Born Sept. 15, 1906, in Paris; died there on Feb. 21, 1960. French motion picture director.
Becker was involved in cinema from 1932 and was assistant director to J. Renoir. Becker’s first significant independent work was the film The Last Trump Card (1942). His work is distinguished by restraint of emotion, precision, grace, and deep interest in the revelation of human character. His best works are Goupi, Red Hands (1943), Antoine and Antoinetta (1947), The Golden Helmet (1952), Don’t Touch the Spoils (1954), Montparnasse, 19 (1958), and The Hole (1960).