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John M. Stahl

Highest Rated: 92% Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Lowest Rated: 11% Forever Amber (1947)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1886

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Capable craftsman, in films from 1914, with a flair for lifting trite, sentimental material to higher ground. A master of the "woman's melodrama" and a director latterly acclaimed by film critics and historians for his use of the long take years before it became common after WWII, Stahl directed the original screen versions of several classic weepies, including "Back Street" (1932), "Imitation of Life" (1934) and "Magnificent Obsession" (1935). The latter two were remade in the 1950s, in more florid style, by Douglas Sirk.

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Credit
No Score Yet 30% Father Was a Fullback Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, You Beautiful Doll Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Director - 1948
11% 48% Forever Amber Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Director - 1947
92% 86% Leave Her to Heaven Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eve of St. Mark Director - 1944
No Score Yet 85% The Keys of the Kingdom Director - 1944
No Score Yet 75% Holy Matrimony Director - 1943
No Score Yet 56% The Immortal Sergeant Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Wife Director - 1941
No Score Yet 43% When Tomorrow Comes Director - 1939
No Score Yet 20% Letter of Introduction Director - 1938
No Score Yet 40% Parnell Director,
Producer
- 1937
80% 53% Magnificent Obsession Director,
Producer
- 1935
92% 85% Imitation of Life Director,
Producer
- 1934
No Score Yet 71% Only Yesterday Director - 1933
No Score Yet 46% Back Street Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seed Director,
Producer
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Boy Producer - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage by Contract Producer - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovers Director,
Producer
- 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memory Lane Director,
Writer
- 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Husbands and Lovers Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Clear Call Director - 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Child Thou Gavest Me Director - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sowing the Wind Director - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Under Oath Director - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lincoln Cycle Director - 1917

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