Person - Marton, Andrew (1904-1992)

Marton, Andrew (1904-1992)




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Budapest (Pest, Hungría)  1904-01-26 - 1992-01-07


Andrew Marton was a Hungarian-American film director, producer and editor.

Along his career, he directed 39 movies and shows. He made his debut as film director with the movie "Two O'Clock in the morning" (1929). He was pursued in the Nazi Germany because he was Jewish. He signed a contract with MGM. He later focused on movies where the landscape was the most important feature like in "The Wild North" (1952) and "Storm Over Tibet" (1952). His core idea was taking risks when filming and this caused him many problems during the filmations of his movies. One of his great productions was "King Solomon's Mines" (1950), when he had to replaced Compton Bennett. Even though, what really gave him fame was working as director of second unit in sequences like the chariots race in "Ben-Hur" (1959), directed by William Wyler, or the battle of Normandy in "The longest day" (1962). His contract with MGM expired in 1954 and founded his own production company that focused on television, where he worked until mid-seventies.

He died the 7th January 1992 in Santa Monica, California.


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Budapest (Pest, Hungría) in 1904-01-26

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1992-01-07




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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

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