Jean Negulesco

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Jean Negulesco (born Jean Negulescu; 26 February 1900 – 18 July 1993) was a Romanian-born American film director and screenwriter. Born in Craiova, he attended Carol I High School. In 1915 he moved to Vienna, in 1919 to Bucharest, where he worked as a painter, before becoming a stage decorator in Paris. In 1927 he went to New York City for an exhibition of his paintings, and settled there. In 1934 he entered the film industry, first as a sketch artist, then as an assistant producer, second unit director and in the late 1930s he became a director and screenwriter. He made a reputation at Warner Brothers by directing short subjects, particularly a series of band shorts featuring unusual camera angles and dramatic use of shadows and silhouettes. Negulesco's first feature film as director was Singapore Woman (1941). In 1948 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Directing for Johnny Belinda. In 1955, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Film for How to Marry a Millionaire. His 1959 movie, The Best of Everything, was on Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time" list. From the late 1960s, he lived in Marbella, Spain where he died there at age 93, of heart failure. During his Hollywood career and in his 1984 autobiography, Negulesco claimed to have been born on 29 February 1900; he was apparently motivated to make this statement because birthdays on Leap Year Day are comparatively rare. In fact, 1900 was not a leap year, so there was no 29 February in 1900. Negulesco's autobiography (in which this claim appears) is appropriately titled Things I Did and Things I Think I Did.

Most Popular Jean Negulesco Trailers

Total trailers found: 55

Johnny Belinda Trailer (1948)

14 September 1948

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.

How to Marry a Millionaire Trailer (1953)

29 October 1953

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Take Care of My Little Girl Trailer (1951)

06 July 1951

A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

Titanic Trailer (1953)

11 April 1953

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic.

Road House Trailer (1948)

22 September 1948

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Woman's World Trailer (1954)

30 September 1954

Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, she willing to use her beauty to further her husband's career; Sid and Elizabeth, he ulcer-ridden and torn between achieving success and restoring their troubled marriage, she positive that his job will kill him, but gamely agreeing to play the good wife for the duration; and down-to-earth Bill, whose good-natured Katie fears that his promotion would spell the end of their idyllic familiy existence.

Daddy Long Legs Trailer (1955)

05 May 1955

Wealthy American Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old resident, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron).

Boy on a Dolphin Trailer (1957)

18 April 1957

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes.

City for Conquest Trailer (1940)

21 September 1940

The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City.

Three Coins in the Fountain Trailer (1954)

01 May 1954

American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA.

The Best of Everything Trailer (1959)

09 October 1959

An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

O. Henry's Full House Trailer (1952)

07 August 1952

Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem".

Humoresque Trailer (1946)

25 September 1946

A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Lydia Bailey Trailer (1952)

30 May 1952

A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle.

Three Strangers Trailer (1946)

28 January 1946

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny.

Expensive Husbands Trailer (1937)

27 November 1937

Unable to get work in her home country, Laurine Lynne (Beverly Roberts) travels to Vienna where her press agent, Joe Craig (Allyn Joslyn), convinces her to marry royalty.

Scandal at Scourie Trailer (1953)

17 May 1953

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba.

Hello-Goodbye Trailer (1970)

16 October 1970

A car salesman journeys to France and encounters an apparently lonely woman. He immediately begins to successfully woo her only to learn that she is actually a baron's wife.

Phone Call from a Stranger Trailer (1952)

01 February 1952

Four strangers board a plane and become fast friends, but a catastrophic crash leaves only one survivor.

The Conspirators Trailer (1944)

24 October 1944

A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.

The Forbidden Street Trailer (1949)

31 March 1949

A rich girl (Maureen O'Hara) marries a drunken artist (Dana Andrews) and a look-alike lawyer and lives in an alley in 1870s London.

Rio Trailer (1939)

29 December 1939

Diabolical French capitalist Paul Reynard is forced to leave Irene, his bride of one year, when he is arrested for the crimes of forgery and embezzlement and sentenced to a penal colony off the coast of South America.

The Pleasure Seekers Trailer (1964)

25 December 1964

Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.

The Rains of Ranchipur Trailer (1956)

23 March 1956

India. The spoilt and stubborn Edwina Esketh, comes to a small town with her husband. She falls in love with an indian doctor, Dr.

The Mask of Dimitrios Trailer (1944)

01 July 1944

A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.

Singapore Woman Trailer (1941)

17 May 1941

A fallen woman seeks redemption at a Singapore rubber plantation. Melodrama.

The Beloved Brat Trailer (1938)

30 April 1938

Roberta Morgan is being raised in a wealthy-home where her mother is occupied with her society-club activities and her father is immersed in his business activities.

Count Your Blessings Trailer (1959)

23 April 1959

Director Jean Negulesco's 1959 comedy, about a small child hoping to reunite his estranged parents, stars Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi, Maurice Chevalier, Martin Stephens, Tom Helmore, Patricia Medina, Steven Geray, Mona Washbourne and Ronald Squire.

The Mudlark Trailer (1950)

28 November 1950

It's 1875 and a young street urchin wants to see Queen Victoria...

Henry Busse and His Orchestra Trailer (1940)

30 November 1940

This one-reel musical short, part of the WB/Vitaphone Melody Master series, features the music of trumpet-player and orchestra leader Henry Busse and his Orchestra, playing their own arrangements of various popular songs of the time.

A Certain Smile Trailer (1958)

31 July 1958

Director Jean Negulesco's bittersweet romantic drama, based on Francoise Sagan's novella, stars Christine Carere as a pretty Parisian law student who falls in love with her boyfriend's uncle.

The Flag of Humanity Trailer (1940)

19 October 1940

This 'Special' entry from the Warners/Vitaphone shorts department is less the story of Clara Barton, and more the story of how Clara Barton helped further the cause of the Red Cross in the United States and the birth of the American Red Cross.

Lure of the Wilderness Trailer (1952)

16 July 1952

A young girl and her father, who is unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog.

Six Hits and a Miss Trailer (1942)

24 October 1942

A musical which begins with six men and a woman singing; then a dance number; finally, the six men and woman sing again.

Under My Skin Trailer (1950)

17 March 1950

Set in Paris, Under My Skin stars John Garfield as a washed-up jockey who has stolen money from a crooked gambler (Luther Adler).

Alice in Movieland Trailer (1940)

03 March 1940

In a U.S. town that could be anywhere, 18-year-old Alice Purdee wins a free trip to Hollywood. With the assistance of a cheerful porter, she takes the night train and dreams about her arrival.

The Gift of Love Trailer (1958)

11 February 1958

Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.

Hit Parade of the Gay Nineties Trailer (1943)

18 September 1943

Newsreel-type short about music from the 1890s making a resurgence in the '40s

Jessica Trailer (1962)

19 April 1962

When the men of a Sicilian village start obsessing over ravishing blonde midwife Jessica (Angie Dickinson), angry females revolt by refusing to have sex with their husbands.

Calling All Girls Trailer (1942)

24 January 1942

The first few minutes of this short show the process that studios use to select girls to be members of the chorus line in movie musicals.

Nobody Lives Forever Trailer (1946)

01 November 1946

A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.

Deep Valley Trailer (1947)

30 July 1947

A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict.

Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos Trailer (1941)

08 March 1941

Cliff Edwards and his musical cowhands run a dude ranch that isn't doing too well. When they hear a few easterners are coming out, they spruce up everything to make a good impression.

Three Came Home Trailer (1950)

20 February 1950

The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII.

The Gay Parisian Trailer (1941)

02 December 1941

In a Paris nightclub setting, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performs to the music of Jacques Offenbach.

Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica School Trailer (1942)

26 December 1942

Borrah Minnevitch and His Rascals play popular songs on their harmonicas.

The United States Army Band Trailer (1943)

01 January 1943

On the soundtrack, the US Army Band plays strains of "You're in the Army Now" and a full version of "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" as the films shows us a convoy of trucks and soldiers at work.

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra Trailer (1942)

15 August 1942

The popular dance band plays four songs.

Women at War Trailer (1943)

02 October 1943

Three young women arrive at the Women's Army Corps facility in Fort Des Moines for varied reasons and with different goals.

Hal Kemp and His Orchestra Trailer (1941)

14 June 1941

Hal Kemp leads his orchestra in four popular songs.

Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra Trailer (1941)

04 January 1941

Skinnay Ennis leads his orchestra as they play "Three Little Words," "Let's Do It," and "Birth of the Blues".

At the Stroke of Twelve Trailer (1941)

15 November 1941

This entry in Warner's "Broadway Brevity" series of shorts is based on Damon Runyon's short story, "The Old Doll's House".

Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra Trailer (1943)

27 March 1943

Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.

Cavalcade of Dance Trailer (1943)

03 October 1943

Ballroom dancers Veloz and Yolanda perform the various dance fads of the first half of the twentieth century.

The United States Navy Band Trailer (1943)

01 January 1943

The United States Navy Band uses the backdrop of the Washington mall to play naval and patriotic numbers including the ubiquitous “Anchors Aweigh.