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Monte Carlo (1930 film)

Monte Carlo is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", which was written for the film and was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The film was also hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire.

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Countess Helene Mara is engaged to be married to Prince Otto Von Liebenheim but leaves him at the altar. She flees on a train to Monte Carlo and checks into a hotel. When she arrives at the casino a count named Rudolph Falliere takes a liking to her and poses as a hairdresser whom she hires and falls in love with but could not marry if he is a commoner. Her fiance later arrives and takes her to an opera and she sees Rudolph there in one of the expensive seats indicating he is too wealthy to be a hairdresser. When he reveals to her that he is a count, she realises she can marry him.

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Music

The songs in the film were written by Richard Whiting and W. Franke Harling, with uncredited music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, Sigmund Krumgold, and John Leipold. The best-known song in the film is "Beyond the Blue Horizon" by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling with lyrics by Leo Robin. The song became an immediate hit record for Jeanette MacDonald on the film's release and again in the 1970s when it was covered by Lou Christie.

Other songs in the film are:

  • "Give Me A Moment Please"
  • "Always in All Ways"
  • "She'll Love Me and Like It"
  • "Days of Days"
  • "Trimmin' the Women"
  • "Whatever It Is, It's Grand"
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Monte Carlo (1930 film)

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Monte Carlo is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film , directed by Ernst Lubitsch . It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for the song " Beyond the Blue Horizon ", which was written for the film and was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The film was also hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire . Plot Countess Helene Mara is engaged to be married to Prince Otto Von Liebenheim but leaves him at the altar. She flees on a train to Monte Carlo and checks into a hotel. When she arrives at the casino a count named Rudolph Falliere takes a liking to her and poses as a hairdresser whom she hires and falls in love with but could not marry if he is a commoner. Her fiance later arrives and takes her to an opera and she sees Rudolph there in one of the expensive seats indicating he is too wealthy to be a hairdresser. When he reveals to her that he is a count, she realises she c



Monte Carlo method

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Monte Carlo methods (or Monte Carlo experiments ) are a broad class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results. Their essential idea is using randomness to solve problems that might be deterministic in principle. They are often used in physical and mathematical problems and are most useful when it is difficult or impossible to use other approaches. Monte Carlo methods are mainly used in three distinct problem classes: optimization , numerical integration , and generating draws from a probability distribution . In physics-related problems, Monte Carlo methods are useful for simulating systems with many coupled degrees of freedom , such as fluids, disordered materials, strongly coupled solids, and cellular structures (see cellular Potts model , interacting particle systems , McKean-Vlasov processes , kinetic models of gases ). Other examples include modeling phenomena with significant uncertainty in inputs such as the calculation of risk in business and, in mat



Monte Carlo (disambiguation)

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Look up Monte Carlo  or Montecarlo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Monte Carlo is an administrative area of Monaco, famous for its Monte Carlo Casino gambling and entertainment complex. Monte Carlo or Montecarlo may also refer to: Places Monte Carlo Casino , Monte Carlo, Monaco Montecarlo, Tuscany , a town in Italy Montecarlo, Misiones , a town in Argentina Monte Carlo, Santa Catarina , a city in Brazil Monte Carlo Resort and Casino , a luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Monte Carlo, a mountain in San Marino Sports Monte Carlo Rally , a rallying event organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco Monte-Carlo Masters , a tennis tournament Monte Carlo Open (golf) , a defunct European Tour tournament (1984-1992) C.D. Monte Carlo , a football club in Macau Circuit de Monaco , a street circuit for Formula One automobile racing Transportation Chevrolet Monte Carlo , an American automobile Lancia Montecarlo , an Italian automobile Monte Carlo (yacht) , a motor yacht Arts and entertainment Monte Carlo (musical) , a



The Woman from Monte Carlo

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The Woman from Monte Carlo is an American pre-Code film produced by Warner Bros. subsidiary First National Pictures (with the Vitaphone logo) in 1931 and released on January 9, 1932. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and gave top billing to German star Lil Dagover in her sole Hollywood film. Leading men Walter Huston and Warren William were listed after the title in the manner of supporting players. Cast Lil Dagover as Lottie Corlaix Walter Huston as Captain Corlaix Warren William as Lieutenant D'Ortelles John Wray as Commander Brambourg George E. Stone as Le Duc Robert Warwick as Mobraz Matt McHugh Chief Petty Officer Vincent Frederick Burton as President of court-martial Frank Leigh as Pilot Francis McDonald as Karkuff Warner Richmond as Fourdylis Reginald Barlow as Defense attorney Other works based on the play The play on which the film is based, Claude Farrère 's and Lucien Népoty's Veille d'Armes (also listed as Veilles d'Armes) was adapted by Michael Morton and titled In the Night Watch upon its Lond



Bomben auf Monte Carlo

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Bomben auf Monte Carlo may refer to: Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel) , a 1930 novel Monte Carlo Madness , a 1931 German film adaptation Captain Craddock , a 1931 French-language version Monte Carlo Madness , a 1932 English-language version Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960 film) , a 1960 German film Bomben auf Monte Carlo may refer to: Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel) , a 1930 novel Monte Carlo Madness , a 1931 German film adaptation Captain Craddock , a 1931 French-language version Monte Carlo Madness , a 1932 English-language version Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960 film) , a 1960 German film



Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

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The company performs The Nutcracker in 1940. The company Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (note the plural) was formed in 1932 after the death of Diaghilev and the demise of Ballets Russes . Its director was Wassily de Basil (usually referred to as Colonel W. de Basil ), and its artistic director was René Blum . They fell out in 1936 and the company split. The part which de Basil retained went through two name changes before becoming the Original Ballet Russe . Blum founded Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, which changed its name to Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (note the singular) when Léonide Massine became artistic director in 1938. It operated under this name until it disbanded some 20 years later. The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo featured such dancers as Frederic Franklin , Alexandra Danilova , Maria Tallchief , Tamara Toumanova , George Zoritch , Alicia Alonso , Yvonne Joyce Craig , Nina Novak, Raven Wilkinson, Cyd Charisse , Marc Platt , Irina Baronova , and Leon Danielian . The company's resident choreographer wa



Monte Carlo Madness (1931 film)

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Monte Carlo Madness ( German : Bomben auf Monte Carlo ) is a 1931 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Hans Albers , Anna Sten and Heinz Rühmann . The film is based on the novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1930) by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen . A separate English-language version Monte Carlo Madness and a French version Le capitaine Craddock were also made as part of UFA 's strategy to export its films to other countries. Cast Hans Albers ... Craddock Anna Sten ... Yola Heinz Rühmann ... Peter Schmidt Ida Wüst ... Isabell Rachel Devirys ... Diane Kurt Gerron ... Casino Manager / Kasinodirektor Karl Etlinger ... Consul / Konsul Peter Lorre ... Pawlitschek Otto Wallburg ... Minister / Ministerpräsident Charles Kullmann ... Street Singer / Ein Straßensänger Bruno Ziener ... Jeweler / Ein Juwelier References http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/27149 External links Monte Carlo Madness on IMDb Monte Carlo Madness ( German : Bomben auf Monte Carlo ) is a 1931 German musical comedy film directed b



Monte Carlo Madness (1932 film)

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Monte Carlo Madness is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Sari Maritza , Hans Albers and Charles Redgie . It was an English-language version of the 1931 German film Monte Carlo Madness , which was based on the 1930 novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen . The screenplay concerns a captain who falls in love with a Queen in Monte Carlo . Plot In Monte Carlo, a captain tries to raise the money to pay his crew at the gaming table, and meets and falls in love with a Queen. Cast Sari Maritza ... Queen Yola Hans Albers ... Capt. Erickson Charles Redgie ... Peter Helen Haye ... Isabel John Deverell ... Consul C. Hooper Trask ... Prime Minister Comedian Harmonists ... Themselves Kapelle Carlo Minari ... Themselves - Orchestra Reception The film was not a success with contemporary critics. A review in Film Pictorial observed that "Erich Pommer is a great producer, but in this film he does not live up to his established reputation. References http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk



Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo is a 1938 American movie directed by Eugene Forde . The main character is Charlie Chan , a Chinese-Hawaiian detective. This was the sixteenth and final Charlie Chan film with Warner Oland portraying Chan. The film features Keye Luke as Charlie's son Lee and character actor Harold Huber as a French police inspector. Warner Oland contracted bronchial pneumonia during his visit to Sweden and died there on August 6, 1938, at age 57. The series continued at Fox for another eleven entries with Sidney Toler . In 1942 Fox and sold it to Monogram Pictures and continue on even after Toler's death in 1947 with Roland Winters in the role through six films into 1949. Plot summary Cast Warner Oland as Charlie Chan Keye Luke as Lee Chan Virginia Field as Evelyn Grey Sidney Blackmer as Victor Karnoff Harold Huber as Chief of Police Jules Etienne Joubert Kay Linaker as Joan Karnoff Robert Kent as Gordon Chase Edward Raquello as Paul Savarin George Lynn as Al Rogers John Bleifer as Ludwig References



Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel)

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Bomben auf Monte Carlo is a 1930 German comedy novel by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen . Description In the novel, the penniless captain of a vessel puts into Monte Carlo , hoping to raise money at the gaming tables to pay his crew. While there he becomes entangled with a monarch in disguise. Film adaptations The story has been made into four films at the time of writing. In 1931 the German film Monte Carlo Madness was made, with a French-language version Captain Craddock and an English-language version Monte Carlo Madness made at the same time. In 1960 a fourth film version was made entitled Bombs on Monte Carlo and directed by Georg Jacoby . Bomben auf Monte Carlo is a 1930 German comedy novel by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen . Description In the novel, the penniless captain of a vessel puts into Monte Carlo , hoping to raise money at the gaming tables to pay his crew. While there he becomes entangled with a monarch in disguise. Film adaptations The story has been made into four films at the time of writing. In 1931 the G



The Widow from Monte Carlo

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The Widow from Monte Carlo is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Arthur Greville Collins and starring Warren William , Dolores del Río , Louise Fazenda and Colin Clive . It was based on the play A Present from Margate by Ian Hay and A. E. W. Mason . Cast Warren William - Major Allan Chepstow Dolores del Río - Inez, Duchess of Rye Louise Fazenda - Rose Torrent Colin Clive - Lord Eric Reynolds Herbert Mundin - John Torrent Olin Howland - Eaves Warren Hymer - Dopey Mullins Eily Malyon - Lady Maynard References http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/58061 The Widow from Monte Carlo on IMDb The Widow from Monte Carlo is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Arthur Greville Collins and starring Warren William , Dolores del Río , Louise Fazenda and Colin Clive . It was based on the play A Present from Margate by Ian Hay and A. E. W. Mason . Cast Warren William - Major Allan Chepstow Dolores del Río - Inez, Duchess of Rye Louise Fazenda - Rose Torrent Colin Clive - Lord Eric Reynolds Herbert Mundin - John Torrent



Murder at Monte Carlo

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Murder at Monte Carlo is an English 1934 mystery crime thriller film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Errol Flynn , Eve Gray , Paul Graetz and Molly Lamont , the production was Flynn's debut film in a lead role in England. The film is currently missing from the BFI National Archive , and is listed as one of the British Film Institute 's " 75 Most Wanted " lost films. Plot A Fleet Street reporter (Errol Flynn) investigates the claim of Dr Becker, a professor of mathematics, to possess an infallible system of beating the roulette wheel at Monte Carlo . He refuses to take his fiancee Gilian (Eve Gray) along, but she decides to go anyway and report on the story for a rival paper. Dr Becker winds up dead and it looks like suicide, but Gilian is convinced it is murder. The finale involves Gilian getting all the suspects into one room and re-enacting the crime. Cast Errol Flynn as Dyter Eve Gray as Gilian Paul Graetz as Doctor Heinrich Becker Molly Lamont as Margaret Becker Ellis Irving as Marc Orton Laurence Ha



The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (film)

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo is a 1935 American romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox . It was directed by Stephen Roberts , and starred Ronald Colman , Joan Bennett , and Colin Clive . The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson and Howard Smith, based on play by Ilya Surguchev and Frederick Albert Swan . The film was inspired by the song of the same name , popularised by Charles Coborn . Plot summary After World War I, in Monte Carlo a girl lures back the Russian one-time aristocrat who broke the bank , and makes him poor; however, she falls in love with him and follows him. Cast Ronald Colman as Paul Gaillard Joan Bennett as Helen Berkeley Colin Clive as Bertrand Berkeley Nigel Bruce as Ivan Frank Reicher as 2nd Assistant Director Lionel Pape as 3rd Assistant Director Ferdinand Gottschalk as Office Man Charles Fallon as Croupier Leonid Snegoff as Nick Montagu Love as Director See also Charles Wells , the inspiration for the song " The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo " Joseph J



Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo

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Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo is a 1933 British comedy film directed by John Daumery and starring John Stuart , Rosemary Ames and Ben Welden . It was made at Teddington Studios as a quota quickie . Cast John Stuart as Mr. Quincey Rosemary Ames as Norma McLeod Ben Welden as Grover Jones George Merritt as Inspector Victor Fairley as Manager References Chibnall p.268 Bibliography Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007. Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986. External links Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo on IMDb Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo is a 1933 British comedy film directed by John Daumery and starring John Stuart , Rosemary Ames and Ben Welden . It was made at Teddington Studios as a quota quickie . Cast John Stuart as Mr. Quincey Rosemary Ames as Norma McLeod Ben Welden as Grover Jones George Merritt as Inspector Victor Fairley as Manager References Chibn



Léonide Massine

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Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin ( Russian : Леони́д Фёдорович Мя́син ), better known in the West by the French transliteration as Léonide Massine (9 August [ O.S. 28 July] 1896 – 15 March 1979), was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer. Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Présages, and many others in the same vein. Besides his "symphonic ballets," Massine choreographed many other popular works during his long career, some of which were serious and dramatic, and others lighthearted and romantic. He created some of his most famous roles in his own comic works, among them the Can-Can Dancer in La Boutique fantasque (1919), the Hussar in Le Beau Danube (1924), and, perhaps best known of all, the Peruvian in Gaîté Parisienne (1938). Biography Early life and education Leonid Fedorovich Massine was born into a musical family on August 9th, 1895 in Moscow, Russia. His mother was a soprano in the Bolshoi Theater Chorus and his father played the French horn in the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra. Leonid w



Hanns Schwarz

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Hanns Schwarz was an Austrian film director . He was born in Vienna on 11 February 1888. He directed twenty four films between 1924 and 1937 in both English and German . During the late silent and early sound eras he was a leading director at the German giant studio UFA . In the early 1930s he worked on several Multiple-language version films for UFA, producing the same film in distinct German and foreign-language versions. Schwarz was Jewish and was therefore forced to leave Germany in 1933 when the Nazis took over, going into exile in Britain. His last film was the 1937 British thriller Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel . He died in California on 27 October 1945. Partial filmography Nanon (1924) Two People (1924) The Telephone Operator (1925) The Little Variety Star (1926) The Csardas Princess (1927) Hungarian Rhapsody (1928) Melody of the Heart (1929) The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (1929) Darling of the Gods (1930) Burglars (1930) Her Grace Commands (1931) Monte Carlo Madness (1931) Captain Craddock (19



Monte Carlo Nights

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Monte Carlo Nights is a 1934 American Pre-Code film directed by William Nigh . Plot summary A man wrongfully convicted of murder escapes custody and goes in search of real killer. The problem is that he only has one clue to go on. Cast Mary Brian as Mary Vernon John Darrow as Larry Sturgis Yola d'Avril as Madelon Astrid Allwyn as Blondie Roberts George "Gabby" Hayes as Inspector Nick Gunby Kate Campbell as Aunt Emma Robert Frazer as Jim Daggett Carl Stockdale as Brandon George Cleveland as Croupier Soundtrack External links Monte Carlo Nights on IMDb Monte Carlo Nights is available for free download at the Internet Archive Monte Carlo Nights is a 1934 American Pre-Code film directed by William Nigh . Plot summary A man wrongfully convicted of murder escapes custody and goes in search of real killer. The problem is that he only has one clue to go on. Cast Mary Brian as Mary Vernon John Darrow as Larry Sturgis Yola d'Avril as Madelon Astrid Allwyn as Blondie Roberts George "Gabby" Hayes as Inspector Nick Gunby



Colin Clive

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Colin Clive (20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937) was an English stage and screen actor best remembered for his portrayal of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in James Whale 's two Universal Frankenstein films Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein . Early life Colin Glenn Clive-Greig was born in Saint-Malo , France, to an English colonel , Colin Philip Greig, and his wife, Caroline Margaret Lugard Clive. He attended Stonyhurst College and subsequently Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , where an injured knee disqualified him from military service and contributed to his becoming a stage actor. Clive created the role of Steve Baker, the white husband of racially mixed Julie LaVerne, in the first London production of Show Boat ; the production featured Cedric Hardwicke and Paul Robeson . Clive first worked with James Whale in the Savoy Theatre production of Journey's End and subsequently joined the British community in Hollywood , repeating his stage role in the film version. Hollywood Clive's first screen role, in Journey's En



Irina Baronova

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Irina Mikhailovna Baronova FRAD ( Russian : Ири́на Миха́йловна Баро́нова ; March 13, 1919 – June 28, 2008) was a Russian ballerina and actress who was one of the Baby Ballerinas of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo , discovered by George Balanchine in Paris in the 1930s. She created roles in Léonide Massine 's Le Beau Danube (1924), Jeux d'enfants (1932), and Les Présages (1933); and in Bronislava Nijinska 's Les Cent Baisers (1935). Biography Baronova was born in Saint Petersburg (then known as Petrograd) in 1919, the daughter of a lieutenant in the Imperial Navy, Mikhail Baronov, and his wife Lidia ( née Vishniakova). In November 1920 the Baronova family escaped the Russian Revolution by dressing as peasants and crossing the border into Romania. After first arriving in Arges, Romania, the family eventually settled in Bucharest. Irina’s father found work at a factory and, for the next several years, the Baronova family lived in the slums surrounding the various factories where Mikhail was employed. Their star



Chic

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Chic , meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion. Etymology Chic is a French word, established in English since at least the 1870s. Early references in English dictionaries classified it as slang and New Zealand -born lexicographer Eric Partridge noted, with reference to its colloquial meaning, that it was "not so used in Fr[ench]." Gustave Flaubert notes in Madame Bovary (published in 1856) that "chicard" (one who is chic) is then Parisian very current slang for "classy" noting, perhaps derisively, perhaps not, that it was bourgeoisie. There is a similar word in German, schick , with a meaning similar to chic, which may be the origin of the word in French; another theory links chic to the word chicane . Although the French pronunciation (shēk or "sheek") is now virtually standard and was that given by Fowler , chic was often rendered in the anglicised form of "chick". Riviera chic— Monte Carlo . In a fictional vignette for Punch (c. 1932) Mrs F. A. Kilpatrick attributed to a young woman who 70



Lil Dagover

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Lil Dagover (30 September 1887 – January 23, 1980) was a German stage, film and television actress whose career spanned between 1913 and 1979. She was one of the most popular and recognized film actresses in the Weimar Republic . Early life Lil Dagover was born Marie Antonia Siegelinde Martha Liletts in Madiun , Java , Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia ) to German parents. Her father, Adolf Karl Ludwig Moritz Seubert, born in Karlsruhe/Baden Germany, was a forest ranger in the service of the Dutch colonial authorities. When she was ten, her parents sent her back to Europe to continue her education in boarding schools in Baden-Baden , Weimar and Geneva , Switzerland. Orphaned at the age of 13, she spent the rest of her adolescence with friends and relatives. After completing her education she began pursuing a career as a stage actress around the principal cities of Europe. In 1917 she married actor Fritz Daghofer, who was fifteen years her senior. The couple divorced in 1919 and the union produced a daughter



Sari Maritza

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Sari Maritza Sari Maritza (17 March 1910 – July 1987) was an actress in British films of the early 1930s. Early years Born Dora Patricia Detring-Nathan in Tianjin , China , Maritza was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist and his Viennese wife. Her stage name was taken from the titles of two then famous European operettas – Sari and Countess Maritza . Film Maritza entered films in 1930 and gained some notoriety for dancing a tango with Charles Chaplin at the premiere for his film City Lights in 1931. Although her behaviour was described as lurid, which was silly publicity, she attracted attention and was cast in several low budget, but relatively popular British films. She made the German-UK film Monte Carlo Madness in Germany in 1932 before travelling to Hollywood , but her few films there for Paramount Studios and RKO Radio Pictures were poorly received. In America, she was portrayed as an exotic European vamp with emphasis placed on her mother's Austrian heritage, but Maritza had lived most of her life



Stochastic

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The word stochastic is an adjective in English that describes something that was randomly determined. The word first appeared in English to describe a mathematical object called a stochastic process , but now in mathematics the terms stochastic process and random process are considered interchangeable. The word, with its current definition meaning random, came from German, but it originally came from Greek στόχος (stokhos) , meaning 'aim, guess'. The term stochastic is used in many different fields, particularly where stochastic or random processes are used to represent systems or phenomena that seem to change in a random way. Examples of such fields include the physical sciences such as biology , chemistry , ecology , neuroscience , and physics as well as technology and engineering fields such as image processing , signal processing , information theory , computer science , cryptography and telecommunications . It is also used in finance, due to seemingly random changes in financial markets . Etymolo



L'enfant et les sortilèges

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L'enfant et les sortilèges: Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties (The Child and the Spells: A Lyric Fantasy in Two Parts) is an opera in one act, with music by Maurice Ravel to a libretto by Colette . It is Ravel's second opera, his first being L'heure espagnole . Written from 1917 to 1925, L'enfant et les sortilèges was first performed in Monte Carlo in 1925 under the baton of Victor de Sabata . After being offered the opportunity to write a musical work, Colette wrote the text in eight days. Several composers were proposed to Colette to write the music, but she was only enthused with the prospect of Ravel. Composition history During World War I, the Opéra de Paris director Jacques Rouché asked Colette to provide the text for a fairy ballet. Colette originally wrote the story under the title Divertissements pour ma fille. After Colette chose Ravel to set the text to music, a copy was sent to him in 1916 while he was still serving in the war; however, the mailed script was lost. In 1917, Ravel finally received a



Helen Haye

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Helen Haye (28 August 1874 – 1 September 1957) was a British stage and film actress. Born Helen Hay , she began acting on the stage in 1898 and debuted in London in 1911 as Gertrude in Hamlet . Her film career began in 1917. She often worked with director Alexander Korda . She made her final film appearance in Laurence Olivier 's Richard III (1955), as the Duchess of York. Death Helen Haye died four days after her 83rd birthday in London . Selected filmography Masks and Faces (1917) Not Negotiable (1918) Bleak House (1920) Tilly of Bloomsbury (1921) The Skin Game (1921) Atlantic (1929) The Nipper (1930) Knowing Men (1930) Beyond the Cities (1930) The Officers' Mess (1931) Brown Sugar (1931) The Skin Game (1931) Congress Dances (1932) Her First Affaire (1932) Monte Carlo Madness (1932) This Week of Grace (1933) It's a Boy (1933) Money Mad (1934) Crazy People (1934) Drake of England (1935) The 39 Steps (1935) The Tunnel (1935) The Dictator (1935) Everybody Dance (1936) Wolf's Clothing (1936) The Interrupted Hon



Dita Parlo

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Dita Parlo (4 September 1908 – 12 December 1971), born either Grethe Gerda Kornstädt or Gerda Olga Justine Kornstädt in Stettin (present-day Szczecin, Poland ), was a German film actress . Career Parlo made her first film appearance in Homecoming (Heimkehr) in 1928 and quickly became a popular actress in Germany . During the 1930s she moved easily between German and French films, achieving success in several films, including, in the span of four years, two that are considered among the greatest in cinema history: L'Atalante (1934) and La Grande Illusion (1937). She was deported to Germany as an enemy alien during World War II, but returned to France in 1949 and resumed her career. Parlo attempted to establish a career in American films but despite a couple of roles in Hollywood films, was unable to extend her European success. In the late 1930s, she was scheduled to appear in the Orson Welles production of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness for RKO Radio Pictures . However, that project did not come to pass.



Charles Redgie

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Charles Redgie was a French-based film actor who appeared in thirty six productions between 1930 and 1939. He starred in the French-language film Captain Craddock (1931) and its English-language version Monte Carlo Madness (1932). Several of his performances were made in films made by the French subsidiary of the German studio UFA . Selected filmography Captain Craddock (1931) Monte Carlo Madness (1932) A Gentleman of the Ring (1932) Here's Berlin (1932) Happy Ever After (1932) The Last Billionaire (1934) George and Georgette (1934) Samson (1936) Wells in Flames (1937) Fort Dolorès (1939) References Goble p.385 Bibliography Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999. External links Charles Redgie on IMDb Charles Redgie was a French-based film actor who appeared in thirty six productions between 1930 and 1939. He starred in the French-language film Captain Craddock (1931) and its English-language version Monte Carlo Madness (1932). Several of his performances were ma



Carmel Myers

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Carmel Myers (April 4, 1899 – November 9, 1980) was an American actress who achieved her greatest successes in silent film . Life and career Myers was born in San Francisco , the daughter of an Australian rabbi and Austrian Jewish mother. Her father became well-connected with California's emerging film industry, and introduced her to film pioneer D. W. Griffith , who gave Carmel a small part in Intolerance (1916). Myers also got her brother Zion Myers into Hollywood as a writer/director. From Photoplay Magazine 1920 From this beginning, Myers left for New York City , where she acted mainly on stage for the next two years. She was signed by Universal , where she emerged as a popular actress in vamp roles. Her most popular film from this period—which does not feature her in a vamp role—is probably the romantic comedy All Night , opposite Rudolph Valentino , who was then a little-known actor. She also worked with him in A Society Sensation . By 1924 she was working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , making such films as



E. Phillips Oppenheim

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Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Early life Edward Phillips Oppenheim was born 22 October 1866 in Leicester, the son of Henrietta Susannah Temperley Budd and Edward John Oppenheim, a leather merchant. He worked in his father's business for almost twenty years. He went to Wyggeston Grammar School . Career Oppenheim's literary success enabled him to buy a villa in France and a yacht, then a house in Guernsey , though he lost access to this during the Second World War . Afterwards he regained the house, le Vanquiédor in St. Peter Port , and he died there on 3 February 1946. Personal life In 1892 Oppenheim married Elise Clara Hopkins. They lived in Evington , Leicestershire until the First World War , and had one daughter. During the war he worked for the Ministry of Information . Further reading Autobiography, The Pool of Memory (1941) at Project Gutenberg Australia The sol



Rosemary Ames

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Rosemary Ames (December 11, 1906 – April 15, 1988) was an American film actress who had a brief career in the early 1930s. Born in Evanston, Illinois , Ames made her film acting debut in the 1932 movie Love on the Spot , portraying the lead role opposite Richard Dolman . She would star in Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo in 1933, again playing the lead role opposite John Stuart . In 1934 she would again have the lead starring roles in all of her films, first in I Believed in You , followed by Such Women Are Dangerous and Pursued . Her first premier role was alongside Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter in the 1935 film One More Spring . She followed that starring opposite Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen in The Great Hotel Murder , and opposite Shirley Temple and Joel McCrea in Our Little Girl that same year. That would be her last film role. For reasons unknown, although her career was on track and she had been successful with leading roles throughout, she retired unexpectedly in 1935. She never returned to acting, and



Jack Buchanan

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Walter John "Jack" Buchanan (2 April 1891– 20 October 1957) was a Scottish theatre and film actor, singer, dancer, producer and director. He was known for three decades as the embodiment of the debonair man-about-town in the tradition of George Grossmith Jr. , and was described by The Times as "the last of the knuts." He is best known in America for his role in the classic Hollywood musical The Band Wagon in 1953. Biography Buchanan was born in Helensburgh , Dunbartonshire , Scotland , the son of Walter John Buchanan Sr (1865-1902), auctioneer, and his wife, Patricia, née  McWatt (1860-1936). He was educated at the Glasgow Academy . Early career After a brief attempt to follow his late father's profession and a failure at acting in Glasgow , he came to London and became a music hall comedian under the name of Chump Buchanan and first appeared on the West End in September 1912 in the comic opera The Grass Widow  at the Apollo Theatre . Hardship dogged him for a while before he became famous whilst on tour in



Irving Asher

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Irving Asher (1903–1985) was an American film producer. Born in San Francisco in September 1903, he began his film production career in Hollywood in 1919. After joining the staff of Warner Brothers he was sent over to England as the managing director of their subsidiary Teddington Studios in Middlesex in the mid 1930s (where he is credited for discovering and seeing the potential of Errol Flynn when he was a young unknown actor who was hanging around Teddington Studios at the time looking for a way into the movies). Flynn played his first significant part as the lead in the now-lost Murder at Monte Carlo (1935), which was produced by Asher. Asher went on to join Alexander Korda 's London Film Productions where he worked on the epic The Four Feathers (1939). Subsequently he returned to Hollywood to work as a producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , where he earned his only Academy Award nomination for the 1941 Greer Garson film Blossoms in the Dust . Later in his career, he was head of production for 20th Century F



Rafael Rivelles

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Rafael Rivelles (23 December 1898 – 3 December 1971) was a Spanish actor born in El Cabañal (also El Cabanyal), a small town in the province of Valencia , Spain . Son of play actor José Rivelles and play actress Amparo Guillén, he was the father of famous Spanish star Amparo Rivelles . In the 1930s, with the advent of talking films, he went to Hollywood to make Spanish-language versions of American films, but eventually came back to Spain. Rivelles had two especially notable roles - the title role in Don Quijote de la Mancha , and the Prior in Marcelino pan y vino (1955). He died in Madrid on 3 December 1971 and was interred at the El Cabanyal Cemetery in Valencia along with his father . Filmography 1914 : Prueba trágica 1930 : El Embrujo de Sevilla (The Witch of Seville) 1931 : El Proceso de Mary Dugan 1931 : The Charm of Seville 1931 : La Mujer X (Lady X) : Luis Floriot 1931 : ¿Conoces a tu mujer?  : Robert Felton 1931 : Mamá (film) (Mommy) : Santiago 1932 : The Man Who Laughed at Love 1932 : Fog 1933 : El



Hans Müller-Einigen

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Hans Müller(-Einigen) (born 25 October 1882 in Brünn , Austria-Hungary ; died 8 March 1950 in Einigen ) was a German language writer, author of screenplays and director. As his proper name, Hans Müller, was quite common, he added the name of the Swiss village of Einigen to it. He is known for his screenplay for The White Horse Inn (Im weißen Rößl, 1930), written together with Robert Gilbert and Erik Charell , set to music by Ralph Benatzky . Earlier works were the librettos for Erich Wolfgang Korngold operas Violanta (1916) and Das Wunder der Heliane (1927). Müller-Einigen went to Hollywood in the 1920s where several films were made from his scripts. Since 1930 he lived in Einigen. His brother was the author and critic Ernst Lothar (real name: Ernst Lothar Müller). Hans Müller was attacked in Karl Kraus ' play Die letzten Tage der Menschheit (The Last Days of Mankind) and in his journal Die Fackel (The Torch). Works Novels Buch der Abenteuer, 1905 – including Nux, der Prinzgemahl, made into the operetta Ein



André Cheron (actor)

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André Cheron (August 24, 1880 – January 26, 1952) was an American character actor of the late silent and early sound film eras. During his 16-year career he appeared in over 100 films, usually in smaller roles, although with the occasional featured part. Life and career Born André Louis Duval on August 24, 1880 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, Cheron immigrated to the United States where he entered the film industry in 1925 under the stage name André Cheron, which came from his mother's maiden name, Marie Chéron. He made his film debut in Arthur Rosson 's silent melodrama, The Fighting Demon, starring Richard Talmadge . Other notable films in which he appeared include: Cecil B. DeMille 's silent epic The King of Kings in 1927; Emma (1932), starring Marie Dressler ; the 1935 classic version of Tolstoy 's Anna Karenina , starring Greta Garbo and Fredric March ; the screwball comedy, Wife vs. Secretary (1936), with Clark Gable , Jean Harlow , and Myrna Loy ; and Edward H. Griffith 's 1937 romantic comedy C



Louis Mercanton

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Louis Mercanton (4 May 1879 - 29 April 1932) was a Swiss film director , screenwriter and actor . Mercanton was born in Nyon , Canton of Vaud , Switzerland and died Neuilly-sur-Seine , France. Partial filmography Director Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912) co-director Adrienne Lecouvreur (1913) co-director Miarka (1920) The Call of the Blood (1920) Possession (1922) The Gardens of Murcia (1923) Les Deux Gosses (1924) adaptation of the novel by Pierre Decourcelle Monte Carlo (1925) The Maid at the Palace (1927) Croquette (1927) Venus (1929) The Mystery of the Villa Rose (1930) The Nipper (1930) Octave (1930) A Man of Mayfair (1931) These Charming People (1931) Cognasse (1932) Students in Paris (1932) The Fish Woman (1932) He Is Charming (1932) References BFI Database External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Louis Mercanton . Louis Mercanton on IMDb Louis Mercanton (4 May 1879 - 29 April 1932) was a Swiss film director , screenwriter and actor . Mercanton was born in Nyon , Canton of Vaud , Sw



Jean Daumery

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Jean Daumery (1898-1934) was a Belgian-born film director . As he largely worked in the English-speaking world he is often credited as John Daumery . Son of the actress Carrie Daumery . Selected filmography The Little Snob (1928) Rough Waters (1930) Help Yourself (1932) Blind Spot (1932) Naughty Cinderella (1933) Little Miss Nobody (1933) The Acting Business (1933) Call Me Mame (1933) Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo (1933) Meet My Sister (1933) Head of the Family (1933) Over the Garden Wall (1934) Without You (1934) References "John Daumery" . External links Jean Daumery on IMDb Jean Daumery (1898-1934) was a Belgian-born film director . As he largely worked in the English-speaking world he is often credited as John Daumery . Son of the actress Carrie Daumery . Selected filmography The Little Snob (1928) Rough Waters (1930) Help Yourself (1932) Blind Spot (1932) Naughty Cinderella (1933) Little Miss Nobody (1933) The Acting Business (1933) Call Me Mame (1933) Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo (1933) Meet My Sister (193



Oleg Popov

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Oleg Konstantinovich Popov ( Russian : Олег Константинович Попoв , 31 July 1930 – 2 November 2016) was a Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist. Early life Popov was born on 31 July 1930, the son of a clock-repairman. At age 12, he began working as an apprentice typographer for the newspaper Pravda, and he later joined Pravda's Athletic Club. There, in 1945, someone suggested that he apply for Moscow's State College of Circus and Variety Arts (better known as the "Moscow Circus School"). He was accepted and studied acrobatics, juggling, and other circus skills there, graduating in 1949. He made his debut at the Tbilisi Circus in the Georgian SSR . Afterwards, he continued his career at the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard (today Circus Nikulin). In 1955, Popov performed abroad for the first time, in Warsaw, and the following year, he toured with the Moscow Circus in France, Belgium, and England, and was immediately noticed by the press, which made him a circus star. The Soviet regime quickly built on



Igor Youskevitch

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Igor Youskevitch ( Russian : Игорь Юшкевич , Ukrainian : Ігор Юшкевич ) (13 March 1912 – 13 June 1994) was a ballet dancer and a choreographer of Russian-Ukrainian origin, famous as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century, as a master of the classic style, e.g., in Afternoon of a Faun, and as a dance partner to Alicia Alonso . Early years Born in the village of Pyriatyn , Poltava Oblast , Ukraine (then part of Imperial Russia ), Youskevitch was the son of a judge. The family fled the Russian Revolution and in 1920 settled in Belgrade . Youskevitch was educated in Belgrade and graduated with a degree in engineering from Belgrade University . He did not begin his ballet training until the age of twenty although prior to that he was active in a Slavic athletic organisation and received early training as a gymnast. In 1932, the Yugoslavian ballerina Zenia Grunt saw him at a tournament and persuaded him to take up dancing as a career. He came to dance relatively late in life, however, his talen



Captain Craddock

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Captain Craddock (French: Le capitaine Craddock ) is a 1931 German French-language musical comedy film directed by Max de Vaucorbeil and Hanns Schwarz and starring Jean Murat , Käthe von Nagy and Charles Redgie . It is a French-language version of the 1931 German film Monte Carlo Madness . It is sometimes known as Bombe Sur Monte Carlo . The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut . Cast Jean Murat as Le capitaine Craddock Käthe von Nagy as La reine Yola Charles Redgie as Pierre Alice Tissot as Isabelle Sinoël as Le consul Rachel Devirys as Diane Paul Ollivier as Le directeur du casino Lucien Callamand as Brégaillon Nicolas Redelsperger as Le ministre des finances Comedian Harmonists as Themselves Cultural references According to Philippe Goddin , author of Hergé - Chronologie d'une oeuvre , the name of Tintin 's character Captain Haddock is inspired by this film. In The Crab with the Golden Claws , Haddock sings one of the film songs, Les gars de la Marine . References http://ftvdb.bfi



Dominique Wilms

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Dominique Wilms (born 8 June 1930) is a Belgian film actress . Selected filmography La môme vert-de-gris (1953) The Women Couldn't Care Less (1954) Les pépées font la loi (1955) Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960) Caesar the Conqueror (1962) Panic in Bangkok (1964) A Ace and Four Queens (1966) The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight (1966) References "Dominique Wilms" . Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk . Retrieved 18 August 2017 . External links Dominique Wilms on IMDb Dominique Wilms (born 8 June 1930) is a Belgian film actress . Selected filmography La môme vert-de-gris (1953) The Women Couldn't Care Less (1954) Les pépées font la loi (1955) Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960) Caesar the Conqueror (1962) Panic in Bangkok (1964) A Ace and Four Queens (1966) The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight (1966) References "Dominique Wilms" . Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk . Retrieved 18 August 2017 . External links Dominique Wilms on IMDb



The Counterfeiters (2007 film)

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The Counterfeiters ( German : Die Fälscher ) is a 2007 Austrian-German drama film written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky . It fictionalizes Operation Bernhard , a secret plan by Nazi Germany during World War II to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes . The film centres on a Jewish counterfeiter , Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp . The film is based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger , a Jewish Slovak typographer who was imprisoned in 1942 for forging baptismal certificates to save Jews from deportation, and was later interned at Sachsenhausen to work on Operation Bernhard. Ruzowitsky consulted closely with Burger through almost every stage of the writing and production. The film won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards . Plot The film begins shortly after the end of the Second World War , with a German man arriving in Monte Carlo . After



Trocadero

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The stylish connotations of the name " Trocadero " derive from the Battle of Trocadero in southern Spain, a citadel held by liberal Spaniard forces that was taken by the French troops sent by Louis XVIII of France , in 1823. The battle was commemorated in the Place du Trocadéro , Paris, and the monumental glamor of the Parisian site has given rise to a variety of locales bearing its name. Trocadero may refer to: Restaurants and clubs : London Trocadero , a restaurant which opened in 1896, now a shopping complex Trocadero, Birmingham , England, a pub Trocadero (Los Angeles) , a 1930s ballroom and a modern nightclub Trocadero Theatre , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now a concert hall and dance club Trocadero, San Francisco , a roadhouse Tracadero Ballroom, at Elitch Gardens , Denver, Colorado, opened in 1917 and was torn down in 1975 Sydney Trocadero , Australia, a dance and concert hall opened in 1936 Entertainment : Trocadero (1900 film) , a lost French silent film by Georges Méliès Trocadero (1944 film) , an A



Monaco Grand Prix

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The Monaco Grand Prix ( French : Grand Prix de Monaco ) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco . Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans , forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport . The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige". The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco , with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. In spite of the relatively low average speeds, it is a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car . It is the only Grand Prix that does not adhere to the FIA 's mandated 305-kilometre (190-mile) minimum race distance. The event was part of the pre- Second World War European Championship and was included in the first World Championship of Drivers in 1950 . It was desig



Merrill G. White

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Merrill G. White (December 13, 1901 – March 21, 1959) was an American film editor and screenwriter. He also co-directed the 1957 film Ghost Diver . During the 1930s he worked in Britain, including on several films made by Herbert Wilcox . Selected filmography Monte Carlo (1930) Paramount on Parade (1930) Playboy of Paris (1930) The Vagabond King (1930) The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) The Doctor's Secret (1931) That's a Good Girl (1933) The Queen's Affair (1934) Brewster's Millions (1935) Peg of Old Drury (1935) The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936) Talk of the Devil (1936) The Frog (1937) Sunset in Vienna (1937) Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) The Red House (1947) The Boy from Indiana (1950) The Girl on the Bridge (1951) Lady in the Iron Mask (1952) Red Snow (1952) Strange Fascination (1952) The Brave One (1956) Ghost Diver (1957) References Stenn p.307 Bibliography David Stenn. Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. External links Merrill G. White on IMDb Merrill G. White (December 13, 1901 –



Claud Allister

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Claud Allister (3 October 1888 – 26 July 1970) was an English actor with an extensive film career in Hollywood, where he appeared in more than 70 films between 1929-1955. Life He was born William Claud Michael Palmer, in London , England. After receiving his education at Felsted School in Essex , he began his career as a stockbroker's clerk in the City of London , but gave up a life in the Square Mile on deciding that he preferred the stage, upon which he made his début in 1910. He toured England's repertory theatres playing minor parts up to the outbreak of World War I , when he was commissioned into the British Army as a subaltern , and saw active service with the Suffolk Regiment and the Machine Gun Corps Post-war he returned to acting, and in 1924 went to America to perform on the stage there initially. In 1929 he made his film début in The Trial of Mary Dugan . Allister died 26 July 1970 at Santa Barbara, California . Filmography The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929) - Henry James Plaisted Bulldog Drummond (192



Albert Préjean

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Film director Georg Wilhelm Pabst (right) and actor Albert Préjean (as Mackie Messer ) while filming L'Opéra de quat'sous ( The Threepenny Opera ) in 1931 Albert Préjean (27 October 1894 in Paris – 1 November 1979 in Paris) was a French actor, primarily in film. He served in World War I, and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d'honneur . With Lysiane Rey , he was the father of Patrick Préjean , and grandfather of Laura Préjean . Biography Préjean shot his first five films with French director Henri Diamant-Berger between 1921 and 1923. The roles he played tended to embody the leading man for the people, generous and strong. In 1929 he directed a medium-length film L'Aventure de Luna-Park with Daniele Parola. In addition to acting he was also a popular singer in the 1930s. He sang songs like "La Valse to Dede Montmartre". During World War II he continued to act in films. In March 1942, he joined a group of actors who at the invitation of the Germans visited film studios in Berlin. This was a



Corgi Toys

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Corgi Toys ( trademark ) is the name of a range of die-cast toy vehicles produced by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in the United Kingdom . The Mettoy (Metal Toy) company was founded in 1933 by German émigré Philip Ullmann in Northampton , England, where he was later joined by South African -born German Arthur Katz, who had previously worked for Ulmann at his toy company Tipp and Co of Nuremberg . They decided to market a range of toy vehicles as competition to Meccano 's Dinky Toys model vehicles , which had dominated the British market for many years. Corgi Toys were introduced in the UK in July 1956 and were manufactured in Swansea , Wales , for 27 years before the company went into liquidation. A management buy-out re-formed the company as Corgi Toys Limited in March 1984. In 1989, the management sold the Corgi brand to Mattel and the factory was retained under the name of Microlink Industries Ltd. In 1995, Corgi regained its independence as a new company, Corgi Classics Limited , and moved to new premises in Leic



André Eglevsky

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André Eglevsky (21 December 1917 – 4 December 1977) was a Russian -born ballet dancer and teacher who studied in France and, from 1932, danced with Colonel W. de Basil 's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo for several years, as well as other companies in Europe and New York City . He became a United States citizen in the late 1930s and danced with the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet . After retiring from performance in 1958, he set up his own ballet school and the Eglevsky Ballet Company in New York. Early life and education Eglevsky was born in Moscow . After the Revolution, he and his mother emigrated to France when he was eight, his mother having decided that his talent as a dancer demanded that he be properly trained. Many classically trained dancers and teachers had emigrated to France and London in this period. Eglevsky studied ballet in Nice with Maria Nevelskaya (also known as Maria Nevelska formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet ), Lubov Egorova , Mathilde Kschessinska , Alexandre Volinine , Olga P




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