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Lajos Zilahy (March 27, 1891 ? December 1, 1974) was a Hungarian novelist and playwright. Born in Nagyszalonta (called Salonta in Romania) in Transylvania, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary, an entity of Austria-Hungary, he studied law at the University of Budapest before serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front - an experience which later informed his bestselling novel Two Prisoners (Két fogoly).He was also active in film. His 1928 novel Something Is Drifting on the Water (Valamit visz a víz) was filmed twice. His play The General was filmed as The Virtuous Sin in 1930 and The Rebel in 1931.Edited Híd (The Bridge) 1940-1944, an art periodical. Opposed both fascism and communism. In 1939 he established a film studio named Pegazus, which operated until the end of 1943. Pegazus produced motion pictures and Zilahy directed some of them. In 1944, his play Fatornyok (Wooden Towers) was banned. Gave all assets to government treasury in early 1940s for use in educating youth in world peace, which led to the establishment of Kit?n?ek Iskolája.He wrote the 1943 screenplay himself and co-directed it with Gusztáv Oláh in Hungary under the international English title Something Is in the Water. The Czechoslovakian screenplay was written by Imre Gyöngyössy, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, and directed by the latter two with a Serbian, Slovak, Hungarian, Czech and American cast on location at the Danube in Slovakia under the title Desire Called Anada in Czech (Touha zvaná Anada, 1969) and Slovak (Túžba zvaná Anada), with Adrift as its English title.Lajos Zilahy became the Secretary General of Hungarian PEN but his liberal views placed him at odds, first with the right-wing Horthy regime and later with the post-war Communist government. Zilahy left Hungary in 1947, spending the rest of his life in exile in the USA, where he completed A Dukay család, a trilogy of novels (Century in Scarlet, The Dukays, The Angry Angel) chronicling the history of a fictitious Hungarian aristocratic family from the Napoleonic era to the middle of the twentieth century. He died in Novi Sad, Serbia, then part of Yugoslavia.Several of his novels have been translated into Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Rumanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish (mainly), Swedish, and Turkish, and some of his plays into German, Italian, and Spanish.An edition of his short stories is available in Spanish and some of his short stories have been translated into Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, and Swedish, and some of his poems into German. Wikipedia

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Birth date: March 27, 1891
Death date: 1974-01-01
Birth place: Nagyszalonta, Austria-Hungary [now Salonta, Romania]
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Writer, Director, Art Department

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1Dated Gizi Bajor (1925-1928)



I due prigionieri1985TV Movie
Samrtno prolece1973
Adrift1971novel "Valamit visz a víz"
La puerta abierta1957play "Tuznadaar"
The Golden Bridge1956novel
Something Floats on the Water1948novel
Her Last Part1946play
Valamit visz a víz1944
A szüz és a gödölye1941
Hazajáró lélek1940play
Halálos tavasz1939writer
Süt a nap1939play / screenplay
Heart for Heart1938original screenplay
Két fogoly1938story and screenplay
Girl's Start1937
The Firebird1934play "Muvesz Szinhaz"
That Night1933play "L'Oiseau de feu"
Generalen1931play "The General"
Die Nacht der Entscheidung1931play "Der General"
The Rebel1931play
The Virtuous Sin1930play "The General"



Valamit visz a víz1944
A szüz és a gödölye1941
Hazajáró lélek1940

Art Department

Art Department

Szép csillag1942artistic supervisor
Egy tál lencse1941artistic supervisor
Hazajáró lélek1940artistic supervisor

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