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Michael Courtice | Michael Kertesz | Mihaly Kertesz | Michael Kertész | Mihály Kertész | Kertész Mihály
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[on learning that Joan Crawford
had been offered the title role in Mildred Pierce
(1945)] She comes over here with her high-hat airs and her goddamn shoulder pads. Why should I waste time directing a has-been?
His adopted son, John Meredyth Lucas
, said he spoke 5 languages, all of them badly. His thick Hungarian accent often made it difficult for cast and crew to understand him when he spoke English. During the filming of Casablanca
(1942), for instance, he asked a set dresser for a "poodle", and when the dresser brought him a small poodle dog, Curtiz exploded at the man--he had meant that he wanted a ...