A vastly influential figure in British cinema, Alexander Korda pioneered as both a producer and studio head in the 1930s, all the while directing films that remain the standard for visual and narrative excellence. This engaging collection offers some of Korda's most celebrated works, including the Academy Award-nominated THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VI, THE RISE OF CATHERINE THE GREAT, THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DON JUAN, and REMBRANDT.
Though born to modest means in Hungary, Alexander Korda would go on to become one of the most important filmmakers in the history of British cinema. A producer, writer, and director who navigated toward subjects of major historical significance and mythical distinction, Korda made a name for his production company, London Films, with the Oscar-winning The Private Life of Henry VIII. He then continued his populist investigation behind the scenes and in the bedrooms of such figures as Catherine the Great, Don Juan, and Rembrandt. Mixing stately period drama with surprising satire, these films are exemplars of grand 1930s moviemaking.