Alexander Hall was a stage actor virtually from infancy, and a film actor from 1914 on. Following World
War I service, Hall returned to Hollywood with a yen for learning the production side of the business. He spent the 1920s as an editor and assistant director, finally graduating to full director at Paramount with 1932's Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, Hall was the star contract director at Columbia. Among Hall's major works were the charming Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Bedtime Story (1941), My Sister Eileen (1942), Once Upon a Time (1944) and Down to Earth (1947). Alexander Hall was at one time married to actress Lola Lane.