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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 Director
(1947)
Cat People Director
(1942)
(1943)
(1957)

Filmography

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 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Night Call (1964)
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Aftermath (1960)
- Into the Night (1955)
- The Martyr (1955)
 1961 Fury River
 1960-1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Frightened Doll (1961)
- The Choice (1961)
- The Golden Acres (1961)
 1960 Aftermath (TV Movie)
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Denver McKee (1960)
 1959 The Alaskans (TV Series)
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Bell Tolls (1959)
- The Fur Story (1959)
- The Fugitive (1959)
- Deadly Tintype (1959)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
 1957-1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Stop-over (1958)
- The Steep Hill (1957)
- The Cupcake (1957)
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The 'Vulture' (1958)
- The Traitor (1958)
- The Assassin (1958)
- The Hostage (1958)
- Break Out (1958)
 1958 Timbuktu
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Outlaw's Boots (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mirror (1957)
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... (archive footage)
 1956 Nightfall (directed by)
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Mirror (1956)
- Kristi (1956)
- The Liberator (1956)
 1955 Wichita
 1949 Easy Living
 1944 Days of Glory
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short)
 1942 Cat People
 1942 The Magic Alphabet (Short) (as Jack Tourneur)
 1942 The Incredible Stranger (Short) (as Jack Tourneur)
 1938 Think It Over (Short)
 1938 Strange Glory (Short)
 1938 The Face Behind the Mask (Short)
 1938 The Ship That Died (Short)
 1937 What Do You Think? (Short)
 1937 The Man in the Barn (Short)
 1937 Romance of Radium (Short)
 1937 The King Without a Crown (Short)
 1937 The Rainbow Pass (Short)
 1937 The Grand Bounce (Short)
 1936 Killer-Dog (Short)
 1936 Master Will Shakespeare (Short)
 1936 Harnessed Rhythm (Documentary short)
 1936 The Story of 'The Jonker Diamond' (Documentary short)
 1933 Toto
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Tourneur | Jack Turner

Spouse:

Christiane Tourneur  (his death)
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Did You Know?

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.

Trivia:

Tourneur loved the story for Stars in My Crown (1950) so much that he agreed to direct the film for scale. Although it's one of his finest and least known films and an American classic, it literally marked the end of his career: after accepting such a low salary, no studio took him seriously any more, and he was left to direct marginal films and television shows for the rest of his life. See more »

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Scorpio

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