|Born||1 December 1901|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Film director|
|Years active||1934 - 1962|
Marjorie Deans (1 December 1901 – 1982) was a British screenwriter and film director. During the 1930s she worked on a number of films for British International Pictures.
A screenplay writer, scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs and video games, are based.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
The Rise of Catherine the Great is a 1934 British historical film based on the play The Czarina by Lajos Bíró and Melchior Lengyel, about the rise to power of Catherine the Great. It was directed by Paul Czinner, and stars Elisabeth Bergner as Catherine, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., as Grand Duke Peter, Dorothy Hale as Countess Olga, and Flora Robson as Empress Elizabeth.
The Great Defender is a 1934 British mystery film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Matheson Lang, Margaret Bannerman and Arthur Margetson. Its plot concerns a top barrister who conducts the defence of an artist facing the death penalty for allegedly murdering his model, while himself battling with serious illness.
Give Her a Ring is a 1934 British musical film directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Clifford Mollison, Wendy Barrie, and Zelma O'Neal. The film was a remake of the 1932 German film Wrong Number, Miss, and is sometimes known by the title Giving You the Stars. Stewart Granger made an appearance in the film, early in his career.
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Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades and appeared in over 100 films. These films include Alfred Hitchcock's espionage thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940), Preston Sturges' comedy classics Sullivan's Travels (1941), and The Palm Beach Story (1942), the romance film Bird of Paradise (1932), the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Gregory La Cava's bawdy comedy Bed of Roses (1933), George Stevens' romantic comedy The More the Merrier (1943), William Wyler's These Three, Come and Get It and Dead End (1937), Howard Hawks' Barbary Coast (1935), and a number of western films, including Wichita (1955) as Wyatt Earp and Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962), opposite Randolph Scott.
Jane Darwell was an American actress of stage, film, and television. With appearances in more than one hundred major motion pictures spanning half a century, Darwell is perhaps best-remembered for her poignant portrayal of the matriarch and leader of the Joad family in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, for which she received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and her role as the Bird Woman in Disney's musical family film Mary Poppins. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dean Jeffries Jagger was an American film, stage and television actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949).
London Films Productions is a British film and television production company founded in 1932 by Alexander Korda and from 1936 based at Denham Film Studios in Buckinghamshire, near London. The company's productions included The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Things to Come (1936), Rembrandt (1936), and The Four Feathers (1939). The facility at Denham was taken over in 1939 by Rank and merged with Pinewood to form D & P Studios. The outbreak of war necessitated that The Thief of Bagdad (1940) was completed in California, although Korda's handful of American-made films still had Big Ben for their opening corporate logo.
Orry-Kelly was the professional name of Orry George Kelly, an Australian-American Hollywood costume designer. Until being overtaken by Catherine Martin in 2014, he was Australia's most prolific Oscar winner, having won three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design.
Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C. was a cinematographer who won an Academy Award for Three Coins in the Fountain (1954).
Alfred Edward Green was an American movie director. Green entered film in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Company. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell. He then started to direct two-reelers until he started features in 1917.
Hobart Cavanaugh was an American character actor in films and on stage.
Alexander Hall was an American film director and theatre actor.
Ernest Thurston Hall was an American film, stage and television actor.
Wallis Hensman Clark was a stage and film actor.
Charles Paton was an English film actor. He joined the circus at 14, and had early stage and music hall experience. He appeared in 105 films between 1927 and 1951, including Freedom of the Seas. In 1927, he appeared in a short film, made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, singing "If Your Face Wants to Smile, We'll Let It In" from the revue John Citizen's Lament. He was born in London and died from a heart attack, also in London.
Erich Adolf Dunskus was a German film actor. He appeared in 170 films between 1927 and 1966. He was born in Pillkallen, East Prussia and died in Hagen, Germany.
Franz Schafheitlin was a German film actor. He appeared in more than 160 films between 1927 and 1974. He was born in Berlin, Germany and died in Bavaria, Germany.
Renee Gadd (1908–2003) was an Argentine-born British film actress. She acted mostly in British films.
Walter Charles Mycroft was a British novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. In the 1920s he was film critic of the London Evening Standard, and a founder of the London Film Society, before joining the film industry.
Paul Stanton was an American character actor and bit-part player in American films.
Hans Leibelt was a German film actor.
Jenny Jugo was an Austrian actress. She appeared in more than fifty films between 1925 and 1950.
Carl Pierson was an American film editor who cut more than 200 films and television episodes over the course of his lengthy career in Hollywood. He also produced and directed a handful of movies.