Edward Dmytryk - Rotten Tomatoes

Edward Dmytryk

Highest Rated:   93% Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Lowest Rated:   11% Raintree County (1957)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own)
  • Actor
1998
33% The Human Factor
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet He Is My Brother
  • Director
1975
43% Bluebeard
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Shalako
  • Director
1968
67% Anzio (Lo sbarco di Anzio)
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly
  • 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
83% 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
80% Broken Lance
  • Director
1954
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The End of the Affair
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Juggler
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Eight Iron Men
  • Director
1952
83% 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
79% 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
93% Murder, My Sweet
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Behind the Rising Sun
  • Director
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children
  • Director
1943
40% 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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