Jacques Tourneur

French film director (1904–1977) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jacques Tourneur (French: [tuʁnœʁ]; November 12, 1904 – December 19, 1977) was a French film director known for the classic film noir Out of the Past and a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, and The Leopard Man. He is also known for directing Night of the Demon, which was released by Columbia Pictures. While in Hollywood, he was usually addressed by his anglicized name "Jack Turner", a literal and phonetic translation of his name in English.

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Jacques Tourneur
Tourneur on set of Canyon Passage, 1946[1]
Born(1904-11-12)November 12, 1904
Paris, France
DiedDecember 19, 1977(1977-12-19) (aged 73)
Bergerac, France
OccupationFilm director
Years active1931–1965