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Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Alan K. Rode

Abstract

Michael Curtiz directed some of the greatest American films of the twentieth century but has been largely forgotten. He does not fitthe conventional definition of a cinematic auteur, and many of his pictures, including The Adventures of Robin Hood,Casablanca,Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, and White Christmas, left an enduring imprint on American popular culture. Curtiz remains the greatest film director that nobody every heard of. The heretofore unreported account of Curtiz’s early years in silent Hungarian cinema, which evolved into direction of distinguished European films, is juxtapos ... More

Keywords: biography, film history, Golden Age Hollywood, Warner Bros, Jack Warner, Hal Wallis, Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813173917
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan K. Rode, author