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Jacques Tourneur Overview:

Director, Jacques Tourneur, was born on Nov 12, 1904 in Paris, France. Tourneur died at the age of 73 on Dec 19, 1977 in Bergerac, Dordogne .

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Nightfall (1957): ’s 50s Noir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 25, 2019 From 4 Star Films

To begin to compare Nightfall with ’s Out of The Past (1947), his film noir masterpiece from a decade earlier is a deeply unfair proposition from the outset. One could argue the films feel nothing alike — like apples and oranges — and they came into being in two ver... Read full article


Night Call (1964, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 31, 2019 From The Stop Button

Night Call?s pre-Rod Serling tag has lead Gladys Cooper having trouble sleeping through a thunderstorm. She then gets two phone calls at 2 a.m., with just static on the line. The next day, after the Serling intro promising Cooper?s in for a momentous event, Cooper tries reporting the phone calls to ... Read full article


Night Call (1964, )

on Jan 31, 2019 From The Stop Button

Night Call?s pre-Rod Serling tag has lead Gladys Cooper having trouble sleeping through a thunderstorm. She then gets two phone calls at 2 a.m., with just static on the line. The next day, after the Serling intro promising Cooper?s in for a momentous event, Cooper tries reporting the phone calls to ... Read full article


Night Call (1964, )

on Jan 31, 2019 From The Stop Button

Night Call?s pre-Rod Serling tag has lead Gladys Cooper having trouble sleeping through a thunderstorm. She then gets two phone calls at 2 a.m., with just static on the line. The next day, after the Serling intro promising Cooper?s in for a momentous event, Cooper tries reporting the phone calls to ... Read full article


Night Call (1964, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 31, 2019 From The Stop Button

Night Call?s pre-Rod Serling tag has lead Gladys Cooper having trouble sleeping through a thunderstorm. She then gets two phone calls at 2 a.m., with just static on the line. The next day, after the Serling intro promising Cooper?s in for a momentous event, Cooper tries reporting the phone calls to ... Read full article


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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.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1098-1103. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.


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