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Alexander Korda (I) (1893–1956)

One of a large group of Hungarian refugees who found refuge in England in the 1930s, Sir Alexander Korda was the first British film producer to receive a knighthood. He was a major, if controversial, figure and acted as a guiding force behind the British film industry of the 1930s and continued to influence British films until his death in 1956. He... See full bio »

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(age 62) in London, England, UK

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 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (uncredited)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings (uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (director: some scenes - uncredited)
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great (uncredited)
 1931 Marius (as Alexandre Korda)
 1931 Rive gauche
 1929 The Squall
 1928 Night Watch
 1928 Yellow Lily
 1925 Dance Fever
 1920 A 111-es (as Sándor Korda)
 1919 Ave Caesar! (as Korda Sándor)
 1919 Neither at Home or Abroad (as Korda Sándor)
 1919 White Rose (as Korda Sándor)
 1919 Yamata (as Korda Sándor)
 1919 Man of Gold (as Korda Sándor)
 1918 Mary Ann
 1917 Faun (as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Gólyakalifa (as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Mágia (as Korda Sándor)
 1916 A Kétszívü férfi (as Korda Sándor)
 1916 A Nagymama (as Korda Sándor)
 1916 Az egymillió fontos bankó (as Korda Sándor)
 1916 Ciklámen
 1916 Mágnás Miska (as Korda Sándor)
 1916 Vergödö szívek (uncredited)
 1916 Mesék az írógépröl (as Korda Sándor)
 1915 A tiszti kardbojt (as Korda Sándor)
 1915 Lyon Lea (as Korda Sándor)
 1915 Tutyu és Totyó (as Korda Sándor)
 1914 Örház a Kárpátokban (as Korda Sándor)
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Alternate Names:

Sándor Kellner | Alexandre Korda | Sir Alexander Korda | Sándor Korda | Korda Sándor
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[on Charles Laughton] With him acting was an act of childbirth. What he needed was not so much a director as a midwife. See more »

Trivia:

He took some flak for spending a lot of time in the U.S. during World War II, but it now appears that he was (amongst other things) acting as a courier for Winston Churchill. See more »

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