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Hal C. Kern (1894–1985)

Hal C. Kern was born on July 14, 1894 in Anaconda, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Gone with the Wind (1939), Rebecca (1940) and Spellbound (1945). He died on February 24, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Editorial Department
Rebecca Editorial Department
Spellbound Editorial Department
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 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy (film editor)
 1933 Night Flight
 1933 Hell Below (film editor)
 1931 Corsair
 1931 Indiscreet
 1930 The Bat Whispers (uncredited)
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz (edited by)
 1929 Alibi (as Hal Kern, edited by)
 1928 The Woman Disputed (as Hal Kern)
 1927 The Dove (as Hal Kern)
 1926 The Bat
 1925 The Eagle (edited by)
 1925 Wild Justice
 1925 The Lady
 1924 Her Night of Romance (as Hal Kern)
 1923 Within the Law (as Hal Kern)
 1923 Brass (as Hal Kern)
 1922 The Toll of the Sea (uncredited)
 1915 Civilization
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Distinguished film editor. Began in films with Thomas Ince. Worked on The Toll of the Sea (1922), the first dual colour Technicolor feature. At MGM (1933-34), supervising editor for David O. Selznick (1935-47). Co-recipient of an Academy Award for Gone with the Wind (1939). Later at Paramount (1961-63).

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