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Edward Dmytryk

director Edward Dmytryk [1908-99] on the set          short profile

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"In art, the obvious is a sin." — Edward Dmytryk

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born September 4, 1908 in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada; died July 1, 1999
one of the inventors of noir cinema

Edward Dmytryk entry at Wikipedia
Edward Dmytryk credits [1929-99] at Internet Movie Database

Magic Lantern's Hollywood Blacklist Pages
{Edward Dmytryk served only 4½ months in prison, later cooperated}

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame      Edward Dmytryk received
an Oscar nomination for Best Director in 1948
D.G.A. Best Director nominations in 1955 & 1959
5 nominations for the Golden Laurel Award, 1958-1966
and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

L i n k s
Edward Dmytryk entry at Wikipedia
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Movies  of  Edward Dmytryk

Edward Dmytryk credits at Internet Movie Database
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unable to find any book akin to "The Films of Edward Dmytryk" (2009)

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"The Devil Commands" [1941]

"Hitler's Children" [1943]

"Captive Wild Woman" [1943]

"Behind The Rising Sun" [1943]

"Tender Comrade" [1943]

"Murder,  My  Sweet"  [R.K.O. Dec 1944]
Murder My Sweet  P.I. Marlowe meets an obtuse giant in South Central Los Angeles who is looking for Velma, his girlfriend before he went to prison. 'Moose' shoots the bar owner and leaves, Marlowe stays; the cops think that Marlowe should track down Velma. The trail leads to a ransomed pearl necklace, and another killing, then to the beautiful young wife of elderly millionaire Grayle, a crooked psychic, a beating by cops in Bay City, escape from an insane asylum, and discovery of still another murder. Moose shows up at Marlowe's apartment, followed by Velma, who admits several killings; Moose steps out from hiding and Velma shoots him and flees. Directed by Edward Dmytryk; script by John Paxton, based on the 1940 novel "Farewell, My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler; starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Mike Mazurki, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Miles Mander, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Ralf Harolde & Esther Howard
R.K.O. Radio Pictures b&w DVD [7/2004] for $14.99
R.K.O. Radio Pictures b&w VHS [11/96] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Farewell, My Lovely novel by Raymond Chandler  "Farewell, My Lovely" [1940 novel] by Raymond Chandler [1888-1959]
book entry at Wikipedia
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $8.80
UNABR audio CD read by Elliott Gould [3/2002] out of prodn/used
UNABR audio read by Elliott Gould [3/2002] out of prodn/used
Spanish-language edition "Adios, Muñeca":
Emeci & Bronce 8½x5½ pb [1/2004] for $12.95
Alianza pb [6/2005] for $15.95

"Back To Bataan" [1945]

"Cornered" [1945]

"Till The End of Time" [1946]

[R.K.O. Radio July 1947]
Crossfire 1947 movie directed by Edward Dmytryk   Directed by Edward Dmytryk; script by John Paxton, based on the novel "The Brick Foxhole" by Richard Brooks; starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Sam Levene, Paul Kelly & George Cooper; Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [RR] & Actress [GG], BAFTA nom for Best Film
Turner b&w DVD [7/2005] for $17.99
Turner b&w VHS [11/96] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Hidden Room" [Eagle Lion 1949]

"Christ In Concrete / Give Us This Day" [1949]

"Obsession" [1949]

"The Sniper" [Columbia May 1952]
The Sniper 1952 movie poster directed by Edward Dmytryk  San Francisco police are baffled by seemingly random killings of women.
Directed by Edward Dmytryk; written by Edna & Edward Anhalt {Oscar noms} and Harry Brown; starring Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor, Frank Faylen & Richard Kiley
video not available; full credits from IMDb

"Eight Iron Men" [1952]

"Mutiny" [1952]

"The Juggler" [1953]

"The Caine Mutiny" [1954]
Directed by Edward Dmytryk; based on Herman Wouk's 1953 stageplay, which was adapted from Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1951 novel
Starring Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray & E.G. Marshall; full credits at IMDb

"Broken Lance" [Fox Sept 1954]
Broken Lance movie directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Spencer Tracy   Directed by Edward Dmytryk; starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brian & Earl Holliman; won Oscar for Best Script, nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Katy Jurado)
Fox color DVD [5/2005] for $12.99
Fox color VHS [2/93] for $14.98
full credits from IMDb

"The End of The Affair" [1954]

"Soldier of Fortune" [1955]

"The Left Hand of God" [1955]

"The Mountain" [1956]

"Raintree County" [M.G.M. 1957]
Raintree County poster   Directed by Edward Dymytryk; starring Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin & Elizabeth Taylor {nominated for Best Actress Oscar}
MGM/UA color VHS [1985] 2 tapes for $19.75
MGM/UA color widescreen VHS [1985] 2 tapes for $79.95
Warner color roadshow VHS [10/99] 2 tapes for $32.00
Warner color widescreen VHS [10/99] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Film Score Monthly remastered soundtrack CD [11/2010] out of prodn/used
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
full credits from IMDb'Raintree County' website

Raintree County novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr.  "Raintree County" [1948 bestseller & classic]
by Ross Lockridge, Jr. [1914-48]

Buccaneer Books hardcover [12/91] for $32.97
Penguin pb [4/94] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [6/84] out of print/used
Pan Macmillan pb [1977] out of print/used

"The Young Lions" [1958]

"Warlock" [1959]

"Walk On The Wild Side" [1962]
Walk On The Wildside movie directed by Edward Dmytryk  Directed by Edward Dmytryk (and Blake Edwards); co-written by John Fante, Edmund Morris & Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Nelson Algren; starring Laurence Harvey, Capucine & Barbara Stanwyck
Columbia/TriStar b&w VHS [1/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Reluctant Saint" [1962]
Filmed in Italy; directed by Edward Dmytryk; co-written by John Fante; music by Nino Rota; starring Maximilian Schell,
Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff, Harold Goldblatt, Arnoldo Foà, Mark Damon,
Luciana Paluzzi, Carlo Croccolo, Giulio Bosetti & Elisa Cegani • full credits from IMDb

"The  Carpetbaggers" [Embassy/Paramount April 1964]
The Carpetbaggers movie  The hard-driven heir to an industrial fortune builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks the hearts of friends & lovers. Directed by Edward Dmytryk; script by John Michael Hayes, based on the bestselling novel; starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Carroll Baker, Arthur Franz & Tom Tully
Paramount widescreen color DVD [4/2003] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
Harold Robbins's The Carpetbaggers book  1961 novel by Harold Robbins
Though author Robbins denied the connection, the central character of the book & movie is obviously modeled on billionaire aviator Howard Hughes. A real potboiler, full of gratuitous sex scenes that were toned down in the movie.
Forge/Doherty mass pb [5/2007] for $7.99
Pocket mass pb [6/93] out of print/used
Buccaneer Books 9x6 hardcover [6/93] for $31.50

"Where Love Has Gone" [1964]

"Mirage" [1965]

"Alvarez Kelly" [1966]

"Anzio" [1968]
Robert Mitchum and Peter Falk land with the Allies in Anzio, Italy.

"Shalako" [1968]
based on the Western novel by Louis L'Amour [1908-88]

"Bluebeard" [1972]

"The Human Factor" [1975]

"He Is My Brother" [1976]

"Not Only Strangers" [1979]

Books  by  Edward Dmytryk

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It's A Hell of A Life autobiography by Edward Dmytryk  
"It's A Hell of A Life, But Not A Bad Living" [1978]
autobiography by Edward Dmytryk

New York Times Book 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1978] out of print/used
On Film Editing book by Edward Dmytryk   "On Film Editing: An Introduction To The Art of Film Construction"
[1984] by Edward Dmytryk

Focal Press 8¼x5.4 pb [12/84] for $31.95
Edward Dmytryk's credits from IMDb
Odd Man Out / The Hollywood Ten book by Edward Dmytryk  "Odd Man Out: A Memoir of The Hollywood Ten" [1995]
by Edward Dmytryk

S.I.U. Press 9x¼x6¼ pb [12/95] out of print/used
S.I.U. Press 9x¼x6¼ hardcover [12/95] out of print/rare
Hollywood's Golden Age As Told By One Who Lived It All memoir by Edward Dmytryk   "Hollywood's Golden Age: As Told By One Who Lived It All" [2003]
by Edward Dmytryk, Preface by {his widow} Jean Porter Dmytryk

BearManor Media 9x6 pb [7/2003] for $17.95

Works  About  Edward Dmytryk

"Hollywood On Trial: The Story of The 10 Who Were Indicted" [1948]
by Gordon Kahn, Foreward by Thomas Mann
Boni & Gaer hardcover [1948] out of print/rare
Ayer hardcover [6/48] out of print/rare

The Hollywood Ten on the steps of the Supreme Court in 1948, with Edward Dmytryk in center of the front row  "The Hollywood Ten" 15-minute documentary [1950]
Written & directed by John Berry; full credits from IMDb
available only on the DVD for the "Salt of The Earth" [1954] labor documentary film
Pioneer b&w DVD [3/99] out of prodn/used
Hollywood On Trial book & video  "Hollywood  On  Trial" [indep documentary 1976]
Directed by David Helpern; written by Arnie Reisman; full credits at IMDb
Corinth Films b&w/color DVD [undated] out of prodn/rare
M.P.I. b&w/color VHS [10/94] out of prodn/rare
Conversations with Directors anthology edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson  "Conversations With Directors: An Anthology of Interviews From Literature/Film Quarterly" [2008] Edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson
interviewees include: Robert Altman, Frank Capra, René Clair, Martha Coolidge, Wes Craven, Terence Davies & Olivia Stewart, Edward Dmytryk, Federico Fellini, William Friedkin, Richard Leacock, Richard Linklater, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Malle, Jonas Mekas, Marcel Ophüls, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Eric Rohmer, Patricia Rozema, John Schlesinger, Jean-Charles Tacchella, Marcela Fernández Violante, Andrej Wajda, Wayne Wang, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise & Franco Zefferelli
Scarecrow Press 9x6 pb [3/2008] for $55.00

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