Harry Beaumont (February 10, 1888 – December 22, 1966) was an American film director, actor, and screenwriter. He worked for a variety of production companies including Fox, Goldwyn, Metro, Warner Brothers and MGM.
Beaumont’s greatest successes were during the silent film era, when he directed films including John Barrymore’s Beau Brummel (1924), the silent youth movie Our Dancing Daughters (1928), featuring Joan Crawford. Beaumont also directed MGM’s first talkie musical, The Broadway Melody in 1929. The film won the Best Picture Academy Award that year, and Beaumont was nominated for Best Director.
Beaumont was married to actress Hazel Daly. The couple had twin daughters Anne and Geraldine, born in 1922.
On December 22, 1966, Beaumont died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. —Wikipedia
Why make a fuss about its inexcusable and highly predictable screenplay? Beaumont may not have an eyeful for...anything (!) and yet, that doesn't stop Bessie Love from being simultaneously sassy and rigorous up until her breaking point where I can forgive it all, including the then unimaginable musical numbers for a more or less...early dramedy?