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Joseph Losey (1909–1984)


Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming The Prowler (1951) in Italy he was summoned to ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Servant
The Servant Director
(1963)
Accident
Accident Director
(1967)
Mr. Klein
Mr. Klein Director
(1976)
The Go-Between
The Go-Between Director
(1971)

Filmography

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 1985 Steaming
 1979 Don Giovanni
 1976 Mr. Klein
 1975 Galileo
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1968 Boom!
 1967 Accident
 1963 The Servant
 1962 Eva
 1959 First on the Road (Short)
 1956 A Man on the Beach (Short)
 1956 X the Unknown (uncredited)
 1956 Finger of Guilt (as Joseph Walton)
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger (as Victor Hanbury)
 1952 Stranger on the Prowl (as Andrea Forzano)
 1951 The Big Night
 1951 The Prowler
 1951 M
 1950 The Lawless
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
 1942 A Child Went Forth (Documentary short)
 1941 Youth Gets a Break (Short)
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Other Works:

Galileo Music by Hanns Eisler. Written by Bertolt Brecht. Translated by Charles Laughton. Lyrics by Albert Brush. Choreographed by Lotte Goslar. Directed by Joseph Losey. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 7 Dec 1947- 14 Dec 1947 (6 performances). Cast: Wesley Addy (as "Old Cardinal"), Capt. Sidney Bassler, Leonard Bell, Harris Brown, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Andrea Forzano | Terence Hanbury | Victor Hanbury | Joseph Walton
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Film is a dog: the head is commerce, the tail is art. And only rarely does the tail wag the dog. See more »

Trivia:

The director character played by Martin Scorsese in Guilty by Suspicion (1991) was based on Losey. See more »

Nickname:

Joe

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Capricorn

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