Directed a pilot for a proposed NBC comedy series called "The Eve Arden Show". The plot concerned a widow whose visits disrupted the households of family and friends.
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The camera never moves arbitrarily in any of my films. It follows somebody across the room or some kind of action; therefore you are not particularly conscious of the camera moving. Unnecessary camera movement destroys the concentration of the audience.
Worked in the dual capacity of costume designer and art director at MGM (1929-31) and at Paramount (1932-33). Became Paramount's most reliable contract director (1933-51), noted for visual elegance and for his ability to direct actresses. His forte were comedies and romances. His best films often starred Fred MacMurray
or Ray Milland
and were scripted by Preston Sturges
or Billy Wilder
. When ...