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Also Known As: Michael Latham Powell Died: February 19, 1990
Born: September 30, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: Director ... director screenwriter producer assistant director cameraman editor author bank clerk
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Michael Powell's introduction to the film business came at 20, when, with the assistance of his father, he secured a job with Rex Ingram's film unit based in Nice, France. In the late 1920s, Powell worked at Elstree Studios for Harry Lachman and Alfred Hitchcock. During the early 30s, Powell cut his directorial teeth on a number of forgettable, low-budget "quota quickies" for independent production companies in England.

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