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||June 5, 1959
||July 27, 1900
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RATE AND COMMENT
Served as infantry lieutenant during WWI
Worked as assistant cutter and assitant director at UFA studios, Berlin, in early 1920s
Moved to USA; sang with English Grand opera company; worked in Broadway chorus and as longshoreman
Moved to Hollywood; worked as assistant to Alexander Korda; worked as assistant director, editor and scriptwriter in late 1920s
Directed first independent short, "The Bridge"
Joined MGM; directed first feature, "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (uncredited; co-directed with Charles Brabin)
Directed first solo feature, "Sensation Hunters"
Joined Columbia Pictures
Quit Columbia after dispute with Harry Cohn; settled breach-of-contract suit out of court; returned to MGM
Formed Aurora Productions
Suffered heart attack in Vienna while filming "Magic Flame" (completed by George Cukor as "Song Without End")