Articles about: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph L. Mankiewicz was a producer at MGM whose films included The Philadelphia StoryWoman of the YearReunion in France, and more. He also worked as a writer, and began directing in 1946. He’s best known for writing and directing All About Eve in 1951, for which he won best director and best screenplay at the Oscars (the film won six awards total, including best picture).

John Wayne, Joan Crawford, and Philip Dorn in "Reunion in France"

Review: Jules Dassin’s “Reunion in France,” Starring Joan Crawford and John Wayne

Joan Crawford is stuck between John Wayne and Philip Dorn in this glamorized war melodrama from MGM.
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in "Woman of the Year"

Review: George Stevens’ “Woman of the Year,” Starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

In the duo’s dazzling debut, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy fight and fall in love in George Steven’s “Woman of the Year.”

Katharine Hepburn Reportedly Furious Over New Ending for MGM’s “Woman of the Year”

MGM is excited about their new pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, but Hepburn is reportedly less than pleased with new changes to the film’s ending.