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Jules Dassin

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Reunion in FranceReunion in France (1942)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn
Joan Crawford plays a pampered wife in war torn Paris and Wayne the downed fighter pilot who she helps evade capture. Look sharp for an uncredited…
Brute ForceBrute Force (1947) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford
Surprisingly visceral and violent for its time, this prison drama sees Lancaster play a tough inmate in Westgate Penitentiary who decides to wage war…
Naked City, TheNaked City, The (1948)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
Classic crime thriller has its eye on a young woman's murder in the 'naked city' of New York, and the two veteran cops in charge of tracking down…
Thieves' HighwayThieves' Highway (1949) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb
One of dir. Dassin's early noir triumphs, this has Conte seeking to avenge his father's maiming at the hands of a corrupt Californian fruit…
Night and the CityNight and the City (1950) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
An overlooked film noir gem that fires on all cylinders, marked above all by a sensationally giddy performance by Richard Widmark as a two–bit…
RififiRififi (1955) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Jean Servais, Jules Dassin, Magali Noel
The French reclaim film noir with this methodical and stylish heist movie, famous for its 35 minute real–time bank robbery, executed in virtual…
Never On SundayNever On Sunday (1960) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Jules Dassin, Melina Mercouri
Director Jules Dassin (think a bug–eyed Tony Randall) plays a disillusioned American philosopher searching for answers in the birthplace of…
TopkapiTopkapi (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell
A classy comic–romantic spin on the director’s RIFIFI shot on location in Turkey and Greece, that climaxes with another brilliantly exacted…
10:30 PM Summer10:30 PM Summer (1966)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Melina Mercouri, Romy Schneider, Peter Finch
Tawdry, heavy–handed curiosity adapts Marguerite Duras’s New Wave novel into a sordid, albeit beautifully locationed spectacle. With a…

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