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Joseph Losey

Director, Actor

Big Night, TheBig Night, The (1951)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. John Jr. Barrymore, Preston Foster, Joan Lorring
Tense melodrama has Barrymore traumatised by watching his father submit to a beating at the hands of a petty gangster. Setting out to avenge his…
Prowler, TheProwler, The (1951) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell
This underseen "perv noir" deliciously subverts archetypes by twisting its menacing male lead (a terrific Van Heflin) into a 'homme fatale', replete…
Sleeping TigerSleeping Tiger (1954)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde
Suave street–crim Dirk Bogarde is sheltered by one of his victims, a psychiatrist who attempts to cure Bogarde's 'illness'. Shot with a baroque…
Time Without PityTime Without Pity (1957) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd
Nervy noir has Michael Redgrave in top form as an alcoholic father racing against time to save his son from the gallows. Somewhat dated thriller…
Criminal, TheCriminal, The (1960)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Sam Wanamaker, Gregoire Aslan
Joseph–Losey–directed crime drama of a con sent to prison after a profitable robbery who is tortured by his fellow prisoners to leak…
EvaEva (1962)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Sir Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi
Jeanne Moreau is that obscure object of desire which novelist Stanley Baker falls for, and is taken for a ride. Interesting, if lurid Losey melodrama…
Servant, TheServant, The (1963) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles
First collaboration between playwright Harold Pinter and dir. Losey is an elegant diagram of English class cruelties, with man–servant Dirk…
Damned, TheDamned, The (These Are The Damned) (1963) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors
Dir. Joseph Losey’s bleak but brilliant movie about a breed of radioactive children groomed to withstand a nuclear apocalypse is one of best…
King and CountryKing and Country (1964) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern
Earnest, expertly acted drama in which a detached army lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) attempts to defend a working–class deserter (Tom Courtenay) during…
Modesty BlaiseModesty Blaise (1966)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Monica Vitti, Dirk Bogarde, Terence Stamp
Comic–strip style adventures of a sexy female spy, filmed at the height of the pop–art craze.

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