Gregory La Cava op IFFR
Gregory LA CAVA (1892 – 1952, United States) was an American film director best known for his films of the 1930s, including My Man Godfrey (1936) and Stage Door (1937), which earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Director. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students' League. In 1915 he started as an animator at the studio of Raoul Barré. Towards the end of 1915, William Randolph Hearst decided to create an animation studio to promote the comic strips printed in his newspapers. He called the new company International Film Service, and he hired La Cava to run it. International Film Service was shut down in 1918 but La Cava continued his work.
(selection) His Nibs (1921), My Man Godrey (1936), Stage Door (1937)
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