Biography

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Irving Reis, (born May 7, 1906, in New York City – died July 3, 1953, in Woodland Hills, California) was a radio program producer and director, and a film director.

ving Reis was born into a Jewish family.

Reis began his career as a motion picture photographer. The most notable of his screen efforts was being one of the photographers for The Hollywood Revue of 1929.

A 1931 notice in Variety declared that he was transitioning into a playwright. By 1933, Variety took notice of his radio play St. Louis Blues. His radio play Meridian 7-1212 first broadcast on January 24, 1935, received an "above par" comment from Variety. Observing that he wrote and produced the play, the unnamed reviewer noted the numerous radio effects, and that compared to his two previous radio plays, this was the best.

Reis was the creator of Columbia Workshop, the experimental anthology program on the radio, and its initial broadcast took place on July 18, 1936.

Reis departed for Hollywood on January 1, 1938 where he became a scriptwriter for Paramount Pictures. In November 1939, Variety announced that Reis would be taking 10 weeks off from his script writing at Paramount to study film direction.

In February 1940, Variety announced that Reis had left Paramount to begin directing at RKO Pictures. Among his motion picture credits are Enchantment, Roseanna McCoy, The Big Street, and the screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons (1948). Reis also directed the movie The Four Poster, based on Jan de Hartog's play The Fourposter.

Reis married Meta Arenson in Tijuana on August 10, 1938.

He died leaving his wife and three children. Reis is buried in the Jewish Cemetery Hillside Memorial Park.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irving Reis, (born May 7, 1906, in New York City – died July 3, 1953, in Woodland Hills, California) was a radio program producer and director, and a film director.

ving Reis was born into a Jewish family.

Reis began his career as a motion picture photographer. The most notable of his screen efforts was being one of the photographers for The Hollywood Revue of 1929.

A 1931 notice in Variety declared that he was transitioning into a playwright. By 1933, Variety took notice of his radio play St. Louis Blues. His radio play Meridian 7-1212 first broadcast on January 24, 1935, received an "above par" comment from Variety. Observing that he wrote and produced the play, the unnamed reviewer noted the numerous radio effects, and that compared to his two previous radio plays, this was the best.

Reis was the creator of Columbia Workshop, the experimental anthology program on the radio, and its initial broadcast took place on July 18, 1936.

Reis departed for Hollywood on January 1, 1938 where he became a scriptwriter for Paramount Pictures. In November 1939, Variety announced that Reis would be taking 10 weeks off from his script writing at Paramount to study film direction.

In February 1940, Variety announced that Reis had left Paramount to begin directing at RKO Pictures. Among his motion picture credits are Enchantment, Roseanna McCoy, The Big Street, and the screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons (1948). Reis also directed the movie The Four Poster, based on Jan de Hartog's play The Fourposter.

Reis married Meta Arenson in Tijuana on August 10, 1938.

He died leaving his wife and three children. Reis is buried in the Jewish Cemetery Hillside Memorial Park.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1906-05-07

Day of Death 1953-07-03

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1952 The Four PosterDirector
1951 New MexicoDirector
1951 Three HusbandsDirector
1951 Of Men and MusicDirector
1949 Dancing in the DarkDirector
1949 Roseanna McCoyDirector
1948 EnchantmentDirector
1948 All My SonsDirector
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerDirector
1946 Crack-UpDirector
1942 The Big StreetDirector
1942 The Falcon Takes OverDirector
1942 A Date with the FalconDirector
1941 Weekend for ThreeDirector
1941 The Gay FalconDirector
1941 Footlight FeverDirector
1940 I'm Still AliveDirector
1940 One Crowded NightDirector

Writing

1944 Gambler's ChoiceScreenplay
1939 King of ChinatownScreenplay
1938 King of AlcatrazWriter
1938 Time Out for MurderStory

Camera

1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929Director of Photography

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