A major European director of the silent era, Christensen demonstrated an early grasp of sophisticated cinematic techniques (that may predate those of both D.W. Griffith and Louis Feuillade) which should have assured him a more prominent place in film history, but prints of many of his films remain lost. He worked in Hollywood from 1925-29.
Director (Feature Film)
Cast (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Began stage career as opera singer and actor
Quit stage performing
Entered films as scriptwriter for August Blom
Film directing debut, "The Mysterious X"
Directed first Hollywood film (also screenwriter; from story), "The Devil's Circus"