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Jay Leyda (I) (1910–1988)

Jay Leyda was born on February 12, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a director and editor, known for The People of the Cumberland (1937), Eisenstein's Mexican Project (1958) and A Bronx Morning (1931). He was married to Si-lan Chen. He died on February 15, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

A Bronx Morning
A Bronx Morning Director
Bezhin lug
Bezhin lug Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1937 The People of the Cumberland (Documentary short) (as Eugene Hill)
 1931 A Bronx Morning (Documentary short)
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 1937 China Strikes Back (Documentary short) (unconfirmed)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short) (assistant director)
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 1925 Battleship Potemkin (assistant editor - uncredited)
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 1943 Mission to Moscow (technical advisor)
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 1990 Antigone/Rites of Passion (the producer wishes to thank)
 1987 The Secret Life of Sergei Eisenstein (Documentary) (thanks)
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 1982 Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (Documentary)
Reader - Thomas A. Edison (voice)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Opera: Wrote libretto for operator version of Herman Melville's book "Bartelby the Scrivener." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eugene Hill

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Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1965. See more »

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