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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 27, 2002|
|Born:||May 15, 1913||Cause of Death:||aneurysm|
|Birth Place:||Hungary||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
As a teenager, had one-person art show; later destroyed his paintings and sculpture
Had first play produced at age 18
Entered Hungarian film industry (date approximate)
Worked at Hunnia Studios
Apprenticed as cameraman for cinematographer Istvan (Stefan) Eiben
First film as screenwriter ("from story"), "Falu rossza/Evil Village"
During the 1930s, made several visits to Hollywood
Directed five Hungarian features credited as Endre Toth; the first, "Toprini nasz/Wedding in Toprin"
Moved to England
Worked as 2nd unit director for Alexander Korda on several films; only received credit on "The Jungle Book" (1942); reported to have worked on "Four Feathers" (1939), "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940) and "Sahara" (1943), among others
Relocated to Los Angeles
Hollywood directing debut, "Passport to Suez"
Signed to a one picture contract with Columbia; helmed the war drama "None Shall Escape"
Joined Enterprise Productions
Directed first Western, "Ramrod", starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake
Sued by Columbia for nonpayment of part of his salary paid by Warner Bros; amount in question was roughly $1,400; under terms of his contract, de Toth had to pay Columbia a percentage of any salaries he earned on loan-outs
Shared Oscar nomination with William Bowers for the Best Motion Picture Story for "The Gunfighter"
First of six films with Randolph Scott, the Western "Man in the Saddle"
Helmed "House of Wax", a 3-D remake of "Mystery of the Wax Museum"; first horror role for Vincent Price
Directed the drug addiction drama "Monkey on My Back"
Directed episodes of TV series like "Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Westerner" in the late 1950s and early 1960s
Acted as a consultant to David Lean on "Lawrence of Arabia"; reportedly "found locations" and did uncredited 2nd unit work
Seriously injured in a skiing accident
Reportedly shot second unit work on James Bond films
Executive produced and directed "Play Dirty"; replaced Rene Clement as director
Produced "El Condor", directed by John Guillermin
Made film on board minehunter HMS Bronington with HRH Prince Charles of England
Worked as uncredited director of the flying sequences of "Superman"; some sequences also used in "Superman II"
Reportedly offered assistance on the feature "The Lion of the Desert"
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