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Gordon, Michael

GORDON, MICHAEL

GORDON, MICHAEL (1909–1993), U.S. director. Born in Baltimore, Gordon began directing feature films in 1942 and was highly successful critically and commercially with films such as The Web (1947); Another Part of the Forest (1948); An Act of Murder (1948); Woman in Hiding (1950); and his adaptation of Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Gordon was blacklisted because of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings. Away from Hollywood for a decade, he returned with an unrecognizable but successful style, directing slick, glossy films, such as I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951); The Secret of Convict Lake (1951); Pillow Talk (1959); Portrait in Black (1960); Boy's Night Out (1962); For Love or Money (1963); Move Over, Darling (1963); A Very Special Favor (1965); Texas across the River (1966); The Impossible Years (1968); and How Do I Love Thee? (1970). He was also one of the directors of the television series Decoy (1957) and Anna and the King (1972).

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Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]

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