Leo McCarey


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Leo McCarey

American screenwriter and director Leo McCarey (1898-1969) directed his first feature film, The Sophomore, in 1929, having previously made the short Putting Pants on Philip (1927), for which he received credit for creating the famous duo Laurel and Hardy. The Awful Truth (1937) earned him his first Oscar for Best Director, which he also won for Going My Way (1944), a film that won Best Picture and Best Screenplay as well. An ardent opponent of Communism, his last film was Satan Never Sleeps (1962), a platonic love story with anti-Communist undertones.

1962 Satan Never Sleeps
1958 Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys!
1957 An Affair to Remember
1952 My Son John
1948 Good Sam

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