Stanley Cortez

Born: 4 November 1906, New York City
Died: 23 December 1997, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Highlighted works

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Among the most famous of broken films, Orson Welles’ masterful follow-up to Citizen Kane was taken out of his control and re-edited by the studio.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    Actor Charles Laughton’s only film as a director is a complete one-off, a terrifying parable of the corruption of innocence featuring a career-best performance from Robert Mitchum.

  • Chinatown


    Roman Polanski’s brilliant thriller stars Jack Nicholson as a private eye uncovering corruption in 1930s Los Angeles, a desert town where water equals power.


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