Louis Jean Heydt

Born: 17 April 1905, Montclair, NJ.
Died: 29 January 1960, Boston, Mass.

Highlighted works

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    Howard Hawks reteamed Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall for this stylish and seductive adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s labyrinthine private-eye novel.

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    An epic romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War which broke box-office records and swept the board at the 1939 Academy Awards.

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart excels in Frank Capra’s tale of a country bumpkin appointed to the US Senate, where his idealistic plans collide with political corruption.

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