Michael Curtiz

Michael CURTIZ (1886-1962, Hungary, born Manó Kaminer) began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. He shot a total of 38 films in Hungary and was one of the most productive and educated artists in Hungary at the beginning of the silent film era. 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 studio system. His films during the 1930s and '40s encompassed nearly every genre imaginable, including the film classic Casablanca (1942, Oscar), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Dodge City (1939), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954). He directed his last film in 1961.


(selection) Today and Tomorrow (1912), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1933), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Jimmy the Gent (1934), British Agent (1934), Front Page Woman (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Kid Galahad (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Virginia City (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Captains of the Clouds (1942), Casablanca (1942), Mission to Moscow (1943), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945), Night and Day (1946), Life with Father (1947), Romance on the High Seas (1948), The Breaking Point (1950), I'll See You in My Dreams (1951), The Jazz Singer (1952), White Christmas (1954), The Egyptian (1954), We're No Angels (1955), King Creole (1958), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Comancheros (1961)

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