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Jacques Tourneur

Jacques Tourneur

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Also Known As: Died: December 19, 1977
Born: November 12, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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1914:
Moved to USA with father; grew up in CA
1923:
Began working as office boy at MGM
1924:
Signed as actor with MGM; first film, "Scaramouche"
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Worked as script clerk, assistant and actor on father's last six American films
1928:
Returned to Paris with father; worked as his editor
1931:
Directed first feature, "Un Vieux Garcon"
1935:
Moved back to USA; began working on shorts and as second unit director at MGM
1935:
Met Val Lewton when both worked as special unit directors for Jack Conway on "A Tale of Two Cities" (together they staged the "storming of the Bastille" sequence for that film)
1936:
Directed over 20 short sujects for MGM
1939:
First US feature as director, "They All Came Out"
1942:
Joined RKO where he began directing for producer Val Lewton; helmed "Cat People"
:
Began directing for TV in the late 1950s
1966:
Retired to France

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