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Maurice Tourneur

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Filmmaker Maurice Tourneur's films are admired for their restrained subtlety and lingering moods, particularly in his mystery and fantasy films. He was born in France, a jewel merchant's son, and worked as a decorator and book illustrator until he entered the military service where he served with the French artillery in North Africa. He later became an assistant to sculptor Rodin before becoming an actor with the Rejane and Andre Antoine companies in 1900. In 1911 he was an assistant director at the Eclair film company; one year later he was promoted to director and was sent to America to work in Eclair's US unit. There he became renowned as an impressive stylist and directed many films with a variety of studios. He eventually returned to France following a disagreement at MGM over the production of The Mysterious Island. As he was considered a draft-dodger from WWI, he was not exactly welcomed, still he continued filmmaking until 1949 when he had a leg amputated following an auto wreck. The rest of his days were spent translating American mystery novels into French. His son Jacques Tourneur also became a director.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Avec le sourire (With a Smile)
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Impasse des Deux Anges (Dilemma of Two Angels)
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Cécile est morte! (Cecile Is Dead)
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Katia
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Justin De Marseille
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Les gaîtés de l'escadron (Fun in Barracks)
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Accusée, levez-vous! (Accused, Stand Up!)
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Le val d'enfer (Valley of Hell)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Au nom de la loi (In the Name of the Law)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Sins of Youth (Péchés de jeunesse)
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Volpone
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Mysterious Island
  • Director
1929
No Score Yet Ship of Lost Men
  • Director
1929
No Score Yet Last Flight (L'équipage)
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet Lorna Doone
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1922
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans
  • Producer
  • Director
1920
No Score Yet Victory
  • Director
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Director
1918
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Director
1918
No Score Yet The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Director
1917
No Score Yet A Girl's Folly
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1917
No Score Yet The Pride of the Clan
  • Director
1917
No Score Yet Trilby
  • Director
1917
No Score Yet Whip
  • Director
1917
No Score Yet Alias Jimmy Valentine
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1915
No Score Yet Trilby
  • Director
1915
No Score Yet The Wishing Ring: An Idyll Of Old England
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1914
No Score Yet The Wishing Ring
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1914

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