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George Cukor
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Country: USA

Biography: George Cukor (b. 7 July 1899) was an Academy Award-winning American film director. Despite his few ventures into film noir, Cukor was best known for a light-hearted mixture of sophistication and bandbox Hollywood corn at its best. His amazing ability to coax performances from divas (male and female) made him both a valuable team player and the savior of more than one film career.

Total Titles at Criticker: 57 - You've Seen 57

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Titles You've Ranked (57)
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The Blue Bird The Blue Bird (1976)
Summary: A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities. (imdb)
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A Woman A Woman's Face (1941)
Summary: A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. (imdb)
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Desire Me Desire Me (1947)
Summary: Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, and Jean goes to see Marise, confirming the news she had gotten already about Paul's death. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the stories Paul told him, and wants to stay with her in the seaside town in Brittany where Paul owned a small business.
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Girls About Town Girls About Town (1931)
Summary: Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman portray what used to be euphemistically labelled "good time girls". They work the convention circuit, providing companionship and other favors for tired business men--who of course lavish the girls with expensive gifts. Francis spoils this little set-up by falling for poor but virtuous Joel McCrea. Meanwhile, Tashman continues plying her trade with wealthy Eugene Pallette, whose wife responds not with jealousy but by trying to imitate Tashman's style! (TCM.com)
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Susan and God Susan and God (1940)
Summary: Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found religious experience with her closest friends - only to drive them crazy. Meanwhile, her husband Barrie, and daughter Blossom yearn for a stable family life. Barrie will even become sober, hoping that Susan will heed her own advice, and save their marriage and family. (imdb)
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Our Betters Our Betters (1933)
Summary: An American heiress marries into the British nobility. (TCM.com)
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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Summary: Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families. (TCM.com)
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Edward, My Son Edward, My Son (1949)
Summary: Arnold Boult is determined to make his son a success at all costs. He commits arson, causes two suicides, and bribes people. His wife, unable to leave him, becomes alcoholic and dies. His son is killed. After doing time in prison he searches for his illegitimate grandson. (imdb)
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Song Without End Song Without End (1960)
Summary: Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess. (tcm.com)
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Heller in Pink Tights Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Summary: Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West. (imdb)
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Bhowani Junction Bhowani Junction (1956)
Summary: Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India. (imdb)
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Wild Is the Wind Wild Is the Wind (1957)
Summary: Giola, marries widowed rancher Gino (Anthony Quinn), who is haunted by the memory of his first spouse. The situation is dicier in Wind, since Italian immigrant Gino's deceased wife was Giola's sister. Eventually tiring of her husband's mood swings, Giola turns to his son, Bene (Anthony Franciosa), for emotional and sexual gratification. (imdb)
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A Bill of Divorcement A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
Summary: A man, Hilary Fairfield returns home after fifteen years in a mental asylum. However, he finds things are not the way they were when he left. (imdb)
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A Life of Her Own A Life of Her Own (1950)
Summary: An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man. (TCM.com)
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Her Cardboard Lover Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Summary: A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The problem is that the "phony" boyfriend is actually really in love with her. (imdb)
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The Virtuous Sin The Virtuous Sin (1930)
Summary: Marya (Kay Francis) gets friendly with Gen. Platoff (Walter Huston) in order to save her husband Victor (Kenneth MacKenna) from being executed.
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Winged Victory Winged Victory (1944)
Summary: Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some. (imdb)
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Tarnished Lady Tarnished Lady (1931)
Summary: Nancy Courtney, a once wealthy socialite, has had to struggle to maintain a facade of prosperity ever since her father's death. Although she loves writer DeWitt Taylor, who is indifferent to amassing a fortune, her mother urges her to marry stockbroker Norman Cravath instead. Nancy acquiesces to her mother's wishes but, despite the fact her new husband does everything he can to please her, she is miserable in her marriage.
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Grumpy Grumpy (1930)
Summary: George Cukor received his first film directorial credit for Grumpy, though he was contractually bound to share billing with Broadway director Cyril Gardner. Cyril Maude recreates his stage role as a cranky retired lawyer with the requisite 14-carat heart. The lawyer's daughter (Frances Dade) has a boyfriend who is accused of stealing a valuable diamond. Setting his nightcap and pacing around his living room in his pajamas, "Grumpy" solves the case. (allmovie.com)
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The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (1973)  - TV Movie
Summary: Documentary including interviews with George Cukor about his work and importance in the begginins of movie history.
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Zaza Zaza (1938)
Summary: A sexy singer in a French music hall falls in love with a handsome, but married, aristocrat. (imdb)
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Rockabye Rockabye (1932)
Summary: Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her antecedents. But she has not loved well or wisely as she learns when she tries to adopt a baby. (imdb)
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Rich and Famous Rich and Famous (1981)
Summary: Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: "trash" fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature. (imdb)
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The Corn Is Green The Corn Is Green (1979)  - TV Movie
Summary: A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him. (imdb)
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The Chapman Report The Chapman Report (1962)
Summary: Inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four women (Claire Bloom, Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters and Glynis Johns) with four separate sexual hangups, ranging from frigidity to nymphomania. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. plays a research psychologist who becomes entangled with Fonda, the young woman suffering from emotional frigidity.
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Love Among the Ruins Love Among the Ruins (1975)  - TV Movie
Summary: An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the only way to win this case and protect her assets is to destroy her reputation. (imdb)
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Justine Justine (1969)
Summary: In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally discovers that she is involved in a plot against the British, meant to arm the Jewish underground in Palestine. The plot finally fails, Justine is sent to jail and Darley decides to return to England. (imdb)
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A Double Life A Double Life (1947)
Summary: Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy. (imdb)
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Two-Faced Woman Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Summary: Ski instructor Karin (Garbo) meets magazine man Larry (Douglas) and the two marry quickly, without really knowing one another. Work calls Larry back to New York, though Karin refuses to go. In the city, Larry spends time with his ex-love, Griselda (Bennett). When Karin attempts to surprise Larry with a visit, she stumbles upon him and Griselda together. Unseen by her husband, she decides to pose as her own twin, Katherine, and tempt Larry away from both his ex and Karin.
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Camille Camille (1936)
Summary: Marguerite is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval... (imdb)
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A Star Is Born A Star Is Born (1954)
Summary: Drunken waining movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night... (imdb)
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Gaslight Gaslight (1944)
Summary: Paula's aunt Alice Alquist, a famous entertainer, is murdered in her home. Paula, who lives with her aunt finds the body... (imdb)
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The Marrying Kind The Marrying Kind (1952)
Summary: Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the marriage can be saved. (imdb)
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David Copperfield David Copperfield (1935)
Summary: When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child... (imdb)
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The Women The Women (1939)
Summary: Wealthy Mary Haines is unaware her husband is having an affair with shopgirl Crystal Allen. Sylvia Fowler... (imdb)
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Holiday Holiday (1938)
Summary: Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels (imdb)
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Dinner at Eight Dinner at Eight (1933)
Summary: Social climbing Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a bunch of New York society types, each of whom has much to reveal. (imdb)
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (1939)
Summary: American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. (imdb)
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The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Summary: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (imdb)
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The Philadelphia Story The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Summary: When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (imdb)
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The Royal Family of Broadway The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
Summary: Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting... (imdb)
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My Fair Lady My Fair Lady (1964)
Summary: A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (imdb)
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Pat and Mike Pat and Mike (1952)
Summary: Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. (imdb)
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The Model and the Marriage Broker The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
Summary: Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married man and fixing her up with a nice radiologist. Of course things go wrong... (imdb)
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The Actress The Actress (1953)
Summary: Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman's spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City. (imdb)
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Travels with My Aunt Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Summary: At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings, who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure, as she attempts to rescue an old lover. (imdb)
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What Price Hollywood? What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Summary: Brown Derby waitress Mary Evans befriends seldom-sober director Max Carey and is soon in the big-time. She hooks eastern millionaire Lonnie Borden but he soon tires of the Hollywood lifestyle and of playing second fiddle to a star. Carey looks on with interest when he can see straight. (imdb)
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Keeper of the Flame Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Summary: Journalist Steve O'Malley is writing a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. The man's widow Christine cooperates, and Steve learns that she could have warned him of the bridge but chose not to. (IMDb)
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Les Girls Les Girls (1957)
Summary: After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashômon (1950)-style narrative presents the story from three points of view. Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry (Gene Kelly), while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story. (imdb)
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Something Something's Got to Give (1962)  - Short Film
Summary: Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed. (imdb)
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Little Women Little Women (1933)
Summary: Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by thier beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. (imdb)
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I I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
Summary: Ginger Rogers is a convict released from state penitentiary for a Christmas leave. On the train, she meets Sergeant Joseph Cotton who has been released from a mental hospital and she invites him home for dinner. (imdb)
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Born Yesterday Born Yesterday (1950)
Summary: Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn. Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to see if he can soften her rough edges and make her more presentable in capital society... (imdb)
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Let Let's Make Love (1960)
Summary: Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda. (imdb)
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It Should Happen to You It Should Happen to You (1954)
Summary: Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself... (imdb)
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Sylvia Scarlett Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
Summary: Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." (imdb)
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Adam Adam's Rib (1949)
Summary: When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. (imdb)