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Also Known As: Alexander Ford Died: April 29, 1980
Born: November 24, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Poland Profession: director

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Key figure of the Polish cinema who established himself in the 1930s with films such as "Legion of the Streets" (1932) and the documentary "Street of the Young" (1936), banned for its controversial depiction of poor and impoverished Poles and Jews. After the end of WWII Ford headed the newly formed state film organization, Film Polski, and continued to direct films of note such as "Border Street" (1948) and "Five Boys From Barska Street" (1953). As well as helping to establish the reputation of Polish cinema abroad, Ford exerted an influence on the early career of Andrzej Wajda. He emigrated to Israel in the late 1960s before finally settling in Denmark.

Key figure of the Polish cinema who established himself in the 1930s with films such as "Legion of the Streets" (1932) and the documentary "Street of the Young" (1936), banned for its controversial depiction of poor and impoverished Poles and Jews. After the end of WWII Ford headed the newly formed state film organization, Film Polski, and continued to direct films of note such as "Border Street" (1948) and "Five Boys From Barska Street" (1953). As well as helping to establish the reputation of Polish cinema abroad, Ford exerted an influence on the early career of Andrzej Wajda. He emigrated to Israel in the late 1960s before finally settling in Denmark.

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  First Circle, The (1972) Director
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  The Doctor Says (1967) Director
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  Young Chopin (1952) Director
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  At Dawn (1929) Director

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1929:
Short film director
1930:
First film as director with "Mascotte"
1930:
Feature length documentary director
1945:
Appointed director of Film Polski
1948:
Directed the controversial "Ulica Granicza/Border Street/That Others May Live" which focused on the German Occupation of Poland in the early 1940s
1960:
Helmed what is considered the first Polish epic, "Krzyzacy/Knights of the Teutonic Order"
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Taught at the Lodz Film School
1968:
Forced to leave Poland due to anti-Semitism; moved first to Israel before settling in Denmark
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Education

Warsaw University: -

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