Alexander Korda

Alexander Korda

Highest Rated: 100% Marius (1931)

Lowest Rated: 50% Catherine the Great (1934)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1893

Birthplace: Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary

As one of the preeminent filmmakers from England, director and producer Alexander Korda - who emigrated to the Isles from Hungary - was instrumental in putting British cinema on the international map. With his production company, London Films, Korda found success after a decade of making movies in Vienna, Berlin and Hollywood with "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1932), which launched the career of Charles Laughton as well as his own. From there, he produced successes like "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934) and "The Ghost Goes West" (1935), before directing Laughton in "Rembrandt" (1936), one of the most acclaimed biopics of all time. With war looming in Europe, Korda did his part in boosting the cinematic image of the British Empire with "Knight Without Armour" (1937), "Drums" (1938) and "The Four Feathers" (1939). He oversaw "The Thief in Bagdad" (1940), one of the all-time great children's classics, while back in Hollywood, he also produced Carole Lombard's final film, the comedy classic, "To Be or Not to Be" (1942). Returning to England, he bought a stake in British Lion Films and produced the Cold War classic, "The Third Man" (1949), and the excellent Shakespeare adaptation, "Richard III" (1955). Over several prolific decades, Korda earned his place in cinema history for playing a significant part in capturing a heroic image of the British Empire on celluloid.

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Credit
No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile Executive Producer - 1955
No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Producer - 1950
99% 93% The Third Man Writer,
Producer
$447K 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ideal Husband Director - 1948
No Score Yet 65% Vacation From Marriage Director,
Producer
- 1945
96% 93% To Be or Not to Be Executive Producer - 1942
57% 57% Jungle Book Producer - 1942
100% 83% That Hamilton Woman Director,
Producer
- 1941
No Score Yet 42% Lydia Producer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Moon Producer - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion Has Wings Producer - 1940
100% 81% The Thief of Bagdad Producer - 1940
100% 85% The Four Feathers Producer - 1939
83% No Score Yet The Drum Producer - 1938
No Score Yet 55% The Divorce of Lady X Producer - 1938
63% 76% The Man Who Could Work Miracles Producer - 1937
No Score Yet 39% Dark Journey Producer - 1937
No Score Yet 53% Knight Without Armor Producer - 1937
No Score Yet 48% Storm in a Teacup Executive Producer - 1937
71% 75% Rembrandt Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not Producer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods Producer - 1936
No Score Yet 67% Conquest of the Air Producer - 1936
80% 27% Sanders of the River Producer - 1936
93% 54% Things to Come Producer - 1936
100% 51% The Ghost Goes West Producer - 1936
90% 75% The Scarlet Pimpernel Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 73% The Private Life of Don Juan Director,
Producer
- 1934
50% 50% Catherine the Great Producer - 1934
95% 74% The Private Life of Henry VIII Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Rehearsal Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Service for Ladies Director - 1932
50% No Score Yet Men of Tomorrow Producer - 1932
100% 92% Marius Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Squall Director - 1929
80% No Score Yet The Private Life of Helen of Troy Director - 1927

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