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

August 17, 2020

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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 Brothers, 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). The latter film won the Best Picture Academy Award that year, 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.[4] His gravesite is at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Films directed by Harry Beaumont

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)