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 Harold Spencer Bucquet

Harold Spencer Bucquet

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 13 Feb 1946 (aged 54)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Whispering Pines, Lot 1459
Memorial ID 10355 · View Source
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British-born Motion Picture Director. In Hollywood from 1924, he joined the newly-formed MGM as a bit player and worked his way up to directing short subjects. One of them, "Torture Money" from the "Crime Does Not Pay" series, won an Academy Award in 1937. The following year he was promoted to features. Bucquet's assignements were mostly B pictures but he was able to give them a high degree of visual polish. With "Young Dr. Kildare" (1938) he launched the popular "Dr. Kildare" series starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, and went on to direct eight sequels; he also made a charming low-key fantasy, "On Borrowed Time" (1939). After taking over the direction of "Dragon Seed" (1944) on short notice, Bucquet finally achieved A status with the Tracy-Hepburn vehicle "Without Love" (1945). It was his last film. He fell ill early in the production of "The Green Years" (1946) and died soon afterward. Harold Spencer Bucquet was born in London. He became an American citizen in 1914 and served in the U. S. Army during World War I.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 8 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10355
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Spencer Bucquet (10 Apr 1891–13 Feb 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10355, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .