A legendary Hollywood director remembers the good old days of films . . . .
Edward Dmytryk, director of The Caine Mutiny, Murder, My Sweet, Hitler's Children, and a host of other classic movies, has written a powerful memoir of his early days in Hollywood. From peeking in at the special effects for the silent movie version of Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandmants (1923) to his first job as a film editor slowly, patiently splicing film, Dmytryk's brilliantly-written look back at old Hollywood reveals his incredible career that mirrored the growth of the industry to his difficult journey through the McCarthy Era and blacklisting.
His The Caine Mutiny (1954), a World War II naval drama adapted from Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, proved to be Dmytryk's greatest critical and commercial success for Columbia Pictures, the second highest-grossing film of the year, and recipient of a 1955 Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, and other awards.
Through the 1950s and 1960s, Dmytryk continued to make films for major studios such as Columbia, 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Paramount Pictures, including The Left Hand of God (1955) with Humphrey Bogart, Raintree County (1957) with Elizabeth Taylor, The Young Lions (1958), and a 1959 remake of The Blue Angel.