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      Douglas Sirk

      Douglas Sirk

      Highest Rated: 100% All I Desire (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 43% Sign of the Pagan (1954)

      Birthday: Apr 26, 1897

      Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

      Best known for his Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, Douglas Sirk first achieved success in post-WWI Germany, as a theater director. Under the name Claus Detlef Sierck, he directed for the stage from 1922 to 1937, emphasizing the work of such classic playwrights as Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw and Shakespeare. In 1934 he was hired by UFA, which released his first feature film, "'T was een April/It Was in April," in 1935. Despite his great success, Sirk left Germany in 1937 because of his opposition to the policies of the Third Reich. After a brief stay in France and Holland, where he worked on several scripts and produced two films, Sirk was invited to America to remake "Zu Neuen Ufern/To New Shores" (1937), one of his most successful German films featuring the great star Zarah Leander.

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      82% 91% Imitation of Life Director - 1959
      80% 75% A Time to Love and a Time to Die Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 23% Battle Hymn Director - 1957
      100% 71% The Tarnished Angels Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 80% Interlude Director - 1957
      88% 83% There's Always Tomorrow Director - 1956
      87% 76% Written on the Wind Director - 1956
      91% 81% All That Heaven Allows Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 33% Captain Lightfoot Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 29% Taza, Son of Cochise Director - 1954
      88% 71% Magnificent Obsession Director - 1954
      43% 33% Sign of the Pagan Director - 1954
      100% 74% All I Desire Director - 1953
      100% No Score Yet Meet Me at the Fair Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Director - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Director - 1952
      No Score Yet 90% Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Director - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Pays Off Director - 1952
      83% 75% Thunder on the Hill Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend With Father Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Legion Director - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Submarine Director - 1950
      No Score Yet 27% Slightly French Director - 1949
      80% 46% Shockproof Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 67% Sleep, My Love Director - 1948
      100% 68% Lured Director - 1947
      75% 64% A Scandal in Paris Director - 1946
      No Score Yet 22% Summer Storm Director - 1944
      No Score Yet 50% Hitler's Madman Director - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To New Shores Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1937
      No Score Yet 38% La Habanera Director - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Final Chord Director - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From the Marsh Croft Director - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillars of Society Director - 1935