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Michael CurtizA Life in Film$

Alan K. Rode

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813173917

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.001.0001

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Michael Curtiz

Alan K. Rode

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Screen Classics

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  • Names: Rode, Alan K., 1954– author.
  • Title: Michael Curtiz : a life in film / Alan K. Rode.
  • Description: | Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Identifiers: LCCN 2017029778| ISBN 9780813173917 (hardcover : alk. paper) |
  •    ISBN 9780813173979 (pdf) | ISBN 9780813173962 (epub)
  • Subjects: LCSH: Curtiz, Michael, 1888–1962. | Motion picture producers and
  •    directors—United States—Biography.
  • Classification: LCC PN1998.3.C87 R65 2017 | DDC 791.4302/32092 [B] — dc23
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Screen Classics is a series of critical biographies, film histories, and analytical studies focusing on neglected filmmakers and important screen artists and subjects, from the era of silent cinema to the golden age of Hollywood to the international generation of today. Books in the Screen Classics series are intended for scholars and general readers alike. The contributing authors are established figures in their respective fields. This series also serves the purpose of advancing scholarship on film personalities and themes with ties to Kentucky.

SERIES EDITOR: Patrick McGilligan

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