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James Broughton (I) (1913–1999)

James Broughton was born on November 10, 1913 in Modesto, California, USA. He was a director and writer, known for The Pleasure Garden (1953), The Potted Psalm (1946) and Erogeny (1976). He died on May 17, 1999 in Port Townsend, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Potted Psalm Director
Erogeny Director
Dreamwood Director


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 1988 Scattered Remains (Short)
 1983 Devotions (Short)
 1981 The Gardener of Eden (Short)
 1979 Hermes Bird (Short)
 1977 Song of the Godbody (Short)
 1977 The Water Circle (Short)
 1976 Erogeny (Short)
 1976 Together (Short)
 1974 Testament (Short)
 1973 High Kukus (Short)
 1972 Dreamwood
 1971 Nuptiae (Short)
 1970 The Golden Positions (Short)
 1970 This Is It (Short)
 1968 The Bed (Short)
 1953 The Pleasure Garden (Short)
 1951 Four in the Afternoon (Short)
 1951 Loony Tom (Short)
 1950 Adventures of Jimmy (Short)
 1948 Mother's Day (Short)
 1946 The Potted Psalm (Short)
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True poets are as anarchic as Jesus and Lao-Tzu.They particularly love revolutions, for revolutions are symbols of freedom from the major enemies of art: cops, critics,and collective inertia. See more »


Lived with the future film critic Pauline Kael for a time in the late 1940s. Her daughter by Broughton, Gina James, was born in 1948. See more »


Father of West Coast Independent Cinema

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