Directors: Thorpe, Richard–MGM Contract Director, Filmography, Prolific

Selected Filmography

N: Over 60



Rarin’ to Go (1924)
Gold and Grit (1925)
The Bandit Buster (1926)
The Bonanza Buckaroo (1926)
The Dangerous Dub (1926)
The Twin Triggers (1926)
Deuce High (1926)
The Fighting Cheat (1926)
Rawhide (1926)
Between Dangers (1927)
The Cyclone Cowboy (1927)
White Pebbles (1927)
The Interferin’ Gent (1927)
The Desert of the Lost (1927)
The Meddlin’ Stranger (1927)
Ride ’em High (1927)
The Obligin’ Buckaroo (1927)
Soda Water Cowboy (1927)
The Cowboy Cavalier (1928)
The Ballyhoo Buster (1928)
The Flyin’ Buckaroo (1928)
Saddle Mates (1928)
The Valley of Hunted Men (1928)
Desperate Courage (1928)
Vultures of the Sea (1928)
The Vanishing West (1928)


The Fatal Warning (1929)
Border Romance (1929)
The King of the Kongo (1929)


The Utah Kid (1930)
The Dude Wrangler (1930)
The Lady From Nowhere (1931)
Slightly Married (1932)
Murder at Dawn (1932)
The Secrets of Wu Sin (1932)
Women Won’t Tell (1932)
Cross-Examination (1932)
Forbidden Company (1932)
The King Murder (1932)
Escapade (1932)
Forgotten (1933)
Notorious but Nice (1933)
Green Eyes (1934)
Secret of the Chateau (1934)
Cheating Cheaters (1934), Fay Wray
Last of the Pagans (1935)
Strange Wives (1935)
Tarzan Escapes (1936) with Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan
Night Must Fall (1937) with Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell
Dangerous Number (1937) with Ann Sothern and Robert Young
Man-Proof (1938) Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon
The Toy Wife (1938) with Luise Rainer, Melvyn Douglas
Love Is a Headache (1938) with Franchot Tone
The Crowd Roars (1938) with Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan, and Maureen O’Sullivan
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) with Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, and William Frawley


20 Mule Team (1940), Wallace Beery

Wyoming (1940), Wallace Beery

The Earl of Chicago (1940), Robert Montgomery

Barnacle Bill (1941), Wallace Beery

The Bad Man (1941), Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Ronald Reagan

Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942), Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan

White Cargo (1942), Hedy Lamarr

Above Suspicion (1943), Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray

Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), Van Johnson, June Allyson

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) with William Powell and Myrna Loy
Thrill of a Romance (1945) with Esther Williams
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) with Hedy Lamarr and Robert Walker
Fiesta (1947) with Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán

This Time for Keeps (1947) with Esther Williams and Jimmy Durante

On an Island with You (1948), Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante

A Date with Judy (1948), Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor

Malaya (1949), Spencer Tracy and James Stewart

Big Jack (1949) Wallace Beery, Richard Conte, Marjorie Main, Edward Arnold

Challenge to Lassie (1949), Donald Crisp, Alan Napier


1950s: 19

Black Hand (1950), Gene Kelly

Three Little Words (1950) with Fred Astaire, Red Skelton

The Great Caruso (1951), Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth

The Unknown Man (1951), Walter Pidgeon

Vengeance Valley (1951), Burt Lancaster

Carbine Williams (1952) with James Stewart

Ivanhoe (1952), Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, James Mason

The Girl Who Had Everything (1953), Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell

Knights of the Round Table (1953), Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner

All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953), Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger

Athena (1954) with Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds

The Student Prince (1954), based on the famous operetta, Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, singing voice of Mario Lanza.

The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955), Robert Taylor and Robert Morley

Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957), Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone

Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957), Dean Martin (Martin’s first solo movie)

Jailhouse Rock (1957) with Elvis Presley

Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959), Robert Taylor, Anthony Newley

The House of the Seven Hawks (1959), Robert Taylor


1960s: 9

The Honeymoon Machine (1961), Steve McQueen

The Tartars (1961), Orson Welles

The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962), Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss

Follow the Boys (1963), Paula Prentiss

Fun in Acapulco (1963), Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress

The Golden Head (1964), George Sanders, Buddy Hackett

The Truth About Spring (1964), Hayley Mills

That Funny Feeling (1965), Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O’Connor

The Last Challenge (1967), Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson