Search results for "Mervyn LeRoy"


Anthony Adverse (1936) RT 13% / Audience 47%

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Donald Woods  •  Anita Louise

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Warren William  •  Joan Blondell  •  Aline MacMahon  •  Ruby Keeler

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2005

A World War I veteran’s dreams of becoming a master architect evaporate in the cold light of economic realities. Things get even worse when he’s falsely convicted of a crime ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Glenda Farrell  •  Helen Vinson  •  Noel Francis

Little Caesar (1931) RT 91% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Glenda Farrell  •  William Collier

Little Women (1949)

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Peter Lawford  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Elizabeth Taylor

Quo Vadis (1951) RT Audience 100%

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy  •  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

Random Harvest (1942) RT 89% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 2005

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Greer Garson  •  Philip Dorn  •  Susan Peters

The FBI Story (1959) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2006

A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Vera Miles  •  Murray Hamilton  •  Larry Pennell

They Won't Forget (1937) RT Audience 81%

A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Claude Rains  •  Gloria Dickson  •  Edward Norris  •  Otto Kruger

Waterloo Bridge (1940) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2009

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Robert Taylor  •  Lucile Watson  •  Virginia Field




Five Star Final (1931) RT 91% / Audience 77%

An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Marian Marsh  •  H.B. Warner  •  Anthony Bushell

Blossoms in the Dust (1941) RT 25% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2011

Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. They have a son, who is killed when very young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Felix Bressart  •  Marsha Hunt

Madame Curie (1943) RT 83% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jan 2007

Young Polish physics student Marie marries Doctor Pierre Curie, in whose lab she had worked for a while. On their honeymoon they decide to find out what caused the strange ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Henry Travers  •  Albert Bassermann

The House I Live In (1945) RT Audience 64%

Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Teddy Infuhr  •  Harry McKim  •  Merrill Rodin

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2007

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Robert Walker  •  Tim Murdock  •  Don DeFore

Johnny Eager (1941) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 1993

A charming racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Lana Turner  •  Edward Arnold  •  Van Heflin

Three on a Match (1932) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Mary, Vivian and Ruth are old friends who do some catching up after a chance meeting. Of the three women, Vivian, who married successful lawyer Robert, seems to have the most ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Joan Blondell  •  Ann Dvorak  •  Bette Davis  •  Warren William

Unholy Partners (1941)

A crusading newsman (Edward G. Robinson) starts up a tabloid with a gangster (Edward Arnold) as his 50-50 partner.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Edward Arnold  •  Laraine Day  •  Marsha Hunt

Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Director Mervyn LeRoy's 1931 crime drama stars John Gilbert and Leila Hyams.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  John Gilbert  •  Louis Wolheim  •  Leila Hyams  •  Anita Page

Desire Me (1947) RT Audience 20%

A war widow falls in love with the man who informed her of her husband's death.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Mervyn LeRoy  •  Victor Saville  •  Jack Conway
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Richard Hart  •  Morris Ankrum