Michael Curtiz Age, Birthday, Biography, Wiki, Movies & More

Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 — April 10, 1962), born Manó Kaminer, 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. The best-known were The Adventures of Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Christmas. He thrived in the heyday of the Warner Bros. studio in the 1930s and ’40s.

Curtiz was less successful from the late 1940s onwards, when he attempted to move from studio direction into production and freelance work, but he continued working until shortly before his death.

Michael Curtiz

Michael Curtiz Biography / Wiki

NameMichael Curtiz
Also KnowManó Kertész Kaminer, Miska, Michael Courtice, Michael Kertesz, Mihaly Kertesz, Michael Kertész, Mihály Kertész, Kertész Mihály, Manó Kaminer
GenderMale
Known ForDirecting
Place of BirthBudapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Date of Birth1886-12-24
Age(as in 2022)75
Deathday1962-04-10

Michael Curtiz Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease Date
You’re the StarSelf1953-01-01
The Screen Director1951-03-12
Atlantis1913-12-20
Show-Business at WarSelf1943-05-21
It’s a Great FeelingMichael Curtiz (uncredited)1949-08-01
The Adventures of Errol FlynnSelf (archive footage)2005-04-05

Michael Curtiz Directing Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
CasablancaDirector1942-11-26In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications….
Santa Fe TrailDirector1940-12-20As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are assign…
AlrauneDirector1918-01-01It is a variation on the original legend of Alraune in which a Mad Scientist creates a beautiful but demonic child from the forced union between a wom…
Yankee Doodle DandyDirector1942-05-29A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan….
Mildred PierceDirector1945-10-20After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled …
Doctor XDirector1932-08-03A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist’s quest to unmask The Moon Killer….
The Adventures of Robin HoodDirector1938-05-13Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian….
The ComancherosDirector1961-10-30Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of rene…
We’re No AngelsDirector1955-07-07Three convicts escape from prison on Devil’s Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to the store of the Duc…
My Dream Is YoursDirector1949-04-15Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New Yo…
The EgyptianDirector1954-08-25In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new …
Mystery of the Wax MuseumDirector1933-02-18The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor….
Captains of the CloudsDirector1942-02-12Inspired by Churchill’s Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined Canadian bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF….
The Sea HawkDirector1940-08-10Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures….
The Walking DeadDirector1936-03-01Down-on-his-luck John Ellman is framed for a judge’s murder. After he’s convicted and sentenced to death, witnesses come forth and prove his innocence…
The Sea WolfDirector1941-03-21Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who’s losing his mind….
Flamingo RoadDirector1949-04-30A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society….
White ChristmasDirector1954-10-14Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romanticall…
Young Man with a HornDirector1950-03-01Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage …
Angels with Dirty FacesDirector1938-11-26In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a refo…
Trouble Along the WayDirector1953-04-04Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at t…
The UnsuspectedDirector1947-10-11The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears….
Life with FatherDirector1947-09-13A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost….
The Golden ButterflyDirector1926-07-31A restaurant cashier, who has a mutual attraction to the restauranteur, has a secret passion for dance. As soon as she finishes work she is off down t…
20,000 Years in Sing SingDirector1932-12-24Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him….
The Cabin in the CottonDirector1932-09-26Sharecropper’s son Marvin tries to help his community overcome poverty and ignorance….
The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnDirector1960-07-21From chicken thief to cabin boy, riverboat pilot to circus performer, Huck Finn outsmarts everyone on his way down the muddy Mississippi….
Jim Thorpe – All-AmericanDirector1951-08-24The triumph and tragedy of Native Anerican Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his m…
I’ll See You in My DreamsDirector1951-12-06Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression….
Romance on the High SeasDirector1948-06-25Georgia Garrett is sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband che…
Night and DayDirector1946-07-02Swellegant and elegant. Delux and delovely. Cole Porter was the most sophisticated name in 20th-century songwriting. And to play him on screen, Hollyw…
This Is the ArmyDirector1943-08-14In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son…
The Charge of the Light BrigadeDirector1936-10-22In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances w…
The Breaking PointDirector1950-10-06A fisherman with money problems hires out his boat to transport criminals….
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and EssexDirector1939-11-11This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England….
Captain BloodDirector1935-12-26Dr. Peter Blood, unjustly convicted of treason and exiled from England, becomes a notorious pirate….
The Man in the NetDirector1959-06-10A artist living in a quiet Connecticut town is the main suspect in the disappearance of his shrew wife. Things turn ugly when the townsfolk attempt to…
Four’s a CrowdDirector1938-08-04A publicist falls for his most difficult client’s daughter….
Dive BomberDirector1941-08-31A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a ste…
Private Detective 62Director1933-06-10A former government agent in France, who has failed at an assignment and been disavowed, is deported back to the USA, where he can only find work at a…
Dodge CityDirector1939-04-08In this epic Western, Wade Hatton, a wagon master turned sheriff, tames a cow town at the end of a railroad line….
Virginia CityDirector1940-03-23Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for Confederate coffers. A Confedera…
The HangmanDirector1959-06-17A marshal nicknamed “The Hangman” because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town….
Passage to MarseilleDirector1944-02-16A freedom-loving French journalist sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny….
Four DaughtersDirector1938-08-09Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man …
King CreoleDirector1958-07-02Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. S…
Red HeelsDirector1925-10-16A British playboy in Paris marries a dancer and convinces her to give up her career to move to a small cottage in the country. One night at a party gi…
Jimmy the GentDirector1934-03-09An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who …
A Breath of ScandalDirector1960-05-15A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire….
Kid GalahadDirector1937-05-29Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the ‘kid’ falls for his sister….
The KeyDirector1934-06-09A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man….
The Kennel Murder CaseDirector1933-10-28Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broke…
Bright LeafDirector1950-06-16Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market….
FemaleDirector1933-11-11Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man’s world of business until she meets an independent design engin…
The Scarlet HourDirector1956-04-01An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist….
The Woman from Monte CarloDirector1932-01-09On the eve of WW-I the French Navy ship Lafayette returns to its Toulon base for one night. There is no shore leave, although wives are permitted to c…
MammyDirector1930-03-26Mammy features Al Jolson as the star of a travelling minstrel show, appearing in a small Southern town. Jolson falls in love with an actress in the tr…
Black FuryDirector1935-05-18A simple Pennsylvania coal miner is drawn into the violent conflict between union workers and management….
The Case of the Curious BrideDirector1935-04-13After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meet…
God’s Gift to WomenDirector1931-04-13A notorious womanizer sets his sights on a pretty American tourist, only to be told by his doctor that he must give up all romance for his health….
The Proud RebelDirector1958-07-01Searching for a doctor who can help him get his son to speak again–the boy hadn’t uttered a word since he saw his mother die in the fire that burned …
Francis of AssisiDirector1961-07-12In 13th century Italy, Francis Bernardone, the son of an Assisi merchant, renounces a promising army career in favor of a monastic life and starts his…
Noah’s ArkDirector1928-11-01The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War….
The Story of Will RogersDirector1952-07-17Biography of humorist and movie star Will Rogers…
Little Big ShotDirector1935-09-07A con man and his partner inherit a dead gangster’s precocious daughter….
The Best Things in Life Are FreeDirector1956-09-28Director Michael Curtiz’ 1956 showbiz musical, about the careers of the early-20th-century songwriting trio DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, stars Dan Da…
Force of ArmsDirector1951-08-13During the winter of 1943, the German army halted the American advance in the mountains of Italy; back-and-forth combat decimates Joe Peterson’s plato…
Four WivesDirector1939-12-22In this sequel to Four Daughters, Ann struggles to move on after the death of her husband as she falls in love with Felix, but on the day of her enga…
The Helen Morgan StoryDirector1957-10-02Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices….
The Last DawnDirector1917-09-30Kernett is a destitute gentleman who tries to kill himself. He is saved by lord Harding who hires him as his personal secretary….
Sodom and GomorrahDirector1922-10-13Exposed to bad influences since childhood, Mary, a young girl is pushed by her mother to approach an elderly banker by the name of Harber. After almos…
Sons of LibertyDirector1939-05-20Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolut…
Moon of IsraelDirector1924-10-25A Jewish slave girl falls in love with the Pharaoh’s son during the Exodus….
The Perfect SpecimenDirector1937-10-23Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother’s wish…
My Brother Is ComingDirector1919-01-01Inspired by a poem by Antal Farkas and tribute to socialist leader Bela Kun. The film is about a family waiting for a brother to return from a revolut…
Cab No. 13Director1926-03-06The film starts with a woman on the run from her millionaire husband giving birth to a daughter in the home of a washerwoman. The woman dies in childb…
The Lady Takes a SailorDirector1949-12-16Jennifer Smith heads a “Consumer Reports”-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters …
Daughters CourageousDirector1939-06-23Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim …
Alias the DoctorDirector1932-03-06Karl is the workaholic adopted son while Stephan is the lazy one. They both go to Munich to study medicine and Karl is at the top of the class while S…
The Mad GeniusDirector1931-11-07A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer fa…
Roughly SpeakingDirector1945-01-31In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man’s world. Despite numerous setbacks, she always picks herself back up and m…
Mountain JusticeDirector1937-04-24Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse….
British AgentDirector1934-09-15An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy….
The Strange Love of Molly LouvainDirector1932-05-28A fast-talking reporter befriends a young woman and her male companion who are wanted for a policeman’s shooting….
Mission to MoscowDirector1943-04-29Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism….
Front Page WomanDirector1935-07-11Ace reporter Curt Devlin and fellow reporter Ellen Garfield love one another, but Curt believes women are “bum newspapermen”. When a murder investigat…
The Matrimonial BedDirector1930-08-01Five years after Adolphe’s death in a train wreck, he is discovered very much alive and with amnesia. Unfortunately he and his first wife are remarrie…
Bright LightsDirector1930-09-21In this light-hearted musical, an early color film, a successful actress tires of the bustle and hustle of her tawdry life and settles down to what sh…
Labyrinth of HorrorDirector1921-11-10A young poor girl falls in love with a rich heir….
A Soldier’s PlaythingDirector1930-11-01A pair of hapless half-wits get into continuous mischief during the occupation of Germany after WW I….
River’s EndDirector1930-11-01Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O’Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reache…
Stolen HolidayDirector1937-02-06A young model is set up with her own fashion business by a crooked financier, who sells worthless bonds….
AvalancheDirector1923-10-16At the urging of his dying aunt, a young man of limited means forgoes marriage into comfortable society. He becomes husband to an unwed mother and fat…
The Boy from OklahomaDirector1954-07-15A town despot makes a guileless patsy the sheriff, lives to regret it….
MandalayDirector1934-02-10Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main “hostess” in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay….
The KeyholeDirector1933-03-25A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he’s been hired to frame….
JanieDirector1944-09-02Teenage Janie (Joyce Reynolds) falls in love with a private (Robert Hutton) from an Army base opposed by her editor father (Edward Arnold)….
Gold Is Where You Find ItDirector1938-02-12Colonel Ferris, a wealthy farmer in northern California, is strongly opposed to hydraulic mining, a new method developed during the gold rush of the 1…
The Jazz SingerDirector1953-02-14As Jerry Golding scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who’d hoped that Jerry would follow in his footsteps. Sorrowf…
Goodbye AgainDirector1933-09-09Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her suspicious husband. Will the author’s savvy secretary, who’s s…
The UndesirableDirector1915-03-20A young woman living in the country is told by her dying father that he is really her uncle and raised her as his own when her mother was sent to pris…
Under a Texas MoonDirector1930-04-01A cowboy arrives in a small town and winds up trying to help a local rancher stop a gang of cattle thieves while romancing a pretty young girl….
The Vagabond KingDirector1956-08-28Louis XI of France drafts Paris’s popular “king” of criminals as Provost Marshal in his fight against usurper Charles of Burgundy and the traitorous n…
Good Time CharleyDirector1927-11-04Song-and-dance man Charles Edward Keene (Good Time Charley) is bereft when his wife, Elaine, dies as a result of a fall incurred trying to evade the a…
The Desired WomanDirector1927-08-27The beautiful and cultured Lady Diana Whitney marries Captain Maxwell of the British Army. When he is transferred to the Sahara, life at his remote po…
TenderloinDirector1928-03-14Rose Shannon, a dancing girl at “Kelly’s,” in the ‘Tenderloin’ district of New York City, worships at a distance Chuck White, a younger member of the …
Young MedardusDirector1923-10-05Patriotic Austrian costume drama, about the martyr Medardus who opposed Napoleon’s occupation of Vienna in 1809. The plot proceeds in a series of conf…
The Last BohemianDirector1913-08-31The Last Bohemian (Hungarian: Az Utolsó bohém) is a 1912 Hungarian film directed by Michael Curtiz. It was Curtiz’s debut film as a director….
A Million BidDirector1927-05-27To satisfy her controlling mother and secure both of their futures, a daughter hesitantly enters a loveless marriage to a wealthy businessman. Years l…
The GamblersDirector1929-06-28Jason Robards Sr. (Carvel Emerson) and George Fawcett (Emerson Jr.) play a father-and-son team of cons, who gamble their firm’s assets. Emerson Jr. …
GolddiggerDirector1914-03-22Goldigger is about the California Gold Rush. Xarkrow, the lead character, leaves his home in Fortanska, a fictional city in Hungary, to go to Californ…
Glad Rag DollDirector1929-05-03She sought to conquer…but found Cupid her master! This is one of many lost films of the 1920s, no prints or Vitaphone discs survive, but the song w…
Madonna of Avenue ADirector1929-06-21A young woman is shocked to discover that her mother, who she always believed was a stylish and successful member of upper-crust society, is actually …
Hearts in ExileDirector1929-09-14In this romance set in Russia, a fisherman’s daughter is jilted by her true love and instead marries a baron. Time passes and the two men meet each ot…
Demon of the SeaDirector1931-03-12Ahab pursues a whale that chewed off a leg when his brother, vying with him for the hand of a minister’s daughter, pushed him overboard. When he has c…
The Third DegreeDirector1926-12-01Alicia, a circus artist, deserts her husband and child to elope with Underwood, her handsome lover. Fifteen years later, Annie Martin, Alicia’s desert…
Good and EvilDirector1921-02-04The focus of the story is on the relation between the femme fatale and an escaped prisoner, who manages to save himself from the clutches of the vamp …
Mrs. Tutti FruttiDirector1921-01-14
The Coronation of King Charles IVDirector1916-12-30
Mrs. Dane’s ConfessionDirector1921-10-07Murder in a suburban hotel: suspect is the British upper-class-woman Dorothy who’s accused of murdering her husband – a fraud who gained wealth wi…
Tavasz a télbenDirector1918-02-25
Black LegionCo-Director1937-01-30When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates fore…
A föld embereDirector1917-11-16
A magyar föld erejeDirector1917-02-19
A skorpióDirector1918-11-18
Bánk bánDirector1915-04-19
The WolfDirector1917-01-01

Michael Curtiz Production Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
The UnsuspectedProducer1947-10-11The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears….
The Scarlet HourProducer1956-04-01An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist….
Bright LightsProducer1935-07-27Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head….
My Dream Is YoursExecutive Producer1949-04-15Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New Yo…
Flamingo RoadExecutive Producer1949-04-30A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society….

Writing

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Sodom and GomorrahWriter1922-10-13Exposed to bad influences since childhood, Mary, a young girl is pushed by her mother to approach an elderly banker by the name of Harber. After almos…
Dracula’s DeathWriter1921-02-22The film is about a woman who experiences frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Count Dracula (her…
A magyar föld erejeWriter1917-02-19
The WolfScreenplay1917-01-01

Other Info

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Samson und DelilaCostume Design1922-03-25

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