1937 Song of Revolt (Short)
 1937 Hollywood Party (Short)
 1937 Cinema Circus (Short)
 1934 Hollywood Party (uncredited)
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Former University of Southern California law student, who joined MGM as script clerk and had the good fortune to marry the niece of Louis B. Mayer. After directing a series of short featurettes during the 1930's, he moved up to feature films (MGM contract, 1943-51 and 1954-58). Most were B-movies, but he occasionally handled such A-graders as Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) and Meet Me in Las... See more »

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