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Alexander Hall

Highest Rated: 100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Lowest Rated: 0% Limehouse Blues (1934)

Birthday: Jan 11, 1894

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A workmanlike technician with a flair for light comedy who began his career as as an actor in 1914 and graduated to directing in 1932, Hall worked for Paramount until 1937 and then spent a decade with Columbia, after which he free-lanced until his directed career ended in 1956 with "Forever, Darling" (1956). Among Hall's better or best-remembered efforts are one of his first, "Madame Racketeer" (1932), a vehicle for comedienne Alison Skipworth; "Torch Singer" (1933), a most enjoyable showcase for Claudette Colbert; "Little Miss Marker" (1934), one of Shirley Temple's more amusing starring films; "Goin' to Town" (1935), probably Mae West's best comedy after the establishment of Hollywood's censorship body, the Production Code Administration; and "My Sister Eileen" (1942), which gave Rosalind Russell one of her best roles. Hall received his only Oscar nomination as Best Director for a big hit, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), a clever comedy-fantasy (later remade as "Heaven Can Wait" 1978) starring Robert Montgomery as a boxer who accidentally is summoned to heaven "too soon" and is given another body in recompense. Hall was married to actress Lola Lane.

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No Score Yet 47% Forever Darling Director - 1956
No Score Yet 78% Let's Do It Again Director - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Because You're Mine Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Front Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louisa Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love That Brute Director - 1950
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Director - 1949
40% 50% Down to Earth Director - 1947
No Score Yet 46% She Wouldn't Say Yes Director - 1945
No Score Yet 42% Once Upon a Time Director - 1944
No Score Yet 21% The Heavenly Body Director - 1943
80% 67% My Sister Eileen Director - 1942
No Score Yet 44% They All Kissed the Bride Director - 1942
100% 83% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Director - 1941
33% 58% Bedtime Story Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Thing Called Love Director - 1940
No Score Yet 55% The Doctor Takes a Wife Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. Williams Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Girls Go to Paris Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady's From Kentucky Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Director - 1938
No Score Yet 45% There's Always a Woman Director - 1938
No Score Yet 67% I Am the Law Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exclusive Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Us This Night Director - 1936
40% 50% Goin' to Town Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annapolis Farewell Director - 1935
100% 74% Little Miss Marker Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet East End Chant Director - 1934
0% No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Director - 1934
No Score Yet 75% Broadway Singer Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torch Singer Director - 1933
91% 53% She Done Him Wrong Film Editor - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in 419 Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Flight Film Editor - 1931
80% No Score Yet Song of the Flame Film Editor - 1930
No Score Yet 43% Lilac Time Film Editor - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Wild Oat Film Editor - 1927

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