Lajos Biro

Screenwriter
Austro-Hungarian playwright whose stage works served as the basis for a number of Hollywood films, notably Billy Wilder's "Five Graves to Cairo" (1943). Biro began writing directly for the screen with "The Way of the ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1882 in Hungary

Filmography

Writer (5)

The Thief of Bagdad 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Four Feathers 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man Who Could Work Miracles 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Command 1927 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Way of All Flesh 1926 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Biography

Austro-Hungarian playwright whose stage works served as the basis for a number of Hollywood films, notably Billy Wilder's "Five Graves to Cairo" (1943). Biro began writing directly for the screen with "The Way of the Flesh" (1927) and relocated to England in 1932 to work for Alexander Korda, often in collaboration with Arthur Wimperis. Outstanding credits include "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1935) and "Knight Without Armour" (1937).

EDUCATION

Royal University of Budapest

Budapest

Milestones

1932

Moved to England; joined London Film Productions Ltd. and appointed to board of directors

1927

First film as screenwriter, "The Way of the Flesh"

1924

Moved to USA

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