Alexander Hall (January 11, 1894 – July 30, 1968) was an American film director and theatre actor.
|Born||January 11, 1894|
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Died||July 30, 1968 74) (aged|
San Francisco, California, US
|Occupation||Film director, theatre actor, and composer|
|Notable awards||Best Director – (nominee)|
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
|Spouse||Lola Lane (1934–1936)|
Marjorie Hunter (? - ?)
Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).
From 1934 to 1936, Hall was married to actress Lola Lane. He was also married to Marjorie Hunter.
Hall died of complications from a stroke in San Francisco. He was survived by a son.
- A Game of Craft (1922)
- Miss Nobody (1926)
- The Crash (1928, editor)
- Kismet (1930, editor)
- Sinners in the Sun (1932)
- Madame Racketeer (1932)
- The Girl in 419 (1933)
- Midnight Club (1933)
- Torch Singer (1933)
- Limehouse Blues (1934)
- Little Miss Marker (1934)
- Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)
- Goin'To Town (Now I'm A Lady) (1935)
- There's Always a Woman (1938)
- I Am the Law (1938)
- There's That Woman Again (1938)
- The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)
- Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)
- The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
- He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)
- This Thing Called Love (1940)
- Bedtime Story (1941)
- Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
- My Sister Eileen (1942)
- They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
- She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
- The Great Lover (1949)
- Louisa (1950)
- Because You're Mine (1952)
- Let's Do It Again (1953)
- Forever, Darling (1956)
- "Results Page: Alexander Hall". Academy Awards. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Aaker, Everett (2013). George Raft: The Films. McFarland. p. 28. ISBN 9780786493135. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz by Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993, pp. 102-103 (ISBN 0-688-11217-X)