Jacques Tourneur

Jacques Tourneur

Highest Rated: 100% Curse of the Demon (1957)

Lowest Rated: 40% Easy Living (1949)

Birthday: Nov 12, 1904

Birthplace: Paris, France

Master of macabre suspense who hit his peak in the 1940s with such atmospheric gems as the Val Lewton-produced horror classic "Cat People" (1942), the quietly absorbing psychodrama "Experiment Perilous" (1944) and one of the masterworks of film noir, "Out of the Past" (1947). Tourneur worked on the films of his father, the gifted visual stylist Maurice Tourneur, in the U.S. and then in Paris, where he made his directorial debut in 1931. He returned to America in 1935, making shorts and B features at MGM before hitting his stride with several brilliantly understated features for producer Val Lewton at RKO: "Cat People," "I Walked With a Zombie" (1942), and "The Leopard Man" (1943). Tourneur inherited his father's gift for atmospheric, evocative compositions and put it to good use in westerns ("Canyon Passage" 1946), films noirs ("Out of the Past" 1947) and thrillers ("Berlin Express" 1948).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 20% War Gods of the Deep Director - 1965
89% 70% The Comedy of Terrors Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury River Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission of Danger Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Rangers Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timbuktu Director - 1959
No Score Yet 31% The Giant of Marathon Director - 1959
No Score Yet 36% The Fearmakers Director - 1958
100% 85% Curse of the Demon Director - 1957
No Score Yet 18% Great Day in the Morning Director - 1956
100% 74% Nightfall Director - 1956
No Score Yet 80% Stranger on Horseback Director - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Director - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Appointment in Honduras Director - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Way of a Gaucho Director - 1952
No Score Yet 58% Anne of the Indies Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Danger Director - 1951
No Score Yet 90% Stars in My Crown Director - 1950
100% 60% The Flame and the Arrow Director - 1950
40% 19% Easy Living Director - 1949
No Score Yet 58% Berlin Express Director - 1948
95% 92% Out of the Past Director - 1947
100% 64% Canyon Passage Director - 1946
100% 36% Experiment Perilous Director - 1944
50% 54% Days of Glory Director - 1944
89% 64% The Leopard Man Director - 1943
93% 73% I Walked With a Zombie Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Alphabet Director - 1942
95% 73% Cat People Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incredible Stranger Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctors Don't Tell Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phantom Raiders Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet They All Come Out Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Glory Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ship That Died Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Do You Think? Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Barn Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boss Didn't Say Good Morning Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rainbow Pass Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance of Radium Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grand Bounce Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer-Dog Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harnessed Rhythm Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Will Shakespeare Director - 1936

TV

Credit
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbara Stanwyck Show Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Director 1958

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