Walter Lang

Walter Lang

1896 - 1972

The director Walter Lang began his film career as a clerk for a film production company.
He worked his way up from an assistance director to a main director in the next years and with the movie "The Red Kimona" (25) he realised his first movie as a director.

Afterwards he shot other movies like "The Earth Woman" (26), "The Ladybird" (27), "Sally in Our Alley" (27), "Alice Through a Looking Glass" (28) and "The Spirit of Youth" (29).

After a brief and unsuccessful try to establish himself as an artist in painting in Paris he returned to the film business and he realised numerous movies in the 30s like "Hello Sister" (30), "The Big Fight" (30), "Hell Bound" (31), "Meet the Baron" (33), "The Mighty Barnum" (34), "Top of the Town" (37) and "The Little Princess" (39) with Shirley Temple in the leading role.

He was signed by 20th Century-Fox since the middle of the 30's and he became well-known as a director of the very popular musical movies of that time which represented the main success of 20th Century-Fox in the 40s and 50s.

To his well-known movies of those decades belong "Star Dust" (40), "Tin Pan Alley" (40), "Moon Over Miami" (41), "Coney Island" (43), "Greenwich Village" (44), "Sentimental Journey" (46), "When My Baby Smiles at Me" (48), "Cheaper by the Dozen" (50), "On the Riviera" (51), "Call Me Madam" (53), "There's No Business Like Show Business" (54), "The King and I" (56) and "But Not for Me" (59).

His last movies came at the beginning of the 60s into being, afterwards he retired from the film business. His last movies were "Can-Can" (60) and "Snow White and the Three Stooges" (61).

Walter Lang was married with the actress Madalynne Field. Their son Richard Lang became a movie director too.

Other movies from Walter Lang (Director):
The Golden Web (26) Money to Burn (26) The Satin Woman (27) By Whose Hand? (27) The College Hero (27) The Night Flyer (28) The Desert Bride (28) Cock o' the Walk (30) The Costello Case (30) Brothers (30) Command Performance (31) Women Go on Forever (31) No More Orchids (32) The Warrior's Husband (33) Whom the Gods Destroy (34) The Party's Over (34) Carnival (35) Hooray for Love (35) Love Before Breakfast (36) Wife, Doctor and Nurse (37) Second Honeymoon (37) The Baroness and the Butler (38) I'll Give a Million (38) Susannah of the Mounties (39) The Blue Bird (40) The Great Profile (40) Week-End in Havana (41) Song of the Islands (42) The Magnificent Dope (42) State Fair (45) Claudia and David (46) Mother Wore Tights (47) Sitting Pretty (48) You're My Everything (48) The Jackpot (50) With a Song in My Heart (52) Desk Set (57) The Marriage-Go-Round (61) 

The Satin Woman (27) RAcetrack (33) The Warrior's Husband (33) 

Lady Tubbs (35) 

Amor in Montagna (32)