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Edward Dmytryk (1908–1999)


Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age of 15 and helped him find part-time work as a film ... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Encino, California, USA

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Crossfire Director
(1947)
Mirage Director
(1965)
Give Us This Day Director
(1949)
The Caine Mutiny Director
(1954)

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Other Works:

Book: "On Screen Writing", ISBN 0240517539 See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Dymtryk | Moe Miller
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My lifelong ambition has been to spend my money as soon as I can get it. See more »

Trivia:

Although Dmytryk's films for RKO in the 1940s were very profitable and elicited much favorable comment, he was generally treated like a B director by his home studio. The only film for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination - "Crossfire" (1947) - was shot in 24 days on a paltry budget of $250,000. See more »

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Eddie

Star Sign:

Virgo

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