Jacques Tourneur

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Jacques Tourneur

French-American film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1904.

Countries: United States (36%), (20%), France (16%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Night of the Demon, I Walked with a Zombie, Cat People (1942 film)

Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

 

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Jacques Tourneur was born in 1904 add something


1929

Both Maurice and Jacques returned to France after his father worked on the film "The Mysterious Island" in 1925 add something


1931

He made his debut as a director on French short film "Tout ca ne vaut pas l'amour" in 1931 add something


1934

Tourneur went back to Hollywood in 1934 where he had a contract with MGM Studios add something


1939

Tourneur made his feature debut as director in the 1939 film "They All Come Out" in 1939 add something


1941

After Tourneur was dropped by MGM in 1941, he was picked up by Lewton to film several acclaimed low-budget horror films for RKO Studios including "Cat People" and "I Walked with a Zombie" add something


1942

Cat People (1942 film) - "'Cat People"' is a 1942 horror film produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur


1943

Mark Robson - In 1943, at the insistence of Lewton, Robson assisted Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur in a series of low-budget horror films produced by Val Lewton, including "Cat People" and "I Walked with a Zombie"

 

I Walked with a Zombie - "'I Walked with a Zombie"' is a 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur


1947

Out of the Past - "'Out of the Past"' is a 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas


1950

In the 1950s, Tourneur became a freelance director, filming various genre films including "The Flame and the Arrow", "Stars In My Crown" and "Night of the Demon" add something


1955

Wichita (film) - "'Wichita"' is a 1955 CinemaScope Technicolor Western movie directed by Jacques Tourneur


1956

Dana Andrews - Two movies for Fritz Lang in 1956, "While the City Sleeps" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt", and two for Jacques Tourneur, "Night of the Demon" and "The Fearmakers" , are well regarded


1957

Charles Bennett (screenwriter) - However, the best received of Bennett's later films was an adaptation of M. R. James's "Casting the Runes", entitled "Night of the Demon" and directed by Jacques Tourneur in 1957

 

Night of the Demon - "'Night of the Demon"' is a 1957 British horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis


1965

John Le Mesurier - In 1965 Le Mesurier portrayed Reverend Jonathan Ives opposite Vincent Price, Tab Hunter and David Tomlinson in Jacques Tourneur's science fiction film, "War-Gods of the Deep"


1966

Tourneur's final director credit was for an episode of "T.H.E. Cat" in 1966 add something


1977

Tourneur died in 1977 in Bergerac, Dordogne, France add something


Jacques Tourneur died in 1977 add something