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Jules Dassin

Jules Dassin

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Also Known As: Perlo Vita,Julius Dassin Died: March 31, 2008
Born: December 18, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Profession: Director ... director actor producer screenwriter radio script writer assistant director
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Gained experience in theater and radio in New York before going to work in Hollywood in 1940, first with RKO (as assistant director) and then with MGM. Dassin hit his stride in the late 1940s with such dynamic (and still well-regarded) film noir melodramas as "Brute Force" (1947) and "The Naked City" (1948). After being blacklisted he moved to Europe, where he scored his greatest international successes with the French-produced "Rififi" (1955) and the then-scandalous "Never on Sunday" (1959), starring his second wife Melina Mercouri. For the most part, his later films--like "Up Tight" (1968), an ill-conceived black remake of John Ford's 1935 classic "The Informer"--have been disappointing and inconclusive.

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