Edward Dmytryk

Edward Dmytryk

Highest Rated: 94% Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)

Birthday: Sep 4, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

A messenger boy at Paramount in the mid 1920s, Edward Dmytryk became an editor in the 1930s and began directing in 1935. By the mid '40s he had such impressive credits as The Devil Commands (1941) with Boris Karloff; the anti-fascist Hitler's Children (1943); the noirs Murder, My Sweet (1944) and Cornered (1945), starring Dick Powell; and Crossfire (1947), one of the first Hollywood films to confront anti-Semitism. In 1948 Dmytryk became one of the "Hollywood Ten" when he was accused of having ties to the communist party and was sentenced to a year in prison for contempt of Congress. Following his imprisonment, Dymtryk was blacklisted in the U.S., so he directed three films in England, but returned to the States in 1951. Upon his return he went before the House Un-American Activities Committee again, this time as a "friendly" witness, and his name was dropped from the blacklist. He then resumed his American career and directed four films for producer Stanley Kramer, most notably The Sniper (1952) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Dmytryk went on to make several notable films in the 1950s, including the westerns Broken Lance (1954) with Spencer Tracy and Warlock (1959) with Henry Fonda, and the World War II drama The Young Lions (1958), starring Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. His subsequent work was well-made but unremarkable.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own) Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Human Factor Director 1975
No Score Yet He Is My Brother Director 1975
44% Bluebeard Director 1972
40% Shalako Director 1968
67% Anzio (Lo sbarco di Anzio) Director 1968
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly Screenwriter Director 1966
No Score Yet Mirage Director 1965
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Director 1964
33% The Carpetbaggers Director 1964
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side Director 1962
No Score Yet The Reluctant Saint Director Producer 1962
No Score Yet The Blue Angel Director 1959
No Score Yet Warlock Producer Director 1959
71% The Young Lions Director 1958
11% Raintree County Director 1957
No Score Yet The Mountain Director Producer 1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God Director 1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Director 1955
89% Broken Lance Director 1954
92% The Caine Mutiny Director 1954
80% The End of the Affair Director 1954
No Score Yet The Juggler Director 1953
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men Director 1952
88% The Sniper Director 1952
No Score Yet Mutiny Director 1952
No Score Yet Obsession Director 1949
No Score Yet Christ in Concrete Director 1949
No Score Yet So Well Remembered Director 1947
82% Crossfire Director 1947
No Score Yet Till the End of Time Director 1946
No Score Yet Cornered Director 1945
No Score Yet Back to Bataan Director 1945
No Score Yet In Old New Mexico Director 1945
94% Murder, My Sweet Director 1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade Director 1943
No Score Yet Behind the Rising Sun Director Producer Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back Director 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children Screenwriter Director 1943
33% Captive Wild Woman Director 1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz Director 1943
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage Director 1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie Director 1941
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Director 1941
No Score Yet The Devil Commands Director 1941
No Score Yet The Right Man Director 1940


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