Ewald André Dupont

Lowest Rated: 86% Piccadilly (1929)
Birthday: Dec 25, 1891
Birthplace: Zeitz, Province Saxony, Germany
German director E. A. Dupont was involved in his country's movie industry almost before there was an industry; as early as 1911, Dupont was Germany's foremost film critic. He began directing in 1917, with his first major commercial success, The Ancient Law, coming along six years later. In 1925, Dupont directed the influential German sex-triangle melodrama Variety, which still retains its classic status seventy years later, even in the heavily edited and severely reshaped version prepared for American release (in which, among many other alterations, the hero's mistress was transformed into his wife). On the strength of Variety, Dupont was signed by Hollywood's Universal studios; but only one Universal film, the saccharine Love Me and the World is Mine (1927), would be completed before Dupont headed for England. In 1929, he directed the Anglo/German epic Atlantic, a retelling of the Titanic tragedy significant only as the first European all-talkie. Dupont returned to the States in 1933, where he was assigned a dispiriting progression of "B"-pictures and programmers. Unhappy with the lack of opportunities afforded him in Hollywood, Dupont became a talent agent in 1940, a profession he pursued for nine years. Back in the director's chair for a strange melodrama titled The Scarf (1949), which he also wrote, Dupont resumed his directing career in the '50s once more with such results as 1955's The Neanderthal Man. Just before his death in 1956, E. A. Dupont wrote and directed The Magic Fire, a biopic of composer Richard Wagner.

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No Score Yet Ladies Must Love Director 2012
No Score Yet Magic Fire Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet The Neanderthal Man Director 1953
No Score Yet The Scarf Director Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Director 1939
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Director 1935
No Score Yet Trapeze Director 1932
86% Piccadilly Producer Director 1929
No Score Yet Atlantic Director 1929
No Score Yet Moulin Rouge Producer Screenwriter Director 1928
100% Varieté (Variety) (Jealousy) Director Screenwriter 1925
No Score Yet Das alte Gesetz (This Ancient Law) Director 1923
No Score Yet Die Geierwally (Wally of the Vultures) Director Screenwriter 1921


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