Jacques Tourneur was a French film director known for the classic film noir Out of the Past and a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, and The Leopard Man.
10 Facts About Jacques Tourneur
Jacques Tourneur is known for directing Night of the Demon, which was released by Columbia Pictures.
At age 10, Jacques Tourneur moved to the United States with his father.
Jacques Tourneur started a career in cinema while still attending high school as an extra and later as a script clerk in various silent films.
Jacques Tourneur died in 1977, aged 73, in Bergerac, Dordogne, France.
Jacques Tourneur made his debut as a director on the French film Tout ca ne vaut pas l'amour in 1931.
Jacques Tourneur went to Hollywood in 1934 where he had a contract with MGM Studios.
Jacques Tourneur made his feature debut as director in the 1939 film They All Come Out.
Jacques Tourneur was promoted to the A-list at RKO, directing films including Out of the Past and Berlin Express.
Jacques Tourneur filmed episodes of The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and The Alaskans.