Harold F. Kress

Active - 1939 - 1978  |   Born - Jun 26, 1913   |   Genres - Drama, Action, Romance, Comedy, Musical

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Harold Kress became an editor by the late '30s, and cut numerous films into the mid '70s. An Academy Award-winner for his cutting of the extravaganzas How the West Was Won and The Towering Inferno, Kress also did notable work for directors King Vidor (Comrade X), William Wyler (Mrs. Miniver), Vincente Minnelli (Cabin in the Sky, The Cobweb, Home from the Hill), and George Stevens (The Greatest Story Ever Told). Sticking with editing, Kress started directing in the early '40s with the documentaries Wardcare of Psychotic Patients and Purity Squad. He also helmed a trio of genre films in the early '50s, No Questions Asked, The Painted Hills, and Apache War Smoke, and was second-unit director on the 1970 historical epic Cromwell.

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