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Alexander Korda (I) (1893–1956)

One of a large group of Hungarian refugees who found refuge in England in the 1930s, Sir Alexander Korda was the first British film producer to receive a knighthood. He was a major, if controversial, figure and acted as a guiding force behind the British film industry of the 1930s and continued to influence British films until his death in 1956. He... See full bio »

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(age 62) in London, England, UK

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The Third Man Producer
(1949)
(1923)
(1945)

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 1955 Storm Over the Nile (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 Richard III (producer - uncredited)
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings (executive producer - uncredited)
 1952 Animated Genesis (Short) (executive producer)
 1950 The Wooden Horse (producer - uncredited)
 1949 The Third Man (producer - uncredited)
 1948 The Fallen Idol (executive producer - uncredited)
 1948 Anna Karenina (producer)
 1947 An Ideal Husband (producer)
 1945 Vacation from Marriage (producer)
 1942 Jungle Book (producer)
 1941 Lydia (producer)
 1941 That Hamilton Woman (producer)
 1941 Old Bill and Son (producer - uncredited)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (producer)
 1940 21 Days Together (producer - uncredited)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings (producer)
 1939 The Spy in Black (producer - uncredited)
 1939 The Four Feathers (producer)
 1939 Clouds Over Europe (executive producer - uncredited)
 1939 Over the Moon (producer)
 1938 Prison Without Bars (producer)
 1938 The Challenge (producer - uncredited)
 1938 The Drum (producer)
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X (producer)
 1938 South Riding (producer)
 1937 I, Claudius (producer)
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (executive producer)
 1937 Knight Without Armor (producer)
 1937 Elephant Boy (producer)
 1937 Dark Journey (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Action for Slander (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty (Short) (producer)
 1936 The Conquest of the Air (producer)
 1936 The Fox Hunt (Short) (producer)
 1936 Men Are Not Gods (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Forever Yours (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come (producer)
 1935 The Ghost Goes West (producer)
 1935 Sanders of the River (producer)
 1934 The Private Life of the Gannets (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (producer)
 1934 The Private Life of Don Juan (producer - uncredited)
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great (producer - uncredited)
 1933 The Girl from Maxim's (producer)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII. (producer - uncredited)
 1933 For Love or Money (producer)
 1933 La dame de chez Maxim's (producer)
 1933 Counsel's Opinion (producer)
 1933 Strange Evidence (producer)
 1932 Men of Tomorrow (producer)
 1932 Wedding Rehearsal (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Over Night (producer)
 1932 Reserved for Ladies (producer)
 1931 Die Männer um Lucie (producer)
 1924 Tragödie im Hause Habsburg (producer)
 1924 Jedermanns Frau (producer)
 1923 Das unbekannte Morgen (producer)
 1919 Kutató Sámuel (producer)
 1918 Harrison és Barrison II (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1918 A testör (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1918 Faun (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1918 A kis lord (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1918 Károly bakák (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 A piros bugyelláris (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 A riporterkirály (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Harrison és Barrison (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Szent Péter esernyöje (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Mágia (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 Gólyakalifa (producer - as Korda Sándor)
 1917 A csikós (producer - as Korda Sándor)
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Alternate Names:

Sándor Kellner | Alexandre Korda | Sir Alexander Korda | Korda Sándor
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Personal Quote:

[on Charles Laughton] With him acting was an act of childbirth. What he needed was not so much a director as a midwife. See more »

Trivia:

1942: Knighted for services to the film industry by King George VI, the first film personality to be so honored. See more »

Nickname:

Alex

Star Sign:

Virgo

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