Joseph Losey (1909-1984)

Joseph Losey is one of the most interesting Englsh-speaking filmmakers of the 60s and 70s. His career originally started in 1948, when he directed his first feature film. In the early 1950s he was tried as a communist and sought exile in Great Britain, where he made his best films. He became famous with the 1963 psycho drama THE SERVANT. His best films are ACCIDENT (1967), SECRET CEREMONY (1968) and THE GO-BETWEEN (1970). In light of his powerful dramas of the 1960s and 1970s, he might be seen as an English counterpart to Claude Chabrol. The filmography below omits Losey's short films (mostly made before his career as a feature film director).



The Boy With Green Hair (1948; dir)
The Lawless (1950; dir)
The Prowler (1951; dir)
M (1951; dir)
The Big Night (1951; dir, coscr; based on a novel by Stanley Ellin)
Imbarco a Mezzanotte (1952; dir under pseud)
The Sleeping Tiger (1954; dir under pseud, coprod)
A Man on the Beach (1955; dir, coscr; based on a novel by Victor Canning)
The Intimate Stranger (1956; codir under pseud)
X: The Unknown (1956; uncred casting dir)
Time Without Pity (1957; dir)
The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958; dir)
Blind Date (1959; dir; aka Chance Meeting)
The Criminal (1960; dir; aka The Concrete Jungle)
Eva (1962; uncred dir, act)
The Damned (1963; dir)
The Servant (1963; dir)
King & Country (1964; dir, coprod)
Modesty Blaise (1966; dir)
Accident (1967; dir, coprod)
Boom (1968; dir)
Secret Ceremony (1968; dir)
Figures in a Landscape (1970; dir under pseud)
The Go-Between (1970; dir)
The Assassination of Trotsky (1972; dir, exec prod)
A Doll's House (1973; dir, coprod)
Galileo (1975; dir, coscr)
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975; dir)
Monsieur Klein (1976; dir, uncred act)
Les Routes du Sud (1978; dir)
Don Giovanni (1979; dir, coscr)
Bois Godunov (1980; dir, made for TV)
La Truite (1982; dir, coscr)
Steaming (1985; dir)

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