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Alexander Hammid (I) (1907–2004)

Alexander Hammid was born on December 17, 1907 in Linz, Austria-Hungary as Alexander Siegfried Georg Smahel. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), To Be Alive! (1964) and Crisis (1939). He was married to Hella Heyman and Maya Deren. He died on July 26, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1967 We Are Young (Short)
 1964 To Be Alive! (Documentary short) (as Alexander Hackenschmied)
 1964 To the Fair! (Documentary short)
 1960 Night Journey (Documentary short)
 1959 Power Among Men (Documentary)
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Power Among Men (1959)
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary)
 1950 Angry Boy (Documentary short)
 1950 Marriage Today (Short)
 1945 A Better Tomorrow (Short)
 1945 Library of Congress (Documentary short)
 1944 The Private Life of a Cat (Short documentary)
 1944 Hymn of the Nations (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 Meshes of the Afternoon (Short) (as Alexander Hamid)
 1941 The Forgotten Village (Documentary) (co-director - as Alexander Hackensmid)
 1939 Crisis (Documentary) (co-director - as Alexander Hackenschmidt)
 1937 Silnice zpivá (Short) (as Alexander Hackenschmied)
 1931 The Prague Castle (Documentary short) (aka Alexander Hackenschmied)
 1930 Bezucelná procházka (Documentary short) (as Alexander Hackenschmied)
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Alternate Names:

Alexander Hackenschmid | Alexander Hackenschmidt | Alexander Hackenschmied | Alexander Hackensmid | Alexander Hackeschmied | Alexander Hamid | Sasha Hammid

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