Ray Lissner

Ray Lissner (January 10, 1903 – April 28, 1944) was an American filmmaker who worked during the end of the silent era into the beginning of sound films. He spent his entire career as an assistant director, working with such directors such as Herbert Brenon, Charles Vidor, George Archainbaud, and Otto Brower.

Ray Lissner
Born(1903-01-10)January 10, 1903
New York, New York, United States
DiedApril 28, 1944(1944-04-28) (aged 41)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1926–37

Life and careerEdit

Born in New York City in 1903,[1] he began his career in movies with the 1926 silent classic, The Great Gatsby, assisting Herbert Brenon. He would work with Brenon more than any other director, collaborating with him on twelve films. Some other notable films Lissner worked on were: the original Beau Geste in 1926 (again with Brenon); Flying Down to Rio, the first film teaming Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; and The Gay Divorcee, again with Astaire and Rogers.[2]

Lissner would die in 1944 at the age of 41.[1]

FilmographyEdit

(as per AFI's database)[2]

Year Title Role Silent (S)/Talkie (T) Notes
1926 The Great Gatsby Assistant Director S
1926 Beau Geste Assistant Director S
1927 God Gave Me Twenty Cents Assistant Director S
1927 The Potters Assistant Director S
1927 Sorrell and Son Assistant Director S
1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh Assistant Director S
1929 The Rescue Assistant Director S & T
1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa Assistant Director S & T
1930 Lummox Assistant Director T
1931 Beau Ideal Assistant Director T
1931 Transgression Assistant Director T
1931 The Gay Diplomat Assistant Director T
1932 Girl of the Rio Assistant Director T
1932 Penguin Pool Murder Assistant Director T
1933 Headline Shooter Assistant Director T
1933 Cross Fire Assistant Director T
1933 Flying Down to Rio Assistant Director T
1934 Red Morning Assistant Director T
1934 The Meanest Gal in Town Assistant Director T
1934 George White's Scandals Assistant Director T
1934 Wednesday's Child Assistant Director T
1934 Where Sinners Meet Assistant Director T
1934 The Gay Divorcee Second Unit Director T
1935 Peter Ibbetson Second Unit Director T
1936 The Return of Sophie Lang Assistant Director T
1936 Lady Be Careful Assistant Director T
1936 Wedding Present Assistant Director T
1937 Her Husband Lies Assistant Director T
1937 She's No Lady Assistant Director T
1937 The Great Gambini Assistant Director T
1937 John Meade's Woman Assistant Director T
1937 A Doctor's Diary Assistant Director T

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ray Lissner". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Ray Lissner&SortType=ASC&SortCol=RELEASE_YEAR "Ray Lissner" Check |url= value (help). American Film Institute. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

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