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Poll: Made in Manhattan: George Cukor

120 Years ago, George Cukor was born July 7, 1899, in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. The only son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants, he embraced the ways of the new world his parents came to and shunned the traditions of his family's past.

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with the theater, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. Little did he know was, that it would be the path to the entertainment industry in California, where George would ultimately achieve success. Before that would happen however, Broadway was in his immediate future. He did well there and in late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, he would ultimately sign a contract with Paramount Pictures. He moved to California and worked as a dialogue coach along with other miscellaneous tasks for the studio.

After moving up the ranks and doing some directing work, Cukor eventually would end up in a legal dispute with Paramount Executives over an accreditation on a movie and left with a settlement in hand and a new position at RKO Pictures. That's where he started to shine.

From this list of approximately half of his directorial credits, which one is your favorite?

After voting, please discuss here.

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  1. Vote!

    A Bill of Divorcement (1932)

    Stars: John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke
  2. Vote!

    Dinner at Eight (1933)

    Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery
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    Little Women (1933)

    Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas
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    David Copperfield (1935)

    Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver
  5. Vote!

    Romeo and Juliet (1936)

    Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore
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    Holiday (1938)

    Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Uncredited additional scenes.

    Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

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    The Women (1939)

    Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Uncredited additional scenes.

    Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

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    The Philadelphia Story (1940)

    Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
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    Gaslight (1944)

    Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
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    Adam's Rib (1949)

    Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday
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    Born Yesterday (1950)

    Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford
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    The Marrying Kind (1952)

    Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy
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    Pat and Mike (1952)

    Stars: Hepburn & Tracey
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    It Should Happen to You (1954)

    Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford
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    A Star Is Born (1954)

    Star: Judy Garland
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    Les Girls (1957)

    Stars: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall
  19. Vote!

    Heller in Pink Tights (1960)

    Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien
  20. Vote!

    Let's Make Love (1960)

    Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall
  21. Vote!

    Camille (1936)

    Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
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    Girls About Town (1931)

    Stars: Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman
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    Tarnished Lady (1931)

    Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Clive Brook, Phoebe Foster
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    The Chapman Report (1962)

    Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda
  25. Vote!

    My Fair Lady (1964)

    Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway
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    Rich and Famous (1981)

    Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby
  27. Vote!

    Wild Is the Wind (1957)

    Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa
  28. Vote!

    Keeper of the Flame (1942)

    Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf
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    Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

    Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders
  30. Vote!

    A Woman's Face (1941)

    Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt

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