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Name  Bernard Vorhaus

Role  Film director
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Died  November 23, 2000, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Hetty Davies (m. 1934–1997)
Books  Saved from Oblivion: An Autobiography
Children  David Vorhaus, Gwyn Vorhaus
Movies  The Amazing Mr X, Three Faces West, Lady from Louisiana, So Young - So Bad, The Ghost Camera
Similar People  Cathy O'Donnell, John Alton, Sigrid Gurie, Turhan Bey, Ian McLellan Hunter

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Bernard Vorhaus (December 25, 1904 – November 23, 2000) was an American film director born in New York City.


The Harvard University graduate, in addition to directing thirty-two films, was also the mentor to future film director David Lean, some of whose work as a film editor early in his career was on Vorhaus pictures. He worked steadily as a screenwriter in Hollywood while in his 20s but wanted to direct movies. He eventually decided to move to England and began directing quota quickies, such as The Last Journey (1935). After success in England, Vorhaus moved back to the U.S. and began working at Republic Pictures directing B-movies.

Vorhaus was blacklisted in 1951 at HUAC hearings. Vorhaus had already moved to Europe at that time and directed a few minor films while there. He finally returned to England and retired from the film business, founding a business specialising in house renovations.

Vorhaus had two children, Gwyn and David, an electronic music pioneer who worked under the name White Noise.

Selected filmography

  • Steppin' Out (US, 1925) author of screenplay
  • Seventh Heaven (US, 1927) co-author of screenplay
  • No Other Woman (US, 1928) co-author of screenplay
  • Sunshine (US, 1928) two-reeler; debut as director
  • The Singing City (Germany, 1930) producer; starring Brigitte Helm
  • Money for Speed (UK, 1933)
  • Crime on the Hill (UK, 1933)
  • The Ghost Camera (UK, 1933)
  • On Thin Ice (UK, 1933)
  • The Night Club Queen (UK, 1933)
  • The Broken Melody (UK, 1934)
  • Blind Justice (UK, 1934)
  • Dark World (UK, 1935)
  • Street Song (UK, 1935)
  • Ten Minute Alibi (UK, 1935)
  • The Last Journey (UK, 1935)
  • Dusty Ermine (UK, 1936)
  • Broken Blossoms (UK, 1936) technical supervisor
  • Cotton Queen (UK, 1937)
  • King of the Newsboys (US, 1938)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (US, 1939)
  • Way Down South (US, 1939) co-director
  • Three Faces West (US, 1940)
  • Lady From Louisiana (US, 1941)
  • Angels With Broken Wings (US, 1941)
  • The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (US, 1942)
  • Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (US, 1943) short film
  • Bury Me Dead (US, 1947)
  • The Amazing Mr. X (US, 1948) also known as The Spiritualist
  • So Young, So Bad (US, 1950)
  • The Lady From Boston (France-US, 1951) also known as Pardon My French
  • Imbarco a mezzanotte (Italy, 1951) also known as Stranger on the Prowl; replaced by Joseph Losey
  • Fanciulle di lusso (Italy, 1953) also known as Finishing School, written by blacklisted writer Norma Barzman
  • Roman Holiday (US, 1953) assistant director, under pseudonym
  • References

    Bernard Vorhaus Wikipedia