PREMINGER Otto Ludwig
Date of birth : December 5, 1905, Wiznitz, Austria-Hungary
Native to Austria, he first studied to be a lawyer and an actor.
He directed : "Laura" (1944), "The Moon Is Blue" (1953), "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1955), "Anatomy of A
He was famous for his very timed shootings and liked to work in independent.December 31, 1948, he attended the New Year's eve at producer Sam Spiegel's home ,
Making this movie was a test for all the persons
concerned; according to what is said, he tormented Marilyn about the
fact that she was unable to learn her text, made her make her own
stunts and doubted about her virtue. She defended herself with the only
weapons she had : she was regularly late and created difficulties.
Of course he clashed with Natasha Lytess, Marilyn paid heed to. He managed to suspend Lytess but had to call her back when Marilyn dug in her heels. The producer Stanley Rubin later admitted that there were some disagreements between them.