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Berthold Viertel (28 June 1885 - 24 September 1953) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director notable for his work in Germany, Britain and the United States.
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Yekaterina Alexeyevna (Екатерина Алексеевна) or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya; –), was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67.
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The term Cockney has had several distinct geographical, social, and linguistic associations.
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Costermonger, coster or costard is a street seller of fruit and vegetables, in London and other British towns.
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Counsellor at Law is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by William Wyler.
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Don Juan (Spanish), Don Giovanni (Italian) is a legendary, fictional libertine.
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English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
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Eugenie Besserer (December 25, 1868 – May 28, 1934) was an American actress who starred in silent films and features of the early sound motion picture era, beginning in 1910.
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The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on 1 February 1915.
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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.
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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (p) was a Russian peasant, mystical faith healer and a trusted friend to the family of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia.
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Gustav von Seyffertitz (4 August 1862 – 25 December 1943) was a German film actor and director who settled in the United States.
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist.
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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) is an American Pre-Code crime/drama film starring Paul Muni as a wrongfully convicted convict on a chain gang who escapes to Chicago.
The ingénue is a stock character in literature, film, and a role type in the theatre; generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome.
Joe Gans (born Joseph Gant; November 25, 1874 – August 10, 1910) was an African-American boxer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, who was rated the greatest lightweight boxer of all time by boxing historian and Ring Magazine founder, Nat Fleischer.
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Joseph H. August, A.S.C. (26 April 1890 – 25 September 1947) was an American cinematographer and co-founder of the American Society of Cinematographers.
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Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
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A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society.
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Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director.
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Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, director and screenwriter.
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A lost film is a feature or short film that is no longer known to exist in any studio archives, private collections, or public archives such as the Library of Congress.
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Marguerite Churchill (December 25, 1910 – January 9, 2000) was an American film actress with a film career spanning from 1929 to 1952.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (abbreviated MGM, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, or simply Metro) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
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Mordaunt Hall (1 November 1878 – 2 July 1973) was the first regularly assigned motion picture critic for The New York Times, working from October 1924 to September 1934.
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The Movietone sound system is an optical sound-on-film method of recording sound for motion pictures that guarantees synchronization between sound and picture.
Napoléon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
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A nickname is a shortened substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing, for affection or ridicule.
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Owen Gould Davis, Jr. (October 6, 1907, New York, New York – May 21, 1949, Long Island Sound, New York) was an American actor.
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Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.
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Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American stage and film actor who was born in Lemberg (Austro-Hungarian Empire) and grew up in Chicago.
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Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the era in the American film industry between the introduction of sound in the late 1920sLaSalle (2002), pg.
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Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh.
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Rasputin and the Empress is a 1932 film about Imperial Russia starring the Barrymore siblings (John, as Prince Chegodieff; Ethel, as Czarina Alexandra; and Lionel Barrymore, as Grigori Rasputin).
Salka Viertel (15 June 1889 – 20 October 1978) was an Austrian actress and screenwriter.
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Scarface (also known as Scarface: The Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 American Pre-Code gangster film starring Paul Muni as Antonio "Tony" Camonte, produced by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks, directed by Hawks and Richard Rosson, and based on Armitage Trail's 1929 novel of the same name, which is loosely based on the rise and fall of Al Capone.
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A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, wrestlers, comedians, and musicians.
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"The Most Dangerous Game", also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff", is a short story by Richard Connell, first published in Collier's book on January 19, 1924.
The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 pre-Code adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, the first film version of that story.
The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Saturday Evening Post is a bimonthly American magazine.
The Valiant (1929) is a part-silent/part-talkie film directed by William K. Howard and released by Fox Film Corporation in the Fox Movietone sound-on-film system.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles and in some issues, horoscopes.
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A wax museum or waxworks usually consists of a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses, wearing real clothes.
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William Fox (January 1, 1879 - May 8, 1952) was a pioneering American motion picture executive, who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s.
William S. Darling (14 September 1882–15 December 1963) was a Hungarian-born art director who is an inductee of the American Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.
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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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