Jean Negulesco

Jean Negulesco

  • Highest Rated: 100% Three Came Home (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% The Best of Everything (1959)
  • Birthday: Feb 26, 1900
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Jean Negulseco ran away to Vienna, Austria in 1915, and by 1919 had established himself as a painter in Bucharest, Romania. He later worked as a stage decorator in Paris. He came to New York for an exhibition of his paintings in 1927 and stayed. He entered the movie industry in 1934 as an assistant producer and later became a second unit director on pictures such as Captain Blood and A Farewell To Arms. He spent much of the middle and late 1930s as an associate director and screenwriter (including the original story for the Laurel and Hardy musical comedy Swiss Miss). He made two-reel shorts at Warner Bros., and was given his abortive feature directorial debut in 1941's Singapore Woman, from which he was removed but retained credit as director. In the early days of 1942, he took over direction (including the denouement) of Across The Pacific from John Huston when Huston was called up for military service. The Mask of Dimetrios (1944) was Negulesco's formal debut, and proved successful as an offbeat thriller based on an Eric Ambler mystery novel. He later made Johnny Belinda (1948), a groundbreaking drama about a deaf-mute girl who is the victim of rape, which won Jane Wyman an Oscar as Best Actress, and the fact-based prisoner-of-war drama Three Came Home (1950), starring Claudette Colbert. During the 1950s, Negulesco moved comfortably into slicker entertainment, including the comedy How To Marry A Millionaire (1953), the first film shot in CinemaScope, and Three Coins In the Fountain (1954), as well as Fred Astaire's first wide-screen feature, Daddy Long Legs (1954). He retired from filmmaking after many years of declining work in features, and was one of the most honored of Hollywood's elder statesmen for the last two decades of his life. Although never a noted director, Negulesco, in his early prime, showed unusual sensitivity in his choice of subjects and actors.

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No Score Yet Un officier de police sans importance (A Police Officer Without Importance) Dov 1973
No Score Yet Hello-Goodbye Director 1970
No Score Yet The Invincible Six Director 1968
No Score Yet The Pleasure Seekers Director 1964
60% The Best of Everything Director 1959
No Score Yet The Gift of Love Director 1958
No Score Yet Boy on a Dolphin Director 1957
No Score Yet The Rains of Ranchipur Director 1955
No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs Director 1955
No Score Yet Woman's World Director 1954
67% Three Coins in the Fountain Director 1954
91% Titanic Director 1953
84% How to Marry a Millionaire Director 1953
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Director 1952
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Director 1952
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey Director 1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger Director 1952
No Score Yet Take Care of My Little Girl Director 1951
100% Three Came Home Director 1950
No Score Yet The Mudlark Director 1950
No Score Yet The Forbidden Street Director 1949
100% Road House Director 1948
89% Johnny Belinda Director 1948
No Score Yet Deep Valley Director 1947
60% Humoresque Director 1946
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever Director 1946
No Score Yet Three Strangers Director 1946
100% The Mask of Dimitrios Actor Director 1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators Director 1944
60% Swiss Miss Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Expensive Husbands Screenwriter 1937


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