Andrew Marton

Director, 2nd unit director, Editor
Hungarian-born director and second-unit director, best known for his action and adventure films, most memorably the thrilling chariot race sequence in the 1959 remake of "Ben-Hur". Marton began his career as an editor ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1904 in Budapest, HU

Filmography

Director (21)

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Kelly's Heroes 1970 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Africa, Texas Style 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Around the World Under the Sea 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Birds Do It 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Crack in the World 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Thin Red Line 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

It Happened in Athens 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

(American exteriors) (Director)

Ben-Hur 1959 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Green Fire 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Prisoner of War 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

The Good Earth 1936 (Movie)

(additional scenes) (Director)

Gallant Bess (Movie)

(Director)

King Solomon's Mines (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil Makes Three (Movie)

(Director)

The Secret of Stamboul (Movie)

(Director)

The Wild North (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (3)

S.O.S. Eisberg 1932 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg 1926 (Movie)

(Editor)

Eternal Love (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (2)

Africa, Texas Style 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Around the World Under the Sea 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

The Day of the Jackal 1973 (Movie)

2nd Unit Director (Assistant Director)
Actor (1)

King Solomon's Mines (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Hungarian-born director and second-unit director, best known for his action and adventure films, most memorably the thrilling chariot race sequence in the 1959 remake of "Ben-Hur". Marton began his career as an editor at Vita Films in Vienna before going to Hollywood as Ernst Lubitsch's editor in 1923. He made his directorial debut there with "Two-O'Clock in the Morning" (1929) before returning to Germany as chief editor at the Tobin studios. In 1933 Marton left Germany and commuted between Switzerland, Hungary and England, where he directed "Wolf's Clothing" "Secret of Stamboul" (both 1936), and "School for Husbands" (1937).

Marton returned to Hollywood in the early 1940s to film the ski sequences for "Two-Faced Woman" (1942), Greta Garbo's last feature. He replaced Compton Bennett as director of the African epic "King Solomon's Mines" (1950) after Bennett became ill. As a second-unit director Marton also shot sequences for such big-budget epics as "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951), "A Farewell to Arms" (1957) and "Cleopatra" (1963), as well as "Mrs. Miniver" (1942), "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), "Million Dollar Mermaid" (1952) and "Day of the Jackal" (1973).

Relationships

Lacerta Marton

Wife

Tonda Marton-Beyer

Daughter

Barbara Benedeck

Step-Daughter

Melinda Benedeck

Step-Daughter

Elizabeth Marton

Sister

Milestones

1941

Brought to Hollywood by a producer to direct ski sequences in "Two Faced Woman"

1926

Worked as a Hollywood stock player

1923

Went to Hollywood with Ernst Lubitsch

1922

Joined Vita Film company in Vienna as an editor

Grew up in the Tyrolean Alps

Started directing in Berlin, then in London; made directorial debut with "Two-O'Clock in the Morning" (1929)

Directed such films as "Gentle Annie" (1944), "Galant Bess" (1946), "The Wild North" (1952) and "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" (1965)

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