Becker, Jacques

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Becker, Jacques


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).


Zhak Bekker: Vyskazyvaniia, fil’my. [Moscow, 1969.]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Armand Zlibovic Robert Hirsch Helene Maier Valentina Sauca With: Catherine Mouchet, Jean-Pierre Becker, Jacques Preco, Riton Liebman, Ovidie.