George Stevens Moviesby BaxterCallow | created - 27 Sep 2017 | updated - 27 Sep 2017 | Public
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3. Hollywood Party (1934)
Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »
4. Bachelor Bait (1934)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance
A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »
5. Kentucky Kernels (1934)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Music
The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the ... See full summary »
8. Alice Adams (1935)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A poor socialite struggles in her newfound courtship due to the limitations imposed by her working-class family and unstable father.
That George Stevens' direction captures the wistfulness of Katharine Hepburn's superb histrionism, and yet has not sacrificed audience values at the altar of too much drabness and prosaic realism, is an achievement of no small order.
10. Swing Time (1936)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Of all of the places the movies have created, one of the most magical and enduring is the universe of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
11. Quality Street (1937)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.
Given the cast and the director, this is very disappointing.
12. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »
Astaire and his vet terp aide, Hermes Pan, have devised four corking dance routines which director George Stevens has expertly envisioned and mounted.
13. Vivacious Lady (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.
Vivacious Lady is entertainment of the highest order and broadest appeal.
14. Gunga Din (1939)
Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.
Stevens's deliberate pacing serves the comedy remarkably well, although the action scenes are blunted by too-careful compositions and artsy cutting.
15. Vigil in the Night (1940)
Approved | 96 min | Drama
A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.
16. Penny Serenade (1941)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.
George Stevens' direction and the excellence of the stars' playing make the film.
17. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
As the first romantic-comedy pairing of Tracey and Hepburn, the stars' chemistry is off to a working start and the film's sparkling comedy smooths out any rough patches.
18. The Talk of the Town (1942)
Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
It may be off beam in its philosophy, but its quality of humor is not strained.
19. The More the Merrier (1943)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War
During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.
A sparkling and effervescing piece of entertainment.
20. On Our Merry Way (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.
21. I Remember Mama (1948)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family
The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.
A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy.
22. A Place in the Sun (1951)
Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.
A good example of the kind of soporific nonsense that won rave reviews and armloads of Academy Awards back in the 50s, while the finest work of Ford, Hawks, and Hitchcock was being ignored.
23. Something to Live For (1952)
Approved | 89 min | Drama
An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.
24. Shane (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Votes: 36,127 | Gross: $20.00M
There are intriguing mysteries in Shane, puzzles and challenges, not least in the title character and the way he is played by Alan Ladd.
25. Giant (1956)
G | 201 min | Drama, Western
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.
26. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Votes: 11,741 | Gross: $5.01M
Represents Stevens at the height of his pretentiousness and the depths of his accomplishment.
27. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 8,892 | Gross: $15.47M
The prophets should speak with respect of this $20 million Biblical epic.
28. The Only Game in Town (1970)
M/PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Joe plans on winning five thousand dollars and leaving Las Vegas, Nevada. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
Votes: 848 | Gross: $3.27M