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Mitchell Leisen (1898–1972)

Director noted for his romantic films. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1967 Spree (Documentary)
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1961-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Velvet Trap (1962)
- Show Me a Hero (1961)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mele Kalikimaka to You (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
- Busman's Holiday (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Patience Miller Story (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
 1955-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Other Wise Man (1960) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
- Absalom, My Son (1959)
- Night Club (1959)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1960 Markham (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Bad Spell (1960)
- Coercion (1960)
 1959-1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Escape Clause (1959)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mother Goose (1958)
- Hiawatha (1958)
 1955 Bedevilled
 1948 Dream Girl
 1945 Kitty
 1939 Midnight
 1937 Easy Living
 1934 Bolero (uncredited)
 1933 Cradle Song
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a sitcom pilot called "Open Windows". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Mitchell Leisen | J.M. Leisen | James Mitchell Leisen | Mitch Leisen | Leisen
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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Pioneer pilot, sculptor and qualified home decorator. Studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. Moved to Chicago to work in the advertising section of the art department for the Chicago Tribune. Held a second job with the architectural firm Marshall & Fox, while acting in his spare time. Eventually moved to Hollywod. Failed as an actor, but was noted for the sets he created for ... See more »

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