André de Toth

André de Toth

Film Director
Born May 15, 1913

André de Toth was a Hungarian-American filmmaker, born and raised in Makó, Csongrád, Kingdom of Hungary Austro-Hungarian Empire. He directed the 3-D film House of Wax, despite being unable to see in 3-D himself, having lost an eye at an early age. He is known for his gritty B movies in the western and crime genres.… Read More

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1912 Birth Born ca. 1912 as Sâsvári Farkasfalvi Tóthfalusi Tóth Endre Antal Mihály, he earned a degree in law from the Royal Hungarian University in the early 1930s. … Read More


1939 27 Years Old In 1939 he directed five films just before war began in Europe. … Read More


1942 30 Years Old De Toth went to England, spent several years as an assistant to fellow Hungarian émigré Alexander Korda, and eventually moved to the Los Angeles in 1942. … Read More
1951 39 Years Old In 1951 he received an Oscar nomination for Best Writing (with co-writer William Bowers) for the story filmed as The Gunfighter. … Read More


1996 84 Years Old In 1996, he published his memoir, Fragments – Portraits from the Inside (London: Faber and Faber, 1994).
2002 91 Years Old On October 27, 2002, de Toth died from an aneurysm. … Read More
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