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Also Known As: Benjamin Christiansen, Benjamin Christianson Died: April 1, 1959
Born: September 28, 1879 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Viborg, DK Profession: director, actor, opera singer

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A major European director of the silent era, Christensen demonstrated an early grasp of sophisticated cinematic techniques (that may predate those of both D.W. Griffith and Louis Feuillade) which should have assured him a more prominent place in film history, but prints of many of his films remain lost. He worked in Hollywood from 1925-29.

A major European director of the silent era, Christensen demonstrated an early grasp of sophisticated cinematic techniques (that may predate those of both D.W. Griffith and Louis Feuillade) which should have assured him a more prominent place in film history, but prints of many of his films remain lost. He worked in Hollywood from 1925-29.

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DIRECTOR:

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  The House of Horror (1929) Director
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  The Mysterious Island (1929) Addl dir
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  The Hawk's Nest (1928) Director
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  The Haunted House (1928) Director
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  Mockery (1927) Director
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  The Devil's Circus (1926) Director
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  Haxan (1922) Director
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  Night of Vengeance (1915) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Michael (1924) Claude Zoret
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 Haxan (1922)
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1902:
Began stage career as opera singer and actor
1907:
Quit stage performing
1908:
Entered films as scriptwriter for August Blom
1913:
Film directing debut, "The Mysterious X"
1926:
Directed first Hollywood film (also screenwriter; from story), "The Devil's Circus"
1942:
Retired
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Education

Royal Theatre Academy: -
University of Copenhagen: - 1902

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