Articles about: Mitchell Leisen

Mitchell Leisen (center) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray on the set of "Remember the Night"
Mitchell Leisen (center) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray on the set of “Remember the Night”

Mitchell Leisen was a director at Paramount whose films included Hands Across the TableMidnightRemember the NightI Wanted WingsHold Back the DawnThe Lady is WillingTake a Letter, Darling, and more.

Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers in "The Major and the Minor"

Review: Billy Wilder’s “The Major and the Minor,” Starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland

“Ball of Fire” and “Ninotchka” writer Billy Wilder makes his Hollywood directorial debut with a charming new comedy starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland.
Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray in “Take a Letter, Darling”

Review: Mitchell Leisen’s “Take a Letter, Darling,” Starring Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray

“Take a Letter, Darling” is a nice return to form for director Mitchell Leisen, but still lacks the qualities present in his best films.
Fred MacMurray and Marlene Dietrich in "The Lady is Willing"

Review: Mitchell Leisen’s “The Lady is Willing,” Starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray

Working at Columbia instead of Paramount, his usual home, director Mitchell Leisen turns in one of the most underwhelming pictures of his career.

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