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Richard Thorpe (I) (1896–1991)


After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in his directors, and Thorpe prided himself on ... See full bio »

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Ivanhoe Director
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Galloping On Director
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(1928)

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 1967 The Scorpio Letters (TV Movie)
 1962 How the West Was Won (transitional historical sequences, uncredited)
 1961 The Tartars
 1955 Bedevilled (uncredited)
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Athena
 1952 Ivanhoe
 1950 Black Hand
 1949 Malaya
 1949 Big Jack
 1947 Fiesta
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
 1942 White Cargo
 1942 Apache Trail
 1942 The Bugle Sounds (uncredited)
 1941 Barnacle Bill
 1941 The Bad Man
 1941 Rage in Heaven (director of retakes, uncredited)
 1940 Wyoming
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon (location, uncredited)
 1940 20 Mule Team
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (uncredited)
 1938 The Young in Heart (uncredited)
 1938 The Toy Wife
 1938 Man-Proof
 1937 Lest We Forget (Short)
 1934 Strange Wives
 1934 Green Eyes
 1934 City Park
 1934 Stolen Sweets
 1934 The Quitter
 1933 I Have Lived
 1933 Forgotten
 1932 Beauty Parlor
 1932 Escapade
 1932 Probation
 1931 Neck and Neck
 1931 Grief Street
 1931 Wild Horse
 1930 The Utah Kid
 1928 Saddle Mates
 1927 Ride 'em High
 1927 White Pebbles
 1927 Pals in Peril
 1926 The Last Card
 1926 College Days
 1926 Double Daring
 1926 Speedy Spurs
 1926 Rawhide
 1926 Easy Going
 1926 Ridin' Rivals (Short)
 1926 Deuce High
 1925 Galloping On
 1925 Tearin' Loose
 1925/I On the Go
 1925 Fast Fightin'
 1925 Full Speed
 1925 Gold and Grit
 1924 Rarin' to Go
 1924 Rough Ridin'
 1923 The Fatal Photo (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Frank L. Inghram | Frank Inghram

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Thorpe was a favorite at MGM because he always came in under production schedule. He would often start with a long shot and keep filming until one of the actors fluffed, then he would move in for a closer setup and shoot until the next hold-up and so on until he finished with just close-ups. He very rarely reshot anything. See more »

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