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Rudolph Maté Biography

  • Profession: Cinematographer, Director
  • Born: Jan 21, 1898
  • Died: Oct 26, 1964
  • Birth Name: Rudolph Matheh

Rudolf Matheh became an assistant cameraman for [[Performer~P97893~Alexander Korda~alexanderkorda]] in Hungarian films of the late teens. In the mid '20s he lensed some of Carl Dreyer's Mika'l, and became cinematographer for Dreyer's classics [[Feature~V37372~La Passion De Jeanne D'Arc~thepassionofjoanofarc]] and [[Feature~V52181~Vampyr~vampyr]]. After working in France on Fritz Lang's [[Feature~V29375~Liliom~liliom]] and [[Performer~P85111~Rene Clair~renéclair]]'s [[Feature~V133288~Le Dernier Milliardaire~lederniermilliardaire]], Mate came to Hollywood in 1935. Here he shot such notable films as [[Feature~V36771~Our Relations~ourrelations]] with Laurel and Hardy, William Wyler's [[Feature~V14183~Dodsworth~dodsworth]], Alfred Hitchcock's [[Feature~V18199~Foreign Correspondent~foreigncorrespondent]], Korda's [[Feature~V49262~That Hamilton Woman~thathamiltonwoman]], and Lubitsch's [[Feature~V50141~To Be Or Not to Be~tobeornottobe]]. Mate began directing in 1947 with the comedy [[Feature~V96854~It Had to Be You~ithadtobeyou]], which he co-directed with [[Performer~P93624~Don Hartman~donhartman]]. As a director Mate is most fondly remembered for his early films, the noirs [[Feature~V12259~The Dark Past~thedarkpast]] and [[Feature~V11915~D.O.A.~doa]], and producer George Pal's apocalyptic science-fictioner [[Feature~V54165~When Worlds Collide~whenworldscollide]]. ~ Rovi