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Aleksander Ford


  1. Aleksander Ford born Mosze Lifszyc was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II. Ford became director of the nationalized Film Polski company following the Red Army liberation of Poland. In 1948 the new communist authorities appointed him professor of the National Film School in Łódź. Roman Polanski was among his students. Another of Ford's protégés was the Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. In 1968 Ford emigrated to Israel and from there through Germany and Denmark, to the United States. He committed suicide in 1980 in Naples, Florida.
  2. Aleksander Ford was an actor.
    • also known as Aleksander R. Ford, Aleksander Ford junior
    • born on (71 years ago) in Warsaw, child of Aleksander Ford
    • nationality: Poland
    • profession: Actor
    • died on in Łódź

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (2004)

by Glenda Abramson

Aleksander Ford (1908–80) depicts the dramatic fateofthe inhabitants ofthe Warsaw ghetto during the war. The fate of Hungarian Jews falsely accused of ritual murder at theend ofthe last ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema (2012)

by Robert Charles Reimer, Carol J. Reimer

Filmmaker Aleksander Ford employs the conventional characteristics of socialist films from the 1940s and 1950s: suspense, dramatic irony, socialist rhetoric, and a portentous musical score. In one harrowing sequence, Fredek chases and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

W: Aleksander Ford Standard action-thriller: Medieval strife Knight without Armour 1937, (GB), London/UA, b&w, 108 mins. W: Marlene Dietrich (Alexandra Vladinoff). Robert Donat (Ainsley Fothergill), Irene Vanbrugh (Duchess ofZorin), ...

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