Maurice Tourneur (1876–1961)


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Screenwriter and director Maurice Tourneur was born Maurice Thomas in the Parisian suburb of Belleville on February 2, 1873, the son of a jewelry merchant. He was trained and employed as a graphic designer and a magazine illustrator as a young man. After serving in a French artillery unit in northern Africa, he became an assistant to sculptor ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Paris, France

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(1932)
The Closed Road Director
(1916)
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 1941 Sins of Youth
 1941 Volpone
 1938 Katia
 1938 Le patriote
 1936 With a Smile
 1936 Samson
 1933 Lidoire (Short)
 1933 Obsession (Short)
 1933 Le voleur
 1931 Partir
 1929 The Mysterious Island (uncredited)
 1925 Sporting Life
 1924 Torment
 1923 The Christian
 1922 Lorna Doone (personally directed by)
 1921 The Bait
 1920 Deep Waters
 1919 Victory
 1919 The Life Line
 1918 Woman
 1918 Sporting Life
 1918 Prunella
 1918 The Blue Bird
 1917 Exile
 1917 Barbary Sheep
 1917 The Whip
 1916 Pawn of Fate
 1915 Trilby
 1915 The Cub
 1914 The Man with Wax Faces (Short)
 1914 The Pit
 1914/I Mother (Short)
 1914 Le corso rouge (Short)
 1914 The Sparrow
 1914 Le friquet (Short)
 1913 La bergère d'Ivry (Short)
 1913 Le camée
 1913 Les ruses de l'amour (Short)
 1913 Dr. Goudron's System (Short)
 1913 Mademoiselle 100 millions (Short)
 1913 The Funny Regiment (Short) (co-director)
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 33 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Louise Lagrange  (his death) | See more »
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In 1921, some French journalists demanded that Tourneur not be allowed to return to the U.S. after a visit to France. Jean-Louis Croze of "Comoedia" denounced Tourneur for having spent the years of World War I in America, thus avoiding military service. Croze accused the director of cowardice for having emigrated to America to "[save] his life, while so many of his compatriots lost theirs." ... See more »

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