Mini Tribute: Sam Wood at Work

 

Born July 10, 1883 Director Sam Wood!

Sam Wood directed over 80 films in his 30-year film career (1920-1950) including Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Pride of the Yankees, The Devil and Miss Jones and Saratoga Trunk. He was nominated for three Best Director Academy Awards (Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, King’s Row) and directed three actors in their Oscar-winning performances: Robert Donat for Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ginger Rogers for Kitty Foyle, and Katina Paxinou (Supporting Actress) in For Whom the Bell Tolls.

So, to pay tribute to Mr. Wood, some behind-the-scenes photos from some of his memorable films…

Sam Wood and Gary Cooper during the filming of The Pride of the YankeesSam Wood and Gary Cooper during the filming of The Pride of the Yankees, 1942

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ingrid bergman, sam wood, katina paxinou, gary cooper, on the set of for whom the bell tolls

Ingrid Bergman, Sam Wood, Katina Paxinou and Gary Cooper on the set of For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943

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Sam Wood talking to Ingrid Bergman and Cary Cooper on the set of For Whom the Bell Tolls

Sam Wood talking to Ingrid Bergman and Cary Cooper on the set of For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943

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mickey rooney and sam wood on the set of stablemates

Mickey Rooney and Sam Wood discussing the script on the set of Stablemates, 1938

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charles coburn, jean arthur, sam wood on the set of The Devil and Miss JonesSam Wood (standing by the camera wearing a hat) directing Charles Coburn and Jean Arthur in The Devil and Miss Jones, 1941

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Groucho Marx, writer Al Boasberg, Kitty Carlisle and Sam Wood on the set of A Night at the Opera

Groucho Marx, writer Al Boasberg, Kitty Carlisle and Sam Wood on the set of A Night at the Opera, 1935

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Sam Wood directing The Marx Brothers on the set of A Night at the OperaSam Wood directing The Marx Brothers on the set of A Night at the Opera, 1935

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Little Jackie Coogan and Sam Wood on the set of Peck's Bad Boy

Little Jackie Coogan and Sam Wood on the set of Peck’s Bad Boy, 1921

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Ingrid Bergman and Sam Wood during the filming of Saratoga Trunk

Ingrid Bergman and Sam Wood during the filming of Saratoga Trunk, 1945

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Sam Wood, James Craig, a crew member, and Ginger Rogers on the set of Kitty Foyle (1940).

Sam Wood, James Craig, a crew member and Ginger Rogers on the set of Kitty Foyle, 1940

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Robert Donat and Sam Wood on the set of Goodbye Mr. Chips

Robert Donat and Sam Wood on the set of Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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3 Responses to Mini Tribute: Sam Wood at Work

  1. I enjoyed those pictures very much. Wood directed many favourites.

  2. Vienna says:

    Nice tribute to a fine director

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