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John H. Auer

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  • Birthday: Aug 3, 1906
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  • Born in Hungary and educated in Vienna, John H. Auer was a juvenile actor in European films. After the collapse of the Hapsburg empire, Auer entered the European business world, then moved to Hollywood in hopes of scaring up movie work. His fluency in several languages enabled Auer to secure directing jobs in Mexico before making his U.S. directorial bow in 1934's Frankie and Johnny. This Helen Morgan vehicle was filmed at Mascot Studios, which metamorphosed into Republic a year later. Auer remained at Republic as producer, director and scriptwriter until his last moviemaking days in the 1950s, turning out some of the best and most polished "little" films on the market. Occasionally, John Auer ventured to RKO (Gangway for Tomorrow) or Universal (Johnny Doughboy), but it is for such Republic endeavors as Angel on the Amazon (1948), Thunderbirds (1952) and Hell's Half Acre (1954) that Auer is most fondly remembered by "B"-movie buffs.

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No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre Director Producer 1954
No Score Yet City That Never Sleeps Producer Director 1953
No Score Yet The Avengers Director 1950
No Score Yet Girl Rush Producer 1944
No Score Yet Gangway for Tomorrow Director Producer 1943
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Director 1941
No Score Yet Rhythm in the Clouds Director 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Director 1937
No Score Yet Circus Girl Director 1937
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie Director 1936
No Score Yet The Crime of Dr. Crespi Screenwriter Director Producer 1935

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