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Criterion Corner #3: The Trouble With Women

29 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

Criterion Corner is a monthly Cinematical column dedicated to the wide and wonderful world of the Criterion Collection. Criterion Corner runs on the last Wednesday of every month, and it will make you poor. Follow @CriterionCorner & visit the blog for daily updates.

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I was pretty sure that Carol Reed was a woman (he wasn't). Okay, so I may not have been the smartest of kids (the second or third smartest, perhaps), but I wasn't especially familiar with uniquely British first names, and it never occurred to me that Carol Reed simply wouldn't have been a woman. Reed made 'The Third Man' in 1949, and it was virtually unheard of for a British woman to helm a feature until renowned dancer Wendy Toye directed 'All For Mary' in 1951. I was distressed to learn of this inequality, and »

- David Ehrlich

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Criterion Corner #3: The Trouble With Women

29 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

Criterion Corner is a monthly Cinematical column dedicated to the wide and wonderful world of the Criterion Collection. Criterion Corner runs on the last Wednesday of every month, and it will make you poor. Follow @CriterionCorner & visit the blog for daily updates.

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I was pretty sure that Carol Reed was a woman (he wasn't). Okay, so I may not have been the smartest of kids (the second or third smartest, perhaps), but I wasn't especially familiar with uniquely British first names, and it never occurred to me that Carol Reed simply wouldn't have been a woman. Reed made 'The Third Man' in 1949, and it was virtually unheard of for a British woman to helm a feature until renowned dancer Wendy Toye directed 'All For Mary' in 1951. I was distressed to learn of this inequality, and »

- David Ehrlich

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British Director Toye Dead

28 February 2010 6:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

British movie maker Wendy Toye has died at the age of 92.

She passed away at Hillingdon hospital in Middlesex, England on Saturday. No further details of her death were available as WENN went to press.

Toye began her career as a dancer and choreographer, appearing in stage productions both in her native U.K. and on Broadway, before she became involved in the film industry in the 1930s.

She directed her first short film, The Stranger Left No Card, in 1952 and the picture won the Best Fictional Short Film prize at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

Toye went on to helm numerous films including The Teckman Mystery, Raising a Riot, and All For Mary, as well as testing out her acting skills onscreen with appearances including a role in 1945's I'll Be Your Sweetheart.

She won an Oscar nomination in 1955 for her Christmas-themed short On the Twelfth Day…

Toye was made a Commander of the British Empire (Cbe) in 1992 after she was previously awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal. »

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