Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 – June 19, 1962) was an Academy Award-winning American film director and actor famed for his mystical romanticism.
Borzage’s father, Luigi, was born in Roncone, Austria-Hungary in 1859. As a stone mason, he sometimes worked in Switzerland; he met his future wife, Maria Ruegg (1860, Ricken – 1947), in Zürich, where she worked in a silk factory. Luigi Borzaga immigrated to Hazleton, Pennsylvania in the early 1880s; he worked as a coal miner there and soon brought his Swiss fiancée with him.
The couple married in Hazleton in 1883, and had their first child, Henry, in Wyoming in 1885. They settled in the Mormon stronghold of Salt Lake City, Utah, where they gave birth to Frank, and remained until 1919. Altogether, the couple had fourteen children, eight of whom survived childhood: Henry (1885-1971), Mary, Bill (1892-1973), Frank, Daniel (1896-1975, a performer and member of the John Ford Stock Company), Lew (1898-1974), Dolly (1901) and Susan… read more
A dupla Gaynor-Farrell segura na unha o melodrama de Borzage. Realizado no ocaso do cinema mudo, Anjo da Rua trabalha na linha da redenção pelo amor, 'esticando a corda' de situações simples para envolver o espectador ao máximo. Entre cenários nada realistas, jogo de luz e sombras - prática comum ao Expressionismo Alemão - o filme é um bom exemplo da Era de Ouro em Hollywood mas exaspera a paciência contemporânea.
Oddly, when Frank Borzage's oeuvre, most of it long unavailable on home video, started to creep out on DVD, much of what appeared was lesser
"Time just gets away from us." Thus, the penultimate line in a great American novel that has recently been transposed to cinema yet again