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Arnold Pressburger

SIMPP Member (1945-1946)

Arnold Pressburger, a Slavic immigrant about the same age as Alexander Korda, spent many years as a producer in Europe before he arrived in Hollywood in 1941. In fact, at the Sascha Film studio in Vienna after World War I, Pressburger served as a production executive when Alexander Korda made films there as a Hungarian refugee. While in Hollywood, Pressburger continued to ally himself with high-profile European expatriate directors. Among his films, which he released through United Artists, were Josef von Sternberg's The Shanghai Gesture (1941), Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die (1943), and René Clair's It Happened Tomorrow (1944).



Arnold Pressburger: Balio, United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars, pp. 189, 272; McGilligan, Fritz Lang, pp. 291-301.

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