Lloyd Bacon

Lloyd Bacon was an American stage and silent-era screen actor who is most remembered as a film director, making films in virtually all genres. Among the 130 films he directed is the 1933 Warner Bros. classic 42nd Street.

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42nd Street (1933)

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Bebe Daniels  •  George Brent  •  Ruby Keeler

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Bebe Daniels  •  George Brent  •  Ruby Keeler

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Jane Bryan  •  Allen Jenkins  •  Ruth Donnelly

Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Jane Bryan  •  Allen Jenkins  •  Ruth Donnelly

Behind the Screen (1916)

During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Eric Campbell  •  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Albert Austin

During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Eric Campbell  •  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Albert Austin

Easy Street (1917)

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Eric Campbell  •  James T. Kelly

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Eric Campbell  •  James T. Kelly

Footlight Parade (1933)

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Joan Blondell  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Dick Powell

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Joan Blondell  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Dick Powell

Frisco Kid (1935)

After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Ricardo Cortez  •  Donald Woods

After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Ricardo Cortez  •  Donald Woods

It Happens Every Spring (1949)

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jean Peters  •  Paul Douglas  •  Ed Begley

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jean Peters  •  Paul Douglas  •  Ed Begley

Knute Rockne All American (1940)

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Gale Page  •  Donald Crisp

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Gale Page  •  Donald Crisp

Marked Woman (1937)

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell

The Champion (1915)

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Ernest Van Pelt  •  Lloyd Bacon

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Ernest Van Pelt  •  Lloyd Bacon

The Fireman (1916)

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Lloyd Bacon  •  Eric Campbell

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Lloyd Bacon  •  Eric Campbell

The Floorwalker (1916)

An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Eric Campbell  •  Edna Purviance  •  Lloyd Bacon

An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Eric Campbell  •  Edna Purviance  •  Lloyd Bacon

The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Donald Crisp

McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Donald Crisp

The Rink (1916)

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  James T. Kelley  •  Eric Campbell

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  James T. Kelley  •  Eric Campbell

The Tramp (1915)

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Ernest Van Pelt  •  Paddy McGuire

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Ernest Van Pelt  •  Paddy McGuire

The Vagabond (1916)

After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Eric Campbell  •  Charlotte Mineau

After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Eric Campbell  •  Charlotte Mineau

Here Comes the Navy (1934)

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Frank McHugh  •  Dorothy Tree

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Frank McHugh  •  Dorothy Tree

The Singing Fool (1928)

After years of hopeful struggle, Al Stone (Jolson) is on his way. "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World", he sings to an appreciative speakeasy crowd. But, as Al discovers, getting there is one thing. Staying there is another. Singing waiter Stone gets his huge break on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Betty Bronson  •  Josephine Dunn  •  Arthur Housman

After years of hopeful struggle, Al Stone (Jolson) is on his way. "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World", he sings to an appreciative speakeasy crowd. But, as Al discovers, getting there is one thing. Staying there is another. Singing waiter Stone gets his huge break on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Betty Bronson  •  Josephine Dunn  •  Arthur Housman

The Frogmen (1951)

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Robert Wagner  •  Dana Andrews  •  Gary Merrill

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Robert Wagner  •  Dana Andrews  •  Gary Merrill

A Night in the Show (1915)

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Charlotte Mineau  •  Dee Lampton

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Charlie Chaplin  •  Edna Purviance  •  Charlotte Mineau  •  Dee Lampton
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