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Anatole Litvak

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Anatole Litvak

Ukrainian-born filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in various countries and languages add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (50%), France (15%), Italy (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Donald O'Brien (actor), Raoul Walsh, Texas Guinan

Linked to: Jews, United States Army

 

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Anatole Litvak was born in 1902 add something


1925

For political and ideological reasons, he fled Russia for Berlin, Germany in 1925 add something


1930

Accepting the contract, Litvak became one of Hollywood's leading directors by the late 1930s add something

 

According to film historian Ronald Bowers, Litvak became skilled in using location shooting and realistic documentary effects as early as the 1930s add something

 

In Germany, Litvak made his first few films at the beginning of the 1930s before the rise of the Nazis add something


1937

In 1937, Litvak became the third husband of American actress Miriam_Hopkins; their short-lived marriage ended in divorce in 1939 add something

 

Claudette Colbert - One example of Colbert's determination to control the way she was photographed occurred during the filming of Tovarich in 1937, when one of her favored cameramen was dismissed by the director, Anatole Litvak.


1939

Also with Warner studios, he directed "Confessions of a Nazi Spy", a 1939 film starring Edward G. Robinson as an FBI agent who breaks up a Nazi spy ring add something

 

Texas Guinan - In the 1939 film "The Roaring Twenties", directed by Raoul Walsh and Anatole Litvak, the character played by Gladys George is based on Guinan


1940

In 1940, he directed "City for Conquest" starring James Cagney and supporting actor Elia Kazan, in one of his few film roles before becoming a leading director add something


1942

Prelude to War - "Prelude to War" won the Oscar for Best Documentary of 1942 add something


1943

Stanley Kramer - He was drafted into the Army in 1943, during World War II, where he helped make training films with the Signal Corps in New York, along with other Hollywood filmmakers including Frank Capra and Anatole Litvak


1948

At the end of the war, Litvak returned to filmmaking and was nominated in 1948 for a Best Director Oscar for "The Snake Pit" , starring Olivia de Havilland add something

 

He was best known as the Academy award nominated director of the 1948 film "The Snake Pit" add something


1950

Bergman won an Oscar for Best Actress for her part, and film critic Michael Barson calls it Litvak's best film of the 1950s add something


 

In 1951, his film, "Decision Before Dawn" was nominated for an Academy award for Best Picture add something


1953

Donald O'Brien (actor) - In 1953, the 23-year-old O'Brien made his first appearance in a feature film, Anatole Litvak's war drama "Act of Love", in which he had a brief speaking role

 

Donald O'Brien (actor) - O'Brien was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, raised in both Northern France and Dublin, Ireland with his family, and made his feature film debut in 1953 with Anatole Litvak's war drama "Act of Love"


1956

Among his productions there were the Paris-filmed "Anastasia" in 1956 starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes add something


1961

Cannes Film Festival - At the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, Litvak's "Goodbye Again" was nominated for the Palme d'Or add something


1967

The Night of the Generals - Second World War - "'The Night of the Generals"' is a 1967 Franco-British Second World War crime mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel


1974

Anatole Litvak died in 1974 in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine add something


Anatole Litvak died in 1974 add something