Edward Dmytryk

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 09/04/1908 († 90, 07/01/1999) | Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 – July 1, 1999) was a Canadian-born American film director. He was known for his 1940s noir films and received an Oscar nomination for Best Director for Crossfire (1947). In 1947, he was named as one of The Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who refused to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in their investigations during the McCarthy-era 'Red scare'. They all served time in prison for contempt of Congress. In 1951, however, Dmytryk did testify to HUAC and rehabilitated his career. First hired again by independent producer Stanley Kramer in 1952, Dmytryk is likely best known for directing The Caine Mutiny (1954), a critical and commercial success. The second-highest-grossing film of the year, it was nominated for Best Picture and several other awards at the 1955 Oscars. Dmytryk was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. ()
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Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 – July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst The Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy-era 'red scare'. Although born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco when his Ukrainian parents moved to the United States. At the age of 31, he became a naturalized citizen. His best known films from the pre-McCarthy period of his career were film noirs Crossfire, for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination, and Murder, My Sweet, the latter an adaptation of Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely. In addition, he made two World War II films: Hitler's Children, the story of the Hitler youth and Back to Bataan starring John Wayne. The late 1940's was the time of the Second Red Scare, and Dmytryk was one of many filmmakers investigated. Summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he refused to cooperate and was sent to jail. After spending several months behind bars, Dmytryk made the decision to testify again, and give the names of his fellow members in the American Communist Party as the HUAC had demanded. On April 25, 1951, Dmytryk appeared before HUAC for the second time, answering all questions. He spoke of his own Party past, a very brief membership in 1945, including the naming of twenty-six former members of left-wing groups. He explained how John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Albert Maltz and others had pressured him to include communist propaganda in his films. His testimony damaged several court cases that others of the so-called "Hollywood 10" had filed. He recounted his experiences of the period in his revealing 1996 book, Odd Man Out: A Memoir of The Hollywood Ten (Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL). For a time, Dmytryk moved to England, and Stanley Kramer hired him to direct a trio of low-budget films before handing Dmytryk The Caine Mutiny. He made films for major studios Columbia, 20th Century Fox, MGM and Paramount Pictures, including, among others, Raintree County, The Left Hand of God, The Young Lions, a remake of the Marlene Dietrich classic The Blue Angel, and The Carpetbaggers. Later into the 60' and 70's, he directed Where Love Has Gone, Anzio, Alvarez Kelly, Shalako, and his final film Bluebeard. The films which he directed featured stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda. After his film career tapered off in the 1970s, he entered academia and taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the University of Southern California. He wrote several books on the art of filmmaking (such as "On Film Editing") and lectured at various colleges and theaters, such as the Orson Welles Cinema. Dmytryk died from heart and kidney failure on 1 July, 1999, aged 90, in Encino, California.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | War

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Awards & Nominations for Edward Dmytryk

Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Edward Dmytryk as Actor(6)

as Himself - Director (archive footage)2009 A War in Hollywood
as himself1950 The Hollywood Ten

Movies with Edward Dmytryk as Crew(73)

Directing/Director1979 Not Only Strangers
Directing/Director1975 He Is My Brother
Directing/Director1975 The 'Human' Factor
Directing/Director1972 Bluebeard
Writing/Writer1972 Bluebeard
Directing/Director1968 Shalako
Directing/Director1968 Anzio
Directing/Director1966 Alvarez Kelly
Directing/Director1965 Mirage
Directing/Director1964 Where Love Has Gone
Directing/Director1964 The Carpetbaggers
Directing/Director1962 Walk on the Wild Side
Directing/Director1962 The Reluctant Saint
Production/Producer1962 The Reluctant Saint
Directing/Director1959 The Blue Angel
Directing/Director1959 Warlock
Production/Producer1959 Warlock
Directing/Director1958 The Young Lions
Directing/Director1957 Raintree County
Directing/Director1956 The Mountain
Production/Producer1956 The Mountain
Directing/Director1955 The End of the Affair
Directing/Director1955 Soldier of Fortune
Directing/Director1955 The Left Hand of God
Directing/Director1954 Broken Lance
Directing/Director1954 The Caine Mutiny
Directing/Director1953 The Juggler
Directing/Director1952 The Sniper
Directing/Director1952 Mutiny
Directing/Director1952 Eight Iron Men
Directing/Director1949 Give Us This Day
Directing/Director1949 Obsession
Directing/Director1947 So Well Remembered
Directing/Director1947 Crossfire
Directing/Director1946 Till the End of Time
Directing/Director1945 Back to Bataan
Directing/Director1945 Cornered
Directing/Director1944 Tender Comrade
Directing/Director1944 Murder, My Sweet
Directing/Director1943 Captive Wild Woman
Directing/Director1943 Hitler's Children
Directing/Director1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Production/Producer1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Directing/Director1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Directing/Director1942 Counter-Espionage
Directing/Director1942 Seven Miles from Alcatraz
Directing/Director1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Directing/Director1941 Confessions of Boston Blackie
Directing/Director1941 The Devil Commands
Directing/Director1941 The Blonde from Singapore
Directing/Director1941 Under Age
Directing/Director1941 Secrets of the Lone Wolf
Directing/Director1940 Her First Romance
Directing/Director1940 Golden Gloves
Directing/Director1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Directing/Director1940 Emergency Squad
Directing/Director1939 Million Dollar Legs
Directing/Director1939 Television Spy
Editing/Editor1939 Love Affair
Editing/Editor1938 Zaza
Editing/Editor1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Editing/Editor1937 Turn Off the Moon
Editing/Editor1937 Double Or Nothing
Editing/Editor1936 Three Married Men
Editing/Editor1936 Easy to Take
Directing/Director1935 The Hawk
Editing/Editor1935 The Hawk
Editing/Editor1935 Ruggles of Red Gap
Editing/Editor1934 College Rhythm
Editing/Assistant Editor1933 Duck Soup
Editing/Editor1932 Make Me a Star
Editing/Editor1930 The Royal Family of Broadway
Editing/Editor1930 Only Saps Work

Full Name: Edward Dmytryk
Born: Friday, 09/04 1908 (September) in Grand Forks
Died: Thursday, 07/01 1999 (July) in Encino (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: University of Southern California
Member of: Hollywood Ten
Spouses (current/former): Jean Porter
Other names for Edward Dmytryk (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Edward Dymtryk"
"Moe Miller"
Edward Dmytryk frequently works together with these people:
Hans Dreier (9x, Crew)
Darrell Silvera (9x, Crew)
Arthur Franz (8x, Actor)
Roy Webb (8x, Crew)
A.E. Freudeman (7x, Crew)
Joseph MacDonald (7x, Crew)
Byron Foulger (6x, Actor)
Edith Head (6x, Crew)
Vernon L. Walker (6x, Crew)
Mel Berns (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:58600, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 11/25/2020