Search results for "Leo McCarey"


An Affair to Remember (1957) RT 64% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2008

Nicky Ferrante is an international, European playboy setting forth on a cruise ship headed for New York to meet his wealthy fiancée. Terry McKay, a former night-club singer, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Richard Denning  •  Neva Patterson

Big Business (1929) RT 36% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Stan and Ollie play door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen in California. They end up getting into an escalating feud with grumpy would-be customer James Finlayson, with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey  •  James W. Horne
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  James Finlayson  •  Tiny Sandford

Duck Soup (1933) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx  •  Leonard Marx  •  Zeppo Marx

Going My Way (1944) RT 78% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby) led a colourful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Frank McHugh  •  James Brown

Habeas Corpus (1928) RT Audience 71%

Loony scientist (Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey  •  James Parrott
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Richard Carle  •  Charley Rogers

Liberty (1929)

While changing clothes in a getaway car, escaped convicts Stan and Ollie mistakenly put on each other's pants. They spend the rest of the film trying to exchange pants in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Sam Lufkin  •  James Finlayson

Love Affair (1939) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 1998

French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love during the transatlantic passage of a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, if neither has changed ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Charles Boyer  •  Maria Ouspenskaya  •  Lee Bowman

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Victor Moore  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Fay Bainter  •  Thomas Mitchell

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) RT 100% / Audience 92%

In this comedy of an Englishman stranded in a sea of barbaric Americans, Marmaduke Ruggles (Charles Laughton), a gentleman's gentleman and butler to an Earl is lost in a poker ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Mary Boland  •  Charles Ruggles  •  ZaSu Pitts

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Mrs. Hardy throws Ollie and Stan out of the house. They try to impress two young ladies at a golf course and end up fighting with other golfers. This was the first Hal Roach ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey  •  James Parrott
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Kay Deslys  •  Edgar Kennedy




Sugar Daddies (1927) RT Audience 10%

After a night of carousing, a rich oil tycoon awakes to find that he was married the night before. He calls in his lawyer (Laurel) to straighten things out.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Fred Guiol  •  Leo McCarey
CAST:  James Finlayson  •  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Noah Young

The Awful Truth (1937) RT 91% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Irene Dunne  •  Cary Grant  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Alexander D'Arcy

The Finishing Touch (1928) RT Audience 83%

Stan and Ollie are hired to build a house in just one day. When they are done, a bird lands on the house and it collapses. Naturally, the owner wants his money back.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey  •  Clyde Bruckman
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Dorothy Coburn  •  Edgar Kennedy

The Milky Way (1936) RT Audience 58%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Harold Lloyd  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Verree Teasdale  •  Helen Mack

Wrong Again (1929) RT Audience 63%

Stable hands Stan and Ollie are tending a thoroughbred named "Blue Boy." But when they overhear two men talking about a $5000 reward for the return of the stolen "Blue Boy," ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Harry Bernard  •  Josephine Crowell

Pass the Gravy (1928)

Schultz raises prize chickens and roosters that are always getting into neighbor Max Davidson's garden and eating the seeds, leading to constant feuding between the two men. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Fred Guiol  •  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Max Davidson  •  Martha Sleeper  •  Spec O'Donnell  •  Bert Sprotte

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) RT 94% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Father O'Malley the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way' continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Henry Travers  •  William Gargan

We Faw Down (1928)

Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Stan Laurel  •  Oliver Hardy  •  Vivien Oakland  •  Bess Flowers

Wild Company (1930)

The son of a wealthy politician falls in with a notorious gangster planning to rob a night club.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Frank Albertson  •  Joyce Compton  •  Sharon Lynn  •  H.B. Warner