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 on. He used to be two times nominated for most sensible Director via the Academy of movie artwork and Sciences for The Snake Pit (1948) and for Decision ahead of Dawn (1951). those films—along with Mayerling (1936), Sorry, incorrect Number (1946) and Anastasia (1956)—are thought of classics, yet his photos don’t provide many clues approximately Litvak the fellow. except passing references to his wartime carrier as wrestle documentarian, he by no means mentioned his existence in print, permitting merely short interviews touching on 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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Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films by Michelangelo Capua