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Howard, William K. (1899-1954)




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Ohio (Estados Unidos)  1893-06-16 - 1954-02-21


He was an American film director, writer, and producer. After graduating with a degree in engineering law from Ohio State University, Howards served during World War I with the American Expeditionary Forces. In 1920, Howard began working in Hollywood as an assistant director on the film The Adorable Savage. That experience brought him only a year later to his directorial debut with his first film titled Get Your Man (1921). He did some of his best work at Fox where he worked between 1928 and 1933. His last film with the company was The Power and the Glory (1933). The film was ignored for decades, however, years later it got reviewed for its major influence on the structure of Citizen Kane. Besides, during those years working for Fox Studios Howard gained experience and reached his peak with his drama The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932), which was characterized by the use of fluid camera works and impressive use of flashbacks. Years later Howard moved to Europe where he worked with many famous directors of the time such as Alexander Korda, James Wong Howe, or Lazare Meerson. Among the many films he worked on during that time, he shot the epic titled Fire Over England (1937). There is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that bears his name made years after his death. All in all, Howard is best known for directing the following films during his artistic career: Good Intentions (1930), Klondike Fury (1942), Sin Town (1929), Let's Go (1923).

World War, 1914-1918

Date of the event: 1914 - 1918



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Ohio (Estados Unidos) in 1893-06-16




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