Sidney Lanfield


Director

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
Director
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Director
Follow the Sun (1951)
Director
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Director
Station West (1948)
Director
Where There's Life (1947)
Director
The Trouble with Women (1947)
Director
The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
Director
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Director
Standing Room Only (1944)
Director
The Meanest Man in the World (1943)
Director
Let's Face It (1943)
Director
The Lady Has Plans (1942)
Director
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Director
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Director
Swanee River (1940)
Director
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939)
Add'l scenes Director
Tail Spin (1939)
Fill-In Director
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Director
Second Fiddle (1939)
Director
Always Goodbye (1938)
Director
One in a Million (1937)
Director
Thin Ice (1937)
Director
Wake Up and Live (1937)
Director
Love and Hisses (1937)
Director
King of Burlesque (1936)
Director
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)
Director
Half Angel (1936)
Director
Red Salute (1935)
Director
Hold 'Em Yale (1935)
Director
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Fill-In Director
Born to Be Bad (1934)
Director of addl scenes
Moulin Rouge (1934)
Director
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Director
Broadway Bad (1933)
Director
Dance Team (1932)
Director
Hat Check Girl (1932)
Director
Society Girl (1932)
Director
Hush Money (1931)
Director
Three Girls Lost (1931)
Director
Cheer Up and Smile (1930)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Hush Money (1931)
Story
Happy Days (1930)
Story
Big Time (1929)
Adaptation
Big Time (1929)
Dial
Romance of the Underworld (1928)
Story
Don't Marry (1928)
Story

Music (Feature Film)

Big Time (1929)
Composer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Three Girls Lost (1931)
Company
Hush Money (1931)
Company

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Tap (1989)
Other
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Other

Director (Special)

My Darling Judge (1961)
Director
I Was a Bloodhound (1959)
Director

Producer (Special)

My Darling Judge (1961)
Producer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Lemon Drop Kid, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Damon Runyon Wrote Joining the prologue, citing Damon Runyon and meeting Bob Hope, title character, a.k.a. Sidney Milburn, hustling two greenhorns (Oliver Blake, Billie Bird) at a Florida track, the remake of the 1934 Lee Tracy version, The Lemon Drop Kid, 1951, also starring Jane Darwell and Lloyd Nolan.
Station West (1948) -- (Movie Clip) He Picks A Good Fight Emerging from an Arizona saloon, sometime after a military gold robbery, Dick Powell, who’s still pretty much a stranger to us, follows a soldier (Steve Brodie) with whom he argued, when some neat exposition introduces Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Caslon, and Tom Powers as Capt. Iles, in Station West, 1948.
Station West (1948) -- (Movie Clip) I Like The Way You Sing Casing the saloon in the Arizona town where he’s arrived after the death of two soldiers in a gold shipment robbery, Dick Powell, whose name we haven’t learned, observes the almost implausibly attractive singer (Jane Greer), then meets a testy Army man (Steve Brodie) and a barkeep (John Doucette), in Station West, 1948.
Station West (1948) -- (Movie Clip) I Ain't Dead Yet Straight from a Burl Ives vocal under the credits, the aftermath of a gold robbery and Dick Powell arriving in town, the exterior certainly Sedona, Az, probably day-for-night, where Burl as the innkeeper resumes the song, opening director Sidney Lanfield’s taut, overlooked Western, Station West, 1948, also starring Jane Greer.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Boogie Barcarolle Dance director Robert (Fred Astaire) takes a call from frisky financier Cortland (Robert Benchley), then rehearses with not-intimidated Sheila (Rita Hayworth), their first on-screen dance together and a Cole Porter tune, early in You'll Never Get Rich, 1941.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye Rita Hayworth and her presumptive mother-in-law arriving at the base, then a special treatment of Cole Porter's Oscar-nominated original, Lucius "Dusty" Brooks' vocal, Fred Astaire's unorthodox tap solo, Robert Alton choreography, in Columbia's You'll Never Get Rich, 1941.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) -- (Movie Clip) So Near And Yet So Far Their feuding characters persuaded to perform together, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in their first musical as a team, dancing to a Cole Porter original, staged by Robert Alton, in the Columbia hit You'll Never Get Rich, 1941.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) What Makes A WAVE? Esther Williams as outstanding U.S. Navy WAVES recruit Whitney, gets chosen as her company officer, and celebrates with a song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, supported by all five DeMarco sisters, in MGM’s Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) What Good Is A Gal? (Without A Guy?) Three “WAVES” (In WWII lingo, Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Service), Esther Williams, Vivian Blaine blonde Yancy, Joan Evans redhead Mary Kate, on leave in Chicago short of ideas, but with an original song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, in MGM’s Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Glad To Have You Aboard Having arrived each with their own back-stories and character sketches, their first morning in the barracks, Joan Evans as Mary Kate, Vivian Blaine as Yancy leading the song by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane, finding top-billed Esther Williams, and a fancy MGM montage, in Skirts Ahoy!, 1952.
Lemon Drop Kid, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Flashy Dresser Busted in New York for impersonating Santa, Bob Hope (the title character, a Florida racetrack tout) visited by "Sam The Surgeon" (Harry Bellaver), enforcer for the gangster he has to pay off by Christmas, then rescued by his gal Brainey (Marilyn Maxwell), in the Damon Runyon story The Lemon Drop Kid, 1951.
Lemon Drop Kid, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Friends At The Ritz Still dressed for Florida and the racetrack, Bob Hope (title character) back in New York scrambling to pay back a gangster by Christmas, runs into old pal Nellie (Jane Darwell) with her landlord, early in the 1951 version of the Damon Runyon story, The Lemon Drop Kid.

Companions

Shirley Mason
Wife
Actor. Died.

Bibliography