Maurice Tourneur
Date of Birth
Feb 02, 1876
Birth Place:
Paris, France

Biography

Filmmaker Maurice Tourneur's films are admired for their restrained subtlety and lingering moods, particularly in his mystery and fantasy films. He was born in France, a jewel merchant's son, and worked as a decorator and book illustrator until he entered the military service where he served with the French artillery in North Africa. He later became an assistant to sculptor Rodin before becoming...