When Hitler came to power, German theatrical director Bernard Vorhaus moved to England, where he directed a number of profitable if unmemorable films. In 1937, Vorhaus came to Hollywood, settling comfortably in the world of B-pictures. His subsequent films included several of RKO's Dr Christian series entries and a group of above-average Republic programmers like The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1943) and Ice Capades Revue (1943). He also wrote and produced several of his 1940s efforts. Bernard Vorhaus' film career came to a sudden halt in 1951 after several "friendly witnesses" fingered him as a communist at the HUAC hearings; he made one final film in Italy before his retirement the following year.