W.S. Van Dyke

Name in Native Language: "W. S. Van Dyke" (English/EN)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 03/21/1889 († 53, 02/05/1943) | San Diego, California (United States of America (USA))
Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II (Woody) (March 21, 1889 – February 5, 1943) was an American film director and writer who made several successful early sound films, including Tarzan the Ape Man in 1932, The Thin Man in 1934, San Francisco in 1936, and six popular musicals with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. He received two Academy Award nominations for Best Director for The Thin Man and San Francisco, and directed four actors to Oscar nominations: William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Norma Shearer, and Robert Morley. Known as a reliable craftsman who made his films on schedule and under budget, he earned the name "One Take Woody" for his quick and efficient style of filming. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for W.S. Van Dyke

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with W.S. Van Dyke as Actor(5)

as Himself (uncredited)1938 Another Romance of Celluloid
as Inspector White1933 Eskimo
as Charles Dickens1916 Oliver Twist

Movies with W.S. Van Dyke as Crew(65)

Directing/Director1942 Cairo
Directing/Director1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Directing/Director1942 I Married an Angel
Directing/Director1942 Journey for Margaret
Directing/Director1941 The Feminine Touch
Directing/Director1941 Rage in Heaven
Directing/Director1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Directing/Director1940 I Take This Woman
Directing/Director1940 I Love You Again
Directing/Director1940 New Moon
Directing/Director1940 Bitter Sweet
Directing/Director1939 It's a Wonderful World
Directing/Director1939 Another Thin Man
Directing/Director1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Directing/Director1939 Stand Up and Fight
Directing/Director1938 Sweethearts
Directing/Director1938 Marie Antoinette
Directing/Director1937 Rosalie
Directing/Director1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Directing/Director1937 Personal Property
Directing/Director1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Directing/Director1936 Love on the Run
Directing/Director1936 After the Thin Man
Directing/Director1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Directing/Director1936 Rose Marie
Directing/Director1936 His Brother's Wife
Directing/Director1936 San Francisco
Production/Producer1936 San Francisco
Directing/Director1935 I Live My Life
Directing/Director1935 Naughty Marietta
Production/Producer1935 Naughty Marietta
Directing/Director1934 The Thin Man
Directing/Director1934 Laughing Boy
Production/Producer1934 Laughing Boy
Directing/Director1934 Hide-Out
Production/Producer1934 Hide-Out
Directing/Director1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Directing/Director1934 Forsaking All Others
Directing/Director1933 Penthouse
Directing/Director1933 Eskimo
Production/Producer1933 Eskimo
Directing/Director1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Directing/Director1932 Night Court
Directing/Director1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
Directing/Director1931 The Cuban Love Song
Directing/Director1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Directing/Director1931 Guilty Hands
Directing/Director1931 Trader Horn
Directing/Director1929 The Pagan
Directing/Director1928 White Shadows in the South Seas
Directing/Director1928 Under the Black Eagle
Directing/Director1927 Spoilers of the West
Directing/Director1927 The Eyes of the Totem
Directing/Director1927 Foreign Devils
Directing/Director1927 California
Directing/Director1927 Winners Of The Wilderness
Directing/Director1926 War Paint
Directing/Director1925 Ranger of the Big Pines
Directing/Director1924 The Battling Fool
Directing/Director1922 Forget Me Not
Directing/Director1921 Double Adventure
Directing/Director1920 The Adventures of Daredevil Jack
Directing/Director1918 The Lady of the Dugout
Directing/Second Assistant Director1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Directing/Assistant Director1915 The Birth of a Nation

Full Name: Woodbridge Van Dyke
Born: Thursday, 03/21 1889 (March) in San Diego, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 02/05 1943 (February) in Los Angeles (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Father: Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke
Other names for W.S. Van Dyke (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II"
"W.S. Van Dyke II"
"W. S. Van Dyke II"
"W. S. Van Dyke"
"Major W.S. Van Dyke II"
"Major W. S. Van Dyke II"
"Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II"
"Maj. W. S. Van Dyke II"
"Woody Van Dyke"
"В.С. Ван Дайк"
"William S. Van Dyke"
"One-Take Woody"
W.S. Van Dyke frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (36x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (25x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (24x, Crew)
D. W. Griffith (16x, Crew)
Adrian (15x, Crew)
Edward Hearn (12x, Actor)
Hunt Stromberg (12x, Crew)
Oliver T. Marsh (11x, Crew)
Myrna Loy (10x, Actress)
Ben Lewis (10x, Crew)
Herbert Stothart (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52507, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 11/21/2021