skip navigation
Anatole Litvak

Anatole Litvak



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (2)

Recent DVDs


Decision... This thoughtful, yet action filled movie about the end of World War II... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Snake Pit... Olivia de Havilland was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Roaring... James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart star as bootleggers in this thrilling tale of... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

The Night Of... In Nazi occupied Poland, a prostitute is brutally murdered and the suspects are... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

Warner Bros.... Volume 4 of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Gangster Collection" (2008) features a bonus... more info $59.98was $59.98 Buy Now

Castle On The... Oscar-nominee John Garfield ("The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Air Force")... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Mikhail Anatol Litvak Died: December 15, 1974
Born: May 10, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ukraine Profession: Director ... director screenwriter set decorator assistant director stagehand editor assistant director actor


Began his film career at Leningrad's Nordkino studios in 1923, moved to Germany in 1925 and began directing for UFA in 1930. Following the international success of the French production, "Mayerling" (1936), Litvak moved to the US where he signed with Warner Bros. in 1937. He earned a reputation as a capable handler of urban dramas ("City for Conquest" 1940, "Blues in the Night" 1941, "Sorry, Wrong Number" 1948) and received critical acclaim for "The Snake Pit" (1948), a harrowing, realistic account of life in a mental institution. Litvak's post-1950s work--all European--consisted primarily of glossy, somewhat turgid star vehicles. He was married to actress Miriam Hopkins (from 1937 to 1939) and costume designer Sophie Steur, who worked on some of his films.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute