Victor Trivas

Victor Trivas

writer, art director, director

Victor Trivas was born on Jul 09, 1896 in Russia. Victor Trivas's big-screen debut came with Evas Töchter directed by Karel Lamac in 1928. Victor Trivas is known for Where the Sidewalk Ends directed by Otto Preminger, Dana Andrews stars as Det. Mark Dixon and Gene Tierney as Morgan Taylor. The upcoming new movie Victor Trivas plays is The Secret of Convict Lake which will be released on Sep 08, 1951.

Writer/director Victor Trivas is said to have worked with legendary Russian director Sergei Eisenstein, but some say that is an unconfirmed legend, as is his birth in Russia. Other sources say he was born to Hungarian parents in Switzerland, where he graduated with a degree in architecture. In the mid-'20s he moved to Berlin, where he worked as a scenarist on L'amour de Jeanne Ney (1927). His directorial debut came with No Man's Land (1931), which had a pacifist message that provoked political turmoil; the film was banned, confiscated and destroyed by Nazi authorities in 1940, and Trivas had to take refuge, first in Paris and, as the Nazi occupation engulfed France, in the US.Nominated for an Oscar for writing the script of Orson Welles' Le criminel (1946), Trivas returned to Germany in 1959, from where he worked on-and-off in other American film productions.

  • Birthday

    Jul 09, 1896
  • Place of Birth

    St. Petersburg, Russia