Director who was blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era. He directed nearly 20 films between 1942 and 1970, with 1950's Cyrano de Bergerac being his most well known feature.
He was part of the Group Theatre, a literary organization that included some of the best writers of the time.
He directed film noirs before being blacklisted and directed lighthearted comedies after returning to Hollywood.
He was married to Elizabeth Cohn. His grandson is the actor