Tuesday, 4 September 2018

665) Frank Borzage

Frank Borzage (1894 – 1962). American film director and actor, most remembered for directing 7th Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), Man's Castle (1933), and The Mortal Storm (1940).
Borzage was a successful director throughout the 1920s but reached his peak in the late silent and early sound era. Absorbing visual influences from the German director F.W. Murnau, who was also resident at Fox at this time, he developed his own style of lushly visual romanticism in a hugely successful series of films starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, including 7th Heaven (1927), for which he won the first Academy Award for Best Director, Street Angel (1928) and Lucky Star (1929). He won a second Oscar for 1931's Bad Girl.

- "Mr. Borzage is a ridiculously youn person with curly red-brown hair and an ingratiating smile. [...] A boyish, red-hair figure calling 'Good-night people!' Chorus in response 'Good-night, Mr. Borzage!'" https://books.google.it/books…

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