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Richard Thorpe created 10 movies in the Mystery, Music, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Crime, Western, Music genres.
Richard Thorpe got succeed with average imdb rating 6.3.
Father of Jerry Thorpe
Thorpe was a favorite at MGM because he always came in under production schedule. He'd often start with a long shot and keep filming until one of the actors fluffed. Then he'd move in a closer setup and shoot until the next hold-up and so on until he finished with just close-ups. He very rarely reshot anything (from Freddie Young's autobiography, "Seventy Light Years").
Uncredited director of the Roman galley scenes in Ben-Hur (1959).