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George W. Hill (1895–1934)

Beginning his career at age 13 as a stagehand for D.W. Griffith, George W. Hill worked his way up through cinematography and screenwriting to finally begin directing films in the early 1920s. His later films took on a stark, brutally realistic atmosphere and were renowned for their effective use of shadows in the lighting as in The Big House (1930)... See full bio »

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Slated to direct The Good Earth (1937), Hill was found dead, an apparent suicide, during pre-production work on the film and director Sidney Franklin was called upon to complete the project. See more »

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