Knowledge Identifier: +Alexander_Korda
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1893.
Countries: United Kingdom (56%), United States (17%), France (7%)
Linked to: 20th Century Fox, Mayerling Incident, National Film Finance Corporation, Jews
La Dame de chez Maxim (play) - Other adaptations, in three different languages, include a 1923 Italian film and a 1933 British version "The Girl from Maxim's" directed by Alexander Korda
In December 1926 after receiving a joint contract offer from the American studio First National, Korda and his wife sailed for the United States on board the steamer "Olympic"
Muir Mathieson - In the 1930s he became head of the music department for Alexander Korda at Denham Film Studios; Mathieson being one of only three heads of Departments at London Films who were British
Marcel Pagnol - This was directed by Alexander Korda and released on 10 October 1931
In 1932 Korda founded London Films with Big Ben as the company logo
Compton Bennett - One of these early films helped him land a job at Alexander Korda's London Films in 1932
Catherine Parr - Catherine first appeared in cinemas in 1934, in Alexander Korda's film "The Private Life of Henry VIII"
Margaretta Scott - Scott's screen career began in 1934 when she made an uncredited appearance in Alexander Korda's "The Private Life of Don Juan"
Rowland Brown - The legendary Hungarian director, Alexander Korda was attempting to make British films distinguishable from American films, and in 1934 he invited the image-oriented Brown to direct "The Scarlet Pimpernel
Nina Mae McKinney - In 1935, she appeared in "Sanders of the River" directed by Alexander Korda
London Symphony Orchestra - In March 1935 the LSO recorded Arthur Bliss's incidental music for Alexander Korda's film "Things to Come"
Korda was an important contributor to the 1936 Moyne Commission formed to protect British film production from competition, mainly from the United States
In 1937, Korda retained Brian Hurst to direct a resurrected project, "Lawrence of Arabia"
Sabu Dastagir - In 1938 producer Alexander Korda commissioned A. E. W. Mason to script "The Drum" as a starring vehicle for the young actor
Carol Reed - The first was Sir Alexander Korda in 1942, who was the producer of some of Reed's most admired films
H. Montgomery Hyde - After the war, he became assistant Editor of the "Law Reports" until 1947 and was legal adviser to the British Lion Film Corporation, managed by Alexander Korda, up to 1949; in 1948 he published "The Trials of Oscar Wilde", a precursor of three more books about Wilde
British Academy of Film and Television Arts - BAFTA started out as the "'British Film Academy"', founded in 1947 by directors David Lean, Alexander Korda, Roger_Manvell, Laurence Olivier, Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Michael Balcon, Carol Reed, and other major figures of the British film industry
Diana Dors - Following her return to LAMDA, and having won over Principal Wilfred Foulis, she graduated in spring 1947 by winning the London Films Cup, awarded to LAMDA by Sir Alexander Korda
A draft screenplay of what became "The Red Shoes" was written by Emeric Pressburger in the 1930s for Korda and intended as a vehicle for his future wife Merle Oberon
Luc Besson - Among Besson's *awards are the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film Critics Prize, Fantasporto Audience Jury *award-Special Mention, Best Director, and Best Film, for "Le Dernier Combat" in 1983; The Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon-Best Director-Foreign Film, for "La Femme Nikita", 1990; the Alexander Korda *award for Best British Film, "Nil by Mouth", 1997; and the Best Director Cesar *award, for "The Fifth Element", 1997
Laurence Olivier - A 2007 biography of Olivier, "Lord Larry: The Secret Life of Laurence Olivier", by Michael Munn, claims that Olivier was recruited to be an undercover agent inside the United States for the British government by film producer and MI5 operative Alexander Korda on the instructions of Winston Churchill