Cyril Gardner

Active - 1929 - 1959  |   Born - May 30, 1898   |   Died - Dec 30, 1942   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Comedy, Romance, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Paris-born Cyril Gardner moved to England at an early age, making his first film-acting appearance in his teens. Following several successful seasons as a stage director, Gardner was brought to Hollywood in 1929 to co-write Gloria Swanson's talkie debut, The Trespasser. He went on to co-direct Royal Family of Broadway (1930) and Grumpy (1931) with another stage transplant, George Cukor. Cyril Gardner's final directorial efforts were for Teddington studios, the British headquarters for Warner Bros.

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