Norman Taurog

Director, Writer, Additional Crew

Director, Writer, Additional Crew


A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, starring the comic Larry Semon. These films were made ...
Birth date
1899-02-23
Death date
1981-04-07
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Known For


Skippy
Skippy
Director (1931)
Boys Town
Boys Town
Director (1938)
Room for One More
Room for One More
Director (1952)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorLive a Little, Love a Little1968
DirectorSpeedway1968
DirectorDouble Trouble1967
DirectorSpinout1966
DirectorDr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine1965
DirectorSergeant Dead Head1965
DirectorTickle Me1965
DirectorPalm Springs Weekend1963
DirectorIt Happened at the World's Fair1963
DirectorGirls! Girls! Girls!1962
DirectorBlue Hawaii1961
DirectorAll Hands on Deck1961
DirectorG.I. Blues1960
DirectorVisit to a Small Planet1960
DirectorDon't Give Up the Ship1959
DirectorOnionhead1958
DirectorThe Fuzzy Pink Nightgown1957
DirectorBundle of Joy1956
DirectorPardners1956
DirectorThe Birds and the Bees1956
DirectorYou're Never Too Young1955
DirectorLight's Diamond Jubilee
(TV Movie documentary)
1954
DirectorLiving It Up1954
DirectorThe Caddy1953
DirectorThe Stars Are Singing1953
DirectorJumping Jacks1952
DirectorRoom for One More1952
DirectorThe Stooge1951
DirectorRich, Young and Pretty1951
DirectorMrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone1950
DirectorThe Toast of New Orleans1950
DirectorPlease Believe Me1950
DirectorThat Midnight Kiss1949
DirectorWords and Music1948
DirectorBig City1948
DirectorThe Bride Goes Wild1948
DirectorThe Beginning or the End1947
DirectorThe Hoodlum Saint1946
DirectorGirl Crazy1943
DirectorPresenting Lily Mars1943
DirectorA Yank at Eton1942
DirectorAre Husbands Necessary?1942
DirectorDesign for Scandal1941
DirectorMarried Bachelor
(uncredited)
1941
DirectorMen of Boys Town1941
DirectorLittle Nellie Kelly1940
DirectorGold Rush Maisie
(uncredited)
1940
DirectorYoung Tom Edison1940
DirectorBroadway Melody of 19401940
DirectorThe Wizard of Oz
(uncredited)
1939
DirectorLucky Night1939
DirectorThe Girl Downstairs1938
DirectorBoys Town1938
DirectorMad About Music1938
DirectorThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer1938
DirectorYou Can't Have Everything1937
DirectorFifty Roads to Town1937
DirectorReunion1936
DirectorRhythm on the Range1936
DirectorStrike Me Pink1936
DirectorThe Big Broadcast of 19361935
DirectorCollege Rhythm1934
DirectorMrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch1934
DirectorWe're Not Dressing1934
DirectorThe Way to Love1933
DirectorA Bedtime Story1933
DirectorIf I Had a Million
(segments "Prologue", "Epilogue", uncredited)
1932
DirectorThe Phantom President1932
DirectorHold 'Em Jail1932
DirectorSooky1931
DirectorHuckleberry Finn1931
DirectorNewly Rich1931
DirectorCab Waiting
(Short)
1931
DirectorSkippy1931
DirectorThe Great Pants Mystery
(Short)
1931
DirectorFinn and Hattie1931
DirectorSimply Killing
(Short)
1931
DirectorIt Might Be Worse
(Short)
1931
DirectorPlastered
(Short)
1930
DirectorOh, Teddy!
(Short)
1930
DirectorFollow the Leader1930
DirectorThe Fatal Card
(Short)
1930
DirectorSong Service
(Short)
1930
DirectorMeet the Boy Friend
(Short)
1930
DirectorHot Curves1930
DirectorSunny Skies1930
DirectorTroopers Three1930
DirectorDetectives Wanted
(Short)
1929
DirectorAll Steamed Up
(Short)
1929
DirectorHired and Fired
(Short)
1929
DirectorKnights Out
(Short)
1929
DirectorThe Medicine Men
(Short)
1929
DirectorIn Holland
(Short)
1929
DirectorLucky Boy1929
DirectorThe Diplomats
(Short)
1929
DirectorBlondes Beware
(Short)
1928
DirectorRah! Rah! Rah!
(Short)
1928
DirectorAt It Again
(Short)
1928
DirectorSlippery Head
(Short)
1928
DirectorListen Children
(Short)
1928
DirectorBetween Jobs
(Short)
1928
DirectorA Home-Made Man
(Short)
1928
DirectorBlazing Away
(Short)
1928
DirectorAlways a Gentleman
(Short)
1928
DirectorCutie
(Short)
1928
DirectorPapa's Boy
(Short)
1927
DirectorThe Little Rube
(Short)
1927
DirectorNew Wrinkles
(Short)
1927
DirectorKilties
(Short)
1927
DirectorAt Ease
(Short)
1927
DirectorUp in Arms
(Short)
1927
DirectorPlumb Dumb
(Short)
1927
DirectorHis Better Half
(Short)
1927
DirectorGoose Flesh
(Short)
1927
DirectorHer Husky Hero
(Short)
1927
DirectorBreezing Along
(Short)
1927
DirectorThe Draw-Back
(Short)
1927
DirectorSomebody's Fault
(Short)
1927
DirectorDrama Deluxe
(Short)
1927
DirectorHowdy Duke
(Short)
1927
DirectorMovieland
(Short)
1926
DirectorTeacher, Teacher
(Short)
1926
DirectorThe Humdinger
(Short)
1926
DirectorJolly Tars
(Short)
1926
DirectorMove Along
(Short)
1926
DirectorHonest Injun
(Short)
1926
DirectorHere Comes Charlie
(Short)
1926
DirectorNothing Matters
(Short)
1926
DirectorCreeps
(Short)
1926
DirectorMr. Cinderella
(Short)
1926
DirectorNobody's Business
(Short)
1926
DirectorCareful Please
(Short)
1926
DirectorLickety Split
(Short)
1926
DirectorCheap Skates
(Short)
1925
DirectorOn Edge
(Short)
1925
DirectorSpot Light
(Short)
1925
DirectorPleasure Bound
(Short)
1925
DirectorBelow Zero
(Short)
1925
DirectorGoing Great
(Short)
1925
DirectorRough and Ready
(Short)
1925
DirectorThe Cloudhopper
(Short)
1925
DirectorAndy in Hollywood
(Short)
1925
DirectorHello Goodbye
(Short)
1925
DirectorWide Awake
(Short)
1925
DirectorHello, Hollywood
(Short)
1925
DirectorStep Lightly
(Short)
1925
DirectorMotor Mad
(Short)
1924
DirectorWhat a Night!
(Short)
1924
DirectorAndy's Stump Speech
(Short)
1924
DirectorFast and Furious
(Short)
1924/I
DirectorAndy's Hat in the Ring
(Short)
1924
DirectorWild Game
(Short)
1924
DirectorPigskin
(Short)
1924
DirectorPain as You Enter
(Short)
1924
DirectorHot Air
(Short)
1924
DirectorThere He Goes
(Short)
1924
DirectorMidnight Blues
(Short)
1924
DirectorOh! Min!
(Short)
1924
DirectorFlying Finance
(Short)
1924
DirectorAggravatin' Mama
(Short)
1923
DirectorFilm Foolish
(Short)
1923
DirectorUnder Covers
(Short)
1923
DirectorHot Sparks
(Short)
1923
DirectorOh! What a Day!
(Short)
1923
DirectorRunning Wild
(Short)
1923
DirectorWatch Papa
(Short)
1923
DirectorUncle Bim's Gifts
(Short)
1923
DirectorThe Yankee Spirit
(Short)
1923
DirectorThe Mummy
(Short)
1923
DirectorThe Fourflusher
(Short)
1923
DirectorAladdin
(Short)
1922
DirectorThe Fresh Kid
(Short)
1922
DirectorA Pair of Kings
(Short)
1922
DirectorThe Show
(Short)
1922/II
DirectorThe Sawmill
(Short)
1922
DirectorThe Bell Hop
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Fall Guy
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Rent Collector
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Bakery
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Hick
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Sportsman
(Short)
1921
DirectorThe Suitor
(Short)
1920
DirectorThe Stage Hand
(Short)
1920
DirectorSchool Days
(Short)
1920
DirectorThe Fly Cop
(Short)
1920
RoleTitleYear
WriterStop! Look and Laugh
(Short) (based on the short film written by)
1951
WriterAt It Again
(Short) (story)
1928
WriterListen Children
(Short) (scenario)
1928
WriterBetween Jobs
(Short) (scenario)
1928
WriterA Home-Made Man
(Short) (scenario)
1928
WriterBlazing Away
(Short) (scenario)
1928
WriterAlways a Gentleman
(Short) (scenario)
1928
WriterPapa's Boy
(Short)
1927
WriterNew Wrinkles
(Short) (scenario)
1927
WriterAt Ease
(Short) (scenario)
1927
WriterHis Better Half
(Short) (scenario)
1927
WriterGoose Flesh
(Short)
1927
WriterBreezing Along
(Short)
1927
WriterDrama Deluxe
(Short)
1927
WriterHowdy Duke
(Short)
1927
WriterMovieland
(Short) (scenario)
1926
WriterTeacher, Teacher
(Short)
1926
WriterThe Humdinger
(Short) (scenario) / (story)
1926
WriterJolly Tars
(Short) (scenario) / (story)
1926
WriterMove Along
(Short)
1926
WriterHere Comes Charlie
(Short) (story and scenario)
1926
WriterWho's My Wife?
(Short) (story and scenario)
1926
WriterNothing Matters
(Short)
1926
WriterCreeps
(Short) (story and scenario)
1926
WriterNobody's Business
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterCareful Please
(Short)
1926
WriterThe Cloudhopper
(Short)
1925
WriterHello, Hollywood
(Short) (scenario)
1925
WriterA Pair of Kings
(Short)
1922
WriterThe Show
(Short) (written by)
1922/II
WriterThe Sawmill
(Short) (story)
1922
WriterThe Bell Hop
(Short) (story)
1921
WriterThe Fall Guy
(Short) (story)
1921
WriterThe Rent Collector
(Short)
1921
WriterThe Bakery
(Short)
1921
WriterThe Sportsman
(Short) (story)
1921
WriterThe Suitor
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Stage Hand
(Short)
1920
WriterSchool Days
(Short)
1920
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewZiegfeld Follies
(director of prologue and retakes - uncredited)
1945
Additional CrewRationing
(director: retakes - uncredited)
1944
Additional CrewBilly the Kid
(supervisor - uncredited)
1941
Additional CrewThe Wizard of Oz
(director test scenes - uncredited)
1939
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Fly Cop
(Short) Bit Part (uncredited)
1920
ActorTangled Relations
(Short) One of the Children
1912
RoleTitleYear
Second Unit Director or Assistant DirectorGirl Crazy
(director: additional scenes - uncredited)
1932
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThat's Entertainment, Part II
(Documentary) (acknowledgement: the special style and content of the musical sequences were created by)
1976
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Director - Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) ... Self - Director (voice)
2004
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - Bobby Darin (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfHollywood Rhythm
(Short) Self
1934
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageElvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3
(Video documentary) Self
2007
Archive footageA Life in Words and Music
(Video short) Self
2007
Archive footageBegin the Beguine
(Video documentary short) Self
2003
Archive footageThe Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969
(Video documentary) Self
2002
Archive footageThis Is Elvis
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
1981