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"I have only one goal: to make thefilm to the best of my ability so that it will beworth its ticket...."
- Michael Curtiz on Casablanca
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Born as Mihali Kertesz on December 24 in Budapest.
After a six-month internship at the Nordisk Studios inCopenhagen, returned to Budapest and made nearly 40films (almost all of which have been lost).
When a soviet republic was declared in Hungary, he fledthe country and began directing films in Austria andGermany, such as:
the monumental opus, Moon of Israel. America began totake notice.
Brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers. Over thenext decades, Curtiz would make more than 100movies for this studio, including the world-renowned Errol Flynn adventures.
The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Curtiz left Warner Brothers and began to work forother studios, directing such films as:
The Conancheros (his final film).
Michael Curtiz died on April 11 in Hollywood.
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