Dassin Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jules Dassin

Interviewed by: Bruce Goldstein

As both a writer and director, Jules Dassin was known for his noir films, Thieves' Highway (1949), Brute Force (1947) and The Naked City (1948), as well as two influential heist films, Rififi (1955) and Topkapi (1964). He also directed Never on a Sunday (1960), which he wrote, produced and starred in alongside his future wife, Melina Mercouri.

Dassin describes his crowd control techniques while shooting Naked City.

How a successful revolution prevented Dassin's favorite film from being seen.

Dassin recollects working with his wife and collaborator Melina Mercouri.