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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 4, 1987|
|Born:||October 8, 1897||Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Birth Place:||Russia||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Moved to London
West End directing debut, "The Beating on the Door"
Moved to USA
Film directing debut, "Applause"
Began as director of "Laura," but replaced by Otto Preminger after 18 days of shooting
Appeared as himself in "Rhapsody in Blue"
Re-edited and re-shot some footage of Powell/Pressburger British film "Gone To Earth" (1950); released in USA as "The Wild Heart"
Made last completed feature film, "Silk Stockings"
Spent over six months preparation on "Porgy and Bess," but was fired during rehearsals and replaced by Otto Preminger; citing that he had directed the original Broadway production as well, petitioned Directors Guild for co-directing credit but was turned down
Worked on original (abandoned) version of "Cleopatra" (1963) for nearly one year, including shooting in England
Appeared in the documentaries "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey" and "50 Years of Action!"
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