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Gregory La Cava (1892–1952)

A former cartoonist, Gregory La Cava entered films during WWI as an animator for Walter Lantz on such animated films as "The Katzenjammer Kids" series. Hired by the Hearst Corp. as the editor-in-chief for its International Comic Films division, La Cava switched to live-action films in the 1920s and began directing two-reel shorts. Graduating to ... See full bio »


(age 59) in Malibu, California, USA

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Known For

Stage Door Director
My Man Godfrey Director
Running Wild Director


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 1948 One Touch of Venus (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
 1940 Primrose Path (as Gregory LaCava)
 1937 Stage Door (as Gregory LaCava)
 1933 Gallant Lady
 1933 Bed of Roses (as Gregory LaCava)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House (as Gregory LaCava)
 1932 The Age of Consent (as Gregory Lacava)
 1931 Smart Woman
 1929 Big News
 1928 Half a Bride
 1928 Feel My Pulse
 1927/I Running Wild
 1926 Say It Again
 1925 Womanhandled
 1923 Beware of the Dog (Short)
 1923 The Life of Reilly (Short)
 1923 The Fiddling Fool (Short)
 1923 Wild and Wicked (Short)
 1923 Helpful Hogan (Short)
 1923 So This Is Hamlet? (Short)
 1923 The Pill Pounder (Short)
 1923 The Busybody (Short)
 1923 The Four Orphans (Short)
 1922 A Social Error (Short)
 1922 Faint Hearts (Short)
 1921 His Nibs
 1921/I Fatherly Love (Short)
 1920 In Oil (Short)
 1920 Judge Rummy in Bear Facts (Short)
 1920 A Romance of '76 (Short)
 1920 A Doity Deed (Short)
 1920 Cupid's Advice (Short)
 1920 His Country Cousin (Short)
 1920 The Dummy (Short)
 1920 Kats Is Kats (Short)
 1920 Turn to Right Leg (Short)
 1920 The Mysterious Vamp (Short)
 1920 Swinging His Vacation (Short)
 1920 Spring Fever (Short)
 1919 It Beats the Dutch (Short)
 1919 Sufficiency (Short)
 1919 Business Is Business (Short)
 1919 After the Ball (Short)
 1919 Jungle Jumble (Short)
 1919 Good Night, Nurse (Short)
 1919 The Great Handicap (Short)
 1919 Transatlantic Flight (Short)
 1919 A Wee Bit o' Scotch (Short)
 1919 The Breath of a Nation (Short) (as Gregory LaCava)
 1919 The Sawdust Trail (Short)
 1919 The Tale of a Shirt (Short)
 1919 Rubbing It In (Short)
 1919 That Reminds Me (Short)
 1919 A Sweet Pickle (Short)
 1919 Twinkle Twinkle (Short)
 1919 Where Are the Papers (Short)
 1919 Smash-Up in China (Short)
 1919 Snappy Cheese (Short)
 1919 Judge Rummy's Miscue (Short)
 1919 Der Wash on Der Line (Short)
 1918 A Tough Pull (Short)
 1918 Hash and Hypnotism (Short)
 1918 The Latest in Underwear (Short)
 1918 A Bold Bad Man (Short)
 1918/I War Gardens (Short)
 1918 Judge Rummy's Off Day (Short)
 1918 Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (Short)
 1918 His Dark Past (Short)
 1918 Pep (Short)
 1918 Mopping Up a Million (Short)
 1918 A Heathen Benefit (Short)
 1918 A Picnic for Two (Short)
 1918 Crabs Iss Crabs (Short)
 1918 The Best Man Loses (Short)
 1918/II Throwing the Bull (Short)
 1918 Swat the Fly (Short)
 1918 Fisherman's Luck (Short)
 1918 Der Black Mitt (Short)
 1918/I Up in the Air (Short)
 1918 His Last Will (Short)
 1918 Der Two Twins (Short)
 1918 Doing His Bit (Short)
 1918 Vanity and Vengeance (Short)
 1918 Spirits (Short)
 1918 Too Many Cooks (Short)
 1918/I Burglars (Short)
 1918 All for the Ladies (Short)
 1918 Policy and Pie (Short) (uncredited)
 1918 Rheumatics (Short)
 1918 Rub-a-Dub-Dub (Short)
 1918 Hearts and Horses (Short)
 1918 Der Captain's Birthday (Short)
 1917 A Tale of a Kangaroo (Short)
 1917 The Spider and the Fly (Short)
 1917 Peace and Quiet (Short)
 1917 Fast and Furious (Short)
 1917 Bullets and Bulls (Short)
 1917 Der Last Straw (Short)
 1917 Mysterious Yarn (Short)
 1917 Tempest in a Paint Pot (Short)
 1917 The Tale of a Monkey (Short)
 1917 At the Circus (Short)
 1917 At the Picnic (Short)
 1917 By the Sand Sea Waves (Short)
 1917 The Tales of a Fish (Short)
 1917 Der End of Der Limit (Short)
 1917 Happy Hooligan in Soft (Short)
 1917 The Tanks (Short)
 1917 In the Zoo (Short)
 1917 Happy Gets the Razoo (Short)
 1917 Der Captain's Valet (Short)
 1917 White Hope (Short)
 1917 Iska Worreh (Short)
 1917 The Limburger Blows (Short)
 1917/I 20, 000 Legs Under the Sea (Short)
 1917/I Music Hath Charms (Short)
 1917 The Great Offensive (Short)
 1917 Three Strikes You're Out (Short)
 1917 A Hot Time in the Gym (Short)
 1917 Sharks Is Sharks (Short)
 1917 The New Recruit (Short)
 1917 Robbers and Thieves (Short)
 1917 A Tankless Job (Short)
 1917 Der Great Bear Hunt (Short)
 1916 Der Captain's Magic Act (Short)
 1916 Just Like a Woman (Short)
 1916 Captain Goes a-Swimming (Short)
 1916 Jerry Ships a Circus (Short)
 1916 He Tries the Movies Again (Short)
 1916 Round and Round Again (Short)
 1916 Maud the Educated Mule (Short)
 1916 Poor Si Keeler (Short)
 1916 Bang Go the Rifles (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Gregory LaCava | Gregory Lacava


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Personal Quote:

[on W.C. Fields] Bill never really wanted to hurt anybody. He just felt an obligation.


La Cava is reported to have believed that a script exists only to be ignored. See more »



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