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Competent technician who began his career in 1916 as a gagman and director of comedy shorts before making his first feature a decade later. A versatile director without a definitive style or stamp, Mayo flourished as a house director at Warner Bros. during the 1930s, where his finer works included "Svengali" (1931), "Ever in My Heart" (1933) and "The Petrified Forest" (1936). His freelance career through the 1940s was characterized by conventional, uninspired efforts for 20th Century-Fox and other studios; Mayo's better films from this period include "Charley's Aunt" (1941) and "Crash Dive" (1943).
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First film experience as extra
Gagman for Stern Brothers Productions and L-Ko Motion Pictures
Film directing debut (for L-Ko), "The Nurse of an Aching Heart"
Directed 19 shorts; no features
First and only films as co-writer (also director), "The Imperfect Lover" and "A Man's Position"
Began making films for Warner Bros.
Association with Warner Bros. Ended
Last films directed included "A Night in Casablanca" and "Angel on My Shoulder"
Produced a feature, "The Beast of Budapest", directed by Harmon Jones