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Also Known As: Pal Fejos Died: April 23, 1963
Born: January 24, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: director, anthropological researcher, bacteriologist

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Former theatrical director and set designer who made several features in Hungary before moving to New York in 1923 and to California three years later. His experimental, low-budget film "The Last Moment" (1927) earned him a contract with Universal and Fejos directed several features, including the highly regarded "Lonesome" (1928), before returning to Europe in the early 1930s. Ignoring demands from MGM that he return to Hollywood Fejos worked in France, Austria, Denmark and Hungary, both on features (most notably "Marie, a Hungarian Legend", 1932 and "Sonnenstrahl", 1933) and on anthropological documentaries. Married to actresses Mara Jankowsky (1921 to 1924) and Inga Arvad (1936 to 1942).

Former theatrical director and set designer who made several features in Hungary before moving to New York in 1923 and to California three years later. His experimental, low-budget film "The Last Moment" (1927) earned him a contract with Universal and Fejos directed several features, including the highly regarded "Lonesome" (1928), before returning to Europe in the early 1930s. Ignoring demands from MGM that he return to Hollywood Fejos worked in France, Austria, Denmark and Hungary, both on features (most notably "Marie, a Hungarian Legend", 1932 and "Sonnenstrahl", 1933) and on anthropological documentaries. Married to actresses Mara Jankowsky (1921 to 1924) and Inga Arvad (1936 to 1942).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Jungle of Chang (1996) Director
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  Tavaszi zapor (1932) Director
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  Captain of the Guard (1930) Director
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  Menschen hinter Gettern (1930) Director
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  Broadway (1929) Director
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  The Last Performance (1929) Director
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  Lonesome (1929) Director
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  The Last Moment (1928) Director

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Became a producer of army theatricals on Italian Front during WWI
1923:
Moved to USA
1924:
Worked as staff bacteriologist with Rockefeller Institute
1931:
Joined Braumberg-Richebe in Paris as production supervisor
1927:
Directed first US film, "The Last Moment", experimental film about the visions of a suicidal drowning man
1929:
Directed first sound feature, "Broadway"
1932:
Returned to Hungary
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Made documentaries for Svensk Filmindustri in East Indies and New Guinea (1937-38), Siam (1939), Peru (1941)
1941:
Became director of research for the Viking Fund set up by industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren; named president 1955
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wife:
Mara Jankowsky. Actor. Married in 1921; divorced in 1924; star of his first Hungarian films.
wife:
Inga Arvad. Actor. Married in 1936; divorced in 1942.

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