Fred Guiol

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Fred Guiol
Born(1898-02-17)February 17, 1898
DiedMay 23, 1964(1964-05-23) (aged 66)
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter

Fred Guiol (February 17, 1898 – May 23, 1964), pronounced "Gill," was an American film director and screenwriter. Guiol worked at the Hal Roach Studios for many years, first as a property man, later as assistant director and finally writer and director. He directed Laurel and Hardy's earliest short films, as their famous comic partnership gradually developed during 1927.[1] Guiol directed many of Hal Roach's Streamliners in the 1940s.

Guiol had worked closely with another Roach employee, cameraman George Stevens. When Stevens became a director in the 1930s, he often engaged Guiol as a screenwriter, Guiol, along with Ivan Moffat,was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for adapting Edna Ferber's novel Giant into the George Stevens production of Giant.[2]

Fred Guiol is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2014). "Fred Guiol". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (October 11, 1956). "Screen: Large Subject; The Cast". The New York Times.

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