Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962

Classic Film Aficionados

Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he acted in and for the first and last time was the assistant-director for “Atlantis”. He worked in 6 different decades, with more than 170 credits as director, working exclusively in film (no television employments).

Recently (in my blog regarding “White Christmas,” 1954) I wrote the following about Curtiz: this romantic musical was not helmed by someone with a career spent, in directing Hollywood musicals, but instead, it was crafted by the man whose style cannot be spotted as many directors can be by a characteristic stamp, such as Billy Wilder and George Cukor. White Christmas was directed…

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