Walter Lang

Walter Lang was an American film director.

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Sitting Pretty (1948)

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But when she arrives, she turns out to be a man. And not just any man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Robert Young  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Richard Haydn

Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin  •  Walter Lang
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Edson Stroll

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin  •  Walter Lang
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Edson Stroll

The Blue Bird (1940)

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An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, meeting friends and foes along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Shirley Temple  •  Spring Byington  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Gale Sondergaard

An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, meeting friends and foes along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Shirley Temple  •  Spring Byington  •  Nigel Bruce  •  Gale Sondergaard

The Jackpot (1950)

Jimmy Stewart's Bill Lawrence wins a bevy or prizes from a radio program, but ends up having to sell them all in order to pay the taxes he's incurred.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Barbara Hale  •  Natalie Wood  •  James Gleason

Jimmy Stewart's Bill Lawrence wins a bevy or prizes from a radio program, but ends up having to sell them all in order to pay the taxes he's incurred.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Barbara Hale  •  Natalie Wood  •  James Gleason

The King and I (1956)

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Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Yul Brynner  •  Rita Moreno  •  Martin Benson

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Yul Brynner  •  Rita Moreno  •  Martin Benson

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dan Dailey

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dan Dailey

Desk Set (1957)

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A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Gig Young  •  Joan Blondell

A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Gig Young  •  Joan Blondell

With a Song in My Heart (1952)

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European tour... but her plane crashes in Lisbon, and she is partially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Rory Calhoun  •  David Wayne  •  Thelma Ritter

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European tour... but her plane crashes in Lisbon, and she is partially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Rory Calhoun  •  David Wayne  •  Thelma Ritter

Moon Over Miami (1941)

Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, said to be plentiful there. Barbara and Susan posing as the secretary and maid of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Betty Grable  •  Robert Cummings  •  Jack Haley

Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, said to be plentiful there. Barbara and Susan posing as the secretary and maid of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Betty Grable  •  Robert Cummings  •  Jack Haley

The Little Princess (1939)

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Shirley Temple  •  Richard Greene  •  Anita Louise  •  Ian Hunter

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Shirley Temple  •  Richard Greene  •  Anita Louise  •  Ian Hunter

Hooray for Love (1935)

A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Gene Raymond  •  Thurston Hall  •  Pert Kelton

A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show. Comedy with music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Gene Raymond  •  Thurston Hall  •  Pert Kelton

You're My Everything (1949)

In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Dan Dailey  •  Anne Baxter  •  Anne Revere  •  Stanley Ridges

In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Dan Dailey  •  Anne Baxter  •  Anne Revere  •  Stanley Ridges

Meet the Baron (1933)

A charlatan posing as Baron Munchhausen is invited to be guest speaker at a girls' school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Jack Pearl  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Zasu Pitts  •  Ted Healy

A charlatan posing as Baron Munchhausen is invited to be guest speaker at a girls' school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Jack Pearl  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Zasu Pitts  •  Ted Healy

I'll Give a Million (1938)

After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind to a tramp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Marjorie Weaver  •  Peter Lorre  •  Jean Hersholt

After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind to a tramp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Marjorie Weaver  •  Peter Lorre  •  Jean Hersholt

The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  William Powell  •  Annabella  •  Helen Westley  •  Henry Stephenson

A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  William Powell  •  Annabella  •  Helen Westley  •  Henry Stephenson

When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

Bonny Kane and 'Skid' Johnson are vaudeville performers in the 1920s. The two of them suffer marital difficulties when Skid gets an offer to appear on Broadway while Bonny gets left behind on the road. Things get worse with Skid's increasing drinking problem and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  Jack Oakie  •  June Havoc

Bonny Kane and 'Skid' Johnson are vaudeville performers in the 1920s. The two of them suffer marital difficulties when Skid gets an offer to appear on Broadway while Bonny gets left behind on the road. Things get worse with Skid's increasing drinking problem and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dan Dailey  •  Jack Oakie  •  June Havoc

The Warrior's Husband (1933)

The Warrior's Husband is a satire of the male and female roles in society set in 800 B.C.. Queen Hippolyta (Marjorie Rambeau) rules Pontus with masculine authority; in fact, it is the women of Pontus who do all the laboring, fighting, and governing. Hippolyta's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Elissa Landi  •  David Manners  •  Ernest Truex  •  Lionel Belmore

The Warrior's Husband is a satire of the male and female roles in society set in 800 B.C.. Queen Hippolyta (Marjorie Rambeau) rules Pontus with masculine authority; in fact, it is the women of Pontus who do all the laboring, fighting, and governing. Hippolyta's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Elissa Landi  •  David Manners  •  Ernest Truex  •  Lionel Belmore

Top of the Town (1937)

In this musical set in swingin' Manhattan, an heiress plans a ballet in the famous Moonbeam ballroom located atop a 100-story skyscraper. Unfortunately, the attending audience is quite bored until someone starts the place swinging. Musical numbers include: "Blame ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy  •  Walter Lang  •  Sam White
CAST:  Doris Nolan  •  George Murphy  •  Ella Logan  •  Hugh Herbert

In this musical set in swingin' Manhattan, an heiress plans a ballet in the famous Moonbeam ballroom located atop a 100-story skyscraper. Unfortunately, the attending audience is quite bored until someone starts the place swinging. Musical numbers include: "Blame ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy  •  Walter Lang  •  Sam White
CAST:  Doris Nolan  •  George Murphy  •  Ella Logan  •  Hugh Herbert

Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)

Social butterfly marries Park Avenue doctor and learns that his nurse is in love with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Warner Baxter  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Jane Darwell

Social butterfly marries Park Avenue doctor and learns that his nurse is in love with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Warner Baxter  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Jane Darwell

The Searching Eye (1964)

The simple actions of a young boy on the beach provide visual metaphors for the normally unseen world. The camera adds a profound dimension to what the boy has seen, giving us a deeper understanding of visual awareness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Bass
CAST:  Walter Lang  •  Gary Merrill  •  Vic Perrin

The simple actions of a young boy on the beach provide visual metaphors for the normally unseen world. The camera adds a profound dimension to what the boy has seen, giving us a deeper understanding of visual awareness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Bass
CAST:  Walter Lang  •  Gary Merrill  •  Vic Perrin
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