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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$

Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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The Works of Charles Walters

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Charles Walters
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The Works of Charles Walters

Stage Work: Performer

1931

  • Fanchon and Marco, U.S. tour, summer–fall.

1933

  • LOW AND BEHOLD, opening May 18 at the Pasadena Community Playhouse and July 19 at the Hollywood Music Box (California).

1934

  • NEW FACES OF 1934, opening March 15 at the Fulton Theater.

  • FOOLS RUSH IN, opening December 25 at The Playhouse. Songs introduced by Walters: “I Want to Dance,” “Shoes” (danced and staged).

1935

  • Versailles Club, Fox and Walters, opening February. (Supper club appearances with Dorothy Fox.)

  • PARADE, opening May 20 at the Guild Theater.

  • JUBILEE, opening October 12 at The Imperial Theatre. Songs introduced by Walters: “Just One of Those Things,” “A Picture of Me Without You,” and “Begin the Beguine” (all with June Knight).

1936

  • TRANSATLANTIC RHYTHM, opening October 1 at the Adelphi Theater, London. Songs introduced by Walters: “I Heard a Song in the Taxi” (with (p.256) Dorothy Dare), “Finding You—Losing You” (with Ruth Etting), and “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo.”

  • THE SHOW IS ON, opening December 25 at the Winter Garden. Songs introduced by Walters: “Little Old Lady” and “What Has He Got?” (both with Mitzi Mayfair).

1937

  • The Viennese Roof of the St. Regis Hotel, opening August 5. Solo engagement.

  • BETWEEN THE DEVIL, opening December 22 at The Imperial Theatre. Songs introduced by Walters: “You Have Everything” and “I’m Against Rhythm” (both with Vilma Ebsen).

1938

  • I MARRIED AN ANGEL, Opening May 11 at the Shubert Theatre. Song introduced by Walters: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (with Audrey Christie).

1939

  • DU BARRY WAS A LADY, opening December 6 at the 46th Street Theater. Songs introduced by Walters: “Well, Did You Evah!” and “Ev’ry Day a Holiday” (both with Betty Grable).

Stage Work: Choreographer

1938

  • SING OUT THE NEWS, opening September 24 at the Music Box Theatre. Staged musical sequence: “Peace and the Diplomat.”

1940

  • MANY A SLIP (Princeton Triangle Show), opening November 15 at Mc-Carter Theatre (New Jersey). Also played 44th Street Theatre, January 3–4, 1941 (New York).

  • SHE HAD TO SAY YES (also known as MEET THE ELITE and LADY COMES ACROSS), closed prior to Broadway.

(p.257) 1941

  • LET’S FACE IT, opening October 29 at the Imperial Theatre.

  • BANJO EYES, opening December 25 at the Hollywood Theatre.

1946

  • ST. LOUIS WOMAN, opening March 30 at the Martin Beck Theater.

1951

  • JUDY GARLAND AT THE PALACE, opening October 16 at the Palace Theater. Walters performed on stage with Garland opening night. Additionally, he supplied staging (in part or in whole) for Garland at the Palace (open: September 26, 1956), Chicago’s Orchestra Hall (open: September 4, 1958), and the Los Angeles Cocoanut Grove (open: July 23, 1958).

Stage Work: Director

1954

  • BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA, opening April 8 at the Majestic Theater. Walters left the show while it was on the road. Replaced by Marshall Jamison.

Film Work: Choreographer (other than in his own movies)

1942

  • SEVEN DAYS’ LEAVE. Studio: RKO Radio-Pictures. Choreographed all musical sequences.

1943

  • DU BARRY WAS A LADY. Studio: M-G-M. Choreographed all musical sequences.

  • PRESENTING LILY MARS. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequence: “Where There’s Music” finale.

  • (p.258) BEST FOOT FORWARD. Studio: M-G-M. Choreographed all musical sequences with the exception of “Buckle Down Winsocki” (staged by Jack Donohue).

  • GIRL CRAZY. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequences: “Embraceable You,” “Bidin’ My Time,” “Could You Use Me,” and (in part) “I Got Rhythm.”

1944

  • SINCE YOU WENT AWAY. Studio: Selznick International Pictures. Uncredited. Staged “The Shadow Waltz.”

  • GASLIGHT. Studio: M-G-M. Uncredited.

  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. Studio: M-G-M. Uncredited.

  • MEET THE PEOPLE. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequence: “I Like to Recognize the Tune.”

  • BROADWAY RHYTHM. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequences: “Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet” and “Brazilian Boogie.”

  • THREE MEN IN WHITE. Studio: M-G-M.

  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Studio: M-G-M. Staged all musical sequences with the exception of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (directed solely by Vincente Minnelli).

1945

  • THRILL OF A ROMANCE. Studio: M-G-M.

  • HER HIGHNESS AND THE BELLBOY. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequence: “Dream.”

  • WEEK-END AT THE WALDORF. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequence: “Guadalajara.”

  • BUD ABBOTT AND LOU COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD. Studio M-G-M. Musical sequence: “Fun on the Wonderful Midway.”

1946

  • ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1946. Studio: M-G-M. Musical sequences: “A Great Lady Has ‘An Interview’” and (uncredited) “The Sweepstake Ticket.” Deleted: “The Pied Piper” (director).

1948

  • SUMMER HOLIDAY. Studio: M-G-M. All musical sequences.

Film Work: Performer

(p.259) 1943

  • PRESENTING LILY MARS. Dances with Judy Garland in film’s finale: “It’s Three O’Clock in the Morning” and “Broadway Rhythm.”

  • GIRL CRAZY. Dances with Judy Garland in the “Embraceable You” sequence.

1945

  • BUD ABBOTT AND LOU COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD. Dances with Frances Rafferty in “Fun on the Wonderful Midway.”

1953

  • LILI. Doubles for actor Jean-Pierre Aumont in “Adoration Ballet.”

  • EASY TO LOVE. Dances with Cyd Charisse. The couple is seen from the waist down only.

  • TORCH SONG. Dances with Joan Crawford.

Film Work: Director

1945

  • SPREADIN’ THE JAM (short subject). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. (10 minutes) Also choreographed.

1947

  • GOOD NEWS. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Arthur Freed. Associate Producer: Roger Edens. (95 minutes) Also choreographed: “Good News,” “The Best Things in Life are Free,” “Lucky in Love,” “Be a Ladies Man,” “Just Imagine,” and “The French Lesson.”

1948

  • EASTER PARADE. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Arthur Freed. (103 minutes) Also choreographed: “A Couple of Swells” (in part), “Better Luck Next Time,” “A Fella with an Umbrella,” “Easter (p.260) Parade,” “I Want to Go Back to Michigan,” “I Love a Piano” (opening). Deleted: “Mr. Monotony.”

1949

  • THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Arthur Freed. (110 minutes) Also choreographed: “You’d Be So Hard to Replace,” “A Weekend in the Country,” “Manhattan Downbeat” (opening).

1950

  • SUMMER STOCK. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Joe Pasternak. (109 minutes) Also choreographed: “Get Happy.”

1951

  • THREE GUYS NAMED MIKE. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Armand Deutsch. (91 minutes)

  • TEXAS CARNIVAL. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Jack Cummings. (76 minutes)

1952

  • THE BELLE OF NEW YORK. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Arthur Freed. Assistant Producer (and substitute director): Roger Edens. (82 minutes)

1953

  • LILI. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Edwin H. Knopf. (81 minutes) Also choreographed, assisted by Dorothy Jarnac.

  • DANGEROUS WHEN WET. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer George Wells. (95 minutes) Also choreographed, assisted by Billy Daniels. (“I Like Men” staged by Daniels.)

  • TORCH SONG. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producers: Henry Berman and Sidney Franklin Jr. (90 minutes). Also choreographed.

  • EASY TO LOVE. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Joe Pasternak. (96 minutes) Also choreographed: “That’s What a Rainy Day Is For,” “Did’ja Ever,” and “Easy to Love.”

(p.261) 1955

  • THE GLASS SLIPPER. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Edwin H. Knopf. (94 minutes)

  • THE TENDER TRAP. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Producer: Lawrence Weingarten. (111 minutes) Also staged musical sequences.

1956

  • HIGH SOCIETY. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Bing Crosby Productions; Sol C. Siegel Productions, Inc. Producer: Sol C. Siegel. (107 minutes) Also staged musical sequences.

1957

  • DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Avon Productions, Inc. Producer: Lawrence Weingarten. (102 minutes)

1959

  • ASK ANY GIRL. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Euterpe Productions, Inc. Producer: Joe Pasternak. (101 minutes)

1960

  • PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Euterpe Productions, Inc. Producer: Joe Pasternak. Associate Producer: Martin Melcher. (111 minutes). Also staged musical sequences.

1961

  • TWO LOVES. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Julian Blaustein Productions. Producer: Julian Blaustein. (100 minutes)

1962

  • BILLY ROSE’S JUMBO. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Euterpe Productions, Inc.; Arwin Productions, Inc. Producer: Joe Pasternak and Martin Melcher. Associate Producer: Roger Edens. Second team: Busby Berkeley. (125 minutes) Also staged musical sequences.

(p.262) 1964

  • THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Marten Productions; A Lawrence Weingarten Production. Producer: Lawrence Weingarten. Associate Producer: Roger Edens. (128 minutes) Also staged musical sequences: “Colorado, My Home,” “I’ll Never Say No.”

1966

  • WALK, DON’T RUN. Columbia Pictures; Walk Co.; Sol C. Siegel Productions. Producer: Sol C. Siegel. (114 minutes)

Uncredited Film Work: Director

1958

  • GIGI. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]; Arthur Freed Productions, Inc. Director: Vincente Minnelli. Choreographed “The Night They Invented Champagne” and redirected (in part or in whole) various scenes and the musical sequences “The Parisians” and “She Is Not Thinking of Me.”

1960

  • CIMARRON. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Director: Anthony Mann. Redirected various scenes.

1961

  • GO NAKED IN THE WORLD. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. [Loew’s Inc.]. Director: Ranald MacDougall. Redirected various scenes, notably the beginning of the film.

Television Work: Director

1970

  • THE GOVERNOR AND J.J. “The Making of the Governor,” aired November 25, 1970, on CBS.

(p.263) 1971

  • HERE’S LUCY. “Lucy and Aladdin’s Lamp,” filmed August 6, 1970, aired February 1, 1971, on CBS.

  • “Lucy’s House Guest Harry,” filmed September 17, 1970, aired January 25, 1971, on CBS.

1975

  • A LUCILLE BALL SPECIAL: THREE FOR TWO. Aired December 3, 1975, on CBS.

1976

  • A LUCILLE BALL SPECIAL: WHAT NOW, CATHERINE CURTIS? Aired March 30, 1976, on CBS. (p.264)