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Frank Tuttle

Frank Tuttle

Film director
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Film director
Countries United States of America
Occupations Film director Screenwriter
Gender male
Birth 6 August 1892 (New York City, New York, U.S.A.)
Death 6 January 1963 (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California)
Star sign Leo
Education Yale University
The details
Biography

Frank Wright Tuttle (August 6, 1892 – January 6, 1963) was a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 (The Cradle Buster) to 1959 (Island of Lost Women).

Biography

Frank Tuttle was educated at Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record.

After graduation, he worked in New York City in the advertising department of the Metropolitan Music Bureau. He later moved to Hollywood, where he became a film director for Paramount. His films are largely in the comedy and film noir genres.

In 1947, Tuttle's career ground to a temporary halt with the onset of the first of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on Communist infiltration of the movie industry. Tuttle had joined the American Communist Party in 1937 in reaction to Hitler's rise to power.

Unable to find work in the United States, he moved to France, where he made Gunman in the Streets (1950) starring Simone Signoret and Dane Clark.

After a decade as a member of the Communist Party, in 1951 Tuttle gave 36 names to the HUAC.

Death

Tuttle died in Hollywood, California on January 6, 1963, aged 70. He was survived by his three children.

Selected filmography

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