Maurice Tourneur

The Life and Films


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About the Book

Maurice Tourneur (1876–1961), the French and American director, actor, and theatrical manager, is the focus of this work. He began in France during the years 1912–1914, and then spent 1914–1926 in New Jersey and Hollywood, directing more than 50 films, using his French interests and talents to help shape the industry, and bringing “stylization” to the screen.

About the Author(s)

Harry Waldman is the author of several books about film. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Harry Waldman
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 184
Bibliographic Info: 86 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4085-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. Tourneur at Éclair      3

2. The Films at Eclair, 1912–1914      11

3. Tourneur in America      25

4. The Films in America, 1914–1926      31

5. Tourneur in Europe, 1927–1961      133

6. The Films in Europe, 1927–1948      141

Sources      169

Index      171

Book Reviews & Awards

“[a] wealth of illustrations”—Classic Images; “stills are exquisite…most welcome and inviting…recommended”—Choice; “lavishly illustrated…useful as a reference book”—Film & Film Culture.