George Fitzmaurice

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Former screenwriter who turned to directing in 1914; noted for his lush visual style, innovative integration of newsreel material and astute direction of leading romantic stars such as Rudolph Valentino ("The Son of the ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1895 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (4)

Suzy 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

As You Desire Me 1931 (Movie)

(Director)

Mata Hari 1931 (Movie)

(Director)

The Son of the Sheik 1925 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

As You Desire Me 1931 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mata Hari 1931 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Former screenwriter who turned to directing in 1914; noted for his lush visual style, innovative integration of newsreel material and astute direction of leading romantic stars such as Rudolph Valentino ("The Son of the Sheik" 1926), Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman ("The Dark Angel" 1925 and "The Night of Love" 1927) and Greta Garbo ("As You Desire Me" and "Mata Hari" both 1932).

Relationships

Diane Kane

Wife

Milestones

1914

First film as director

1908

First film as screenwriter

1907

After emigrating to USA, worked as set director and then set designer in the theater

Lived for nine years in India working as a cotton, jute and hemp salesman, traveling to China, Japan and Egypt

Returned to France; became scriptwriter for Pathe

Entered films as a title-card designer, then writer and finally director (date approximate)

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