Michael Curtiz ( / kɜːrˈtiːz / kur-TEEZ; born Manó Kertész Kaminer; December 24, 1886 – April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian-born American film director, recognized as one of the most prolific directors in history.:67. He directed classic films from the silent era and numerous others during Hollywood 's Golden Age, when the studio system was ...
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Michael Curtiz, Director: Casablanca. Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros. and became thoroughly entrenched in the ...
Michael Curtiz was a Hungarian-born (as Mihaly Kertesz) American director who turned out some of the best-regarded films ever to come out of Hollywood. He received his diploma from the School for Dramatic Arts in Hungary in 1906. He then went to live in Pécs, then Szeged. He began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912.
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Michael Curtiz: His 25 best films. My favorite films directed by a great director from the Hollywood golden age. 1. Casablanca (1942) Error: please try again. A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Michael Curtiz filmography. Michael Curtiz (1886–1962) was a Hungarian-born American film director whose career spanned from 1912 to 1961. During this period he directed, wholly or in part, 181 films. He began his cinematic career in Hungary, then moved to Austria and finally the United States.
Michael Curtiz, original name Mano Kaminer, also called Mihály Kertész and Michael Courtice, (born December 25, 1886, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary]—died April 10, 1962, Hollywood, California, U.S.), Hungarian-born American motion-picture director whose prolific output as a contract director for Warner Brothers was composed of many solid but run-of-the-mill genre films along ...
My favorite director is probably Akira Kurosawa, but I think I'm probably more fascinated by Michael Curtiz. He was a studio director in Hollywood's Golden Age, so he cranked out a lot of fluff, but it is some really incredible fluff.