Oscar Directors: Beaumont, Harry–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

Research in Progress: Oct 27, 2021

Harry Beaumont Career Summary:

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Nationality: US

Education: No Data

Training: No Data

First Film: 1918; silent; aged 30

First Oscar Nomination: 1

Other Nominations: The Broadway Melody, 1930; aged 42

Genre (specialties): diverse

Collaborators: several films with Joan Crawford

Last Film: 1948; aged 58

Contract: various studios

Career Output: better known for silent

Career Span: 1918-1948 (30 years);

Marriage: actress Hazel Daly


Retirement: 1948; aged 58

Death: 1966; aged 78 (last film at 58, 20 years before he died)

Harry Beaumont (February 10, 1888 – December 22, 1966), an American film director, actor, and screenwriter, worked for various production companies including Fox, Goldwyn, Metro, Warner, and MGM.

Beaumont’s greatest successes were during the silent film era, when he directed films including John Barrymore’s Beau Brummel (1924) and the silent youth movie Our Dancing Daughters (1928), featuring Joan Crawford.

He then directed MGM’s first talkie musical, The Broadway Melody (1929), which won the Best Picture Oscar, and Beaumont was nominated for Best Director.

Beaumont was married to actress Hazel Daly. The couple had twin daughters Anne and Geraldine, born in 1922.

On December 22, 1966, Beaumont died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.



Thirty a Week (1918)

Brown of Harvard (1918)

A Man and His Money (1919)

Lord and Lady Algy (1919)

The Gay Lord Quex (1919)

Toby’s Bow (1919)

Officer 666 (1920)

June Madness (1922)

Seeing’s Believing (1922)

Glass Houses (1922)

The Five Dollar Baby (1922)

The Gold Diggers (1923)

Main Street (1923)

A Noise in Newboro (1923)Crinoline and Romance (1923)Beau Brummel (1924)The Lover of Camille (1924)A Lost Lady (1924)Recompense (1925)His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1925)Womanpower (1926)Sandy (1926)One Increasing Purpose (1927)Forbidden Hours (1928)

Our Dancing Daughters (1928)


A Single Man (1929)

The Broadway Melody (1929)

Speedway (1929)

Great Day (1930)

Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)

Children of Pleasure (1930)

The Florodora Girl (1930)

Those Three French Girls (1930)

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Laughing Sinners (1931)

West of Broadway (1931)

Are You Listening (1932)

Unashamed (1932)

Faithless (1932)

Made on Broadway (1933)

When Ladies Meet (1933)

Should Ladies Behave (1933)

Murder in the Private Car (1934)

Enchanted April (1935)

The Girl on the Front Page (1936)

When’s Your Birthday? (1937)

Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

Up Goes Maisie (1946)

The Show-Off (1946)

Undercover Maisie (1947)

Alias a Gentleman (1948)