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Mitchell Leisen (1898–1972)


Mitchell Leisen was born on October 6, 1898 in Menominee, Michigan, USA as James Mitchell Leisen. He was a director and art director, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), The Mating Season (1951) and Hold Back the Dawn (1941). He was married to Stella Yeager. He died on October 28, 1972 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1934)
(1951)
(1941)
(1940)

Filmography

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 1967 Spree (Documentary)
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1961-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Velvet Trap (1962)
- Show Me a Hero (1961)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mele Kalikimaka to You (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
- Busman's Holiday (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Patience Miller Story (1961) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
 1960 Open Windows (TV Movie)
 1955-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Other Wise Man (1960) ... (as Mitch Leisen)
- Absalom, My Son (1959)
- Signs of Love (1959)
- Night Club (1959)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1960 Markham (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Bad Spell (1960)
 1959-1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Escape Clause (1959)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mother Goose (1958)
- Hiawatha (1958)
 1955 Bedevilled
 1948 Dream Girl
 1945 Kitty
 1939 Midnight
 1937 Easy Living
 1934 Bolero (uncredited)
 1933 Cradle Song
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a pilot for a proposed NBC comedy series called "The Eve Arden Show". The plot concerned a widow whose visits disrupted the households of family and friends. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Mitchell Leisen | J.M. Leisen | James Mitchell Leisen | Mitch Leisen | Leisen
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on directing 'social conscience' films] If I want to send a message, I'll call Western Union. See more »

Trivia:

He has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Midnight (1939). See more »

Nickname:

Mitch

Star Sign:

Libra

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