Director of films such as A Night at the Opera, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and The Pride of the Yankees.
He was an assistant to director and producer Cecil B. DeMille.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was married to Clara L. Roush from 1908 until his death.
He directed Ginger Rogers in the 1940 film Kitty Foyle for which she won an Academy Award.