Jules Dassin

Jules Dassin

Highest Rated: 100% Thieves' Highway (1949)

Lowest Rated: 20% Phaedra (1962)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1911

Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, USA

Gained experience in theater and radio in New York before going to work in Hollywood in 1940, first with RKO (as assistant director) and then with MGM. Dassin hit his stride in the late 1940s with such dynamic (and still well-regarded) film noir melodramas as "Brute Force" (1947) and "The Naked City" (1948). After being blacklisted he moved to Europe, where he scored his greatest international successes with the French-produced "Rififi" (1955) and the then-scandalous "Never on Sunday" (1959), starring his second wife Melina Mercouri. For the most part, his later films--like "Up Tight" (1968), an ill-conceived black remake of John Ford's 1935 classic "The Informer"--have been disappointing and inconclusive.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% Circle of Two Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream of Passion Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rehearsal Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise at Dawn Director,
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet 83% Uptight Director,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 29% 10:30 P.M. Summer Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1966
90% 67% Topkapi Director,
Producer
- 1964
20% 33% Phaedra Director - 1962
67% 82% Never on Sunday Homer Thrace (Character),
Director
- 1960
60% 59% Where the Hot Wind Blows Director - 1959
No Score Yet 79% He Who Must Die Director,
Writer
- 1957
92% 95% Rififi Director,
Writer (Adaptation)
$57.2K 1955
79% 90% Night and the City Director - 1950
100% 78% Thieves' Highway Director - 1949
88% 80% The Naked City Director - 1948
94% 87% Brute Force Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Smart People Director - 1946
No Score Yet 75% A Letter for Evie Director - 1945
86% 72% The Canterville Ghost Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Ideas Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Affairs of Martha Director - 1943
No Score Yet 47% Reunion in France Director - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Nazi Agent Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tell-Tale Heart Director - 1941

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