awards & nominations

The Chapman Report (1962)

A noted psychologist (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) surveys the sex lives of four Los Angeles women, from one extreme (Jane Fonda) to the other (Claire Bloom).

Golden Globe (1962)NominatedBest Director - Motion Picture

Born Yesterday (1950)

Brassy blonde moll Billie Dawn (Judy Holliday) hits Washington, D.C., with her unscrupulous millionaire sugar daddy, Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford), and his sleazy lawyer, Jim Devery (Howard St. John), who has been pressuring Harry to marry Billie by pointing out that a wife cannot be forced to testify against her husband. In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires journalist Paul Verrall (William Holden) to smarten her up -- and sparks soon fly between the pair.

Academy Award (1950)NominatedDirecting
Golden Globe (1950)NominatedBest Director - Motion Picture

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Academy Award (1940)NominatedDirecting

Little Women (1933)

The endearing saga of the March sisters -- Meg (Frances Dee), Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy and Beth -- who come of age in New England during the Civil War, is based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. With Mr. March away fighting for the Union cause, the girls and their beloved mother, Marmee (Spring Byington), manage to keep their spirits up through dire economic and emotional crises, until Jo's literary aspirations and Meg's romance with a teacher threaten to pull the sisters apart.

Academy Award (1933)NominatedDirecting