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Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast$
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Patrick McGilligan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676552

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.001.0001

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(p.260) Chapter 13 1939–1941
Fritz Lang

Patrick McGilligan

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1939 to 1941. These include receiving his American citizenship on August 14, 1939; the death of his father, Anton Lang, on February 28, 1940, at the age of eighty; his relationship with agent Sam Jaffe which brought stability to his career; and his affair with actress Kay Francis. Lang also directed the following films for 20th Century Fox: The Return of Frank James, his first Western, which turned out to be a solid hit; Western Union which had even better box office returns than The Return of Frank James; and Man Hunt, released in June of 1941 to almost unanimously positive reviews.

Keywords:   Fritz Lang, biography, directors, American citizenship, The Return of Frank James, Western Union, Manhunt

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