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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.
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14 September 1948
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
06 July 1951
A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.
29 October 1953
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
11 April 1953
Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
01 May 1954
American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA.
09 October 1959
An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.
07 August 1952
Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem".
25 September 1946
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.
30 May 1952
A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle.
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.
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.
17 May 1953
After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba.
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.
01 February 1952
Four strangers board a plane and become fast friends, but a catastrophic crash leaves only one survivor.
24 October 1944
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
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.
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.
25 December 1964
Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.
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.
01 July 1944
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
17 May 1941
A fallen woman seeks redemption at a Singapore rubber plantation. Melodrama.
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.
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.
28 November 1950
It's 1875 and a young street urchin wants to see Queen Victoria...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
11 February 1958
Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.
18 September 1943
Newsreel-type short about music from the 1890s making a resurgence in the '40s
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.
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.
01 November 1946
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
30 July 1947
A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict.
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.
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.
02 December 1941
In a Paris nightclub setting, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performs to the music of Jacques Offenbach.
26 December 1942
Borrah Minnevitch and His Rascals play popular songs on their harmonicas.
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.
15 August 1942
The popular dance band plays four songs.
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.
14 June 1941
Hal Kemp leads his orchestra in four popular songs.
04 January 1941
Skinnay Ennis leads his orchestra as they play "Three Little Words," "Let's Do It," and "Birth of the Blues".
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".
27 March 1943
Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.
03 October 1943
Ballroom dancers Veloz and Yolanda perform the various dance fads of the first half of the twentieth century.
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.