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||July 27, 1981
||July 1, 1902
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RATE AND COMMENT
Invited to US by cousing Carl Laemmle, head of Universal Studios
Began career at Universal Studios, New York as shipping clerk; then worked in foreign publicity
Transferred to Universal City, Hollywood
First film as assistant director, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Film directing debut at age 23, "Crook Busters"
Left Universal; began working for independent producer Samuel Goldwyn; first collaboration with cinematographer Gregg Toland
Served in England with US Air Force during WWII; produced, wrote and co-photographed documentary, "Memphis Belle" (1944) and co-directed (with John Sturges) documentary "Thunderbolt" (1945); discharged as lieutenant colonel