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Norman Taurog (1899–1981)

A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, starring the comic Larry Semon. These films were made ... See full bio »

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Skippy Director
Boys Town Director


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 1968 Speedway
 1966 Spinout
 1965 Tickle Me
 1961 Blue Hawaii
 1960 G.I. Blues
 1958 Onionhead
 1956 Bundle of Joy
 1956 Pardners
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary)
 1954 Living It Up
 1953 The Caddy
 1952 Jumping Jacks
 1951 The Stooge
 1948 Big City
 1943 Girl Crazy
 1941 Married Bachelor (uncredited)
 1940 Gold Rush Maisie (uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (uncredited)
 1939 Lucky Night
 1938 Boys Town
 1936 Reunion
 1932 If I Had a Million (segments "Prologue", "Epilogue", uncredited)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
 1931 Sooky
 1931 Newly Rich
 1931 Cab Waiting (Short)
 1931 Skippy
 1931 The Great Pants Mystery (Short)
 1931 Simply Killing (Short)
 1931 It Might Be Worse (Short)
 1930 Oh, Teddy! (Short)
 1930 Plastered (Short)
 1930 The Fatal Card (Short)
 1930 Song Service (Short)
 1930 Meet the Boy Friend (Short)
 1930 Hot Curves
 1930 Sunny Skies
 1929 Detectives Wanted (Short)
 1929 All Steamed Up (Short)
 1929 Hired and Fired (Short)
 1929 Knights Out (Short)
 1929 The Medicine Men (Short)
 1929 In Holland (Short)
 1929 Lucky Boy
 1929 The Diplomats (Short)
 1928 Blondes Beware (Short)
 1928 Rah! Rah! Rah! (Short)
 1928 At It Again (Short)
 1928 Slippery Head (Short)
 1928 Listen Children (Short)
 1928 Between Jobs (Short)
 1928 A Home-Made Man (Short)
 1928 Blazing Away (Short)
 1928 Always a Gentleman (Short)
 1928 Cutie (Short)
 1927 Papa's Boy (Short)
 1927 The Little Rube (Short)
 1927 New Wrinkles (Short)
 1927 Kilties (Short)
 1927 At Ease (Short)
 1927 Up in Arms (Short)
 1927 Plumb Dumb (Short)
 1927 His Better Half (Short)
 1927 Goose Flesh (Short)
 1927 Her Husky Hero (Short)
 1927 Breezing Along (Short)
 1927 The Draw-Back (Short)
 1927 Somebody's Fault (Short)
 1927 Drama Deluxe (Short)
 1927 Howdy Duke (Short)
 1926 Movieland (Short)
 1926 Teacher, Teacher (Short)
 1926 The Humdinger (Short)
 1926 Jolly Tars (Short)
 1926 Move Along (Short)
 1926 Honest Injun (Short)
 1926 Here Comes Charlie (Short)
 1926 Nothing Matters (Short)
 1926 Creeps (Short)
 1926 Mr. Cinderella (Short)
 1926 Nobody's Business (Short)
 1926 Careful Please (Short)
 1926 Lickety Split (Short)
 1925 Cheap Skates (Short)
 1925 On Edge (Short)
 1925 Spot Light (Short)
 1925 Pleasure Bound (Short)
 1925 Below Zero (Short)
 1925 Going Great (Short)
 1925 Rough and Ready (Short)
 1925 The Cloudhopper (Short)
 1925 Andy in Hollywood (Short)
 1925 Hello Goodbye (Short)
 1925 Wide Awake (Short)
 1925 Hello, Hollywood (Short)
 1925 Step Lightly (Short)
 1924 Motor Mad (Short)
 1924 What a Night! (Short)
 1924 Andy's Stump Speech (Short)
 1924/I Fast and Furious (Short)
 1924 Andy's Hat in the Ring (Short)
 1924 Wild Game (Short)
 1924 Pigskin (Short)
 1924 Pain as You Enter (Short)
 1924 Hot Air (Short)
 1924 There He Goes (Short)
 1924 Midnight Blues (Short)
 1924 Oh! Min! (Short)
 1924 Flying Finance (Short)
 1923 Aggravatin' Mama (Short)
 1923 Film Foolish (Short)
 1923 Under Covers (Short)
 1923 Hot Sparks (Short)
 1923 Oh! What a Day! (Short)
 1923 Running Wild (Short)
 1923 Watch Papa (Short)
 1923 Uncle Bim's Gifts (Short)
 1923 The Yankee Spirit (Short)
 1923 The Mummy (Short)
 1923 The Fourflusher (Short)
 1922 Aladdin (Short)
 1922 The Fresh Kid (Short)
 1922 A Pair of Kings (Short)
 1922/II The Show (Short)
 1922 The Sawmill (Short)
 1921 The Bell Hop (Short)
 1921 The Fall Guy (Short)
 1921 The Rent Collector (Short)
 1921 The Bakery (Short)
 1921 The Hick (Short)
 1921 The Sportsman (Short)
 1920 The Suitor (Short)
 1920 The Stage Hand (Short)
 1920 School Days (Short)
 1920 The Fly Cop (Short)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Allan") in "A Good Little Devil" on Broadway (only Broadway role).

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Taurog directed Elvis Presley in more movies than any other director (nine, starting with G.I. Blues (1960)). See more »


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