Michael Curtiz was the most successful film director of all time.
His importance only began to be appreciated after his death, as his Casablanca assumed the central place in our awareness of... More > Hollywood. Curtiz also did the great Errol Flynn adventures, film noir's Mildred Pearce, Jimmy Cagney and Elvis Presley's greatest hits, the first Hungarian film, more movies in Technicolor than any other director. His passion for his work is unmistakable.
Barrie Pattison and John Howard Reid have delved into the great wealth of the Curtiz films - an intimidating two hundred of them - to explore these, their times and the man who created them.< Less
Five countries, fifty years, productions including Mayerling, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, the WW2 Why We Fight Films, Sorry Wrong Number, The Snake Pit and Anastasia - with great stars.
Humphrey... More > Bogart, Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer, Olivia De Havilland, Kirk Douglas, Ingrid Bergman and Peter O’Toole were among them.
"Tola" Litvak worked with some of the greatest
film makers of all time on productions, which
gathered so many awards and still stay in the
memory of generations. Can any film maker be
more due for an appreciation?
Barrie Pattison’s “I’ve Been in Some Big Towns”
records the director’s history and work with
striking illustrations and a complete filmography.< Less