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List of George Cukor Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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2
Gone with the Wind
TV-PG
14
2

The beautiful but irritable Scarlett O'Hara attempts to convince Ashley Wilkes that she is a better choice than the cousin he is planning to marry, but instead draws the attention of Rhett Butler. Ravaged by the Civil War and an unrequited love, she engages in one doomed relationship to another to sustain herself while nurturing her pride.

As:
Director
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
2. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
15
2
The Philadelphia Story
15
2

This 1940 romantic comedy revolves around a socialite named Tracy, who has split from her husband Dexter, due to his drinking and her overly demanding nature. Just before she is about to wed George Kittredge, she crosses path again with Dexter as well as a reporter Macaulay, which makes her confused regarding her feelings for all three men. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Ruth Hussey, John Howard
3. The Women (1939)
14
3
The Women
14
3

Mary Haines lives a wealthy and happy life with her wealthy financier husband Stephen and their little daughter Molly. But her life takes a turn after her friend finds out that Stephen is having an affair.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
13
3
The Wizard of Oz
13
3

Dorothy Gale, a simple farm girl finds herself in the magical land of Oz after a tornado hits Kansas. To return home, she must seek the help of the Wizard of Oz who stays in the Emerald city. On her way, she befriends a scarecrow, a Tin Man and a fainthearted Lion.

As:
Director
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Buddy Ebsen, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
5. My Fair Lady (1964)
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2
My Fair Lady
G
11
2

Arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, believes he can teach anyone to speak high-society English perfectly, including Eliza Doolittle who has a strong cockney accent. As Eliza advances, a bond develops between her and Higgins. But the appearance of young aristocrat Freddy who is infatuated with Eliza might upset the balance. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Brett, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Film from any Source
6. Girls About Town (1931)
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2
Girls About Town
11
2

Wanda and Marie earn their living by escorting out of town middle aged men, but do not go to bed with them. In course of one such outing, they meet Benjamin and Jim and in spite of knowing she is a paid entertainer, Jim falls in love with Wanda and proposes marriage. The only hitch in this union is Wanda’s estranged husband Alex. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frances Bavier, Eugene Pallette, Lilyan Tashman, Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Alan Dinehart
7. Holiday (1938)
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2
Holiday
13
2

This romantic comedy film tells the story of a man who has risen from humble beginnings, but his life takes a turn when he has to choose between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée’s family.  

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Edward Everett Horton, Lew Ayres, Doris Nolan
8. A Star Is Born (1954)
12
2
A Star Is Born
TV-PG
12
2

A Star is Born is a musical romantic drama film which revolves around Norman, a popular actor, who meets Esther, a newcomer, and decides to help her in her career. However, with age and alcoholism, his own career starts going on a downward spiral.    

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Mason, Amanda Blake, Judy Garland, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan
10. Gaslight (1944)
12
3
Gaslight
TV-PG
12
3

After her aunt, a famous opera singer passes away, Paula is sent to study in Italy so that she can become a great opera singer as well. There, she falls for a a man named Gregory Anton. They return together to London, but, soon it seems that Gregory is trying to hide something. Meanwhile, Paula also struggles to retain her sanity.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty
11. Adam's Rib (1949)
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2
Adam's Rib
14
2

Adam and his wife Amanda who are both lawyers find themselves on the same case, on opposite sides. The case which involves a woman, who shot her cheating husband, turns their domestic life upside down.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
12. Born Yesterday (1950)
13
2
Born Yesterday
13
2

This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of Harry Brock, an arrogant business tycoon who hires a journalist named Paul Verall, to teach his girlfriend proper etiquette and make her more presentable. Soon Verall comes to relize that Harry is a corrupt crook, and meanwhile, Harry’s girlfriend starts to develop feelings for Verall.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday, Howard St. John, Frank Otto
13. What Price Hollywood? (1932)
11
2
What Price Hollywood?
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Constance Bennett, Brooks Benedict, Gregory Ratoff
14. Camille (1936)
12
2
Camille
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Taylor, Jessie Ralph, Elizabeth Allan
15. David Copperfield (1935)
11
2
David Copperfield
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
W. C. Fields, Elsa Lanchester, Lionel Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Harry Beresford, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan
16. Little Women (1933)
13
2
Little Women
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Family, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker
17. Lust for Life (1956)
11
2
Lust for Life
TV-PG
11
2

Lust for Life is a biographical drama film which revolves around the life of Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter who was known for his artistic genius. Despite this, due to his mental illness, he goes through several failures in his life. He fails as a preacher and also in his relationships with women. Eventually, with the support of his brother, he leaves for France, where he manages to earn respect among his fellow painters, although he does not get along with them.

As:
Director
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Marion Ross, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane
18. Hot Spell (1958)
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2
Hot Spell
11
2

Alma Duval is a Louisiana housewife who has pulled all stops to keep her husband, John Henry, interested in her and their family. Meanwhile, John is having an affair with a younger woman behind his wife's back.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor, Daniel Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, Eileen Heckart, Shirley Booth
19. It Should Happen to You (1954)
12
2
It Should Happen to You
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, Michael O'Shea, Peter Lawford, Vaughn Taylor
20. One Hour with You (1932)
11
2
One Hour with You
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Maurice Chevalier, Genevieve Tobin, Lili Damita, Jeanette MacDonald, Pierre Etchepare
21. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
11
2
Manhattan Melodrama
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton
22. A Woman's Face (1941)
11
2
A Woman's Face
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Reginald Owen, Melvyn Douglas, Osa Massen, Conrad Veidt
23. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
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2
I'll Be Seeing You
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Dieterle, George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Shirley Temple, Ginger Rogers, Spring Byington, Joseph Cotten, Tom Tully
24. The Marrying Kind (1952)
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2
The Marrying Kind
11
2

Florence and Chet Keefer, arrive in front of Judge Anne B. Carroll asking for a divorce. When the judge asks them to recount the story of their marriage, they reveal a story of loss, pain, jealousy, and love which ultimately leads them to try and save their marriage. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond
25. Wild Is the Wind (1957)
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2
Wild Is the Wind
10
2

After the death of his wife, Gino marries his wife's sister, Gioia. The couple leaves Italy for a ranch in Nevada, however, Gioia finds it difficult to settle with Gino. She begins an affair with Bene, the ranch hand and soon Gino gets to know about the same. He wants to send Gioia back to Italy, but his brother asks him to think again about his decision.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Joseph Calleia, Anthony Franciosa, Dolores Hart
26. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
10
2
The Model and the Marriage Broker
10
2

The Model and the Marriage Broker is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a marriage broker, Mae, who can’t resist meddling in the life of her client, Kitty Bennet, a model, after fixing her up with a radiologist.   

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeanne Crain, Michael O'Shea, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel
28. A Double Life (1947)
10
2
A Double Life
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman, Ray Collins, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso
29. Winged Victory (1944)
11
2
Winged Victory
11
2

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis decide to join the Air Forces in order to become pilots. During the training period, they meet and become friends with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and they together struggle through the extremely difficult training. However, their tests seem way more difficult than they had expected, and therefore, it seems that not all of them might succeed.  

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jeanne Crain, George Reeves, Judy Holliday, Mark Daniels, Edmond O'Brien, Lon McCallister
30. Keeper of the Flame (1943)
11
2
Keeper of the Flame
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf, Forrest Tucker, Margaret Wycherly
31. Tarnished Lady (1931)
11
2
Tarnished Lady
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Clive Brook, Elizabeth Patterson, Tallulah Bankhead, Alexander Kirkland, Phoebe Foster
32. Les Girls (1957)
10
2
Les Girls
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Jacques Bergerac, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg
33. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
10
2
Romeo and Juliet
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Norma Shearer, John Barrymore, Leslie Howard, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone
34. The Actress (1953)
11
2
The Actress
11
2

Teenager Ruth Gordon Jones wants to drop out of school and move to New York City to pursue a career as a theater actress. However, her father, a former sailor working a menial job, who was once forced to leave school to seek work, wants her to become an instructor and marry handsome Harvard student Fred Whitmarsh.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
Star Cast:
35. Edward, My Son (1949)
10
2
Edward, My Son
10
2

Starting with burning down his own business to fund little Edward's treatment from insurance money, Arnold Boult has continued to take desperate measures to protect his beloved son, even if it meant hurting people close to him. The situation takes a dire turn when he refuses to believe his wife's concerns that Edward has become alcoholic and immoral.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborah Kerr, Spencer Tracy, Ian Hunter, Mervyn Johns, James Donald
36. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
10
2
The Royal Family of Broadway
10
2

Despite a successful stage career and belonging to a well-known family of actors, Julie Cavendish wants to retire. Meanwhile, her own daughter, Gwen, quarrels with her boyfriend about the acting life.

As:
Director
Director:
Cyril Gardner, George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Ina Claire, Mary Brian, Charles Starrett, Henrietta Crosman
37. Zaza (1938)
11
2
Zaza
11
2

This drama film revolves around an affair between a married man and a glamorous singer named Zaza.  

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, Constance Collier, Herbert Marshall, Bert Lahr, Helen Westley
38. A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
11
2
A Bill of Divorcement
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, David Manners, Paul Cavanagh
39. The Animal Kingdom (1932)
10
2
The Animal Kingdom
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Howard, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy, William Gargan, Ann Harding
41. Travels with My Aunt (1972)
9
2
Travels with My Aunt
PG
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Cindy Williams, Robert Stephens, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr.
42. Bhowani Junction (1956)
9
2
Bhowani Junction
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Francis Matthews, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer
43. Two-Faced Woman (1941)
9
2
Two-Faced Woman
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Greta Garbo, Robert Sterling, Constance Bennett, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young
44. A Life of Her Own (1950)
9
2
A Life of Her Own
9
2

Lily James moves from Kansas to New York and becomes a top model even though her friend and mentor, top model Mary, commits suicide. Lily then falls in love with mine-owner, Steve Harleigh, who is married to the paraplegic Nora. As the two begin an affair, Lily experiences a change of heart after meeting Nora. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Tom Ewell, Ann Dvorak, Louis Calhern
45. Our Betters (1933)
10
2
Our Betters
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Constance Bennett, Charles Starrett, Grant Mitchell, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster
46. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
10
2
Sylvia Scarlett
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn, Robert Adair
47. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
10
2
Heller in Pink Tights
10
2

Tom Healy, owner of the Healy Dramatic Company arrives in Cheyenne while trying to stay away from debt collectors. However, Tom and leading actress Angela get embroiled in more perilous situations and gunslinger Clint Marby gets involved, becoming a rival to Tom’s affections for Angela. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Steve Forrest, Eileen Heckart, Margaret O'Brien
48. The Virtuous Sin (1930)
9
2
The Virtuous Sin
9
2

The Virtuous Sin is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a woman, who, in order to save her husband from a firing squad, has no other option but to offer herself to a General.

As:
Director
Director:
Louis J. Gasnier, George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Jobyna Howland
49. Song Without End (1960)
10
2
Song Without End
10
2

Subtitled The Story of Franz Liszt, the film focuses on the life of the famous Hungarian pianist and composer, Franz Liszt. Caught in an unhappy marriage, he is thinking of quitting performances and devoting his life to God, when he meets Princess Carolyne, the wife of Prince Nicholas of Russia and falls in love with her. 

As:
Director
Director:
Charles Vidor, George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Music
Star Cast:
Capucine, Dirk Bogarde, Patricia Morison, Geneviève Page, Ivan Desny
50. Desire Me (1947)
9
2
Desire Me
9
2

On his release from Nazi reprisal camp at the end of the WWII, soldier Jean Renaud goes to meet Marise, the wife of his co-prisoner Paul Aubert, to convey the news of his death. Apparently, Paul has told him everything in details about Marise and from these discussions he has fallen in love with her. But is Paul really dead? 

As:
Director
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy, Victor Saville, Jack Conway, George Cukor
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum, George Zucco, Richard Hart, Morris Ankrum
51. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
10
2
Her Cardboard Lover
10
2

The Cardboard Lover is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a wealthy woman, who wants to stop her ex-boyfriend from pursuing her. Therefore, she hires a young songwriter who is in need of money, to pretend to be her new lover. However, problem arises when the man actually falls in love with her. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Norma Shearer, Elizabeth Patterson, Frank McHugh, Robert Taylor, George Sanders
53. Rockabye (1932)
9
2
Rockabye
9
2

A Broadway actress, Judy, loses custody of an orphan, which leaves her devastated. She eventually gets married to a playwright named Jake, but circumstances force her to leave Jake as well.

As:
Director
Director:
George Fitzmaurice, George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Constance Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Lukas, Joel McCrea, Jobyna Howland
54. Susan and God (1940)
8
2
Susan and God
8
2

Based on a 1937 play by Rachel Crothers, the 1940 comedy-drama film Susan and God follows the story of a society matron who discovers a new religious movement and becomes a changed woman. The drastic change in her personality affects the relationships around her. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Fredric March, John Carroll, Ruth Hussey
55. The Chapman Report (1962)
9
2
The Chapman Report
9
2

Dr. Chapman and his assistant Paul Radford are conducting a nationwide anonymous sex survey on American women, who they believe have too little knowledge about this crucial accept of their life. Adapted from Irving Wallace’s eponymous novel, the film follows the sexual life of four suburban women, focusing on Radford’s involvement with one of them. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Cloris Leachman, Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns
56. Justine (1969)
8
2
Justine
R
8
2

Justine is a drama film, which tells the story of a widowed single mother who takes up a job as a caretaker for a young girl suffering from spina bifida. Eventually, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. 

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor, Joseph Strick
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael York, Anna Karina, Dirk Bogarde, Anouk Aimée, Philippe Noiret
57. I Met My Love Again (1938)
9
2
I Met My Love Again
9
2

I Met My Love Again is a romance film which revolves around Julie, studying in college, who is in love with Ives. Although they plan to marry after finishing their education, Julie marries another man instead, and leaves for Paris.  However, her husband passes away soon, and she is left penniless with a daughter to support. She therefore returns to her hometown to reunite with her former lover.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor, Joshua Logan, Arthur Ripley
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Joan Bennett, Alan Marshal, May Whitty, Louise Platt
58. No More Ladies (1935)
8
2
No More Ladies
8
2

Marcia Townsend completely believes in loyalty towards one’s partner, which Jim agrees with; but Marcia is interested in womanizing playboy Sheridan Warren. Even after their marriage, Sherry continues with his philandering and is unrepentant about it. Marcia turns tables on him by throwing a society party where she invites Sherry’s girlfriends and declares her intentions of being unfaithful, which finally cures Sherry.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor, Edward H. Griffith
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles, Franchot Tone, Edna May Oliver
59. The Blue Bird (1976)
8
2
The Blue Bird
G
8
2

In this US-Soviet co-production, peasant kids, Tyltyl and Mytyl, set out to look for the Blue Bird of Happiness to make a young sick girl in the neighbourhood happy. The journey takes the two siblings to the kingdoms of past and future as well as the land of night and luxury. Accompanying them on their journey are human forms of various living and non-living things.

As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
60. Grumpy (1930)
7
1
Grumpy
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Cyril Gardner, George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cyril Maude, Paul Lukas, Phillips Holmes, Frances Dade, Halliwell Hobbes

TV Movie(s)

1. Love Among the Ruins (1975)
14
2
Love Among the Ruins
14
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Pearson, Colin Blakely, Joan Sims
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy
2. The Corn Is Green (1979)
11
2
The Corn Is Green
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Anna Massey, Patricia Hayes, Bill Fraser, Ian Saynor

TV Shows and Videos

Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album (2003)
Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album
As:
Director
Director:
Raoul Walsh, George Cukor
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Anna Magnani, George Raft, Anthony Franciosa

George Cukor Awards

Academy Awards
My Fair Lady Best Director 1965
Golden Globe Awards
My Fair Lady Best Director 1965
Primetime Emmy Awards
Love Among the Ruins Outstanding Directing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy 1975
BAFTA Awards
My Fair Lady Best Film from any Source 1966