Dorothy Arzner

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Dorothy Arzner (January 3, 1897 – October 1, 1979) was an American film director. Her directorial career in feature films spanned from the late 1920s into the early 1940s, a time period in which there were very few—if any—other women working in the field. more »

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  • ''My philosophy is that to be a director you cannot be subject to anyone, even the head of the studio. I threatened to quit each time I didn't get my way, but no one ever let me walk out.''
    Dorothy Arzner (1900-1979), U.S. movie director. As quoted in Reel Women, part 1, by Ally Acker (1991). Said before 1979; Arzner directed seventee...
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