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Also Known As: Archibald L Mayo, Archie L. Mayo Died: December 4, 1968
Born: Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, extra, gagman

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Competent technician who began his career in 1916 as a gagman and director of comedy shorts before making his first feature a decade later. A versatile director without a definitive style or stamp, Mayo flourished as a house director at Warner Bros. during the 1930s, where his finer works included "Svengali" (1931), "Ever in My Heart" (1933) and "The Petrified Forest" (1936). His freelance career through the 1940s was characterized by conventional, uninspired efforts for 20th Century-Fox and other studios; Mayo's better films from this period include "Charley's Aunt" (1941) and "Crash Dive" (1943).

Competent technician who began his career in 1916 as a gagman and director of comedy shorts before making his first feature a decade later. A versatile director without a definitive style or stamp, Mayo flourished as a house director at Warner Bros. during the 1930s, where his finer works included "Svengali" (1931), "Ever in My Heart" (1933) and "The Petrified Forest" (1936). His freelance career through the 1940s was characterized by conventional, uninspired efforts for 20th Century-Fox and other studios; Mayo's better films from this period include "Charley's Aunt" (1941) and "Crash Dive" (1943).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Night in Casablanca (1946) Director
2.
  Angel on My Shoulder (1946) Director
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  Sweet and Low-Down (1944) Director
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  Crash Dive (1943) Director
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  Wintertime (1943) Fill-In Director
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  Orchestra Wives (1942) Director
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  Moontide (1942) Director
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  Confirm or Deny (1941) Director
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  Charley's Aunt (1941) Director
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Toured in musicals in Europe, Australia and US
1915:
First film experience as extra
1916:
Gagman for Stern Brothers Productions and L-Ko Motion Pictures
1917:
Directed 19 shorts; no features
1917:
Film directing debut (for L-Ko), "The Nurse of an Aching Heart"
1923:
First and only films as co-writer (also director), "The Imperfect Lover" and "A Man's Position"
1927:
Began making films for Warner Bros.
1937:
Association with Warner Bros. Ended
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Worked primarily with 20th Century-Fox, but also freelanced with a number of studios
1946:
Last films directed included "A Night in Casablanca" and "Angel on My Shoulder"
1958:
Produced a feature, "The Beast of Budapest", directed by Harmon Jones
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -

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wife:
Lucille Mayo. Died in 1945.

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