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Lloyd Bacon (1889–1955)


One of the workhorses in Warner Brothers' stable of directors in the 1930s, Lloyd Bacon didn't have a career as loaded with classic films as many of his more famous contemporaries. What few "classics" he had his hand in (42nd Street (1933), Footlight Parade (1933)) are so overshadowed by the dazzling surrealistic choreography of Busby Berkeley ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wonder Bar Director
(1934)
Marked Woman Director
(1937)
Stark Mad Director
(1929)
42nd Street Director
(1933)

Filmography

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 1951 Golden Girl
 1951 The Frogmen
 1945 Captain Eddie
 1942 Silver Queen
 1942 Larceny, Inc
 1941 Navy Blues
 1937 Submarine D-1
 1937 San Quentin
 1937 Marked Woman
 1936 Sons o' Guns
 1935 Frisco Kid
 1935 In Caliente
 1934 Wonder Bar
 1933 42nd Street
 1932 Crooner
 1932 Alias the Doctor (uncredited)
 1931 Kept Husbands
 1931 Sit Tight
 1930 Moby Dick
 1929 So Long Letty
 1929 Honky Tonk
 1929 No Defense
 1929 Stark Mad
 1928 The Question of Today (Short)
 1927 Smith's Customer (Short)
 1927 Finger Prints
 1926 A Prodigal Bridegroom (Short)
 1926 Two Lips in Holland (Short)
 1926 Circus Today (Short)
 1926 Meet My Girl (Short)
 1926 The Funnymooners (Short)
 1926/I Wide Open Faces (Short)
 1925 The Window Dummy (Short)
 1925 Isn't Love Cuckoo? (Short)
 1925 Take Your Time (Short)
 1925 Good Morning, Madam! (Short)
 1925 A Rainy Knight (Short)
 1925 Hurry, Doctor! (Short)
 1925 Good Morning, Nurse (Short)
 1925 He Who Gets Smacked (Short)
 1925 Merrymakers (Short)
 1925 The Raspberry Romance (Short)
 1925 The Wild Goose Chaser (Short)
 1924 Empty Heads (Short)
 1924 Don't Fail (Short)
 1924 Wedding Showers (Short)
 1924 Good Morning (Short)
 1923 The Host (Short)
 1923 Radio Romeo (Short)
 1923 F.O.B. (Short)
 1923 Uneasy Feet (Short)
 1923 Extra! Extra! (Short)
 1923 No Luck (Short)
 1922 The Educator (Short)
 1922 The Speeder (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Cinderella Man" on Broadway. Produced by David Belasco. NOTE: Bacon was also in the Los Angeles production and the US tour. See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

James Cagney illustrated how Bacon worked by telling a story about shooting Picture Snatcher (1933), a Warner Bros. "quickie". Before they were to shoot a particular scene, Bacon said, "Alright, let's just do a quick run-through before we start shooting". The cast and crew went through their paces, and Bacon yelled, "OK, cut". Cagney then asked how long it would be before they actually shot the ... See more »

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