Michael Curtiz
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"Michael Curtiz" was a Hungarian American film director.

He had early credits as "Mihály Kertész" and "Michael Kertész". He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than one hundred in the United States, many of them cinema classics, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (film)/The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood (1935 film)/Captain Blood, Dodge City (1939 film)/Dodge City, The Sea Hawk (1940 film)/The Sea Hawk, The Sea Wolf (1941 film)/The Sea Wolf, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca (film)/Casablanca (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, and White Christmas (film)/White Christmas.

He thrived in the heyday of the Warner Bros. studio in the 1930s/40s. He was less successful after the 1940s, when he attempted to move from studio direction into production and freelance work, but continued working until shortly before his death.

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