Happy Birthday: Michael Curtiz (1886–1962)

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michaelcurtiz.jpgMichael Curtiz (1886–1962)

Born: December 24, 1886 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Died: April 10, 1962 (age 75) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

berating David Niven during an on-set argument] You think you know fuck everything and I know fuck nothing. Well, let me tell you, I know fuck all!!

[on Randolph Scott] Randy Scott is a complete anachronism. He’s a gentleman. And so far he’s the only one I’ve met in this business full of self-promoting sons-of-bitches.

[on learning that Joan Crawford had been offered the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945)] She comes over here with her high-hat airs and her goddamn shoulder pads. Why should I waste time directing a has-been?

[on Cary Grant] Some actors squeeze a line to death. Cary tickles it into life.

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOODThe Adventures of Robin Hood
dir. Curtiz
William Keighley
Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havillandy
yankee doodle dandyYankee Doodle Dandy

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