Jules Dassin dies at 96


Jules Dassin (1911-2008)

First Richard Widmark, now Jules Dassin. It's a sad week for noir fans. At least he got to outlive his HUAC accusers and was married to Melina Mercouri. Now if only I could find a copy of his remake of The Informer, 1968's Up Tight! with Ruby Dee...

Here's his obituary in the New York Times. And, a BBC piece.

6 comments:

Graham said...

Great website.

heidi said...

i imagine his coffin being lowered very slowly, & silently...

SomeNYGuy said...

Heidi, that was brilliant!

erik hogstrom said...

Rififi is a masterpiece. I watched it again the night before last, after I heard of the death.

dom said...

Glad he outlived the McCarthy scum who drove him out of the country in which he & so many other film makers at first found refuge.

Anyone who has the dvd of "Rififi" can see the effect those bastards had on him & so many others if they watch the interview with Dassin at the NFT.

Tommy O'C said...

Well, if he wasn't a commie,he wouldn't have had to flee the country, would he?