Rusian-born Marion Gering was a stage producer and director who came to the US in 1924 as a member of a Soviet trade commission. Making contacts in the theatrical community in Chicago, Gering put on the play "Gas", which was very successful. He stayed in Chicago and founded the Chicago Play Producing Co., which was also successful. He directed many plays on Broadway before being summoned to Hollywood in 1931 by Paramount, which placed him at the helm of many of Sylvia Sidney's pictures. Read more... next 20 years with foreign productions, none of which were particularly successful.