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Edward Dmytryk
Born (1908-09-04)September 4, 1908
Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Died July 1, 1999(1999-07-01) (aged 90)
Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Occupation Film director, film editor
Years active 1929–1979
Spouse(s) Madeleine Robinson (1932–47; divorced; 1 son Michael)
Jean Porter (1948–99; his death; 3 children)
Children Michael
Richard
Victoria
Rebecca

Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity.
Edward Dmytryk
The only reason for using another cut is to improve the scene.
I knew that if it ever got down to a choice between the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party to the bitter end.
Edward Dmytryk
With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names.
Edward Dmytryk
The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
Edward Dmytryk
Not a single person I named hadn't already been named at least a half-dozen times and wasn't already on he blacklist.
Edward Dmytryk
I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.
Edward Dmytryk
I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust.
Edward Dmytryk
In art, the obvious is a sin.
I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people, al of whom had been in the Party long before I was, all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
Edward Dmytryk