Ray Enright

Director, Chief editor, Cutter
A hugely prolific Hollywood worker bee of the old school, Ray Enright worked with the greats from the dawn of the talkies into the Golden Age, though none of his films has retained enough significance for him to be ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1896 in Anderson, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Director (39)

The Man From Cairo 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Coroner Creek 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

China Sky 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spoilers 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wagons Roll at Night 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Thieves Fall Out 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

An Angel From Texas 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Angels Wash Their Faces 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Brother Rat and a Baby 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Going Places 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

Swing Your Lady 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

China Clipper 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Alibi Ike (Movie)

(Director)

Back in Circulation (Movie)

(Director)

Bad Men of Missouri (Movie)

(Director)

Blondie Johnson (Movie)

(Director)

Dames (Movie)

(Director)

Dancing Sweeties (Movie)

(Director)

Earthworm Tractors (Movie)

(Director)

Gold Diggers in Paris (Movie)

(Director)

Golden Dawn (Movie)

(Director)

Gung Ho! (Movie)

(Director)

Hard to Get (Movie)

(Director)

Land of the Silver Fox (Movie)

(Director)

Man Alive (Movie)

(Director)

Ready, Willing and Able (Movie)

(Director)

Return of the Bad Men (Movie)

(Director)

Slim (Movie)

(Director)

South of St. Louis (Movie)

(Director)

The Circus Clown (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl From Chicago (Movie)

(Director)

The Silk Express (Movie)

(Director)

The Singing Marine (Movie)

(Director)

The St. Louis Kid (Movie)

(Director)

The Tenderfoot (Movie)

(Director)

The Traveling Saleslady (Movie)

(Director)

Tomorrow at Seven (Movie)

(Director)

Trail Street (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Gold Dust Gertie (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A hugely prolific Hollywood worker bee of the old school, Ray Enright worked with the greats from the dawn of the talkies into the Golden Age, though none of his films has retained enough significance for him to be considered an auteur. Born in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles as a child, and his first work in Hollywood was as an assistant cutter at the Mack Sennett studios, starting in 1913. After serving in World War I, Enright continued work as an editor, before being made a director at Warner Bros. He went on to helm musicals, including the early Technicolor Oscar and Hammerstein outings "Song of the West" and "Golden Dawn"; risqué pre-Code thrillers and comedies; 1930s romps starring the likes of Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers and Joe E. Brown; Westerns, often with B-king Randolph Scott; and a few works starring Hollywood's most famous hound, Rin Tin Tin. Busby Berkeley was his co-director on "Dames" (1934), starring Blondell and ZaSu Pitts. Enright directed Humphrey Bogart in 1941's "The Wagons Roll at Night"; the same year, his film "Teddy The Rough Rider" won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne were his stars in 1942's "The Spoilers."

Milestones

1927

First film as director

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