Alexander Hall (January 11, 1894 – July 30, 1968) was an American film director, film editor and theatre actor.
|Born||January 11, 1894|
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Died||July 30, 1968 (aged 74)|
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).
In 1952 Hall had a home in Palm Springs, California. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.
- 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)
- The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)
- Goin' to Town (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 978-0786493135. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Meeks, Eric G. (2014) . The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes. Horatio Limburger Oglethorpe. p. 35. ISBN 978-1479328598.
- 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)