Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe

director, writer, actor

Richard Thorpe was born on Feb 24, 1896 in USA. Richard Thorpe's big-screen debut came with Burn 'Em Up Barnes directed by George Beranger in 1921, strarring Stephen Thompson. Richard Thorpe is known for The Thin Man Goes Home directed by Richard Thorpe, William Powell stars as Nick Charles and Myrna Loy as Nora Charles. Richard Thorpe has got 1 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Richard Thorpe achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Richard Thorpe plays is The Golden Head which will be released on Sep 08, 2009.

After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in his directors, and Thorpe prided himself on bringing a production in under budget--that would be key to his remarkable longevity in Hollywood. He had no particular style, directing mechanically on the premise of keeping the camera rolling until an actor blew a line--or a scene suffered a mechanical malfunction--and then going back and completing it with a close-up or reaction shot. Mechanical or not, his technique worked. Though he never directed any blockbusters, he was solid and dependable, directing hundreds of movies of all genres for over four decades. He retired in 1967.

  • Birthday

    Feb 24, 1896
  • Place of Birth

    Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Known For


1 wins & 4 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

Movies & TV Shows