After posting my little search for an early Torben Meyer role,
earlier today, I decided to experiment with a feature of
"US.IMDB.COM" which was new to me. Supposedly at the
bottom of any "IMDB" biographical page, one can type in 2
names (in this instance, Torben Meyer & Michael Curtiz),
and can do a so-called "joint venture" search.
I did that search. It worked, beyond my expectations.
I learned that Meyer worked with Curtiz at least 6 times that
ARE documented, one of them 'way back in Denmark in 1913
(Blom's "Atlantis," when the Hungarian Curtiz was briefly
apprenticing in Denmark). The other 5 documented "joint
ventures" of Meyer and Curtiz occurred at Warners, starting
in 1930, most famously on "Casablanca" in 1942-43.
Although none of this can prove that Torben Meyer acted in
Curtiz's "Noah's Ark" (Warners '28), at least it does lend a
bit of plausible support to my working hypothesis...
Steven P Hill.
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