Marion Gering

Marion Gering



Marion Gering was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born on August 16, 1895 in New York City, New York. Gering began his career as an actor on Broadway in 1915 and entered the film industry in 1919.

Gering first worked as an assistant director on films such as The Iron Mask (1919) and The Great Redeemer (1920). He soon graduated to directing his own films, such as The Great Adventure (1921) and The City of Grey Stones (1922). He often worked with silent film star, Clara Bow, who starred in several of his films.

Gering established his own production company in 1924, Marion Gering Productions. Under this banner, he wrote, directed, and produced several films, including The Power of the Weak (1925), The Irresistible Lover (1926), and The Devil's Circus (1926).

In 1927, Gering signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and began directing for them. He directed several films for the studio, including One Hour Late (1930), The Bad Man (1930), and The Bachelor Father (1931).

Gering continued to direct films for Paramount throughout the 1930s, including The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1935) and The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938). He also wrote and directed several comedy shorts during this decade, such as The Old Barn Dance (1939).

Gering's last film was My Son, My Son (1940), which he wrote and directed. He retired from the film industry soon after, and passed away in New York City on November 1, 1961.

Throughout his career, Marion Gering wrote, directed, and produced dozens of films. He was known for his ability to bridge the gap between slapstick comedy and drama, and for his skillful direction of some of the biggest stars of the time, including Clara Bow and Cary Grant. He was an important contributor to the early Hollywood film industry, and his films remain an important part of film history.


June 9, 1901

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