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"Steven P. Hill" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 17 Sep 2005 16:50:39 -0500
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Dear colleagues:

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...

Yours truly,
Steven P Hill.
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