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Pare Lorentz (1905–1992)

Pare Lorentz was born on December 11, 1905 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA as Leonard McTaggart Lorentz. He was a writer and director, known for The River (1938), The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) and The Fight for Life (1940). He died on March 4, 1992 in Armonk, New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 86) in Armonk, New York, USA

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 1942 The Land (Documentary) (collaborating writer - uncredited)
 1940 The Fight for Life (screenplay)
 1939/I The City (Documentary short) (outline)
 1938 The River (Documentary short) (written by)
 1936 The Plow That Broke the Plains (Documentary short)
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 2007 Nuremberg: The 60th Anniversary Director's Cut (Documentary) (original material)
 1947 The Rural Co-op (Documentary short)
 1938 The River (Documentary short)
 1936 The Plow That Broke the Plains (Documentary short)
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 1948 Nuremberg (Documentary) (producer - uncredited)
 1940 The Fight for Life (producer)
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 2007 Nuremberg: The 60th Anniversary Director's Cut (Documentary) (director: archive footage)
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 1948 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Film Director
- Episode #1.11 (1948) ... Himself - Film Director

Personal Details

Other Works:

Made a training film for American pilots to use before flying "The Hump" over the Himalayas between India and China during the Second World War. That film has been shown on Public television. See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 688-692. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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