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Manó Kertész Kaminer

Also Known As: "Mihály Kertész", "Michael Kertész"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Death: April 10, 1962 (75)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA (cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ignác Kaminer and Aranka Kaminer
Ex-husband of Lucy Doraine; Lily Damita and Helen Elizabeth MacGlashen
Brother of Etelka Süsz

Occupation: Hungarian-American filmmaker
Managed by: Rory Flynn
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About Michael Curtiz

He was a Hungarian-American filmmaker (with early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész). He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than one hundred in the United States. The best-known were The Adventures of Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Christmas. He thrived in the heyday of the Warner Bros. studio in the 1930s and '40s.

He was less successful from the late 1940s onwards, when he attempted to move from studio direction into production and freelance work, but he continued working until shortly before his death.


Selected Filmography:

  • The Charlatan (1917)
  • The Mad Genius (1931) with John Barrymore and Marian Marsh
  • The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) with Richard Barthelmess and Bette Davis
  • Doctor X (1932) with Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill
  • Goodbye Again (1933) with Warren William and Joan Blondell
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) with Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, and Glenda Farrell
  • The Kennel Murder Case (1933) with William Powell as Philo Vance
  • Jimmy the Gent (1934) with James Cagney and Bette Davis
  • Front Page Woman (1935) with Bette Davis and George Brent
  • Captain Blood (1935) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone
  • Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart
  • Dodge City (1939) with Errol Flynn and Alan Hale, Sr.
  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn
  • Santa Fe Trail (1940) with Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan
  • Virginia City (1940) with Errol Flynn and Humphrey Bogart
  • The Sea Hawk (1940) with Errol Flynn and Alan Hale, Sr.
  • The Sea Wolf (1941) with Edward G. Robinson and John Garfield
  • Casablanca (1942) with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) with James Cagney and Walter Huston
  • Mildred Pierce (1945) with Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth
  • Night and Day (1946) with Cary Grant as Cole Porter
  • The Breaking Point (1950) with John Garfield and Patricia Neal
  • I'll See You in My Dreams (1951), a biopic of composer and lyricist Gus Kahn, with Doris Day and Danny Thomas
  • White Christmas (1954) with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
  • The Egyptian (1954) with Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Gene Tierney
  • We're No Angels (1955) with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov
  • King Creole (1958) with Elvis Presley and Walter Matthau
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) with Eddie Hodges, Tony Randall and Patty McCormick
  • The Comancheros (1961) with John Wayne and Stuart Whitman


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Michael Curtiz's Timeline

December 24, 1886
Budapest, Hungary
April 10, 1962
Age 75
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA