Korda, Sir Alexander
orig. Sándor Laszlo Kellnerborn Sept. 16, 1893, Pusztatúrpásztó, Hung.died Jan. 23, 1956, London, Eng.Hungarian-born British film director and producer.He worked as a journalist in Budapest, where he founded a film magazine and, in 1917, became manager of the Corvin movie studio. He left Hungary in 1919 to make several films in Berlin, then went to Hollywood, where he directed movies such as The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927). After moving to England in 1931, he founded London Film Productions. He helped develop Britain's film industry, directing and producing successful films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Catherine the Great (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935), and Rembrandt (1936), and producing The Third Man (1949), Summertime (1955), and Richard III (1955). In 1942 he received the first British knighthood conferred on someone in the film industry.
* * *▪ British film directororiginal name Sándor Laszlo Kellnerborn Sept. 16, 1893, Pusztatúrpásztó, Hung.died Jan. 23, 1956, London, Eng.Hungarian-born British motion-picture director and producer who made major contributions to the development of Britain's film industry.Before he was 20 years old he was working as a journalist in Budapest, and in 1914 he started the film periodical Pesti Mozi (“Budapest Cinema”). He made his first film in 1914, and by 1917 he had become the co-owner and manager of Corvin, one of Hungary's largest production studios, and had directed or produced about 20 feature films. Korda left Hungary in 1919 during the political turmoil there and went to Vienna and then to Berlin, where he made several films for the Ufa studios and attracted the attention of Hollywood.From 1927 to 1930 he directed films in Hollywood, notably The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), a historical romance that made his reputation in the American film industry. Korda returned to England in 1931 and founded his own production firm, London Film Productions. His film The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) achieved international popularity. Korda's company followed up this success with a series of lavish productions, notable among them Catherine the Great (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935), Elephant Boy (1937), The Ghost Goes West (1936), and Rembrandt (1936).By 1939 Korda had overextended himself financially, however, and he lost control of Denham Studios, the production facilities where many of Britain's best films of the 1930s had been made. He then went to Hollywood to produce films for a few years. In 1942 he returned to England, where he received the first British knighthood ever conferred on anyone in the film industry. In the mid-1940s he revived London Film Productions and again assembled a talented production team. His company's later productions included The Third Man (1949), The Wooden Horse (1950), Seven Days to Noon (1950), The Sound Barrier (1952), and Richard III (1955). Despite recurrent financial setbacks, Korda kept on producing films until his death.
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