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Louis De Rochemont (1899–1978)

Louis de Rochemont, the maverick filmmaker and documentarian whose "The Fighting Lady" (1944) won an Oscar, was born in Chelsea. Massachusetts in 1899. He filmed his first newsreel when he was 12 years old and established his reputation making March of Time newsreels in the 1930s. His pre-World War II documentaries elucidating the dangers posed by ... See full bio »

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 1962 When I'm Old Enough... Good-Bye! (Short) (producer)
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1961 The Sand Castle (producer)
 1960 Summer Incident (Documentary short) (producer)
 1960 Man on a String (producer)
 1958 Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (Documentary) (producer)
 1956 The Miracle of Todd-AO (Short) (producer)
 1955 Cinerama Holiday (Documentary) (producer)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- And to Fame Unknown (1953) ... (producer)
 1953 Martin Luther (supervising producer)
 1952 Living in a Metropolis (Short) (producer)
 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1951 The Whistle at Eaton Falls (producer)
 1951 A Day with the F.B.I. (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Mid Century: Half Way to Where? (Short documentary) (producer)
 1949 Lost Boundaries (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1948 Nomads of the Jungle: Malaya (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Boomerang! (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1946 13 Rue Madeleine (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1945 The House on 92nd Street (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1944 The Fighting Lady (Documentary) (producer)
 1943 Upbeat in Music (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Youth in Crisis (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Show-Business at War (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 We Are the Marines (Documentary) (producer)
 1941 Battlefields of the Pacific (Documentary short) (producer - as Louis de Rochement)
 1940 The Ramparts We Watch (producer)
 1939 Crisis in the Pacific (Short) (producer)
 1939 The Movies March On (Short documentary) (producer)
 1939 The State of the Nation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 The March of Time: The Refugee - Today and Tomorrow (Documentary short) (producer - as Louis de Rochemont)
 1938 The March of Time: Men of Medicine (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Inside Nazi Germany (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 The March of Time: Volume 1, Number 3 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 The Story of Hell on Earth (Documentary) (producer)
 1933 Boss Tweed (Short) (producer)
 1930 Meet Me Down at Coney Isle (Documentary short) (producer)
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In 1958, he developed a pilot for a anthology/documentary series about various occupations called "What Is a Man". The networks didn't show any interest in developing the series further.

Alternate Names:

Louis de Rochement | Louis de Rochemont

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He married Virginia Shaler in 1929. They had two children, Louis De Rochemont III and Virginia.

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