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Clarence Brown

Clarence Brown

Date of Birth: 10 May 1890

Country: USA

Biography: Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director.

Total Credits at Criticker: 1 (Actor), 45 (Director), 1 (Writer)

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    National Velvet
    Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him "all the roads in the Kingdom" to travel... (imdb)
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    The Gorgeous Hussy
    President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both. (imdb)
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    Anna Christie
    It has been 15 years since Chris has sent 5 year old Anna to live with relatives in St. Paul, and now she is coming back... (imdb)
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    Flesh and the Devil
    Leo and Ulrich are life long friends. Home, on leave from their military training, Leo sees the beautiful Felicitas at the railroad station... (imdb)
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    Angels in the Outfield
    A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager... (imdb)
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    Anna Karenina
    This version of the Tolstoy classic lingers longer in Moscow during the weeks that follow the initial meeting of the starstruck lovers-to-be Vronsky and Anna Karenina (imdb)
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    Romance
    Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of Rita and himself. Rita was an Opera Star singing in New York who was at a party given by Cornelius... (imdb)
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    The Yearling
    Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves ? (imdb)
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    The Human Comedy
    Homer Macauley remains in a small town looking after his widowed mother and younger brother. Homer's older brother is fighting the war in Europe. (imdb)
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    Wife vs. Secretary
    Linda Stanhope isn't jealous of beautiful Whitey Wilson, secretary to her magazine publisher husband Van ... until his mother plants the seed of doubt. (imdb)
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    The Eagle
    Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father's lands have been taken by the evil Kyrilla Troekouroff, and his father dies. He dons a black mask, and becomes the outlaw The Black Eagle... (imdb)
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    Of Human Hearts
    This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm. It is a rich story about striving for excellence, the tension of father-son rebellion, and the love of a mother that can never die. (imdb)
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    A Woman of Affairs
    Even when Diana, Neville and David played together as children, Diana knew that she loved Nevs. But Morton, Nevs' father, did not like any Merrick. Since Nevs did not have any money, Morton sent him off to Egypt to work and also talked him out of marrying Diana before he left... (imdb)
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    Emma
    A wealthy man marries his family's longtime housekeeper, Emma Thatcher (Marie Dressler). After his death under somewhat mysterious circumstances, three of his four children turn on Emma and she is accused of murder.
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    A Free Soul
    Stephen Ashe, an upper class alcoholic defense attourney, successfully defends local mobster Ace Wilfong in a murder case. After his daughter Jan Ashe breaks her engagement to polo player Dwight Winthrop and starts an affair with Wilfong, she finds that the liason is not easily severed when she wants out. Winthrop earns Miss Ashe's true affections by killing Wilfong to break his grip on her. Now the question is, can Stephen Ashe save Winthrop with an impassioned defense speech to the jury? (imdb)
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    Chained
    A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.
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    The Last of the Mohicans
    As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye. (imdb)
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    Plymouth Adventure
    The film tells a fictionalized version of the Pilgrims' voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to North America aboard the Mayflower. During the long sea voyage, Capt. Christopher Jones (Spencer Tracy) falls in love with Dorothy Bradford (Gene Tierney), the wife of William Bradford (Leo Genn) . The love triangle is resolved in a tragic way at the film's conclusion. Lloyd Bridges provides comic relief as the stowaway, Coppin. (wikipedia)
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    Song of Love
    Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms. (imdb)
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    The Rains Came
    An Indian aristocrat Rama Safti returns from medical training in the U.S. to give his life to the poor folk of Ranchipur. Lady Edwina and her drunken artist ex-lover Ransome get in the way, but everyone shapes up when faced by plague, earthquakes and flooding. (imdb)
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    To Please a Lady
    Racecar driver Clark Gable is at the wheel, but journalist Barbara Stanwyck is in control as she exposes his fierce, speed-demon tactics in the revved-up star vehicle 'To Please a Lady'. Racing sequences ranging from dirt-track events to the Indianapolis 500 set the pace for this high-octane romance featuring Gable at his manliest and Stanwyck at her savviest. (Warner)
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    Conquest
    After a brief informal meeting two months earlier when they were impressed with each other, Countess Marie Walewska formally meets Napoleon Bonaparte at a ball in Warsaw. When Napoleon notes her husband is three times her age, and as he is taken with her charms, he unsuccessfully tries to seduce her (imdb)
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    Intruder in the Dust
    Rural Mississippi in the 1940s: Lucas Beauchamp, a local black man with a reputation of not kowtowing to whites, is found standing over the body of a dead white man, holding a pistol that has recently been fired. (imdb)
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    Edison, the Man
    In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He's on his way with invention of an early form of stock market ticker. (imdb)
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    It\
    The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables represent a broad cross-section of the American experience: the elderly woman whose pride is injured when she's forgotten in the latest census; the novice minister more pleased with the sound of his own voice than with the needs of his congregation; and more... (imdb)
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    Letty Lynton
    Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. (imdb)
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    Come Live with Me
    Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be deported from the USA, her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Barton Kendrick is already married! She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and proposes a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas. (imdb)
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    Idiot\
    A hoofer and a fake Russian countess are caught behind enemy lines at the outbreak of World War II. (imdb)
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    Possessed
    Marion is a factory worker who hopes to trade the assembly line, for a beautiful penthouse apartment. Mark Whitney, a wealthy and influential lawyer can make her dreams come true, but there is only one problem, he will give her everything but a marriage proposal. Will this affair ever lead to marriage? (imdb)
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    Sadie McKee
    A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity. (imdb)
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    They Met in Bombay
    In India, Gerald Meldrich, a smooth jewel thief has met his match, Anya Van Duran, a female jewel thief. After both ruin each others plan to steal the royal pendant--they decide to join forces. Are two thieves better than one? (imdb)
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    Navy Blues
    MGM house director Clarence Brown's first all-talkie, this pleasantly innocuous comedy drama stars William Haines as Jack Kelly, a carefree sailor picking up innocent Alice Brown (Anita Page) at a Ladies' Uplift Society Dance.
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    Inspiration
    Yvonne is a Parisian woman with a disreputable past. When this past returns to haunt her, she decides to leave her boyfriend in order to preserve his honor. Later, she returns to him, but the couple have many more trials to face.
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    Ah, Wilderness!
    Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence. (imdb)
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    The White Cliffs of Dover
    An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars. (TCM.com)
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    Night Flight
    This suspense drama was based on a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Riviere (John Barrymore), who operates an air delivery service, is fanatical in his dedication to service, putting prompt delivery before the safety of his men or his fleet after receiving a contract to help transport the mail. Riviere's risk-taking earns him the contempt of his pilots, including Jules (Clark Gable), who, despite his misgivings, does his best to satisfy Riviere's punishing schedule. When Jules is lost after a (allmovie.com)
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    Kiki
    A saucy Parisian dancer, Kiki begins keeping time with theatrical manager Victor Renal (Ronald Colman). Her rival for Renal's affections is icy "legitimate" actress Paulette (Gertrude Astor), but Kiki is willing to go to any lengths to claim her man. (allmovie.com)
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    The Trail of \
    The Klondike gold strike of 1897 inspires fortune-seekers to head for Alaska. Joe and Jim, brothers from South Carolina; Lars, escaping a shrewish wife in Michigan; a poor farmer from Kansas; weathered prospectors from Nevada; and countless others leave San Francisco by ship. The Bulkys head north to open a restaurant, bringing a poor relative, Berna, along to help. On board Berna meets Larry and falls in love... (imdb)
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    Smouldering Fires
    Middle-aged businesswoman Jane Vale (Frederick) falls for Robert Elliott (McGregor), a younger man who works on her production line. Vale awakens to romance and her steely demeanor breaks down. When sparks fly between her beloved younger sister (La Plante) and Elliot, however, Vale must make a difficult decision.
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    The Goose Woman
    A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back in front of the public again. However, the story she comes up with results in her son being arrested for the murder. (imdb)
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    The Son-Daughter
    This dramatic romance is set in 1911 in San Francisco's Chinatown. At this time in China, a major uprising has occurred and the rulers of the Ch'ing dynasty have been overthrown. In order to aide the anti-royalist revolutionaries, a devoted young woman barters herself to a villainous nobleman. (allrovi.com)
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    When in Rome
    During the Vatican Holy Year of 1950, confidence trickster Joe Brewster (Paul Douglas) disguises himself as a priest and heads to the Holy City. It is Brewster's intention to use his faux clerical garb to evade arrest by the American authorities. But through the influence of American priest Father John (Van Johnson), Brewster experiences an epiphany and changes his ways. (allrovi.com)
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    The Light in the Dark
    A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that could be the Holy Grail, which has healing powers and could help her. The thief, touched by her predicament, sets out to steal the goblet and bring it to her. (imdb)
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    The Signal Tower
    A railroad worker accepts a colleague's offer to stay in his home, but when his friend is called out one night to stop a runaway train, he makes a play for the man's wife. (imdb)
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    Looking Forward
    Depression Era story set in London has department store owner (Lewis Stone) facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money. A long-standing employee (Lionel Barrymore) gets fired but finds new life in a home-based bakery. The owner's wife (Benita Hume) can't face life without money, so she runs off with another man. The tables turn, however, when a last-minute reprieve saves the store and a new relationship is forged between the men. (imdb)
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