Dassin, Jules

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Julius Dassin 
      American film director

born Dec. 18, 1911, Middletown, Conn.

died March 31, 2008, Athens, Greece
was a master of film noir and perhaps best remembered for his direction of Rififi (1955), which featured a remarkable 25-minute robbery sequence that contained no dialogue or music; he won the best director award at the Cannes Festival for this effort. Early in his career Dassin enjoyed success in Hollywood, working under director Alfred Hitchcock and directing movies that starred John Wayne and Joan Crawford. Dassin's most notable early films include Brute Force (1947), The Naked City (1948), and Thieves' Highway (1949). His career in the U.S. was interrupted, however, when he was blacklisted as a communist; he relocated to France in 1953. During this period Dassin, no longer under studio limitations, began making films that freely exhibited his creative force, such as the acclaimed Never on Sunday (1960), which starred his wife, Melina Mercouri. Dassin returned to the U.S. during the 1960s and turned out such films as Topkapi (1964) and his last, Circle of Two (1980).

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