Jacques Tourneur

Portrait Jacques TourneurDirector - USA
Born November 12, 1904 in Paris
Died 1977

Mini-Biography:
Jacques Tourneur was born on November 12, 1904 in Paris. He was an American Director, known for Tout ca ne vaut pas l'amour (1931), I walked with a Zombie (1943), Anne of the Indies (1951), Jacques Tourneur's first movie on record is from 1923. Jacques Tourneur died on , 1977. His last motion picture on file dates from 2007.
Biographical Notes in German: Jacques Tourneur, geboren 1904 in Paris, ist der Sohn des Regisseurs Maurice Tourneur, dem er 1914 in die USA folgte. Er wuchs in Hollywood auf und war ab 1924 bei MGM beschäftigt. Zunächst arbeitete er als Schauspieler und half bei den Produktionen seines Vaters. 1928 kehrte er nach Paris zurück und führte den Schnitt bei den Filmen seines Vaters. Sein Regiedebüt feierte Tourneur 1931 mit 'Un vieux garçon'. Zurück in Hollywood 1935 arbeitete er wieder für MGM, diesmal als Second-Unit Regisseur bei dem Film 'A Tale of Two Cities'.

Ab 1939 führte er dann selbst Regie, zunächst bei B-Movies, später dann bei Horror-Klassikern der früheren 40er Jahre, wie 'Cat People' und 'I Walked with a Zombie'. Mit 'Out of the Past' gelingt es Tourneur, die bedrohliche Grundstimmung seiner Horror-Filme und die obsessive Vorliebe für alles Schwarze auf den 'film noir' zu übertragen.

Auswahl aus der Filmografie von Jacques Tourneur: 'Un vieux garçon' (1931), 'They All Came out', 'Nick Carter - Master Detective ' (1939), 'Cat People' (1942), 'I Walked with a Zombie', 'The Leopard Man' (1943), 'Days of Glory', 'Experiment Perlious' (1944), 'Out of the Past' (1947), 'Berlin Express' (1948), 'Easy Living' (1949), 'The Flame and the Arrow', 'Stars in My Crown' (1950), 'Circle of Danger', 'Anne of the Indies' (1951), 'Way of a Gaucho' (1952), 'Stranger in the Horseback', 'Wichita' (1955), 'Great Day in the Morning' (1956), 'Nightfall', 'Night of the Demon' (1957), 'The Fearmakers' (1958), 'Timbuktu' (1959), 'The Comedy of Terrors' (1963) und 'War Gods of the Deep' (1965). arte Presse)

Jacques Tourneur Filmography [Auszug]
2007: [] Martin Scorsese presents Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (Cast), Directed by Kent Jones, with Val Lewton, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Robert Wise,
1965: [05.26] The City Under the Sea (War Gods of the Deep) (Director), with Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter,
1963: [/ /1] The comedy of terrors (The Graveside Story) (Director), with Joyce Jameson, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre,
1960: [/ /1] La battaglia di Maratona (The giant of Marathon) (Director), Directed by Mario Bava, with , Alberto Lupo, Gianni Loti,
1959: [] Mission of Danger (Director), Directed by George Waggner, with Don Burnett, Buddy Ebsen, Alan Hale jr.,
1958: [] Curse of the demon (Director), with Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis,
1958: [/ /1] Frontier Rangers (Fury River) (Director), with Don Burnett, Buddy Ebsen, Paul Langton,
1958: [] Timbuktu (Director), with Yvonne De Carlo,
1958: [] The Fearmakers (Director), with Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, ,
1957: [] Nightfall (Director), with Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft,
1955: [] Stranger on Horseback (Director), with Joel McCrea, Miroslava, Kevin McCarthy,
1955: [] Wichita (Director), with John Smith, Vera Miles, Joel McCrea,
1955: [] Great Day in the Morning (Director), with Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack,
1953: [/ /1] Appointment in Honduras (Director), with Jack Elam, Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan,
1952: [] Way of a Gaucho (Director), with Gene Tierney,
1951: [10.18] Anne of the Indies (Director), with Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget,
1951: [] Circle of Danger (Director), with Ray Milland, Patricia Roc, Marius Goring,
1950: [/ /1] The Flame and the Arrow (La leggenda dell'arciere di fuoco) (Director), with Frank Allenby, Frank Cravat, Robert Douglas,
1950: [] Stars in my Crown (Director), with Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell,
1949: [10.08] Easy Living (Director), with Victor Mature, Lucille Ball, Lizabeth Scott,
1948: [] Berlin Express (Director), with Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin,
1947: [] Out of the Past (Director), with Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas,
1946: [] Canyon Passage (Director), with Patricia Roc, Halliwell Hobbes, Susan Hayward,
1944: [] Experiment Perilous (Director), with Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas,
1944: [06.16] Days of Glory (Director), with Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Maria Palmer,
1943: [] I walked with a Zombie (Director), with James Bell, Tom Conway, Frances Dee,
1943: [05.08] The Leopard Man (Scenario), with Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks,
1942: [] Cat People (Director), with Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway,
1939: [12.15] Nick Carter, Master Detective (Director), with Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull,
1938: [07.08] Marie Antoinette (Assistant Director), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier, with Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore,
1931: [/ /1] Tout ca ne vaut pas l'amour (Director), with Mady Berry, Jean Gabin, Josseline Gael,
1923: [09.30] Scaramouche (Cast: (/xx/) Extra), Directed by Rex Ingram, with Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro,

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