Ray Lissner

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Ray Lissner
Born(1903-01-10)January 10, 1903
New York, New York, United States
DiedApril 28, 1944(1944-04-28) (aged 41)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1926–37

Ray Lissner (January 10, 1903 – April 28, 1944) was an American filmmaker who worked during the end of the silent era into the beginning of sound films. He spent his entire career as an assistant director, working with such directors such as Herbert Brenon, Charles Vidor, George Archainbaud, and Otto Brower.

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Life and career

Born in New York City in 1903, [1] he began his career in movies with the 1926 silent classic, The Great Gatsby, assisting Herbert Brenon. He would work with Brenon more than any other director, collaborating with him on twelve films. Some other notable films Lissner worked on were: the original Beau Geste in 1926 (again with Brenon); Flying Down to Rio, the first film teaming Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; and The Gay Divorcee, again with Astaire and Rogers. [2]

Lissner would die in 1944 at the age of 41. [1]

Filmography

(as per AFI's database) [2]

YearTitleRoleSilent (S)/Talkie (T)Notes
1926 The Great Gatsby Assistant DirectorS
1926 Beau Geste Assistant DirectorS
1927 God Gave Me Twenty Cents Assistant DirectorS
1927 The Potters Assistant DirectorS
1927 Sorrell and Son Assistant DirectorS
1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh Assistant DirectorS
1929 The Rescue Assistant DirectorS & T
1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa Assistant DirectorS & T
1930 Lummox Assistant DirectorT
1931 Beau Ideal Assistant DirectorT
1931 Transgression Assistant DirectorT
1931 The Gay Diplomat Assistant DirectorT
1932 Girl of the Rio Assistant DirectorT
1932 Penguin Pool Murder Assistant DirectorT
1933 Headline Shooter Assistant DirectorT
1933 Cross Fire Assistant DirectorT
1933 Flying Down to Rio Assistant DirectorT
1934 Red Morning Assistant DirectorT
1934 The Meanest Gal in Town Assistant DirectorT
1934 George White's Scandals Assistant DirectorT
1934 Wednesday's Child Assistant DirectorT
1934 Where Sinners Meet Assistant DirectorT
1934 The Gay Divorcee Second Unit DirectorT
1935 Peter Ibbetson Second Unit DirectorT
1936 The Return of Sophie Lang Assistant DirectorT
1936 Lady Be Careful Assistant DirectorT
1936 Wedding Present Assistant DirectorT
1937 Her Husband Lies Assistant DirectorT
1937 She's No Lady Assistant DirectorT
1937 The Great Gambini Assistant DirectorT
1937 John Meade's Woman Assistant DirectorT
1937 A Doctor's Diary Assistant DirectorT

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ray Lissner". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Ray Lissner&SortType=ASC&SortCol=RELEASE_YEAR "Ray Lissner" Check |url= value (help). American Film Institute. Retrieved September 30, 2014.