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Also Known As: Geo. Fitzmaurice Died: June 13, 1941
Born: February 13, 1895 Cause of Death: acute streptococcal infection
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, set designer, salesman

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Former screenwriter who turned to directing in 1914; noted for his lush visual style, innovative integration of newsreel material and astute direction of leading romantic stars such as Rudolph Valentino ("The Son of the Sheik" 1926), Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman ("The Dark Angel" 1925 and "The Night of Love" 1927) and Greta Garbo ("As You Desire Me" and "Mata Hari" both 1932).

Former screenwriter who turned to directing in 1914; noted for his lush visual style, innovative integration of newsreel material and astute direction of leading romantic stars such as Rudolph Valentino ("The Son of the Sheik" 1926), Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman ("The Dark Angel" 1925 and "The Night of Love" 1927) and Greta Garbo ("As You Desire Me" and "Mata Hari" both 1932).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Adventure in Diamonds (1940) Director
2.
  Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) Director
3.
  Vacation from Love (1938) Director
4.
  The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) Fill-In Director
5.
  Live, Love and Learn (1937) Director
6.
7.
  Petticoat Fever (1936) Director
8.
  Suzy (1936) Director
9.
  All Men Are Enemies (1934) Director
10.
  As You Desire Me (1932) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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Lived for nine years in India working as a cotton, jute and hemp salesman, traveling to China, Japan and Egypt
:
Returned to France; became scriptwriter for Pathe
1907:
After emigrating to USA, worked as set director and then set designer in the theater
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Entered films as a title-card designer, then writer and finally director (date approximate)
1908:
First film as screenwriter
1914:
First film as director
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wife:
Diane Kane. Actor.

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