Alberto Cavalcanti

Highest Rated: 97% Dead of Night (1945)
Lowest Rated: 92% Went the Day Well? (1942)
Birthday: Feb 6, 1897
Birthplace: Not Available
Alberto de Almeida-Cavalcanti entered the French film industry in the early 1920s, and for director Marcel L'Herbier was set decorator on L'Inhumaine (with Fernand Leger) and Feu Mathias Pascal (with Lazare Meerson). He began directing in 1927 with the impressionistic documentary Rien Que Les Heures, and as a writer/director made numerous French films in the late 1920s and early '30s, including Yvette and Le Jour Du Frotteur. He joined John Grierson's G.P.O. Film Unit in Britain in 1934, and wrote and directed several admired documentaries, among them Coal Face, Message from Geneva, and Four Barriers. His notable fiction films of the '40s include the "Ventriloquist's Dummy" episode of the classic horror anthology Dead Of Night and the Dickens' adaptation Nicholas Nickleby. He directed three films in Brazil in the early '50s, but was blacklisted there as a communist and went to Europe to make his final fiction films, most notably the Austrian-made Herr Puntila Und Sein Knecht Matti, a Bertolt Brecht adaptation which Cavalcanti filmed with Brecht's collaboration. His last film was the 1967 Israeli documentary Thus Spake Theodor Herzl (aka The Story of Israel). Cavalcanti also worked in British and French television during the 1960s.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet O Canto do Mar (Song of the Sea) Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet Alice In Switzerland Director 2013
No Score Yet The Halfway House Producer Director 2012
No Score Yet The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby Director 2011
No Score Yet The Monster of Highgate Ponds Director 1961
No Score Yet They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal) Director 1948
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby Director 1947
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby Director 1946
97% Dead of Night Director 1945
No Score Yet Champagne Charlie Director 1944
92% Went the Day Well? Director 1942
No Score Yet Coal Face Director 1935
No Score Yet Captain Fracasse (La Capitaine Fracasse) Actor Director 1929
No Score Yet En rade (Sea Fever) Director 1927
No Score Yet Rien que les heures (Nothing But Time) (Nothing But The Hours) Director 1926
No Score Yet For Them That Trespass Director


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