Appeared (replacement actor, as "Jonathan Brewster", June 1942-?) in "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring
. Directed by Bretaigne Windust
. Fulton Theatre (moved to The Hudson Theatre on 25 Sep 1943 to close): 10 Jan 1941-17 Jun 1944 (1444 performances). Cast: Jean Adair
(as "Martha Brewster"), ...
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[introducing his film version of "The Merry Widow"]: All the good things in this film were made by me. The things that are no good in it were made by others.
He fabricated an elaborate back-story for himself as an Austrian aristocrat and imperial officer, while in fact he was from a Jewish family, the son of a lower-middle-class hat maker, and never served in any military.
Frequently included shots of janitors or cleaning personel in films he directed in order to add realism and demystify the location. Examples include the janitor removing candle wax from the floor of the cathedral in The Wedding March
(1928) and a cleaning crew vaccuming the grand staircase in the palace in Queen Kelly
The Man You Love to Hate