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Alexander Hall est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Assistant Director et Monteur Américain né le 11 janvier 1894 à Boston (Etats-Unis)

Alexander Hall

Alexander Hall
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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 11 janvier 1894 à Boston (Etats-Unis)
Mort 30 juillet 1968 (à 74 ans) à San Francisco (Etats-Unis)

Alexander Hall est un réalisateur, monteur et acteur américain né le 11 janvier 1894 à Boston, dans le Massachusetts, et mort le 30 juillet 1968 à San Francisco, en Californie (États-Unis), en 1942, il obtient deux Oscars pour son film Le Défunt récalcitrant (Here Comes Mr. Jordan).


Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

Hall was married to actress Lola Lane from 1934 to 1936. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.

Hall died of complications from a stroke in San Francisco.

Ses meilleurs films

Lady Lou (1933)
Le Chant de la flamme (1930)
Le défunt récalcitrant (1941)

Le plus souvent avec

Viola Lawrence
Viola Lawrence
(11 films)
Edward Gargan
Edward Gargan
(7 films)
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Alexander Hall (55 films)

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The Million Dollar Mystery
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Aventure
Acteurs Florence La Badie, Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, Frank Farrington, Sidney Bracey, Lila Chester

A prologue for The Million Dollar Mystery introduced the characters and groups. After the opening title card shows "hundreds of hands" grasping for the money and then a shot of the check for $10,000 the solver of the mystery is shown prior to the beginning of the first reel. Baby Florence is left at a boarding school with a note and half a bracelet instructing that her father will come to take her back upon her eighteenth birthday. Hargreaves, here played by Alfred Norton, is chased by the Black Hundred, but he receives a note and money before attempting to escape by balloon on the top of a building. The balloon is shot down and the first chapter ends.


Forever, Darling
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique
Acteurs Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, Louis Calhern, John Emery, Natalie Schafer
Note63% 3.199393.199393.199393.199393.19939
After five years of marriage, chemical engineer Lorenzo Xavier Vega (Arnaz) tends to neglect his wife Susan (Ball) in favor of his work. When she wishes aloud that she had a more attentive spouse, her Guardian Angel—coincidentally the mirror image of her favorite movie star (Mason) -- appears.
Let's Do It Again, 1h35
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Musical
Thèmes Musique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Mariage
Acteurs Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray, Leon Ames, Valerie Bettis, Tom Helmore
Note59% 2.955262.955262.955262.955262.95526
Broadway philandering composer Gary Stuart (Ray Milland) discovers to his outrage that while he was taking a brief holiday from his marriage to Constance Stuart (Jane Wyman), she spent an evening in a "country inn" with rival composer Courtney Craig (Tom Helmore). Connie points out the impropriety of Gary's own behavior with dancer Lilly Adair (Valerie Bettis), yet when he agrees with her suggestion to consult a lawyer, she is regretful, and the couple get a divorce.
Tu es à moi, 1h43
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Doretta Morrow, James Whitmore, Dean Miller, Bobby Van, Rita Corday, Jeff Donnell
Note60% 3.0047553.0047553.0047553.0047553.004755
Opera singer superstar Renato Rossano (Mario Lanza) is drafted into the U.S. Army. His Sergeant, "Bat" Batterson (James Whitmore) is an opera fan who admires Rossano and wishes Rossano to appraise his sister's (Doretta Morrow) singing voice. The rest of his platoon as well as the company commander disapproves of Batterson's showing favourtism to Rossano by excusing him from normal training. Rossano also schemes to have Master Sgt Batterson allow him to go to New York supposedly to have his manager appraise Batterson's sister, Brigit's singing voice but in reality allowing him to do a performance.
Louise (1950)
, 1h30
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Charles Coburn, Ronald Reagan, Spring Byington, Edmund Gwenn, Ruth Hussey, Piper Laurie
Note64% 3.2403753.2403753.2403753.2403753.240375
Grandma Louisa (Spring Byington) begins dating grocer Henry Hammond (Edmund Gwenn), much to the disgust of her son Hal (Ronald Reagan) and the rest of the family. To make matters worse, Hal’s boss, Mr. Burnside (Charles Coburn), also becomes a rival for Louisa’s affections.
Ma brute chérie, 1h26
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Policier
Thèmes Gangsters
Acteurs Paul Douglas, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Keenan Wynn, Joan Davis, Laurette Luez
Note62% 3.101313.101313.101313.101313.10131
In 1928 Chicago, two gangsters kill a store owner. Mobster Big Ed (Paul Douglas) sends top henchman Bugsy Welch (Keenan Wynn) to place a white carnation -- his trademark -- on the corpses, to suggest that he is responsible. The police rush to arrest Big Ed, only to find out that he has an alibi. He has been in the park, where Big Ed encounters Ruth Manning (Jean Peters), a country girl who came to Chicago to be a singer, but is now a children's governess.
The Great Lover, 1h20
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver, Gary Gray, George Reeves
Note67% 3.390633.390633.390633.390633.39063
When the American business tycoon Williams is murdered by strangulation in Paris, the killer is identified almost instantly because of the signature napkin knot found around the victims throat - the signature of notorious cardplaying killer C.J. Dabney. Despite the identification, the American detective Higgins pleads to the French police not to try to apprehend the perpetrator, because he wants to catch Dabney red-handed if possible. Just like Hiigins guesses, Dabney soon finds a new victim, a newspaperman from Ohio, Freddie Hunter. Freddie is in Paris escorting a band of boy scouts - the Boy Foresters, but plans to stay longer in France by missing the boat ride home to the U.
L'Étoile des étoiles, 1h41
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Comédie romantique, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Thèmes La musique, Mythologie, Musique, Mythologie gréco-romaine
Acteurs Rita Hayworth, Roland Culver, Larry Parks, James Gleason, Marc Platt, Edward Everett Horton
Note62% 3.1011553.1011553.1011553.1011553.101155
Dans un monde où existe l'au-delà, et où les créatures mythologiques sont bien réelles, Terpsichore (Rita Hayworth) est la Muse du théâtre et du chant. Elle vit avec les huit autres Muses au sommet de leur montagne. Un jour, elle se prend à observer le montage d'une comédie musicale sur Terre, qui relate l'histoire des mythologiques Muses des arts. Le directeur de celle-ci est Danny Miller (Larry Parks), et Terpsichore juge ses idées beaucoup trop provocantes et laissant paraître les Muses pour des dévergondées.
She Wouldn't Say Yes, 1h27
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Genres Comédie, Romance
Acteurs Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Charles Winninger, Harry Davenport, Sara Haden
Note61% 3.0997553.0997553.0997553.0997553.099755
A psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lane, is leaving a military psychiatric hospital after spending two weeks there. Before she leaves, she encounters a patient reading a comic strip by Michael Kent. The comic's character, the Nixie, encourages people to act on their impulses by whistling in their ear. Dr. Lane explains to the patient that it's not good to act on their impulses. Colonel Brady, another psychiatrist, mentions to Dr. Lane that her confidence as a professional comes from some problem that she has repressed.
Le Corps céleste, 1h35
Réalisé par Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Hornblow Jr., Alexander Hall, Harry Kurnitz
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Acteurs William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter, Henry O'Neill, Spring Byington
Note62% 3.10063.10063.10063.10063.1006
A neglected wife turns to an astrologer, who tells her she will meet and fall in love with a handsome stranger, much to the dismay of her astronomer husband.
Il était une fois, 1h29
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes L'enfance, Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson, William Demarest, John Abbott
Note61% 3.05143.05143.05143.05143.0514
Un producteur de Broadway au bord de la faillite après trois échecs retentissants trouve une solution auprès de deux gamins et de leur chenille dansante.
Ma sœur est capricieuse, 1h36
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Buddy movie
Acteurs Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Janet Blair, George Tobias, Allyn Joslyn, Grant Mitchell
Note70% 3.544153.544153.544153.544153.54415
Anxious to help boost the career of her aspiring actress sister Eileen, reporter Ruth Sherwood of the Columbus Courier writes a rave review about her performance in a local play before it opens. When Eileen is replaced on opening night and the newspaper mistakenly runs the inaccurate review, Ruth is fired.
Embrassons la mariée, 1h25
Réalisé par Alexander Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Acteurs Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Allen Jenkins, Ivan F. Simpson
Note58% 2.904652.904652.904652.904652.90465
Margaret Drew (Crawford) runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes (Douglas) who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time for men, the effect an attractive stranger has on her at her sister's wedding is unnerving. When it turns out this is the hated writer, she starts seriously to lose her bearings.