By Michelangelo Capua
Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Olivia de Havilland, Yul Brynner, Burt Lancaster, Barbara Stanwick and so forth. He was once two times nominated for most sensible Director by way of the Academy of movie paintings and Sciences for The Snake Pit (1948) and for Decision prior to Dawn (1951). those films—along with Mayerling (1936), Sorry, fallacious Number (1946) and Anastasia (1956)—are thought of classics, yet his images don’t provide many clues approximately Litvak the guy. except passing references to his wartime provider as strive against documentarian, he by no means mentioned his existence in print, permitting in basic terms short interviews concerning solely to his work.
This biography fills that void, supplying the 1st certain portrait of an artist defined by means of movie historian Richard Schickel as “an adept, adaptable and prolific guy; the type of director that Hollywood likes best.”
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