Circle of Two


1h 45m 1981

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Crew

Andrew Adach

Production Assistant

Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume Designer

Linda Antonnacci

Other

Jean Badal

Camera Operator

Marie Terese Baird

Source Material (From Novel)

Rebel Beard

Other

Ron Berkeley

Makeup

Claude Bonniere

Production Designer

George Cunningham

Stand-In

Bruno W Cywinski

Graphics

Francois Delucy

Production Designer

Dennis Drummond

Sound Editor

Brad Dunlop

Music

Roslyn Forsyth

Stand-In

Jim Franck

Sound

Gayle Franklin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ann Louise Genet

Other

Lazlo George

Director Of Photography

Lazlo George

Other

Heather Graham

Other

Wayne Griffin

Sound Editor

Ray Harris

Production Assistant

Sarah Miller Hayward

Wardrobe

Sarah Miller Hayward

Assistant Director

Thomas Hedley

Screenplay

Paul Hoffert

Music

Paul Hoffert

Music Arranger

Robert Imeson

Production Assistant

David S Johnston

Graphics

Eileen Kim

Other

Owen Langevin

Sound

Sharon Lee

Other

Joyce Liggett

On-Set Dresser

Mung Ling

Other

William Marshall

Executive Producer

Jerome Mccann

Assistant Director

D Robert Mccart

Unit Manager

Dwayne Mclean

Stunt Coordinator

Don Mcqueen

On-Set Dresser

Randy Milligan

Sound

Phillip Moody

Art Department

David Nicholson

Editor

Judy Noble

Other

Brian Nowell

Assistant

Carl Orff

Music

Harald Ortenburger

Camera Operator

Barbara Palmer

Makeup

Alysia Pascaris

Other

Anne Pepper

Assistant Art Director

Ian Perry

Music

Bob Rodgers

Associate Producer

Danny Rossner

Production Manager

Timothy Rowse

Assistant Director

Muriel Sampson

Wardrobe

Brian Sands

Wardrobe

Jerome Simon

Executive Producer

Frank Simpson

Assistant Director

Gail Singer

Location Manager

Fran Solomon

Location Manager

Owen Sound

Sound

Annette Stevens

Other

Donna Thomas

Costume Designer

Harold Town

Technical Advisor

Harold Town

Other

Barbara Tranter

Assistant Art Director

Wendy Tummon

Other

Henk Van Der Kolk

Producer

Antonio Vivaldi

Music

Bryon White

Music Editor

James Williams

Scenic Artist

Tanya Williams

Other

Bill Wood

Special Effects

Milton Zysman

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - TCM Schedule Change for Director Jules Dassin Memorial Tribute on Friday, April 20th


In Tribute to director Jules Dassin, who died Monday, March 31st, at age 96, TCM is changing its evening programming on Sunday, April 20th to honor the actor with a double-feature salute.

Sunday, April 20th
8:00 PM Naked City
9:45 PM Topkapi


TCM REMEMBERS JULES DASSIN (1911-2008)

Jules Dassin 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), "The Naked City" (1948), "Thieves' Highway" (1949) and "Night and the City" (1950), starring Richard Widmark who died this past Monday, March 24th.

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--such as "Up Tight" (1968), an ill-conceived black remake of John Ford's 1935 classic "The Informer"--have been disappointing and inconclusive. Dassin, however, maintained that among his own films, his personal preference was "He Who Must Die" (1958), starring his wife Melina Mercouri. It is one of his least known films and is rarely screened today but here is a description of it: "Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920's each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality."

Family

DAUGHTER: Julie Dassin. Actor. Mother, Beatrice Launer.
SON: Joey Dassin. Mother, Beatrice Launer.
SON: Rickey Dassin. Mother, Beatrice Launer.

Companion
WIFE: Beatrice Launer. Former concert violinist. Married in 1933; divorced in 1962.
WIFE: Melina Mercouri. Actor, politician. Born c. 1923; Greek; together from 1959; married from 1966 until her death on March 6, 1994.

Milestone

1936: First role on New York stage (Yiddish Theater)

1940: First film as assistant director Directed first stage play, "The Medicine Show 1941: Directed first short film, "The Tell-Tale Heart"

1942: Feature directing debut, "Nazi Agent/Salute to Courage"

Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - Tcm Schedule Change For Director Jules Dassin Memorial Tribute On Friday, April 20Th

Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - TCM Schedule Change for Director Jules Dassin Memorial Tribute on Friday, April 20th

In Tribute to director Jules Dassin, who died Monday, March 31st, at age 96, TCM is changing its evening programming on Sunday, April 20th to honor the actor with a double-feature salute. Sunday, April 20th 8:00 PM Naked City 9:45 PM Topkapi TCM REMEMBERS JULES DASSIN (1911-2008) Jules Dassin 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), "The Naked City" (1948), "Thieves' Highway" (1949) and "Night and the City" (1950), starring Richard Widmark who died this past Monday, March 24th. 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--such as "Up Tight" (1968), an ill-conceived black remake of John Ford's 1935 classic "The Informer"--have been disappointing and inconclusive. Dassin, however, maintained that among his own films, his personal preference was "He Who Must Die" (1958), starring his wife Melina Mercouri. It is one of his least known films and is rarely screened today but here is a description of it: "Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920's each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality." Family DAUGHTER: Julie Dassin. Actor. Mother, Beatrice Launer. SON: Joey Dassin. Mother, Beatrice Launer. SON: Rickey Dassin. Mother, Beatrice Launer. Companion WIFE: Beatrice Launer. Former concert violinist. Married in 1933; divorced in 1962. WIFE: Melina Mercouri. Actor, politician. Born c. 1923; Greek; together from 1959; married from 1966 until her death on March 6, 1994. Milestone 1936: First role on New York stage (Yiddish Theater) 1940: First film as assistant director Directed first stage play, "The Medicine Show 1941: Directed first short film, "The Tell-Tale Heart" 1942: Feature directing debut, "Nazi Agent/Salute to Courage"

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Released in United States Winter January 1, 1981

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1981