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 Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 21 Feb 1960 (aged 53)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 22.
Memorial ID 7360 · View Source
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Motion-Picture Director. He was a leading post-World War II French filmaker. His work is atmospheric, technically brilliant, and penetrating in its attention to psychological detail. Many consider his crime dramas "Hands Off the Loot" (1954) and "The Hole" (1960) his best films, while others prefer his lush period love story "The Golden Helmet" (1952). Becker's other films include "It Happened at the Inn" (1943), "Antoine and Antoinette" (1947), Rendezvous in July" (1949), "Ali Baba" (1954), "The Adventures of Arsene Lupin" (1957), and "Montparnasse 19" (1958). Becker was born in Paris. He became interested in the cinema in 1931 after meeting American director King Vidor, and worked as an assistant on some of Jean Renoir's greatest films, among them "The Grand Illusion" (1937) and "The Rules of the Game" (1939). After several false starts he directed his first feature in 1942. A painstaking craftsman, Becker completed only 13 films before his death.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7360
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacques Becker (15 Sep 1906–21 Feb 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7360, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .