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||November 23, 2000
||December 25, 1904
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||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Just out of law school, hired as a junior writer for Columbia Pictures by Harry Cohn
Served as assistant to James Cruze on "The Pony Express"
Directorial debut with the two-reel silent "Sunlight"
Made first visit to England
While living in London, directed first features "On Thin Ice" and "Money for Speed" (both 1932)
Helmed many "quota quickies", including the popular "THe Last Journey" (1935)
Returned to Hollywood; shot four films for RKO and 10 for Republic Pictures
During WWII, worked with Air Force and Signal Corps' film unit; shot documentary "Yalta and After"
In 1950s, denounced as a Communist sympathizer; moved permanently to London