Dassin, Jules


Dassin, Jules
(December 18, 191I, Middletown, Connecticut, USA-March 31, 2008, Athens, Greece)
   The son of a Russian-Jewish immigrant, he grew up in New York and attended high school in the Bronx. He studied dramatic art in Europe and then made his acting debut in 1936 with New York's Yiddish Theater. After writing radio plays, he briefly was assistant director (1940 They Know What They Wanted, Garson Kanin, USA; 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Alfred Hitchcock, USA) and soon directed his first movie for RKO.
 Filmography
        ◘ The Tell-Tale Heart / Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell­Tale-Heart (USA)
        ◘ Nazi Agent / UK: Salute to Courage (USA)
        ◘ The Affairs of Martha (USA)
        ◘ Reunion in France / UK: Mademoiselle France (USA)
        ◘ Young Ideas (USA)
        ◘ The Canterville Ghost (Norman Z. McLeod started to shoot the movie; USA)
        ◘ A Letter for Evie (USA)
        ◘ Two Smart People (USA)
        ◘ Brute Force (USA)
        ◘ The Naked City (USA)
        ◘ Thieves' Highway (USA)
        ◘ Night and the City (USA)
1952 ◘ Meet the Masters (documentary; short; epi­sode "The Trio: Rubinstein, Heifetz and Piatigorsky")
        ◘ Million Dollar Trio (USA)
1955 ◘ Du Rififi chez les Hommes / Rififi / UK and USA: Rififi (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)
1957 ◘ Celui qui doit mourir / Colui che deve morire / USA: He Who Must Die (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, actor as Perlo Vita; France / Italy)
1959 ◘ La Loi / La legge / UK: The Law / USA: Where the Hot Wind Blows (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)
1960 ◘ Pote tin kyriaki / UK and USA: Never on Sunday (also screenwriter, dialogist, uncredited producer, actor; Greece)
1962 ◘ Phaedra / Faidra (also co-adapter, producer; USA / Greece)
1964 ◘ Topkapi (also producer; USA)
1966 ◘ 10:30 PM Summer (also screenwriter, adapter, producer; USA / Spain)
1968 ◘ Hamilchama al hashalom / Survival 1967 / La Guerre amère (documentary; also co-narrator, producer; USA / France)
        ◘ Up Tight! (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer; USA)
1970 ◘ La Promesse de l'Aube / Promise at Dawn (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, producer, actor as Perlo Vita; France / USA)
1974 ◘ The Rehearsal / Dokimi (also screenwriter, actor; USA; unreleased)
1978 ◘ A Dream of Passion / Kravgi gynaikon (also screenwriter, dialogist, producer; USA / Greece)
1981 ◘ Circle of Two / Les Âges du Coeur / Obsession (Canada; shot in 1979)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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  • DASSIN, JULES — (1911– ), U.S. film director. Born in Middle town, Connecticut, Dassin attended high school in the Bronx, New York, and drama school in Europe. He started his career as an actor in the Yiddish Theatre in New York at age 25. In Hollywood, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dassin, Jules — ▪ 2009 Julius Dassin        American film director born Dec. 18, 1911, Middletown, Conn. died March 31, 2008, Athens, Greece was a master of film noir and perhaps best remembered for his direction of Rififi (1955), which featured a remarkable 25… …   Universalium

  • Dassin, Jules — • ДАССЕ Н (Dassin) Жюль (р. 18.12.1911)    амер. режиссёр, сценарист, актёр. В кино с 1940. Расцвет творчества Д. падает на 2 ю пол. 1940 х гг., когда он снял ряд остросоциальных ф.: Грубая сила , Обнажённый город , Путь воров , Ночь и город .… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Dassin, Jules —    см. Дассен, Жюль …   Режиссерская энциклопедия. Кино США

  • Dassin, Jules — ► (n. 1911) Director cinematográfico estadounidense. En 1950, tras realizar La ciudad desnuda (1948), abandonó E.U.A. En Europa continuó su carrera con títulos como Noche en la ciudad (1950) y Rififí (1954), premiada en el Festival de Cannes,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Jules dassin — Jules Dassin, de son vrai nom Julius Dassin, était un réalisateur et acteur américain, né le 18 décembre 1911 à Middletown, dans le Connecticut, et mort à Athènes (il était citoyen d honneur grec) le 31 mars 2008. On le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jules Dassin — Born Julius Dassin 18 December 1911(1911 12 18) Middletown, Connecticut, U.S. Died 31 March 2008(2008 03 31) (aged 96) …   Wikipedia

  • DASSIN (J.) — DASSIN JULES (1911 ) Après des débuts au théâtre à New York, Dassin tourne quelques courts métrages, puis s’impose en quatre films: Les Démons de la liberté (Brute Force , 1947), La Cité sans voiles (Naked City , 1948), Les Bas Fonds de Frisco… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jules Dassin — Données clés Nom de naissance Julius Dassin Naissance 18 décembre 1911 Middletown …   Wikipédia en Français


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