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Henry Cornelius

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Also Known As: Died: May 2, 1958
Born: August 18, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, assistant editor, editor, actor

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Studied under Max Reinhardt and worked with Rene Clair and Alexander Korda before returning in 1940 to South Africa, where he produced several films for General Smuts's pro-British propaganda campaign. Cornelius also made a handful of feature films which suggested a gift for characterization and detail, and considerable flair for light comedy: his best known efforts are the deliciously whimsical "Passport to Pimlico" (1949) and the superbly outdoorsy, warmly lighthearted "Genevieve" (1953). Cornelius died abruptly during the production of the crime comedy "Law and Disorder" in 1958; the film was completed by Charles Crichton.

Studied under Max Reinhardt and worked with Rene Clair and Alexander Korda before returning in 1940 to South Africa, where he produced several films for General Smuts's pro-British propaganda campaign. Cornelius also made a handful of feature films which suggested a gift for characterization and detail, and considerable flair for light comedy: his best known efforts are the deliciously whimsical "Passport to Pimlico" (1949) and the superbly outdoorsy, warmly lighthearted "Genevieve" (1953). Cornelius died abruptly during the production of the crime comedy "Law and Disorder" in 1958; the film was completed by Charles Crichton.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Next to No Time (1958) Director
2.
  I Am a Camera (1955) Director
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  Genevieve (1954) Director
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  Galloping Major, The (1951) Director
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  Passport to Pimlico (1949) Director

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1940:
Short film co-directing debut (with Joseph Albrecht), "Noordwawrts/Northwards" (South Africa)
1949:
Feature directing debut, "Passport to Pimlico" (England)
1958:
Directed last of five feature film, "Next to No Time"

Education

Sorbonne, University of Paris: -

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