George W. Hill

Active - 1916 - 1933  |   Born - Apr 25, 1895   |   Died - Jan 1, 1934   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Crime, Action, War

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Director George Hill's best remembered film is the gritty MGM 1930 prison drama Big House. He got his start working as a stagehand for D.W. Griffith when he was only thirteen. Soon afterward he began doing camera work and screenwriting chores. He became a director in the early 1920s and soon became recognized for his creative films. Hill's wife Frances Marion, a screenwriter, frequently worked with him. While filming The Good Earth, Hill apparently committed suicide at his beachfront home.

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