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.
|Died||April 28, 1944 (aged 41)|
Life and careerEdit
Born in New York City in 1903, 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.
Lissner would die in 1944 at the age of 41.
|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|
|1931||Beau Ideal||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|
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