Louis de Rochemont

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Louis de Rochemont (January 13, 1899 – December 23, 1978) was an American film maker known for creating, along with Roy E. Larsen from Time, Inc., the monthly theatrically shown newsreels The March of Time.wikipedia
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The March of Time

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Louis de Rochemont (January 13, 1899 – December 23, 1978) was an American film maker known for creating, along with Roy E. Larsen from Time, Inc., the monthly theatrically shown newsreels The March of Time.
Produced and written by Louis de Rochemont and his brother Richard de Rochemont, The March of Time was recognized with an Academy Honorary Award in 1937.

Semidocumentary

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After three spy films that helped define film noir, including The House on 92nd Street (1945), he produced a wide array of feature films such as the semi-documentary Boomerang (1947).
Several of Richard Fleischer's films had semidocumentary qualities, as did the productions of Louis de Rochemont.

Richard de Rochemont

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His brother, Richard, was also a producer and writer on The March of Time.
He was the brother of documentary filmmaker and feature film producer Louis de Rochemont.

Windjammer (1958 film)

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Windjammer (1958) was produced by Louis de Rochemont and directed by his son, Louis de Rochemont III.
Windjammer was produced by Louis de Rochemont and directed by Louis de Rochemont III.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

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Louis de Rochemont also produced The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1962).
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is a 1961 British romantic drama film made by Seven Arts-Warner Bros. It was directed by José Quintero and produced by Louis de Rochemont with Lothar Wolff as associate producer.

Animal Farm (1954 film)

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In March 1951, de Rochemont's production company purchased the animated film rights to George Orwell's Animal Farm, and de Rochemont was heavily involved in the artistic direction of the animated film.
The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell's work, and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government.

The House on 92nd Street

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After three spy films that helped define film noir, including The House on 92nd Street (1945), he produced a wide array of feature films such as the semi-documentary Boomerang (1947).

Boomerang (1947 film)

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After three spy films that helped define film noir, including The House on 92nd Street (1945), he produced a wide array of feature films such as the semi-documentary Boomerang (1947).

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Louis de Rochemont (January 13, 1899 – December 23, 1978) was an American film maker known for creating, along with Roy E. Larsen from Time, Inc., the monthly theatrically shown newsreels The March of Time.

Newsreel

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Louis de Rochemont (January 13, 1899 – December 23, 1978) was an American film maker known for creating, along with Roy E. Larsen from Time, Inc., the monthly theatrically shown newsreels The March of Time.

Huguenots

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The de Rochemonts were descended from Huguenot ancestors who settled in New Hampshire early in the nineteenth century.

New Hampshire

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The de Rochemonts were descended from Huguenot ancestors who settled in New Hampshire early in the nineteenth century.

Boston

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Born in 1899, the son of a Boston attorney, he grew up in small-town Massachusetts.

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Born in 1899, the son of a Boston attorney, he grew up in small-town Massachusetts.

New England

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His film career began when, still a teenager, he filmed his New England neighbours and sold the footage to local theatres under the title See Yourself as Others See You.

Feature film

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When he moved from newsreels to feature films, de Rochemont chose to produce films based on real stories in actual locations, often with locals in the cast.

Film noir

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After three spy films that helped define film noir, including The House on 92nd Street (1945), he produced a wide array of feature films such as the semi-documentary Boomerang (1947).

Central Intelligence Agency

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de Rochemont's firm acted as a "front" for the Central Intelligence Agency, the actual funder/producer of this film.

Martin Luther (1953 film)

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It was produced by Louis de Rochemont and RD-DR Corporation in collaboration with Lutheran Church Productions and Luther-Film-G.M.B.H.

Sven Libaek

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He first achieved international recognition with a role in the Louis de Rochemont film Windjammer in which he both acted and performed as piano soloist with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Borden Mace

During the post World War II period he worked on numerous projects with his mentor, producer Louis de Rochemont, notably on Alfred L. Werker's quasi-biographical Lost Boundaries, which was one of the first U.S. films to feature black actors in professional positions, and which was banned in Atlanta and Memphis.

Carleton Carpenter

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Carpenter was brought to Hollywood in 1949 by independent producer Louis de Rochemont to play the boy friend in Lost Boundaries.

The Ramparts We Watch

The picture was produced and directed by Louis de Rochemont, from a screenplay by Robert L. Richards and Cedric R. Worth, and was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, who released it on August 16, 1940.