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Jacques Tourneur (I) (1904–1977)


Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to run the second unit for David O. Selznick's A Tale ... See full bio »

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Out of the Past
Out of the Past Director
(1947)
Cat People
Cat People Director
(1942)
I Walked with a Zombie
(1943)
Curse of the Demon
(1957)

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Alternate Names:

Jack Tourneur | Jack Turner
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Personal Quote:

Largely, I hate doing television; it's horrible. It's against everything I believe in; if you don't bring some of your individuality and some of your experience and sensitivity to bear on a subject, you don't get more than a mechanical result.

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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