DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
I'll do this picture for nothing. - Jacques Tourneur
During the 20 years from 1939 to 1958, Tourneur spit out masterpiece after masterpiece from the B-for-bowels studio lots of the old Hollywood system: western, noir, horror, war, pirates, gauchos... No filmmaker ever did more with less.
All In all, his films constitute an encyclopedia that could be titled Fuck, This is America.
Tourneur's final self-assessment was that his films had achieved no place in cinema history. Tourneur was wrong.