Louis De Rochemont


Producer

About

Birth Place
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
Born
January 13, 1899
Died
December 23, 1978

Biography

Documentary filmmaker who created the highly respected "March of Time" newsreel series with Roy E. Larsen in 1934. Some of de Rochement's later narrative features, like "The House on 92nd Street" (1945) and "Lost Boundaries" (1949), displayed stylistic affinities with the Italian neorealist movement due to their gritty social content and use of location shooting....

Family & Companions

Virginia de Rochemont
Wife

Notes

Served as a officer in the US Navy from 1917-1923.

Biography

Documentary filmmaker who created the highly respected "March of Time" newsreel series with Roy E. Larsen in 1934. Some of de Rochement's later narrative features, like "The House on 92nd Street" (1945) and "Lost Boundaries" (1949), displayed stylistic affinities with the Italian neorealist movement due to their gritty social content and use of location shooting.

Life Events

1934

Created "The March of Time" newsreel with Roy E. Larsen

Videos

Movie Clip

Boomerang! (1947) - 4,000 Suspects Cop Robinson (Lee J. Cobb) getting chewed out by his boss (Ben Lackland), visited by upright prosecutor Harvey (Dana Andrews), Lt. White (Karl Malden) visiting, as the search for a suspect drags on, in Elia Kazan's Boomerang!, 1947.
Boomerang! (1947) - Afraid Of What? Finally apprehended priest-murder suspect Waldrom (Arthur Kennedy) gets sweated by White (Karl Malden), then Chief Robinson (Lee J. Cobb), and confronted by a witness (Helen Hatch), in Elia Kazan's Boomerang, 1947.
Boomerang (1947) - Boys Just Don't Do That Police chief Robinson (Lee J. Cobb) unleashes suddenly-willing witness Irene (Cara Williams) on murder suspect Waldron (Arthur Kennedy), her mostly true account spun against him, as prosecutor Harvey (Dana Andrews) arrives with more damning evidence, in Elia Kazan's Boomerang!, 1947.
Boomerang! (1947) - It's All Connecticut Reed Hadley narrates, following the credits, the terse opening of what director Elia Kazan considered his breakthrough film, Boomerang!, 1947, starring Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb and Arthur Kennedy.
Boomerang! (1947) - Police Still Baffled Lt. White (Karl Malden) with murder witnesses in church for the viewing of the slain priest, his crusty boss Robinson (Lee J. Cobb) intervening, reporter Dave (Sam Levene) attempting an ambush, early in director Elia Kazan's Boomerang!, 1947.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) - Perfect Sleeper Agent Reynolds (Karl Weber) brings in the FBI lab guys and higher-up Belden (George Murphy, the future U.S. Senator from California), who offers vigilance and a healthy sense of humor as he takes over in producer Louis de Rochemont's anti-communist tract Walk East On Beacon, 1952.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) - Bells Of Moscow Communist fifth columnist and Boston florist Danzig (Bruno Wick) gets dissed after he introduces married Washingtonian fellow traveler Elaine (Louisa Horton) to Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek), the impatient new man from Moscow, in the FBI-approved espionage drama Walk East On Beacon, 1952.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) - Forces Of Treason The ominous Westbrook Van Voorhis narrates and the credited author of the original work, J. Edgar Hoover, appears briefly, as the indefatigable anti-Hollywood producer Louis de Rochemont launches his anti-communist procedural Walk East On Beacon, 1952, starring George Murphy.
Walk East On Beacon (1952) - We Have Ways Deep-cover Soviet agent "Millie" (Virginia Gilmore) acknowledges visiting Moscow controller Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek), then in a Boston cafe approaches immigrant research mathematician Kafer (Finlay Currie) with a threat, in Louis de Rochemont's anti-communist Walk East On Beacon, 1952.
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961) - As You Like It Opening scenes, backstage with the title character Karen (Vivien Leigh), unhappy with her Shakespeare, visited backstage by friends (Viola Keats, Henry McCarty and Coral Browne as journalist "Meg"), in The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams novel.
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961) - Purr For Her The Countess (Lotte Lenya) arrives to her intensely decorated apartment to find Paolo (Warren Beatty, with Italian accent) frustrated with her efforts to connect him with the wealthy title character, in The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, 1961.
Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961) - Is It So Bad To Drift? Paolo (Warren Beatty) has finally won a date with retired American actress Karen (Vivien Leigh), who bumps into old friend journalist Meg (Coral Browne) at a plush restaurant, in The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams novel.

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Family

Richard de Rochemont
Brother
Filmmaker.
Louis de Rochemont III
Son
Filmmaker. Born in 1930 in NYC; directed "Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Raditch" (1958); died on July 11, 2001 of complications from diabetes in Oslo, Norway.

Companions

Virginia de Rochemont
Wife

Bibliography

Notes

Served as a officer in the US Navy from 1917-1923.