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George Fitzmaurice (1885–1940)

American director of French-Dutch ancestry, born in Paris. He studied the fine arts in Paris before resettling in America. As a set designer for stage productions, he was able to break into films in 1908 doing the same work. He dabbled in screen writing and then began directing, at first sporadically, in 1914. He soon became recognized as a talent ... See full bio »

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The Locked Door Director
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 1940 Adventure in Diamonds (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns (as Geo Fitzmaurice)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (uncredited)
 1936 Suzy (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1936 Petticoat Fever (as Geo. Fitmaurice)
 1934 Nana (fired, replaced by Dorothy Arzner)
 1932 Rockabye (uncredited)
 1932 As You Desire Me (uncredited)
 1931 Mata Hari (uncredited)
 1931 Strangers May Kiss (uncredited)
 1931 One Heavenly Night (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1930 The Devil to Pay! (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1930 Raffles
 1930 The Bad One
 1929 Tiger Rose
 1929 The Locked Door (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1928 The Barker
 1928 Lilac Time
 1927 The Love Mart
 1926 The Son of the Sheik (as Geo. Fitzmaurice)
 1924 Tarnish
 1924 Cytherea
 1923 The Cheat
 1923 Bella Donna
 1922 Kick In
 1921 Forever
 1921 Experience
 1920 Idols of Clay
 1919 Counterfeit
 1919 The Avalanche
 1919 Common Clay
 1918 The Naulahka
 1918 Innocent
 1917 The Recoil
 1917 Kick In
 1916/I The Test
 1916 New York
 1915 At Bay
 1915 Via Wireless
 1915 The Commuters
 1915 Stop Thief!
 1914 The Bomb Boy (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: His play, "The Dandy Dolls", and John Millington Synge's play, "The Well of the Saints," were performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Eamonn Keane, Joan O'Hara, John Kavanagh, Pat Layde, Eamon Kelly, and Maire Ni Dhomhnail in the cast. Hugh Hunt was director.

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Alternate Names:

Geo. Fitmaurice | Geo. Fitzmaurice | Geo Fitzmaurice

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Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Betty Compson in The Barker (1928). See more »



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