Biography

From Wikipedia

George Fitzmaurice (13 February 1885 – 13 June 1940) was a

French-born film director and producer.

Fitzmaurice's career first started as a set designer on

stage. Beginning in 1914 until his death in 1940, he directed over 80 films,

including several successful movies such as The Son of the Sheik, Raffles, Mata

Hari, and Suzy.

At the beginning of his directorial career, Fitzmaurice was

astute at directing stage actresses in their initial films with the first wave

of great Broadway stars that migrated to motion pictures during the World War I

era, including Mae Murray, Elsie Ferguson, Fannie Ward, Helene Chadwick, Irene

Fenwick, Gail Kane, and Edna Goodrich.

Son of the Sheik is his most famous extant silent film, no

doubt aided by the sudden death of its star, Rudolph Valentino. Lilac Time is a

classic war/romance film. Fitzmaurice however directed scores of silent films

of which the majority of them are lost to the ravages of decompostion. Recent

discoveries in Gosfilmofond in Russia include 1919's Witness for the Defense

with Elsie Ferguson and 1923's Kick In with Bert Lytell. A restoration of his

1928 part talkie hybrid The Barker is winning praise from many film buffs. Rumours

of other Fitzmaurice films in Gosfilmofond include 1920s Idols of Clay (with

Mae Murray) and Three Live Ghosts with Norman Kerry, Anna Q. Nilsson, Cyril Chadwick,

and Edmund Goulding.

From Wikipedia

George Fitzmaurice (13 February 1885 – 13 June 1940) was a

French-born film director and producer.

Fitzmaurice's career first started as a set designer on

stage. Beginning in 1914 until his death in 1940, he directed over 80 films,

including several successful movies such as The Son of the Sheik, Raffles, Mata

Hari, and Suzy.

At the beginning of his directorial career, Fitzmaurice was

astute at directing stage actresses in their initial films with the first wave

of great Broadway stars that migrated to motion pictures during the World War I

era, including Mae Murray, Elsie Ferguson, Fannie Ward, Helene Chadwick, Irene

Fenwick, Gail Kane, and Edna Goodrich.

Son of the Sheik is his most famous extant silent film, no

doubt aided by the sudden death of its star, Rudolph Valentino. Lilac Time is a

classic war/romance film. Fitzmaurice however directed scores of silent films

of which the majority of them are lost to the ravages of decompostion. Recent

discoveries in Gosfilmofond in Russia include 1919's Witness for the Defense

with Elsie Ferguson and 1923's Kick In with Bert Lytell. A restoration of his

1928 part talkie hybrid The Barker is winning praise from many film buffs. Rumours

of other Fitzmaurice films in Gosfilmofond include 1920s Idols of Clay (with

Mae Murray) and Three Live Ghosts with Norman Kerry, Anna Q. Nilsson, Cyril Chadwick,

and Edmund Goulding.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1885-02-13

Day of Death 1940-06-13

Place of Birth Paris - France

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1940 Adventure in Diamonds Director
1938 Vacation from Love Director
1938 Arsene Lupin Returns Director
1937 Live, Love and Learn Director
1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks Director
1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Director
1936 Suzy Director
1936 Petticoat Fever Director
1934 All Men Are Enemies Director
1934 Nana Director
1932 As You Desire Me Director
1931 Mata Hari Director
1931 The Unholy Garden Director
1931 Strangers May Kiss Director
1931 One Heavenly Night Director
1930 The Devil to Pay! Director
1930 Raffles Director
1930 The Bad One Director
1929 The Locked Door Director
1929 The Man and the Moment Director
1929 His Captive Woman Director
1928 The Barker Director
1928 Lilac Time Director
1927 The Love Mart Director
1927 Rose of the Golden West Director
1927 The Night of Love Director
1926 The Son of the Sheik Director
1925 The Dark Angel Director
1925 A Thief in Paradise Director
1925 His Supreme Moment Director
1924 Tarnish Director
1924 Cytherea Director
1923 The Eternal City Director
1923 The Cheat Director
1923 Bella Donna Director
1922 Kick In Director
1922 To Have and to Hold Director
1922 The Man from Home Director
1922 Three Live Ghosts Director
1921 Forever Director
1921 Paying the Piper Director
1920 Idols Of Clay Director
1920 The Right to Love Director
1920 On with the Dance Director
1918 The Narrow Path Director
1918 A Japanese Nightingale Director
1917 Kick In Director
1916 Arms and the Woman Director
1915 Via Wireless Director
1915 The Commuters Director
1914 When Rome Ruled Director

Production

1932 As You Desire Me Producer
1931 Mata Hari Producer
1931 The Unholy Garden Producer
1931 Strangers May Kiss Producer
1930 The Devil to Pay! Producer
1929 The Locked Door Producer
1928 Lilac Time Producer
1925 A Thief in Paradise Executive Producer
1923 The Cheat Producer
1921 Paying the Piper Producer

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