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Anatole Litvak

Highest Rated:   100% Decision Before Dawn (1951)
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Born in Kiev, Michael Anatole Litwak was a stage actor and assistant director as a teenager. He entered Soviet cinema in 1923, working in Nordkino studios as a set decorator and assistant director. He directed his first film, the 1925 release Tatiana (Hearts and Dollars), but left the Soviet Union that year for Germany, where he edited G.W. Pabst's Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street, 1925), assistant directed, and helmed the early '30s features Dolly Macht Karriere (1931), Nie Wieder Liebe (1932), and Das Lied Einer Nacht (1933). Fleeing the Nazis, Litvak directed films in England and France, among them the international hit Mayerling (1936). He came to Hollywood in 1937, where he helmed many handsome and polished features, specializing in crime films (The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse [1938], Confessions of a Nazi Spy [1939], Castle on the Hudson [1940], Out of the Fog, [1941]) and romantic dramas (The Sisters [1938], All This and Heaven Too [1953]). He worked on several Army documentaries during World War II, and co-directed The Nazis Strike (1942), Divide and Conquer (1942), and The Battle of China (1943) with Frank Capra. Litvak made even stonger films after the war: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), The Snake Pit (1948), Decision Before Dawn (1951), and Anastasia (1956). In the mid-'50s he began making films in Europe; standouts of his late career are the thrillers The Night of the Generals (1967) and The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tell Me Tonight (Be Mine Tonight)
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Coeur de lilas (Lilac)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet L'équipage (Flight Into Darkness)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet The Night of the Generals
  • Producer
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet 10:30 P.M. Summer
  • Producer
1966
17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Goodbye Again
  • Producer
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet The Journey
  • Producer
  • Director
1959
90% Anastasia
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet The Deep Blue Sea
  • Producer
1955
100% Decision Before Dawn
  • Director
  • Producer
1951
100% The Snake Pit
  • Producer
  • Director
1948
86% Sorry, Wrong Number
  • Director
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet The Long Night
  • Director
  • Producer
1947
No Score Yet War Comes to America
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet The Battle of China
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet The Battle of Russia
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Why We Fight - The Battle of Russia
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Why We Fight
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet This Above All
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog
  • Director
1941
80% City for Conquest
  • Director
  • Producer
1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Sisters
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
  • Director
  • Producer
1938
No Score Yet Tovarich
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet The Woman I Love
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Mayerling
  • Director
1936

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