Biography

Son of a Russian anarchist, Leo Hurwitz graduated Harvard summa cum laude and became a leader in New York’s left wing film movement from the early 1930s on. In the Workers’ Film and Photo League, NYKino, and Frontier Films, Hurwitz remained the quintessential politically committed cameraman, editor, writer, and director.

Son of a Russian anarchist, Leo Hurwitz graduated Harvard summa cum laude and became a leader in New York’s left wing film movement from the early 1930s on. In the Workers’ Film and Photo League, NYKino, and Frontier Films, Hurwitz remained the quintessential politically committed cameraman, editor, writer, and director.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 11

Birthday 1909-06-23

Day of Death 1991-01-18

Place of Birth New York, New York

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed Director
1970 This Island Director
1970 Light and the City Director
1967 For Life, Against the War Director
1966 The Sun and Richard Lippold Director
1961 Here At the Water's Edge Director
1948 Strange Victory Director
1942 Native Land Director

Editing

1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed Editor
1937 Heart of Spain Editor

Acting

1989 Strand, Under the Dark Cloth as Himself
1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed as Himself

Crew

1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed Cinematography
1936 The Plow That Broke the Plains Cinematography

Writing

1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed Writer

Production

1980 Dialogue with a Woman Departed Producer

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