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George William Hill (April 25, 1895 - August 10, 1934) was an American film director and cinematographer. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A Cameraman-Reporter during a MINUSTAH mission in 2007 (Photo: Patrick-André Perron A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). ...

He began his film career at age 13 with director, D. W. Griffith as a stagehand. A cinematographer of silent films known for his skill lighting female stars, he lensed a series of independently produced features for Mae Marsh and other women stars in the postwar WWI years and was eventually tapped by the burgeoning major studios be a director, beginning in 1920. It wasn't until 1925 or 1926 however that his directing career begain to gain serious traction and his assignments allowed him access to the top stars, like Marion Davies, and Jackie Coogan. His first sound film, however changed all that and set his career on a fast track to the top. In 1930 Wallace Beery headed up the cast of Hill's most memorable film The Big House, a stark prison drama that is regarded by critics as a major achievement in early sound film artistry. For this film, and many others, he worked with his eventual wife, accomplished screenwriter Frances Marion. Their marriage lasted scarcely a year, however, from 1930 to 1931. 1931's Min and Bill paired Beery and Marie Dressler as alcoholic tugboat owner-operators, again with a script by Marion. This popular film formed the basis for many later sterotypical routines about hard-nosed sea-going men. David Llewelyn Wark D.W. Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director. ... Studio promotional photo Mae Marsh (born Mary Wayne Marsh, November 9, 1895 in Madrid, New Mexico, died February 13, 1968 in Hermosa Beach, California) was an American film actress with a career spanning over 50 years. ... Marion Davies illustrated by Hamilton King, 1920 Marion Davies Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 – September 23, 1961) was an American comedic actress. ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his many cinema appearances. ... The Big House is a 1930 film that was written by Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion and Lennox Robinson, and was directed by George W. Hill. ... Frances Marion Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century. ... Min and Bill is a 1931 film which tells the story of a dockside bar owner who tries to keep the girl she has raised from infancy, while loving and fighting with the boozy captain of a fishing boat. ... Marie Dressler (born November 9, 1868; died July 28, 1934) was an Academy Award-winning Canadian actress. ...

Tragically, Hill was severely injured in a car accident just when his career was beginning to peak, and it is rumored that his injuries were the root cause of his apparent suicide in 1934. His body was found in his Malibu beach home. At the time of his death he was preparing to direct The Good Earth, a film eventually completed to great acclaim a few years later. The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck, first published in 1931, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1932. ...

George Roy Hill, a successful film director of the 1970s, is no relation. George Roy Hill (December 20, 1922 – December 27, 2002) was an American film director. ...

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