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Michael Curtiz

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Also Known As: Died: April 11, 1962
Born: December 24, 1888 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Francis of Assisi (1961) as Director
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
2.
The Comancheros (1961) as Director
A Texas Ranger teams up with a gambler to stop an outlaw from running guns into Mexico wih the help of Comanches in order to set up a power base in that country as a means of planning an attack on the Union.
3.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) as Director
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
4.
A Breath of Scandal (1960) as Director
A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire.
5.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Director
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
6.
The Hangman (1959) as Director
A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.
7.
King Creole (1958) as Director
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
8.
The Proud Rebel (1958) as Director
A rancher tries to raise money to treat his mute son.
9.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Director
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
10.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Director
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
11.
The Scarlet Hour (1956) as Director
12.
The Vagabond King (1956) as Director
In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join forces with the rebellious Duke of Burgundy to overthrow the king. One of the Duke's captains suggests enlisting the aid of Francois Villon who is known to oppose the king and is leader of the Vagabonds, a group that robs the rich to aid the poor. In league with Burgundy, Villon and two of his cohorts enter Paris, but are captured by the king's men. The king, recognizing Villon's power over the people, proposes that Villon defend Paris against Burgundy and help uncover traitors in the court. Burgundy is routed, and France is reunited, but the king reminds Villon he must pay for his earlier crimes against the court with his life.
13.
We're No Angels (1955) as Director
After escaping Devil''''s Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
14.
The Egyptian (1954) as Director
An ancient Egyptian doctor uses court intrigue to discover his birthright.
15.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Director
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
16.
White Christmas (1954) as Director
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
17.
The Jazz Singer (1953) as Director
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
18.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Director
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
19.
I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) as Director
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
20.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Director
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
21.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Fill-In Director
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
22.
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951) as Director
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
23.
Force of Arms (1951) as Director
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
24.
Bright Leaf (1950) as Director
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
25.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Director
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
26.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Director
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
27.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Director
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
28.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Director
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
29.
Flamingo Road (1949) as Director
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
30.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Director
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
31.
The Unsuspected (1947) as Director
The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air.
32.
Life with Father (1947) as Director
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
33.
Night and Day (1946) as Director
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
34.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Director
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
35.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Director
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
36.
Janie (1944) as Director
A small-town girl defies her father by falling for a soldier.
37.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Director
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
38.
This Is the Army (1943) as Director
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
39.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Director
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
40.
Casablanca (1942) as Director
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
41.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Director
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
42.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Director
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
43.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Director
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
44.
The Sea Wolf (1941) as Director
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
45.
Virginia City (1940) as Director
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
46.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Director
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
47.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Director
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
48.
Dodge City (1939) as Director
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
49.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Director
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
50.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) as Director
Elizabeth I''''s love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom.
51.
Four Wives (1939) as Director
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
52.
Four Daughters (1938) as Director
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
53.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Director
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
54.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Director
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
55.
Four's a Crowd (1938) as Director
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
56.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) as Director
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
57.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Director
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
58.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Director
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
59.
Marked Woman (1937) as Fill-In Director
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
60.
Stolen Holiday (1937) as Director
A Paris fashion model marries a fortune hunter to protect him from the law.
61.
Mountain Justice (1937) as Director
A young lawyer defends a hillbilly girl who killed her father in self defense.
62.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Director
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
63.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as Director
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
64.
Captain Blood (1935) as Director
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
65.
Front Page Woman (1935) as Director
Rival reporters try to scoop each other while covering a fire.
66.
Black Fury (1935) as Director
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
67.
Little Big Shot (1935) as Director
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
68.
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) as Director
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
69.
Mandalay (1934) as Director
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
70.
British Agent (1934) as Director
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
71.
Jimmy the Gent (1934) as Director
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
72.
The Key (1934) as Director
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
73.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Director
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
74.
Goodbye Again (1933) as Director
An author''''s reunion with an old flame angers the secretary who loves him.
75.
Female (1933) as Director
A female CEO who's used to buying love meets her match in an independent young executive.
76.
The Keyhole (1933) as Director
A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he's been hired to frame.
77.
Private Detective 62 (1933) as Director
A private eye in Paris falls for the beautiful gambling lady he's investigating.
78.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) as Director
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
79.
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) as Director
When his girl commits murder, a hardened criminal takes the rap to protect her honor.
80.
Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Director
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
81.
Alias the Doctor (1932) as Director
Brothers with different work ethics clash while attending medical school.
82.
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) as Director
A ship''''s captain loses course in perilous waters when he discovers his wife cheating on him.
83.
Doctor X (1932) as Director
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
84.
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) as Director
A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.
85.
God's Gift to Women (1931) as Director
A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman.
86.
The Mad Genius (1931) as Director
A deranged ballet teacher will stop at nothing to keep control of his protegee.
87.
Dämon des Meeres (1931) as Director
88.
The Matrimonial Bed (1930) as Director
Amnesia turns a small-town man into a bigamist.
89.
Mammy (1930) as Director
The star of a minstrel show is accused of killing his romantic rival.
90.
A Soldier's Plaything (1930) as Director
A group of U.S. soldiers run riot through France after the end of World War I.
91.
River's End (1930) as Director
An accused killer takes over the life of the Canadian Mountie who died hunting him down.
92.
Bright Lights (1930) as Director
An actress fights for happiness when she gives up the stage for marriage.
93.
Under a Texas Moon (1930) as Director
94.
The Madonna of Avenue A (1929) as Director
95.
Hearts in Exile (1929) as Director
96.
Noah's Ark (1929) as Director
An American playboy's discovery of honor and courage during World War I parallels the biblical story of the flood.
97.
The Glad Rag Doll (1929) as Director
98.
The Gamblers (1929) as Director
99.
Tenderloin (1928) as Director
100.
The Desired Woman (1927) as Director
101.
A Million Bid (1927) as Director
102.
Good Time Charley (1927) as Director
103.
Goldene Schmetterling, Der (1926) as Director
104.
The Third Degree (1926) as Director
105.
Fiaker Nr. 13 (1926) as Director
106.
Spiel ums Leben, Eine (1924) as Director
107.
Harun al Raschid (1924) as Director
108.
Die Sklavenkonigin (1924) as Director
109.
Junge Medardus, Der (1923) as Director
110.
Lawine, Die (1923) as Director
111.
Namenlos (1923) as Director
112.
113.
Frau Dorothys Bekenntnis (1921) as Director
114.
115.
116.
Gottesgeissel, Die (1920) as Director
117.
Boccaccio (1920) as Director
118.
Stern von Damaskus, Der (1920) as Director
119.
Liliom (1919) as Director
121.
Kilencvenkilenc (1918) as Director
122.
99 (1918)
123.
124.
125.
127.
Lulu (1918) as Director
128.
Az Ordog (1918)
129.
Tatarjaras (1917) as Director
130.
Fold Embere, A (1917) as Director
131.
132.
Ezredes, Az (1917) as Director
133.
Doktor Ur (1916) as Director
134.
A Magyar Fold Ereje (1916) as Director
135.
136.
Makkhetes (1916) as Director
137.
A Karthausi (1916)
138.
A Medikus (1916) as Director
139.
Akit Ketten Szeretnek (1915) as Director
140.
As Ejszaka Rabjai (1914) as Director
141.
Az Aranyaso (1914)
142.
Bank Ban (1914) as Director
143.
A Tolonc (1914)
144.
Rablelek (1913) as Director
145.
146.
Ma es Holnap (1912) as Director
147.

Cast (feature film)

148.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Himself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
149.
A Medikus (1916)
151.
152.

Writer (feature film)

153.
Dame mit den Sonnenblumen, Die (1920) as Screenwriter
154.
Tatarjaras (1917) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

155.
The Scarlet Hour (1956) as Producer
156.
Boccaccio (1920) as Producer

Production Companies (feature film)

157.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Company
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
158.
Flamingo Road (1949) as Company
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
159.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Company
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

160.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
A man and a woman turn a feud into a lasting friendship, until love threatens to ruin everything.
161.
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Filmmakers capture conflicting attitudes toward the Vietnam War.

Misc. Crew (short)

162.
The Screen Director (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.

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