Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

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NOIR TALK - Alan K. Rode Interview

Episode 11: Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, with Alan K. Rode

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Film Noir Foundation charter director and treasurer Alan K. Rode joins us to discuss his new biography of Michael Curtiz, one of classic Hollywood's greatest directors. We start with Curtiz's early life and career in Europe (2:45), his first years in Hollywood (11:15), and his wife and close collaborator Bess Meredyth (14:35). Then we talk about his breakthrough success with Captain Blood and other hits with Errol Flynn, including The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk (17:15). We also discuss the peak of Curtiz's career with Yankee Doodle Dandy (28:05) and Casablanca (34:40).

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NOIR TALK Podcast with Alan K. Rode

I had the privilege of being a guest on the FNF’s NOIR TALK podcast with host Haggai Elitzur.

The discussion includes the recently concluded NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD festival and the upcoming ARTHUR LYONS FILM NOIR FESTIVAL in Palm Springs next month.

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