Joseph Losey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Walton Losey (January 14, 1909, La Crosse, Wisconsin – June 22, 1984, London, England) was an American theater and film director. After studying in Germany with Bertolt Brecht, Losey returned to the United States, eventually making his way to Hollywood. In the 1950s Losey was blacklisted in the United States and moved to Europe, where he made the remainder of his films, mostly in the United Kingdom.

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Accident (1967)

Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Stanley Baker  •  Jacqueline Sassard  •  Michael York

Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Stanley Baker  •  Jacqueline Sassard  •  Michael York

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Monica Vitti  •  Terence Stamp  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Harry Andrews

Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Monica Vitti  •  Terence Stamp  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Harry Andrews

Mr. Klein (1976)

Paris, France, 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Robert Klein, a successful art dealer who benefits from the misfortunes of those who are ruthlessly persecuted, discovers by chance that there is another Robert Klein, apparently a Jewish man; someone with whom he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Jean Bouise

Paris, France, 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Robert Klein, a successful art dealer who benefits from the misfortunes of those who are ruthlessly persecuted, discovers by chance that there is another Robert Klein, apparently a Jewish man; someone with whom he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Jean Bouise

The Servant (1963)

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Sarah Miles  •  Wendy Craig  •  James Fox

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Sarah Miles  •  Wendy Craig  •  James Fox

X: The Unknown (1956)

When a fissure explosively opens in an English mud flat during a military exercise there, injuring one soldier and killing another, an American research scientist at a nearby nuclear plant joins with a British investigator to discover why the victims were ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Leslie Norman
CAST:  Dean Jagger  •  Edward Chapman  •  Leo McKern  •  Anthony Newley

When a fissure explosively opens in an English mud flat during a military exercise there, injuring one soldier and killing another, an American research scientist at a nearby nuclear plant joins with a British investigator to discover why the victims were ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Leslie Norman
CAST:  Dean Jagger  •  Edward Chapman  •  Leo McKern  •  Anthony Newley

M (1951)

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Martin Gabel  •  Luther Adler

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Martin Gabel  •  Luther Adler

Secret Ceremony (1968)

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Mia Farrow  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Peggy Ashcroft

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Mia Farrow  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Peggy Ashcroft

The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Helmut Berger  •  Michael Caine  •  Michael Lonsdale

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Helmut Berger  •  Michael Caine  •  Michael Lonsdale

Steaming (1985)

Steaming is the final film directed by Joseph Losey. It was adapted from Nell Dunn's play by Patricia Losey and Nell Dunn. It is about three women who meet regularly in a steam room and decide to fight its closure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Sarah Miles  •  Diana Dors  •  Patti Love

Steaming is the final film directed by Joseph Losey. It was adapted from Nell Dunn's play by Patricia Losey and Nell Dunn. It is about three women who meet regularly in a steam room and decide to fight its closure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Sarah Miles  •  Diana Dors  •  Patti Love

The Prowler (1951)

Los Angeles, California. A cop who, unhappy with his job, blames others for his work problems, is assigned to investigate the case of a prowler who stalks the home of a married woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  John Maxwell  •  Katherine Warren

Los Angeles, California. A cop who, unhappy with his job, blames others for his work problems, is assigned to investigate the case of a prowler who stalks the home of a married woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  John Maxwell  •  Katherine Warren

Pete-Roleum and His Cousins (1939)

Pete Roleum, an oil droplet, narrates a presentation about the history and uses of oil: He starts by introducing some of his relations, with illustrations of the things that they have done throughout history. He then turns to the modern era, and shows that oil has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Charles R. Bowers

Pete Roleum, an oil droplet, narrates a presentation about the history and uses of oil: He starts by introducing some of his relations, with illustrations of the things that they have done throughout history. He then turns to the modern era, and shows that oil has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Charles R. Bowers

Roads to the South (1978)

France, 1975. Jean, an exiled Spanish Communist, is a successful screenwriter who, after a tragic event, struggles with his political commitment, his love for his country, under the boot of General Franco, whose death he and his comrades have waited for years, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Miou-Miou  •  Laurent Malet  •  France Lambiotte

France, 1975. Jean, an exiled Spanish Communist, is a successful screenwriter who, after a tragic event, struggles with his political commitment, his love for his country, under the boot of General Franco, whose death he and his comrades have waited for years, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Miou-Miou  •  Laurent Malet  •  France Lambiotte

King and Country (1964)

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Leo McKern  •  Peter Copley

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Leo McKern  •  Peter Copley

The Trout (1982)

The sexual and social dysfunctional behaviour of the corporate elite are further aggravated when a naive married woman becomes the obsession of two wealthy suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Daniel Olbrychski

The sexual and social dysfunctional behaviour of the corporate elite are further aggravated when a naive married woman becomes the obsession of two wealthy suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Daniel Olbrychski

The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)

About to enter a marriage he wants no part of, rich nobleman Mitchell takes up with gypsy Mecouri. They marry, but she soon discovers he's deeply in debt. (TCM)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Keith Michell  •  Flora Robson  •  Patrick McGoohan

About to enter a marriage he wants no part of, rich nobleman Mitchell takes up with gypsy Mecouri. They marry, but she soon discovers he's deeply in debt. (TCM)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Keith Michell  •  Flora Robson  •  Patrick McGoohan

The Intimate Stranger (1956)

Film producer Reggie Wilson is worried he may have a dual personality. Fleeing Hollywood, he finds himself in England and married to the boss's daughter after which he quickly rises through the studio ranks. Then the letters appear from a lovesick fan who wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Alec C. Snowden
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Mary Murphy  •  Constance Cummings  •  Roger Livesey

Film producer Reggie Wilson is worried he may have a dual personality. Fleeing Hollywood, he finds himself in England and married to the boss's daughter after which he quickly rises through the studio ranks. Then the letters appear from a lovesick fan who wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Alec C. Snowden
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Mary Murphy  •  Constance Cummings  •  Roger Livesey

Cinématon (1978)

Cinématon is a 156-hour long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 36 years from 1978 until 2006, it consists of a series of over 2,821 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Courant
CAST:  Fernando Arrabal  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Gaël Badaud  •  Alain-Alcide Sudre

Cinématon is a 156-hour long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 36 years from 1978 until 2006, it consists of a series of over 2,821 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Courant
CAST:  Fernando Arrabal  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Gaël Badaud  •  Alain-Alcide Sudre

Stranger on the Prowl (1952)

A down-and-out crook on the lam befriends a young street urchin, in an Italian port city. At first amused that the boy is a sneak thief, he tries to deflects the kid from a life of crime. Tipped off by a woman anxious to collect the reward for him (who is wanted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Joan Lorring  •  Vittorio Manunta  •  Luisa Rossi

A down-and-out crook on the lam befriends a young street urchin, in an Italian port city. At first amused that the boy is a sneak thief, he tries to deflects the kid from a life of crime. Tipped off by a woman anxious to collect the reward for him (who is wanted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Joan Lorring  •  Vittorio Manunta  •  Luisa Rossi

The Lawless (1950)

A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant Mexican fruit pickers..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Macdonald Carey  •  Gail Russell  •  Johnny Sands  •  Lee Patrick

A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant Mexican fruit pickers..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Macdonald Carey  •  Gail Russell  •  Johnny Sands  •  Lee Patrick

Galileo (1975)

Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of aristocracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Chaim Topol  •  Edward Fox  •  Colin Blakely  •  Georgia Brown

Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of aristocracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Chaim Topol  •  Edward Fox  •  Colin Blakely  •  Georgia Brown
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