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Also Known As: Died: June 22, 1984
Born: January 14, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Les Routes du Sud (1993) as Director
Fathers and sons, and political exile. In the fall of 1975, Franco is dying but repression continues. Jules and Eve, living well in exile in France, continue to assist the resistance. The underground calls with a job for either, and Eve goes, to the disappointment of their son, Laurent, visiting his parents at their seaside place in Cherbourg and not getting on well with his father. When a road accident in Spain brings tragedy, the father and son's conflict worsens. After Laurent and his girlfriend, Julie, pay a harrowing visit to Jules, Julie stays, taking Jules as a lover. Revelations and admissions about Jules and Eve make way for new ground for Jules and Laurent.
2.
Steaming (1985) as Director
3.
Trout, The (1982) as Director
4.
Don Giovanni (1979) as Director
Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways So, he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music!
5.
Mr. Klein (1976) as Director
Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art - and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris - a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close - and menacing - attention of the police on the established art trader.
6.
Romantic Englishwoman, The (1975) as Director
What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a lift with a German who says he is a poet. Now the German is in England, gets himself invited to tea where he claims he admires Fielding's books. Which one does he like the best? "Tom Jones." Amused at being confused with the other Fielding, the novelist works the German into the plot.
7.
Galileo (1974) as Director
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
8.
A Doll's House (1973) as Director
A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail.
9.
Assassination Of Trotsky, The (1972) as Director
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
10.
The Go-Between (1971) as Director
A young man carries letters between an aristocratic young woman and the groundskeeper he idolizes.
11.
Figures in a Landscape (1971) as Director
Two escaped convicts (Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell) are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.
12.
Boom! (1968) as Director
A reclusive millionairess takes in a magnetic drifter with a thing for dying women.
13.
Secret Ceremony (1968) as Director
A tormented rich girl hires a prostitute to act as her mother.
14.
Accident (1967) as Director
An Oxford professor dealing with a mid-life crisis finds himself attracted to a young student.
15.
Modesty Blaise (1966) as Director
Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
16.
These Are the Damned (1965) as Director
Children bred to survive a nuclear holocaust escape from a top-secret military facility.
17.
King and Country (1964) as Director
During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
18.
The Servant (1964) as Director
A wily manservant takes over his dissolute master's estate.
19.
Eva (1964) as Director
A dark tale set in Venice, about a con-man/writer, Stanley Baker who seems to have it all: an international best-seller that's already a hit film, a house in Rome, a venetian farmhouse, not to mention a sweet and gorgeous fiancee, yet he's bitter. Stanley meets his existential match in mod courtesan
20.
The Concrete Jungle (1962) as Director
Even behind bars, a convict refuses to tell his cohorts where he stashed the loot from a big job.
21.
Chance Meeting (1959) as Director
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer (Hardy Kruger)hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau (Micheline Presle), an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker)who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van-Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis (Robert Flemyng), explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton , a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case.
22.
The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958) as Director
A gypsy maiden tries to seduce a drunken nobleman in order to better her class.
23.
Time Without Pity (1957) as Director
Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Agnes, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. Alec repudiates his father's attempts for a final reconciliation. David Graham, convinced of his son's innocence and, despite his preoccupation with himself and his own alcoholism, mounts a last-ditch effort to find the true murderer in the 24 hours remaining until the planned execution. Graham encounters the wealthy and famous car manufacturer Robert Stanford, tyrant at home and in the office and an apparent womanizer, Stanford's young, curiously troubled wife Honar, their ill-at- ease son Brian, himself disturbed by his parents' relationship, and Vicky Harker, a young, brainless secretary at Stanford's factory who has been climbing up the career ladder at a rapid pace lately...
24.
Finger Of Guilt (1956) as Director
Blackmail threatens an American filmmaker's attempts to rebuild his career in England.
25.
The Sleeping Tiger (1954) as Director
A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.
26.
Imbarco a Mezzanotte (1952) as Director
Most likely a disappointing film for those who, for whatever reason, rate Joseph Losey among the exalted directors or think Paul Muni was not capable of over-acting, the two-pronged story concerns a nameless, homeless and rejected man (Paul Muni) who is looking for a new life, and a young boy (Vittorio Manunta) from an impoverished family, who is forced to steal when he loses the milk money. The man accidently kills a woman, and the two come together in the same hiding place.
27.
The Big Night (1951) as Director
An emotional teenager takes on the mob when gangsters beat up his father.
28.
The Prowler (1951) as Director
A policeman's obsession with a married woman leads to murder.
29.
M (1951) as Director
Remake of the 1931 original. Someone is murdering children in a German city. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.
30.
The Lawless (1950) as Director
A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant workers.
31.
The Boy with Green Hair (1948) as Director
An orphaned boy mystically acquires green hair and a mission to end war.
32.
Youth Gets a Break (1941) as Director

Cast (feature film)

33.
Trout, The (1982) as Man Drinking In Japanese Bar
34.
Resistance (1976)
35.
75 Years of Cinema Museum (1972) as Himself
The work of revered film preservationist Henri Langois, who is largely responsible for saving France's film heritage, is chronicled in this documentary. Langois and Georges Franju formed the Cinémathèque Française in 1936, and because of his work, French cinema survived World War II. When the Minist
36.
Eva (1964) as
A dark tale set in Venice, about a con-man/writer, Stanley Baker who seems to have it all: an international best-seller that's already a hit film, a house in Rome, a venetian farmhouse, not to mention a sweet and gorgeous fiancee, yet he's bitter. Stanley meets his existential match in mod courtesan

Writer (feature film)

37.
Les Routes du Sud (1993) as Screenwriter
Fathers and sons, and political exile. In the fall of 1975, Franco is dying but repression continues. Jules and Eve, living well in exile in France, continue to assist the resistance. The underground calls with a job for either, and Eve goes, to the disappointment of their son, Laurent, visiting his parents at their seaside place in Cherbourg and not getting on well with his father. When a road accident in Spain brings tragedy, the father and son's conflict worsens. After Laurent and his girlfriend, Julie, pay a harrowing visit to Jules, Julie stays, taking Jules as a lover. Revelations and admissions about Jules and Eve make way for new ground for Jules and Laurent.
38.
Trout, The (1982) as Adaptation
39.
Trout, The (1982) as Screenwriter
40.
Don Giovanni (1979) as Adaptation
Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways So, he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music!
41.
Don Giovanni (1979) as Screenwriter
Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways So, he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music!
42.
Galileo (1974) as Adaptation
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
43.
Galileo (1974) as Screenwriter
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
44.
The Sleeping Tiger (1954) as Screenwriter
A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.
45.
The Big Night (1951) as Screenwriter
An emotional teenager takes on the mob when gangsters beat up his father.
46.
Youth Gets a Break (1941) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

47.
A Doll's House (1973) as Executive Producer
A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail.
48.
Assassination Of Trotsky, The (1972) as Producer
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
49.
Accident (1967) as Producer
An Oxford professor dealing with a mid-life crisis finds himself attracted to a young student.
50.
King and Country (1964) as Producer
During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
51.
The Servant (1964) as Producer
A wily manservant takes over his dissolute master's estate.
52.
Finger Of Guilt (1956) as Producer
Blackmail threatens an American filmmaker's attempts to rebuild his career in England.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

53.
Comment Yukong Deplaca les Montagnes (1976) as Production Supervisor (English Version)

Misc. Crew (feature film)

54.
Hollywood On Trial (1976) as Assistance
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.

Director (short)

55.
Man on the Beach, A (1955) as Director
56.
A Gun in His Hand (1945)
In this short film, a man joins the police force with the intention of getting away with crimes.

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