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Albert Lewin (1894–1968)


His fortunes were inextricably linked to his mentor Irving Thalberg, a fellow intellectual. When Thalberg died in 1937, Lewin resigned on the spot and moved to Paramount, remaining there until 1941. From 1942, he worked as director,writer and producer on just six motion pictures, a heart attack prompting his early retirement. In 1966, he published... See more trivia »

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 1958 The Naked Maja (uncredited)
 1957 The Living Idol (novel "The Living Idol")
 1953 Saadia (screenplay)
 1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (story and screenplay)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (screenplay)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (screen play)
 1928 The Actress (writer)
 1927 Spring Fever
 1927 A Little Journey (continuity)
 1926/I Blarney
 1926 Tin Hats
 1926/II Blarney
 1924 Bread
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[on casting the leading role in "The Picture Of Dorian Gray"]: One day, I received a message from Cedric Gibbons, who wanted to see me on a matter of urgency and secrecy. Gibby was the only close friend of Greta Garbo around the studio, and he had been deputed to tell me that Garbo wanted to play Dorian. Indeed, it was the only role she would come back to the screen for. Of course, I moved heaven... See more »


Graduated from New York University with a B.A. in English, followed by a Masters in English from Harvard University. Subsequently taught at the University of Missouri, 1916-18. Would have gone on to a professorship, if not for a chance viewing of 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', which persuaded him to enter the film business. Initially employed by the Jewish Tribune as a drama and film critic, then... See more »


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