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Leo McCarey : from Marx to McCarthy

Author: Wes D Gehring
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 117.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in his Hollywood career, Leo McCarey honed his skills by working with some of the great names of comedy, including Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, and the Marx Brothers, whose 1933 classic, Duck Soup, McCarey directed. Later, as either writer or director, McCarey was responsible for a number of classic films, including Ruggles of Red Gap, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Make Way for Tomorrow, My Favorite Wife,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Leo McCarey; Leo McCarey; Leo McCarey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wes D Gehring
ISBN: 0810852632 9780810852631
OCLC Number: 55220231
Description: xxii, pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The early years --
Silent film beginnings and Charley Chase --
McCarey teams and molds Laurel & Hardy --
The early features --
Eddie Cantor, Ernest Hemingway, and the Marx Brothers --
From personality comedians to an attempted kidnapping --
Laughton, Lincoln, and Lloyd --
Rethinking a career and a memorable 1937 --
A cowboy, a cruise, a crash, and Cary --
From dark comedy to Father O'Malley --
From O'Malley to McCarthy --
Odd projects and final films.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 117.
Responsibility: Wes D. Gehring.

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This first full-length biography of a legendary and award-winning Hollywood writer, producer, and director (Duck Soup, My Favorite Wife, An Affair to Remember, Going My Way, andThe Bells of St.  Read more...

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Leo McCarey directed Laurel and Hardy in their first team efforts, Carey Grant and Irene Dunne in the Awful Truth, and Bing Crosby in Bells of St. Mary's, to cite just a few examples from a film Read more...

 
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